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#122507 - 10/16/09 07:28 PM Back packing kits
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Registered: 05/05/07
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Loc: Tennessee
I was just wondering what every one carries (cook kits) in their packs while you are on the trail. I do realize that there is an unlimited variety of them but I would just like to see what every one else carries Thanks ...sabre11004 thanks
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#122508 - 10/16/09 07:51 PM Re: Back packing kits [Re: sabre11004]
phat Offline
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
Out of le standard gear list:

Kitchen kit:
Penny Alcohol stove made from heineken cans 16 gr
2U wire pot stand made from coat hanger, 15 gr
piece of aluminum cake pan for windscreen. 20 gr
plastic cup 19 gr
AntiGravity Gear "3 cup" pot with pot cozy 141 gr
Bic Mini Lighter 12 gr
lexan spoon. 15 gr


That is with me about 90% of the time - three season backpacking it is what I carry. It's often in my dayhike bag for tea brewups.

Here it is in action on a frosty morning:



Sometimes, if dayhiking with the better half we cook a bit more and I substitute the snow peak stove for the alcohol stove.

In winter lately I've taken to carrying an MSI double pot set (sometimes called a double boiler). with that I will carry either my Borde Bomb stove with a similar wire potstand to the above, or I carry a svea 123 inside the double potset. The goal there being to be able to melt snow in subzero temps.




Edited by phat (10/18/09 08:24 PM)
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#122510 - 10/16/09 08:02 PM Re: Back packing kits [Re: phat]
Knaight Offline
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Registered: 03/31/09
Posts: 50
Loc: Massachusetts
I carry:

-Penny Alcohol Stove
-Snowpeak 600 ml single wall titanium mug
-Aluminum windscreen that I stole (and cut down) from my old Whisperlite
-Lighter -- I actually carry several. One in my bear canister, one in my cook kit, one in my sleeping bag stuff sack, and one in my clothes stuff sack. It ensures that I'm never without fire. Been on the wrong side of that one and it sucks.
-Titanium spork
-Plastic folding cup

I don't have the exact weights, but it's more than two pounds lighter than what I used to carry.

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#122519 - 10/17/09 01:41 AM Re: Back packing kits [Re: sabre11004]
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Registered: 01/06/02
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Loc: Seattle, WA
Plastic cup and spoon. I rarely cook.

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#122523 - 10/17/09 09:56 AM Re: Back packing kits [Re: sabre11004]
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Registered: 10/08/09
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Loc: Bayville, ny.
JetBoil PCS and a Spoon. A little heavier than most I admit..
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#122544 - 10/18/09 12:56 AM Re: Back packing kits [Re: phat]
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Registered: 02/23/07
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Loc: California (southern)
Originally Posted By phat
Borde Bomb stove


Is this the Borde I used to carry back about 1960 or so - the shiny cylinder, filled at one end with a curlycue heating tube and a tiny burner? They were called "bomb" for good reason... How long have you had yours?

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#122545 - 10/18/09 01:02 AM Re: Back packing kits [Re: sabre11004]
oldranger Offline
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Loc: California (southern)
Mini Trangia bowl and lid (small fry pan)
Pocket Rocket burner & canister
solo butane lighter (plenty of alternative lights elsewhere in gear)
folding ti spoon
alu foil windscreen
a few extra tea bags & sugar packets


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#122554 - 10/18/09 12:30 PM Re: Back packing kits [Re: oldranger]
phat Offline
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Originally Posted By oldranger
Originally Posted By phat
Borde Bomb stove


Is this the Borde I used to carry back about 1960 or so - the shiny cylinder, filled at one end with a curlycue heating tube and a tiny burner? They were called "bomb" for good reason... How long have you had yours?


A year. buddy got it for me in switzerland. It's only a bomb if you are a bonehead with it, enclose it in a windscreen and get it too hot smile







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#122555 - 10/18/09 12:35 PM Re: Back packing kits [Re: sabre11004]
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Registered: 01/05/02
Posts: 1835
Loc: Los Angeles
Warm weather configuration. Used 75% of the time.

