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Chubbs4U
04-15-2011, 23:32
I have a MSR Reactor. Little big for 1 person. Looking for a 1 person set either with a stove or not. Something light and small, can include a plate, pan, lids, whatever. Been doing a lot of looking and wondering what other people have.

Tinker
04-15-2011, 23:42
This is what I carry:
http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/2/5/0/2/picture_378_thumb.jpg (http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=43664&c=member&imageuser=2502)
I like the capacity of the pot - I can have a very large meal and not spill it while stirring. The cup can put directly on the stove or by the campfire to keep my coffee hot on cold mornings.
I substitute a canister stove for 2 or more people, and for short trips I often use Esbit tabs instead of alcohol.
The large pot is an Evernew 1.3l ti, the cup is the large one from a Snow Peak set, the windscreen is ti foil from www.backpackinglight.com (http://www.backpackinglight.com/), the spoon is an old MSR ti unit, the scorch plate (for under the stove so I don't burn the wood surfaces I sometimes use) is the bottom of an aluminum pie plate, and the cozy is homemade from an old ccf pad. The set weighs 10-1/8 oz. with the coffee filter.
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Here's some additional info. from another thread.

nitegaunt
04-16-2011, 00:13
I use the GSI soloist kit. It's pretty simple but all I usually do is boil water or noodles. Just a decent size lightweight pot with lid, a bowl/mug thing with an insulating band that can be removed, and a sporkish object.

kyhiker610
04-16-2011, 00:18
second the gsi soloist. a pocket rocket and a 4oz canister of any brand of fuel will fit in there, so you can have all your cookery stuff in one pot. i love mine, wouldn't trade it for the world.

Chubbs4U
04-16-2011, 00:39
I did look at the soloist but a guy said in a review to spend the extra $10 and get one of the dualists (pinnacle or microdualist). These are the ones Ive been thinking and GSI has 3 or 4 I like.

http://www.departmentofgoods.com/backcountry-titanium-pot-w-lid-700ml

http://www.campsaver.com/terra-solo-cook-set

http://www.amazon.com/Evernew-Titanium-Stacking-Set-Deep/dp/B001ASLXP2/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1DU22GLVMFVKR&colid=23RMZFQGKR9KU

http://www.amazon.com/Titanium-Trek-900-Snow-Peak/dp/B000C7T9NA/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1XISIHUF2P7ZJ&colid=23RMZFQGKR9KU

Also does it matter if you get a non stick bottom?

hikingshoes
04-16-2011, 00:48
I enjoy my GSI Halulite Minimalist solo. I can nest my stove,matches,spork,pot gripper,and sleeve. HS

Joey C
04-16-2011, 06:38
The Caldera Cone system seems to be fairly popular.

http://www.traildesigns.com/cone-comparison

msikora4
04-16-2011, 08:18
GSI Soloist and a Pocket Rocket works well for my needs...boiled water for meals and coffee.

Papa D
04-16-2011, 08:28
I have a one liter MSR pot - if I'm careful adding water, i can cook a whole box of mac n cheese in it - it doubles as a big coffee mug and weighs about 3 ounces. My windscreen folds and goes around the inside, then, I stuff a ziplock down in it that has a sponge, a tiny piece of Dr. Bs soap, a a little MSR tong, and my hanging cord - very light, compact and complete. The whole thing goes in a little mesh bag that will also keep my pocket rocket on top.

Montana Mac
04-16-2011, 10:10
I carry a Markill Hotshot stove and an Evernew Titanium pot with frying pan lid. Worked great for me and was a compat kit.

Rocket Jones
04-16-2011, 10:14
I use the Supercat alcohol stove (see Tinker's photo above). I used to use a KMart grease pot and was very happy with it, but recently picked up the GSI kettle and the improvement in boiling efficiency is amazing.

daddytwosticks
04-16-2011, 15:34
Snow Peak 600 mug/pot, titanium esbit wing stove, foil windscreen, foil pot lid, small foil circle for base of stove, long handle lexan spoon. Add however many esbit tabs needed and be done with it. Very light, very simple, and foolproof (for me). :)

Toolshed
04-16-2011, 16:36
I went from an MSR Cascades SS Cookset in the 80's to an aluminum coated MSR Blacklite set inthe 90's, to a Greasepot and then to this nifty Snowpeak set.
I really like this Ti Snowpeak Set for $40 (http://www.backcountry.com/snow-peak-titanium-cookware-3pcs)

Praha4
04-16-2011, 17:45
I have a new MSR Quick-1 titanium cookset I will sell for $40. Never used.

