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#133197 - 05/04/10 03:43 PM Re: Titanium cups/mugs(HUH ???) [Re: NightForce]
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Registered: 07/23/09
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Loc: Denver, Colordo
Originally Posted By NightForce
Well, I purchased a double wall and I'm glad I did. Hot tea made at home with boiling water took about 10 min to cool to drinkable temps, i.e. not lip scalding hot, the rim was only warm to the touch and the tea stayed hot while leisurely drinking it. Cold beverages seem to stay cold as well; ice lasts a while in the cup and the outside didn't sweat. Not really a backpackers concern I know, but a concern for someone like me who will use it for everyday use.


Definately not a concern when backpacking.

In a single walled cup the idea is that you do not fill the cup all the way to the rim; in fact I only fill mine around 3/4 full and by the time I have placed my pot on the ground and extinguished my stove I am able to drink from the cup without burning my lips-- and stays warm throughout my breakfast or dinner, which is long enough for me.

True, if you want a mug to take to work, class or to use around the home then a doubled walled is probably the way to go in order to keep your beverage warm enough for such a purpose. In the back-country, one often doesn't mull over a cup of coffee for a hour or so and thus a double-walled mug is not much use.


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#133200 - 05/04/10 04:34 PM Re: Titanium cups/mugs(HUH ???) [Re: NightForce]
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Am I the only one who just uses a free and nearly weightless styrofoam cup for hot beverages?

Tucks neatly into my pot, and my stove and small container of sugar (for hot tea) fit neatly into the cup. Pretty lightweight, the only "heavy" portion of my cook kit is my GSI kettle, which I bought because it's dual use...not in the usual sense though, dual as in I use it both at home and on the trail.

If I could get an alcohol stove to work efficiently with the Foster's can pot that I made, it would almost certainly replace the 6 ounce GSI kettle.
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#133202 - 05/04/10 04:56 PM Re: Titanium cups/mugs(HUH ???) [Re: taM]
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Originally Posted By taM
Am I the only one who just uses a free and nearly weightless styrofoam cup for hot beverages?


Too be honest taM my mug is my pot also. I use a SP 600 and cook freezer bag style. No need for an additional mug. Eat out of the bag and drink out of the 600.

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#133208 - 05/04/10 07:47 PM Re: Titanium cups/mugs(HUH ???) [Re: ChrisFol]
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Originally Posted By ChrisFol
Originally Posted By taM
Am I the only one who just uses a free and nearly weightless styrofoam cup for hot beverages?


Too be honest taM my mug is my pot also. I use a SP 600 and cook freezer bag style. No need for an additional mug. Eat out of the bag and drink out of the 600.


makes sense...unless you're toting a not-so-conducive-to-drinking kettle, another decent reason for me wanting to ditch the thing, other than overall heft.
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#133279 - 05/06/10 12:48 AM Re: Titanium cups/mugs(HUH ???) [Re: taM]
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styrofoam! duh!

i've been puzzling these last couple of weeks about how to shed cooking kit weight.. use a snow peak ~1 L with alcohol stove for 2 people but mainly boil water and make 2 courses.. soup + one bag meal.

was thinking of buying a ti cup to eat the soup out of while boiling more water. but styrofoam is the obvious answer!

however i'm still on the lookout for the lightest cheap pot to boil 0.5 L quickly in on an cat can stove..

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#133285 - 05/06/10 08:28 AM Re: Titanium cups/mugs(HUH ???) [Re: longhiker]
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Do they still sell the instant soup mix in styrofoam cup/bowls? If so, that solves the problem of trying to clean the styrofoam.

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#133288 - 05/06/10 09:36 AM Re: Titanium cups/mugs(HUH ???) [Re: longhiker]
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I own zero ti cooking gear...mostly because I'm a cheapskate grin and that I've found lighter alternatives. ANY plastic cup works. So does a tin can if you want it flame proof. I have plastic kid cups left over from when my kids were babies that weigh almost nothing, yet you could park you car on one...indestructible. My pot is a a VERY thin stainless pot pulled from Walmart's "stainless cook set" that weighs about what a ti pot of the same size weighs. They have the same thing in aluminum now which is lighter. I've cut the bottoms from disposable waterbottles, and they make a spiffy, collapsible cup....you can crush them flat several times before leaks finally develop, then they make good fire starters. Look around...lot of cheap/free options you probably already own.
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#133319 - 05/06/10 08:16 PM Re: Titanium cups/mugs(HUH ???) [Re: longhiker]
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Loc: MD, USA
Expensive and "trendy" I know, but I'm really happy with my Evernew ECA-418. I made a pot cozy for it out of Reflectix; it's super light, strong and durable, and keeps food hot for a LONG time. Boiled water stays 180+F for well over a few hours.

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#133332 - 05/06/10 10:14 PM Re: Titanium cups/mugs(HUH ???) [Re: NightForce]
taM Offline
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Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 112
Loc: Nashville, TN
Originally Posted By NightForce
Expensive and "trendy" I know, but I'm really happy with my Evernew ECA-418. I made a pot cozy for it out of Reflectix; it's super light, strong and durable, and keeps food hot for a LONG time. Boiled water stays 180+F for well over a few hours.

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this sounds like a bit of a stretch...
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#133365 - 05/07/10 06:15 PM Re: Titanium cups/mugs(HUH ???) [Re: taM]
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Registered: 01/19/09
Posts: 41
Loc: MD, USA
I do stand corrected! Must have been the thermos test that I remembered. Boiled water with reflectix cozy kept water from 208F to 158F for about 1h10m. Nowhere near the 2 hours and 180F.

Sorry for the misinformation.

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