Titan Kettle w/lid. The following is inside:

Cat stove.

Fuel bottle. Size depends on how long I'm out.

Alum. foil windscreen.

Foldable Ti spoon.

Flint and steel. Backup.

Bic mini.

Bandana. Good as pot holder/cleanup and it keeps stuff from rattling in the pot.



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#122562 - 10/18/09 04:31 PM Re: Back packing kits [Re: Trailrunner]
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Loc: Tennessee
I use something that is very similar to Tinny's Gram Weinie Cook kit except it is something that I put together myself. I do carry a simple alky stove as a back-up and my main stove is the choke hazard which I also got from Tinny. I think the total weight is around 14 oz. with the extra back-up stove. That is also with two 4 oz. bottles of fuel. I do use the Heiny pot and the hard ware cloth pot stand. So here is what I think that it would look like.

Heiny Pot w/Lid
hardware cloth pot stand
choke hazard stove
(2) 4 oz. bottles of fuel
a hand towel
a small square primer sheet (aluminum)
Top burner alky stove )back-up)
Lexan spoon & fork
Small bic lighter
ferrocium strike rod (back-up)
and then of course the two zip-loc containers that form the comtainer for all of the cook kit (Similar to Tinny's)

The zip-loc containers keep me from having to carry any kind of bowl or me having to eat out of my Heiny pot which is usually way too hot to do that. awesome
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#122579 - 10/18/09 10:31 PM Re: Back packing kits [Re: sabre11004]
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Registered: 10/03/08
Posts: 541
Loc: Minnesota
Mini Zen stove (DYI)
flashing and aluminum anglebracket stove stand/windscreen (DYI)
K-Mart Grease Pot
light my fire spork
matches
GSI lexan cup
plastic square designed for scraping the pot clean

Total weight is a little over 8oz and lets me cook real rice, oatmeal, pasta etc... I just don't like dehydrated meals, never have.
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#122602 - 10/19/09 09:51 AM Re: Back packing kits [Re: phat]
oldranger Offline
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Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 1735
Loc: California (southern)
Thanks for the pics. I have fond memories of mine. It saved my bacon during a long, cold, snowy, unanticipated bivouac on the San Francisco Peaks many years ago...

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#122627 - 10/19/09 04:51 PM Re: Back packing kits [Re: sabre11004]
Gazbo Offline
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Registered: 01/08/04
Posts: 181
Loc: Chicagoland, Illinois
Cat stove
4 to 12 oz soda bottle with fuel
MSR foil wind shield, cut down
Evernew 600 ml Ti pot
Mini Bic
Long handled Ti spoon
Gatorade 20 oz bottle with a thin ensolite jacket taped on
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#122676 - 10/20/09 03:03 AM Re: Back packing kits [Re: phat]
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Phat, I saw a video on how this thing works on YouTube. I must say, it looks like an accident waiting to happen. Saw some funny comments on it on Spiritburner as well.
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#122680 - 10/20/09 09:52 AM Re: Back packing kits [Re: TomD]
phat Offline
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Loc: Alberta, Canada

Yeah, when you see people lighting it while dribbling fuel out standing up looks pretty spectacular - yes, however really you don't need to do that to light it. a little priming cup made from the bottom of a can with some alcohol and you can preheat it like a svea and light it.

It's just a pressure operated white gas stove, really, it's functionally no different from a svea 123, and those don't get the comments smile
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#122748 - 10/21/09 04:44 PM Re: Back packing kits [Re: sabre11004]
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Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 98
Loc: Minnesota,USA
I use a top burner alcohol stove made of two red bull cans connected together. a tin foil wind screen and a Snowpeak 700 pot, sometimes i switch between a fosters beercan pot and a heineken but i feel more secure with my snowpeak as it is a bit more solid.
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#122792 - 10/22/09 03:48 PM Re: Back packing kits [Re: phat]
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Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 1735
Loc: California (southern)
I remember reading about an incident when one exploded spectacularly in a Sierra meadow. Shortly after that they went off the market.(This would have been sometime in the early 60s)
Mine eventually failed when the seal on the filler cap ruptured, fortunately with no accompanying fireworks.