Here's the link to info. Sells for $58 new.

http://cascadedesigns.com/msr/cookware/fast-and-light-cookware/quick-solo-system/product

Dogwood
04-16-2011, 20:00
You can have your Heneken can set up! Snow Peak TI Mini Solo pot w/ collapsible folding handles, lid, and nesting cup with foldable REI TI spork that fits inside!!!

That Snow Peak Mini Solo kit is the ONLY ORIGINAL PIECE OF HIKING GEAR, other than me, that has survived hiking in multiple countries, 7 backpacks, hiking in 44 states, thru-hikes of the AT, PCT, almost all of the CDT and over 10 other long distance thru-hikes/trails, untold number of bushwacks, has served up countless trail meals, cumulatively with over 15,000 trail/hiking miles, and who knows how many non-hiking traveling miles on planes, trains, buses, boats, cars, horses, llamas, etc

That Snow Peak Mini Solo Kit, with only some blackened areas on the outside of the pot, IS THE BOMB! You can have your Heneken can set up! Almost brings tears to my eyes thinking about where that pot has been!

Tom Hanks had Wilson the volley ball. I have Peak Snowy the TI cooking pot!

Espero
04-17-2011, 02:36
I have a Tibetan titanium 700ml mug/pot, Tibetan titanium wing stove (Esbit), aluminum flashing wind screen, and home made pot cozy. Total weight 5.84 oz.

Tinker
04-18-2011, 09:03
I just thought I'd post a link to the canister stove I use when I need more cooking power (colder weather or multiple hikers).
http://www.trailspace.com/gear/vargo/titanium-jet-ti-stove/
I was most impressed by the Backpacking Light stunt where they threw several canister stoves over a cliff and this was the only usable one of the bunch after the fall. It isn't great in high winds, but it's more stable (because it sits lower and has more sturdy pot supports) than the PocketRocket, which I sold to buy it. The flame pattern is also broader than the one on the PR, so it's less likely to burn food in the middle of a pot (especially a thin titanium one).

sizemj
04-18-2011, 10:44
I have a MSR pocket rocket and a SnowPeak 700 works well for me.

SunnyWalker
04-23-2011, 20:45
GSI Soloist.

Bucherm
04-28-2011, 05:14
I use a GSI soloist w/ a Brunton Raptor

10-K
04-28-2011, 07:12
Snow Peak 600 mug/pot, titanium esbit wing stove, foil windscreen, foil pot lid, small foil circle for base of stove, long handle lexan spoon. Add however many esbit tabs needed and be done with it. Very light, very simple, and foolproof (for me). :)

Esbit is the ticket for me too...

I use a .5 liter Evernew titanium pot with matching caldera cone and esbit gram cracker stove. Add 2 esbit tabs per day and I'm ready to go.

Old Grouse
04-28-2011, 13:56
Antigravity Gear 3-cup pot with AGG cozy.

STICK
05-01-2011, 00:22
White Box Stove and GSI Kettle, for the moment. I want to get one of the 0.9L Evernew Ultralight pots, but at the moment they seem to be all gone...

Dogwood
05-01-2011, 00:33
Oh, add a 4 oz isobutane tank, bear bag cord, MSR chamois, Snow Peak Giga Ti stove plus the foldable REI Ti spork ALL inside that Snow Peak Mini Solo Ti pot with foldable handles attached to the outsdie of the pot and include a Ti Snow Peak nesting lid and Snow Peak Ti nesting cup(should I desire a lid and cup also). Place in a mesh ditty bag.

The Japanese know how to make some durable excellently designed UL hiking stoves!

Chubbs4U
05-01-2011, 01:08
Dogwood- thats pretty close to what I got. For 1 person I ended up getting 2 things. I got the trekker kit and the stacking set. Both look perfect for what I need.

gunner76
05-03-2011, 20:31
Check http://www.steepandcheap.com/ as they sometimes have great deals on cookwear.

Reeper
01-09-2012, 16:15
You might try a Jetboil Sol. I've used several diffferent set ups and this is perfect for me. You can check out my review with actual boil test at Blue Mountain shelter. http://www.youtube.com/user/ReeperzOutdoors?feature=mhee#p/u/4/ipCJgKAvBqY

Mike

Lyle
01-09-2012, 16:27
Antigravity Gear 3-cup pot with AGG cozy.

