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    Thanks for the info!
    I had seen an Englishman carrying (but not using) a foldable plate and cup and both didn't look very tough, it seemed to be kind of an emergency or backup stuff only for him.
    But this Sea to Summit stuff seems to be really good quality and I should have a close look to it.
    Now I have yet to find a place in my country thats more than just an email address, in order to get hands on it.

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    Just a short notice:
    Found out that 3d printig a mug would not work that easy, but discovered a local vendor for Sea to Summit stuff.
    So next will be to get a GI canteen pot, then have a close look how the Esbit stuff and S2S mug would fit into it.

    Thanks again for your worthy tips!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo L. View Post
    Anybody knows how it feels to hold a X-mug of hot drink?
    Ah, my mug of choice. Fresh off the boil water heats up the sides too hot to handle, but if you pinch the top sip ring, you are good to go. You get very good at holding the mug by the sip ring, anyway, because it is the only firm part and the rest squishes too easily.

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    This is what I mean about pinching the sip ring.

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    Thanks, looks very nice!
    Will take some time to get used to the nails, are they mandatory for this mug? <G>

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    Quick update:
    Did a short overnighter and tried out a more simple setup:
    Totally skipped the pot, and used my small aluminium drinking bottle to heat water on the Esbit stove.
    This worked just fine, will have to add a windshield and then it might be perfect for my purpose.
    (As a side note: I carry this small 400ml aluminium bottle on all my trips anyway, its kind of a talisman).

    So while the problem with the pot seems to be solved the cup/mug question is still open.
    Did a test run with a wooden mug which a friend made for me on request, but the specific piece is not waterproof, unfortunately.
    Will give it more tries, maybe it becomes waterproof after some usage?
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    Whether or not it does become water tight, it is a beaut.

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    If you can still find them anywhere the InCycle PET cups weigh 4.5g and hold 8 fl oz (~250ml) with a bit of capacity to spare.

    InCycle went out of business, but they might start up again under new management.


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    Boil the wood cup in salt water to remove any tannins, lightly sand and finish with several coats of olive oil.

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    @theinfamousj:
    Thanks for the kind words, I love it too.

    @cmoulder:
    Would like to steer away from plastic (see thread in General)

    @swisscroos:
    We discussed this topic for hours: Using wax, resin or oil to make it waterproof.
    I will drink from the mug whatever the hike might provide, be it coffee (Cappuccino this is, in my case), tea of various kind (mostly black tea, sometimes I pick local herbs), or wine, if there is any.
    Hot drinks will solve some of the oil/resin/wax and it will end up floating in the tea. Doesn't look nice, will maybe disturb the taste.

    My friend provided three wooden mugs:
    One of cherry, one of oak and the one in the pic of walnut.
    The oak one is my favorite wine cup now, and after some using it its far less leaky than at the beginning.
    The cherry one is my wife's favorite now, so this leaves the walnut one in the pic to go out hiking.
    We'll see how it developes by more frequent use.

    Will also give yew a try. While the yew wood basically is poisonous, the poison is water-soluble and should vanish by soaking it for some time.
    In the old times they made water taps from yew, as this is the most homogenous and isotop wood we have.

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    I found Walmart had a similar product and for a couple of bucks took a chance. Same observations, when used with hot liquid, hard to hold. Either then pinch the top approach works or I wrapped bandana around it so I could still warm my hands. Bonus is the measurement marks inside if you are the type that closely measures your liquids when cooking.

    i drop this into the bottom of the sack containing my cooking set up. Has worked for me, but I do miss a mug.
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    3 years later, I got a very nice Sea2Summit foldable cup as a brithday present.
    Works just great!

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    Wonderful!

    It is still my favorite mug. I just got back from a travel trip to Switzerland, where I bought it for my morning cup of tea, along with a stinger (immersion heater).

    How many years has it been and my orange cup is still serving me well?

    May yours last as long and be as useful!

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