Backcountry Forum

Make Your Own Gear

Amazon.com
Backpacking Forums
BackcountryGear.com
backcountry gear

---- Our Gear Store ----
The Lightweight Gear Store
 
 ULTRA-LIGHT 

Ultralight Backpacks
Ultralight Bivy Sacks
Ultralight Shelters
Ultralight Tarps
Ultralight Tents
Ultralight Raingear
Ultralight Stoves & Cookware
Ultralight Down Sleeping Bags
Ultralight Synthetic Sleep Bags
Ultralight Apparel


the Titanium Page
WM Extremelite Sleeping Bags

 CAMPING & HIKING 

Backpacks
Tents
Sleeping Bags
Hydration
Kitchen
Accessories

 CLIMBING 

Ropes & Cordage
Protection & Hardware
Carabiners & Quickdraws
Climbing Packs & Bags
Big Wall
Rescue & Industrial

 MEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 WOMEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 FOOTWEAR 

Men's Footwear
Women's Footwear

 CLEARANCE 

Backpacks
Mens Apparel
Womens Apparel
Climbing
Footwear
Accessories

 BRANDS 

Black Diamond
Granite Gear
La Sportiva
Osprey
Smartwool

 WAYS TO SHOP 

Sale
Clearance
Top Brands
All Brands

 Backpacking Equipment 

Shelters
BackPacks
Sleeping Bags
Water Treatment
Kitchen
Hydration
Climbing


 Backcountry Gear Clearance


 WINTER CAMPING 

Shelters
Bivy Bags
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
Snow Sports
Winter Kitchen

 SNOWSPORTS 

Snowshoes
Avalanche Gear
Skins
Hats, Gloves, & Gaiters
Accessories

Stay Healthy--Eat Well

MARY JANES FARM ORGANIC MEALS

Mary Janes Farm Organic Backcountry Meals

NATURAL HIGH GOURMET MEALS

Natural High

 

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#88841 - 02/03/08 09:15 AM Hey Earthling... I modified your IMUSA mug.
EricKingston Offline
member

Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 272
Loc: Michigan
I just thought you'd like to know I added a wire bail to the IMUSA mug I got from your doodad box. The holes are very tiny, and I put them in line with the handle so they won't get in the way when pouring. It's easily removable, and it fits inside the mug if necessary. I think this little guy beats the grease pot hands down (it's much more durable), but I need to find a decent lid for it now. Total weight w/bail: 3.6oz (103g)

Here's a picture (actual size):

Top
#88842 - 02/03/08 09:24 AM Re: Hey Earthling... I modified your IMUSA mug. [Re: EricKingston]
StepChld Offline
member

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 43
Loc: Garland, Texas
I've been musing on the idea of a heavier duty lid than tin foil for this and I wonder if perhaps an appropriatly sized lid from a can would do...of course you would need to use a side cut can opener like a Pampered Chef can opener.
Oddly enough, back when I usta do Civil War reenacting, everyone carried a 4"x4" tin cup exactly like the Imusa alum. version and I made the exact same mod with a bail handle. Best mod I ever made to my stuff! Good job.
_________________________
Never moon a werewolf

Top
#88843 - 02/03/08 09:49 PM Re: Hey Earthling... I modified your IMUSA mug. [Re: StepChld]
froldt Offline
member

Registered: 01/13/08
Posts: 67
Loc: Ireland
Quote:
I've been musing on the idea of a heavier duty lid than tin foil for this and I wonder if perhaps an appropriatly sized lid from a can would do...of course you would need to use a side cut can opener like a Pampered Chef can opener.

I wonder if you might be able to use some of the aluminum from a disposable turkey pan? It would be sturdier than just aluminum foil, but less so than a can opener. Similar with weight, I imagine. The best thing might be that you could have multiple tries, and make it bigger than the opening then notch it so that it would "close" tighter if you wanted such a thing.
Just a thought! (and it's a bit late... so this might not make sense in the morning. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> )
_________________________
www.Adventure-Some.com
More adventure in your life today.

Top
#88844 - 02/04/08 01:24 PM Re: Hey Earthling... I modified your IMUSA mug. [Re: froldt]
Cesar Offline
member

Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 217
Loc: El Paso, TX
Not sure if your talking about out the same grease pot but IMUSA sabor sales a grease pot that holds .9liters with lid for 4bux. Its the same width as the sabor cup which i think is the one you go 4inch but taller and still has the side handle and lil pour spout. I know there is a larger mug thats about 5inch in diameter... im not talking about that one. I used the greasepot 2 weeks ago on an overnighter and it worked great. My stove potstand and lighter all fit in it while stored away.

It looks a lot like the grease pot they have listed here but the pour spout is just bent at the rim.
imusa products
_________________________
My gear is no where near lightweight

Top
#88845 - 02/05/08 01:26 PM Re: Hey Earthling... I modified your IMUSA mug. [Re: EricKingston]
Earthling Offline
member

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 3228
Loc: USA
It's YOURS now Eric <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Good job on the mod; I am going to try and buy up a bunch of these in different sizes and toss them into EDD Boxes as I get 'em for the folks who can't find them. It's a nice score when you want one and can't seem to buy one locally. That's what the boxes are all about <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

What wire did you use? Looks to be 1/8th" size drilled hole/wire? Did you try to hang it from a dangley/dingley stick yet <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> over a fire?