+ 1

just adding BS to increase length of this post so that the software will accept it as a post. This is an economical system, which trys to eliminate mouth running. :-)

RayBan
01-09-2012, 17:22
If you want something that's 3-type fuel (wood, gas and alcohol), and don't mind spending the money, you might be interested in the so-called Appalachian Set from Evernew:

http://www.evernewamerica.com/ECA268.htm (http://www.evernewamerica.com/ECA268.htm)



ECA-268Appalachian Set
Specification
Weight: 5.67 oz / 161 g (EBY255 + ECA266)
Dimensions: 3.7" x 3.4" (9.4cm x 8.7cm)
Capacity: 16.9 fl oz / 550 ml
Discription
Material: All Titanium
Includes 550ml pot +Multi Fuel Stove + Pot Stand + Wind Screen
Combination of EBY255 and ECA266
Whole Kitchen weighs only 5.7oz / 161g !!
Includes mesh stuff sack


Review on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv_6S4juP3o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv_6S4juP3o)

ocourse
01-10-2012, 18:23
+2
Works very well for 1 or 2 people, and the price is right.

ocourse
01-10-2012, 18:25
Antigravity Gear 3-cup pot with AGG cozy.
Oops! I meant to respond to Old Grouse's post.

rocketsocks
01-10-2012, 18:56
I like the "Isomizer" my self but have not seen one in many a years

bamboo bob
01-10-2012, 19:00
jetboil. Used it for 4500 miles.

MNBackpacker
01-17-2012, 12:30
I've been using a Heinie Pot set up with an empty tealight for a stove. It boils 2 cups of water with a half ounce of fuel. I've used it for 2 years now and love it.

RetroGear
01-23-2012, 15:17
My standard 3-1/2-season kit is a Snow Peak 900 ml Ti pot w/frypan lid containing an 8-oz fuel canister, Soto OD-1R stove, Soto windscreen, and 2 boxes of 50 waterproof matches each (just in case the piezo igniter on the stove quits working). My tests of this stove vs. my MSR SuperFly have demonstrated that the Soto does work at lower ambient temperatures and with less fuel in the canister, as claimed by the manufacturer. Not the lightest setup, but it's worked well for me.

JAK
01-23-2012, 15:31
A terra cotta pot descretely placed in the kitchen window is a good system for single person pot, if your just an occassional recreational user and wan't to avoid the stuff they lace modern day street stuff with.

Ooops, wrong forum.
I've been using veggie oil burner lately, with the Ti stand and wind screen from Rock's Ion stove, and a small 500ml stainless bowl as a pot, but I might switch that to a small Ti bowl I got on sale.

JAK
01-23-2012, 15:41
If you want something that's 3-type fuel (wood, gas and alcohol), and don't mind spending the money, you might be interested in the so-called Appalachian Set from Evernew:

http://www.evernewamerica.com/ECA268.htm (http://www.evernewamerica.com/ECA268.htm)

ECA-268Appalachian Set
Specification
Weight: 5.67 oz / 161 g (EBY255 + ECA266)
Dimensions: 3.7" x 3.4" (9.4cm x 8.7cm)
Capacity: 16.9 fl oz / 550 ml
Discription
Material: All Titanium
Includes 550ml pot +Multi Fuel Stove + Pot Stand + Wind Screen
Combination of EBY255 and ECA266
Whole Kitchen weighs only 5.7oz / 161g !!
Includes mesh stuff sack


Review on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv_6S4juP3o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv_6S4juP3o)
That looks really slick. You could use vegetable oil with such a system also, if you also use wood sometimes and can deal with the soot, and you don't mind going slower sometimes as vegetable oil burners are best used slower than alcohol. I use hemp twine for wicking the oil, and find it works best if it is in a container that is raised off the ground so it can get hotter. I gets VERY hot, so its safer not to use more than 0.5oz at once, and burns better that was also as it gets hotter faster.

BlackCloud
01-24-2012, 01:12
I have a MSR Reactor. Little big for 1 person. Looking for a 1 person set either with a stove or not. Something light and small, can include a plate, pan, lids, whatever. Been doing a lot of looking and wondering what other people have.

You're making me feel bad. I just let go of my 20yr old Peak 1 for the MSR Reactor.....

Summit
01-24-2012, 08:49
Another Jetboil fanboy here. :)

WILLIAM HAYES
01-24-2012, 19:06
check out gossamer gear they have a variety of lightweight cooksets

Rayo
01-25-2012, 16:43
check out gossamer gear they have a variety of lightweight cooksets

I went to gossamergear.com and there's no cooking products for sale... weird.