Poll: What is the size (volume) of your cooking pot?

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    Default The size of your cooking pot

    This poll is dedicated to Peaks who wanted it.

    How big is the normal cooking pot that you use on the trail? Note I realize that this is somewhat of a nonrepresentive issue for those people who cook for more than one person at a time from one pot however ... its all for fun anyways.

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    OK, I voted

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    a lady friend tells me that size doesn't matter. good thing!

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    I'll admit to having the Evernew Titanium pots in the 0.9 liter, 1.3 liter, 1.9 liter, and 2.5 liter sizes. Solo = 0.9 liter. Cooking for 2 (women) the 1.3 liter works well. Used the 1.9 on a 3-person hike (3 women that time). The 2.5 liter should be usable for melting snow. But my all-time favorite snowmelting pot is a 3 liter aluminum Sigg pot (I've had it over 20 years - don't think you can get it anymore). It has a wide aluminum bail handle with a secure lock, and the lid can be put on right side up or upside down, doubles as a fry pan, double boiler, plate, or frisbee, and makes a great snow scoop.

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    I got MSR Titanium ..... it rocks and feeds the big man fine

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    Started off with the Evernew .9L but it generally spilled over when I was stirring some mac & cheese or Litpton meal so I moved up to the 1.3L. That solved the spillage problem and now my stove, cup, spoon and a few other odds and ends fit inside. Definitely a more efficient size.
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    MSR Titanium Titan CookSet.

    Titanium 1.0L Pot
    Titanium 0.7L Nesting Pot (Also my Mug w/Hankerchief)
    Titanium Lid/Frypan/Plate (w/steel fold-out handle)
    Aluminum Pot Gripper w/Rubber Coated Grip
    Mesh Stuffsack/Potscrubber

    9.5oz Total, All to stuff my face, and fill the bottomless crevasse.

    My stove setup also nests inside.

    Trangia Alcohol Stove
    Custom Titanium Westwind Stand
    Aluminum Windscreen

    5.75oz Total.

    20fl oz Pepsi "Fuel Bottle" adds 1oz.

    So about a pound for the whole cook setup.

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    OK Hamster ...you got me curious. I just dug out the scale and piled my stuff on it to see how I was doing:

    1.3 Ti pot/lid w/nylon stuff sack
    Spoon
    pot scrubber
    Trangia w/stand
    Windscreen
    16oz fuel flask (empty)

    Total weight 14.5 oz

    We're in the same ball park, albeit I only have the 1 pot
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    Snow Peak Mini-solo cook set. lid, 12oz. cup, 1litre "pot". lite.
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    Wally World Grease Pot 0.7+L
    Last edited by okpik; 03-09-2004 at 16:06.

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    Mine is only 16oz [that would be < 0.5L]. Though I might be able to get 18oz in it if I were to use a foil lid. I only boil water in it and then put the water into the food pouch and its cozy. I found the pot as part of a "mess kit" (included the pot/lid, a plastic cup, bowl and a large plate/lid) at wally world for $5. It is the same pot shown here. It is a great pot, short, but wide so it has a large surface area for the stove's flame.

    For those that boil in a bag, it is the perfect pot. Unless you go the beer can route.
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    I like a big pot, that I can stir things around in without worrying about it slopping over. Also I use a wood-burning Zip Stove and boil a couple of quarts of water each evening for use the next day. So my pot is an ancient two quart aluminum version with a bail handle.

    My stove and pot together weigh about a pound and a half. Since the combination allows for long cooking times that I like. (Real rice takes 20 minutes and is a quarter the price of Lipton dinners), eliminates the need for a water filter, avoids the taste and long waits for iodine disinfection, has no fuel weight, and provides a smudge to discourage mosquitoes and black flies, I think it is a reasonable compromise.

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    Cooking pot?

    Just one pot, the MSR .85 L Kettle. The old one, though, with the 4.33" diameter and not the newer one with the rubber coated handles or lid and weighs, with the lid, 4.32 ounces. The newer ones have a slightly larger diameter -4.5" - and so would cook a little faster with my alcohol stove on the wider base. But I'm holding out for an even wider one if I do change.

    Its a little beat up but has character

    My pot and new brasslite turbo I stove weigh 5.6 ounces together and it simmers so well it makes a cozy too heavy to carry

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    My wife and I hike together so we use the 2L pot and lid from the MSR BlackLite cooking set. When you actually want to cook something, rather than just boil water, the thicker aluminum works much better than thinner titanium pots. The 2L size gives us enough water for coffee or tea and to make dinner out of the rest.

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    I carry 2 pots, non stick frying pan and a french coffee press
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    I use a 1 liter titanium pot, but you have to fill it right to the brim to get a full liter. It would more convienient to have one a little bigger, but I can't justify the expense for another titanium pot right now.

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    16 oz. cup, it's metal, don't know what kind, I only boil water in the evenings to rehydrate. Don't cook on the trail. Why cook on the trail?

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    16 oz = 0.47 liter

    I call it cooking even when all you are doing is rehydrating with boiling water. Most of my cooking falls into that catagory where I boil water in a beer can and pour it into a zip lock bag that has my food - typically one of the Lipton's meals/side dishes.

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    1400 mL Ti Snowpeak w/ lid (7 oz total) does it for us 2.
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    I've been using a 2L pot made of s/s. Too heavy, looking for a good price on a titanium one. The reason for the big pot is I use a woodburner stove and like to take showers using my mylar bladder/shower rig. The more hot water the better.
    In cold weather this setup becomes the fastest shower on the AT.

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