They were the ultra lightweight stove of their day. Nice that they are still around.

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#122801 - 10/22/09 07:26 PM Re: Back packing kits [Re: oldranger]
bigb Offline
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Registered: 07/05/09
Posts: 124
Loc: Maryland
Brunton Lander white gas stove
REI TI Tea pot
Lexon long handle spork
Double ended dead show special lighter
Small insulated mug
Small nalgene
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#122842 - 10/24/09 01:02 AM Re: Back packing kits [Re: phat]
TomD Offline
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Well, I've never seen anyone take a Svea and turn it upside down and set it on fire. Maybe that's the difference. Also using the adjuster tool to spin the burner seemed a bit odd too. I can see how it works, but somehow it just looks dangerous.


Edited by TomD (10/24/09 01:03 AM)
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#122900 - 10/25/09 05:40 PM Re: Back packing kits [Re: TomD]
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Registered: 01/10/06
Posts: 679
Loc: Central Texas
Cook kit depends on hike. For long trails, I carry a 750ml cup and either a Fuzzy's Little Stove, 0.25 oz if made from a V8 or Red Bull can (and 0.6 oz 1/2 liter water bottle for fuel or a titanium Esbit burner, 0.5 oz. Cone-shaped windscreen, pot lid, long spoon, lighter and a Tyvek/foam cozy to hold it all. That rig runs 7 or 8 ounces.

For short trails, I carry one of the same burner/windscreen/accessory package with either a 500 ml or a 600 ml cup, depending on how small I am packing. These kits fall in the 5 ounce range.


When I'm feeling like going lighter, I use bean-dip cup and the kit weighs 2 or 3 ounces, complete (spoon and all). Matches instead of lighter and smaller plasxtic spoon, etc, will produce the lighter weight.


Edited by Spock (10/25/09 05:42 PM)

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#130731 - 03/15/10 10:54 AM Re: Back packing kits [Re: Spock]
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Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 75
Loc: Small Town, SC
well i havent used it too much yet, but i have a MSR quick 1 and quick 2 system with the msr superfly. The quick one carries everything i need.I like warm drink even in the summer, so i'll warm enough water for at least one cup of oatmeal/grits/dehydrated food, most of the time 2 then theres enough for a full cup of warm drink.

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#130957 - 03/19/10 09:15 AM Re: Back packing kits [Re: phat]
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Registered: 01/11/10
Posts: 82
Loc: NY
Variable Star eh? Never read any Spider Robinson before that, but picked it up to read just... one... more... Heinlein...

You could feel his writing in it, but it was artfully mixed, seemed to me like Spider Robinson did a good job integrating Heinlein's voice with his own.


To be honest, sitting by the fire is one of the big reasons I go camping, so I don't use a stove most nights. I usually set up my days so I have plenty of time to cook/sit at leisure by the fire. So I usually carry a alcohol stove + fuel for backup, or sometimes an esbit stove.

Alcohol stove and alcohol (and fuel I guess.. blush )
Aluminum grease-pot
kitchen bandana
plastic spoon
squeeze bottle of tabasco.

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#130994 - 03/20/10 02:56 AM Re: Back packing kits [Re: sabre11004]
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Registered: 07/31/08
Posts: 94
Loc: Michigan, just N of detroit
I have many stoves, in the spring and fall I mostly use my jetboil and a long plastic REI spoon for freeze dried meals, I like my meals easy with no dishes to do, some times I'll use my esbit for the lighter trips, in the winter I pull a sled so I bring the dragon fly and the group brings two cofee perkulators one for water the other for coffee and a 711 extream brew as an insulted bowl for food and starbucks tumbler for drinks, and I always have a bic in my kit and one hanging on my pack (fire is a life saver) and a friend Jeff made me a cozy for freeze dried meals that works pretty good.

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