For a lid find a plastic lid, like coffee can that fits; then model your metal lid from it <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif" alt="" /> I'm thinking .99cent pie pan here, or even .99cent pizza pan in aluminum. I'd just cut out a bigger circle from the pizza pan and then scribe the top of the cup on it, then bend the edge. With the Imusa having a ridged edge on the outside, it gives you a lip of sorts to have the lid stay on tight.

Then use a piece of stiff line for the pot lid handle <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> I saw that here or somewhere and just mention it...I'm no genius <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />

If Imusa heeds my emails to them about making their line in ANODIZED Aluminum, and markets them to campers, then we may see some real goodies for all us gear weenies <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif" alt="" />
_________________________
PEPPER SPRAY AIN'T BRAINS IN A CAN!

Top
#88846 - 02/05/08 01:34 PM Re: Hey Earthling... I modified your IMUSA mug. [Re: Cesar]
DTape Offline
member

Registered: 11/23/07
Posts: 654
Loc: Upstate NY
Quote:
Not sure if your talking about out the same grease pot but IMUSA sabor sales a grease pot that holds .9liters with lid for 4bux. Its the same width as the sabor cup which i think is the one you go 4inch but taller and still has the side handle and lil pour spout. I know there is a larger mug thats about 5inch in diameter... im not talking about that one. I used the greasepot 2 weeks ago on an overnighter and it worked great. My stove potstand and lighter all fit in it while stored away.

It looks a lot like the grease pot they have listed here but the pour spout is just bent at the rim.
imusa products


And it comes with a lid.

Top
#88847 - 02/05/08 01:57 PM Re: Hey Earthling... I modified your IMUSA mug. [Re: DTape]
Cesar Offline
member

Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 217
Loc: El Paso, TX
yeah sorry guess I forgot to mention that it comes with a lid. Ill take a pic and post it when I get home.
_________________________
My gear is no where near lightweight

Top
#88848 - 02/05/08 05:21 PM Re: Hey Earthling... I modified your IMUSA mug. [Re: Cesar]
EricKingston Offline
member

Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 272
Loc: Michigan
Quote:
Not sure if your talking about out the same grease pot

No, I was comparing it to the old Wally World black grease pot, not the IMUSA one. The IMUSA grease pot does seem like it would be good option.

Eric

Top
#88849 - 02/07/08 09:13 PM Re: Hey Earthling... I modified your IMUSA mug. [Re: EricKingston]
Cesar Offline
member

Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 217
Loc: El Paso, TX
Sorry for taking so long but here are the pictures I took with my phone ( so quality isnt that great)


_________________________
My gear is no where near lightweight

Top
#88850 - 02/07/08 09:17 PM Re: Hey Earthling... I modified your IMUSA mug. [Re: Cesar]
EricKingston Offline
member

Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 272
Loc: Michigan
Looks like a good setup... What's the weight?

Top
#88851 - 02/08/08 06:58 AM Re: Hey Earthling... I modified your IMUSA mug. [Re: EricKingston]
Cesar Offline
member

Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 217
Loc: El Paso, TX
honestly have no idea. would have to bring it to work and put it on our digital pitney bowes scale. Ill bring it Monday and post it then.
_________________________
My gear is no where near lightweight

Top
#88852 - 02/08/08 03:07 PM Re: Hey Earthling... I modified your IMUSA mug. [Re: EricKingston]
DTape Offline
member

Registered: 11/23/07
Posts: 654
Loc: Upstate NY
Quote:
Looks like a good setup... What's the weight?



3.8oz (3.1oz sans lid)

Top

Shout Box

Highest Quality Lightweight Down Sleeping Bags
 
Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags
 
Lite Gear Talk - Featured Topics
Bivvy Sack combo Arrangement
by Jim M
10/18/17 01:58 AM
what is the lightest framed backpack around 40L
by toddfw2003
10/16/17 07:23 PM
a worthy challenger to the msr pocket rocket2
by the-gr8t-waldo
10/16/17 01:28 PM
Backcountry Discussion - Featured Topics
Napa Fires
by balzaccom
10/11/17 07:43 PM
Backpacking the Ouachita Trail thanksgiving
by toddfw2003
10/05/17 11:54 PM
Rockfalll on El Capitan in Yosemite
by balzaccom
09/28/17 09:47 AM
Make Your Own Gear - Featured Topics
alcohol stove comparisons
by Bike_packer
10/03/17 08:56 PM
Can footprint plasticizer harm tent ground-sheet?
by Weston1000
09/10/17 02:24 AM
Featured Photos
Breakneck Ridge, New York
May 2012 Eclipse, Lassen Park
New Years Eve 2011
Trip Report with Photos
Seven Devils, Idaho
Oat Hill Mine Trail 2012
Dark Canyon - Utah
Who's Online
0 registered (), 25 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Blackbuzzard, LivelyLiz, Weve, Tones21, Pasquale
12424 Registered Users
Forum Links
Disclaimer
Policies
Site Links
HOME
Backpacking.net
Family Hiking
Lightweight Gear Store
Backpacking Book Store
Lightweight Zone
Hiking Essentials

Outdoor Gear Daily Deals
Outlets, Sales, Bargains

Our long-time Sponsor, BackcountryGear.com - The leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear:

Backcountry Forum
 
 

Since 1996 - the Original Backcountry Forum
Copyright © The Lightweight Backpacker & BackcountryForum.com