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#202684 - 02/24/19 03:52 AM DIY pot cover/bag
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Hi All!

I just purchased great stainless steel tatonka kettles ... Great pots especially for cooking hanged over the fire ... They nesting nicely to each other.
Sadly they coming without any bag or cover but sooted pots need a cover frown
Any good idea for pot cover? It should fit well (to be adjustable) and be well durable.

thanks for suggestions

mira

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#202688 - 02/25/19 11:58 AM Re: DIY pot cover/bag [Re: mira.mikes]
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DIY bags are one of the easiest projects.

Many people use a cozy to help re-hydrate food and to protect there pot in transit. Pretty easy to put together with a windshield sun shade and some heavy duty tape.

If you want a cloth sack, you could sew one out of silnylon pretty easily or contact a cottage manufacturer to see how much they would charge to sew it for you. https://blackwoodspress.com/blog/12378/cottage-backpacking-gear-directory/

This guy sells this one: https://www.shop.cookecustomsewing.com/product.sc?productId=226&categoryId=42

I'm not sure if it would fit your pot or he might be willing to modify it to your needs for a small fee.

edit... I've purchased from these guys before and was happy with my experience: https://liteaf.com/shop-1?olsPage=products%2Fround-bottom-pot-sack


Edited by BZH (02/25/19 12:02 PM)

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#202689 - 02/25/19 12:50 PM Re: DIY pot cover/bag [Re: mira.mikes]
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In a pinch, you can put it into an old stretchy sock. A synthetic sock works better than cotton, because it will absorb less water if it gets wet. You can also trim the excess off the top.
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#202699 - 02/27/19 12:58 PM Re: DIY pot cover/bag [Re: BZH]
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Originally Posted By BZH
DIY bags are one of the easiest projects.

Many people use a cozy to help re-hydrate food and to protect there pot in transit.


Cosy is not for mee wink

Originally Posted By BZH
If you want a cloth sack, you could sew one out of silnylon pretty easily or contact a cottage manufacturer to see how much they would charge to sew it for you.


I have just got my jacket repaired in local manufacture ... Woman seems to be skilled and prices are good.
I will try get it done by her ... the only thing now is get some good ultra durable and maybe waterproof material.
You think the silnylon is the best?

best regards

mira

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#202700 - 02/27/19 01:00 PM Re: DIY pot cover/bag [Re: 4evrplan]
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Originally Posted By 4evrplan
In a pinch, you can put it into an old stretchy sock. A synthetic sock works better than cotton, because it will absorb less water if it gets wet. You can also trim the excess off the top.


These pots are pretty big for socks frown Moreover I would like to protect other gear not only from soot but at least partly from smoky smell wink

best regards

mira

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#202701 - 02/27/19 03:49 PM Re: DIY pot cover/bag [Re: mira.mikes]
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I am not a fabric expert but I would probably choose silnylon based on my experience with it on a tent I own. It is lightweight and waterproof. If you want something more robust you could check out x-pac or cordura. Many ultralight backpackers I would guess would choose cuban fiber because its lighter but more expensive than silnylon. It seems overkill to me, plus I've seen reports of the fabric failing over when folded.

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#202703 - 02/28/19 10:50 AM Re: DIY pot cover/bag [Re: BZH]
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If you're worried about smell why now just use a strong plastic bag? Meets all of your criteria, is cheap, and would have others uses on the trail, too.
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#202706 - 02/28/19 05:29 PM Re: DIY pot cover/bag [Re: balzaccom]
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Of course, the simplest way to stop the smoky smell is to use a stove... smile (Couldn’t resist.)

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#202707 - 02/28/19 06:26 PM Re: DIY pot cover/bag [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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If you live out here in the western US, open fires are increasingly forbidden due to fire danger. Unfortunately, wildfire season and backpacking season coincide. Fires are not allowed at high altitudes due to a scarcity of fuel, even when fire danger is low. I haven't built a campfire in years, except in fireplaces at front country campgrounds, when allowed.

However, even if you always use a stove instead, lids invariably fall off the pots if they are packed without a stuff sack, spilling their contents all over the pack. So the stuff sack is needed regardless!

Before trying custom sewing, you might want to measure height and diameter of the pot and check dimensions of various silnylon (that's silicone-impregnated nylon) stuff sacks that you can find online. You very possibly will find a fit!


Edited by OregonMouse (02/28/19 06:30 PM)
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#202709 - 03/01/19 02:57 AM Re: DIY pot cover/bag [Re: balzaccom]
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Originally Posted By balzaccom
If you're worried about smell why now just use a strong plastic bag? Meets all of your criteria, is cheap, and would have others uses on the trail, too.


Is plastic bag really durable? smirk

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#202710 - 03/01/19 02:59 AM Re: DIY pot cover/bag [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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Originally Posted By Glenn Roberts
Of course, the simplest way to stop the smoky smell is to use a stove... smile (Couldn’t resist.)


Yes, but I like cook on fire smile

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#202712 - 03/01/19 03:04 AM Re: DIY pot cover/bag [Re: OregonMouse]
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Originally Posted By OregonMouse
However, even if you always use a stove instead, lids invariably fall off the pots if they are packed without a stuff sack, spilling their contents all over the pack. So the stuff sack is needed regardless!


Yep !!!


Originally Posted By OregonMouse
Before trying custom sewing, you might want to measure height and diameter of the pot and check dimensions of various silnylon (that's silicone-impregnated nylon) stuff sacks that you can find online. You very possibly will find a fit!


Already tried ... nothing fits perfectly frown

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#202713 - 03/01/19 03:08 AM Re: DIY pot cover/bag [Re: BZH]
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Originally Posted By BZH
I am not a fabric expert but I would probably choose silnylon based on my experience with it on a tent I own. It is lightweight and waterproof. If you want something more robust you could check out x-pac or cordura. Many ultralight backpackers I would guess would choose cuban fiber because its lighter but more expensive than silnylon. It seems overkill to me, plus I've seen reports of the fabric failing over when folded.


I just ordered Nylon 600D fabric. Hopefully it will be sturdy enough ... I don't need expensive UL stuff in this case wink

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#202718 - 03/01/19 05:51 PM Re: DIY pot cover/bag [Re: OregonMouse]
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Originally Posted By OregonMouse
...lids invariably fall off the pots... So the stuff sack is needed regardless!
Or, you can use rubber bands to hold it all together. I realize that doesn't help with the soot, but for those of us using a stove, it works fine.
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#202723 - 03/01/19 09:34 PM Re: DIY pot cover/bag [Re: 4evrplan]
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Just use a heavier plastic bag. We used an old shoe bag for a few years...
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