It all depends on the style of cooking that you do. What is your typical menu for a weekend?
Also, assuming it fits your cooking needs, does the fry-pan handle sort of make a hook on one end? (Can't really tell fromt the picture.) If so, you can use the hook to lift the pot bail, and won't need a pot lifter. (The lid does function well to keep everything together.) It would also be handy if your spoon would store inside.
You can bake in the pot inside the frying pan-plate. Use pancake mix with berries mixed on the dry side and fill the pot about 1/3 full, and put the lid on. Put that in the frying pan with water and cover. It seems to take a long time but is well worth the wait.
Rip the bail wire off before you’re tempted to use it. It’s a guaranteed design to tip over your water. All our scouts spilled with these. I like to boil 3C of water often. This won’t hold 3 cups. The frying pan, with handle, naturally tips.
In all honesty, I've used the above for years, I have two, one for loaners and one I almost always carry. they're pretty grungy after years on the trails and in and out of fires, but considering what I paid for them (10 bucks? been a while) and what they weigh, I don't think you can do a lot better...
Loc: The Third Maine
Originally Posted By phat
The cup is the stuff.
I have the same cup, out of some generic branded crappy tire (Canadian Tire) "mess kit" from probably 25 years ago.
It's old, beat up, and totally skanky. my alky stove fits inside it, it goes in my AGG pot.
keep the cup.
Just got mine out. Tis the time of year I go through things, both newest and earliest. It's a Palco kit from back to my Yosemite days? I need to post in that Almost Over---thread.
I've used the green Palco cup ever since. Measuring, (when needed,) drinking, etc. The pot is nice, but what others have said about it tipping over upon holding the bail seems true. I remember a few incidents way back. Literally spilling the beans on top of Yosemite Fall when I was barely 16. What memories. That's why I will never let go of the kit, and I'm so happy to be able to use one piece of it, the cup. It will once again be part of my campground camping kit. With honors.