Backcountry Forum
Backpacking & Hiking Gear

Backcountry Forum
Our long-time Sponsor - the leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear
 
 
 

Amazon.com
Backpacking Forums
BackcountryGear.com
backcountry gear

---- Our Gear Store ----
The Lightweight Gear Store
 
 WINTER CAMPING 

Shelters
Bivy Bags
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
Snow Sports
Winter Kitchen

 SNOWSPORTS 

Snowshoes
Avalanche Gear
Skins
Hats, Gloves, & Gaiters
Accessories

 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

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#193351 - 01/26/16 12:09 PM Any backpacking mess kits meet these specs?
mrfritz44 Offline
member

Registered: 01/24/16
Posts: 25
I just started shopping for backpacking mess kits and didn't have any luck finding any that meet these criteria. I want to be able to clean the items with sand and sterilize with flame.

The kit should have a 1 liter max anodized boiling pot, two anodized cups, and two anodized sporks.

I've seen kits close to this, but they included plastic components which I'd like to avoid.

Fred

Top
#193352 - 01/26/16 01:17 PM Re: Any backpacking mess kits meet these specs? [Re: mrfritz44]
aimless Offline
Moderator

Registered: 02/05/03
Posts: 2947
Loc: Portland, OR
You may have better luck assembling the pieces you want individually.

Top
#193353 - 01/26/16 02:41 PM Re: Any backpacking mess kits meet these specs? [Re: aimless]
Rick_D Offline
member

Registered: 01/06/02
Posts: 2802
Loc: NorCal
Yup. And understand that aluminum flatware gets HOT while cooking and eating. If you want to avoid plastic, look at wood (esp. bamboo) and titanium.

Cheers,
_________________________
--Rick

Top
#193354 - 01/26/16 03:39 PM Re: Any backpacking mess kits meet these specs? [Re: Rick_D]
bluefish Offline
member

Registered: 06/05/13
Posts: 678
I've been using long handled anodized sporks from Sea-to-Summit and have never had them get hot while cooking and eating. Maybe there length dissipates the heat and I don't leave them in the pot while cooking. I've done freezer bag trips with no clean-up, except for a cup rinse out. If I need to, I boil a few ounces of water at the end of a meal for cleaning, with frezzer bags, only water is ever in the pot, and no dishes. It's why I like the long sporks- easy to mix up food in a bag and eat it. 2 of them weigh 1/2 oz. They make oatmeal packs you can pour water in, stir, wait, and eat, too. In April I'm doing a dry trip into the Bisti Badlands in New Mexico. Only 3 days, so no cook, cold coffee. No clean-up.
_________________________
Charlie

Top
#193355 - 01/26/16 04:06 PM Re: Any backpacking mess kits meet these specs? [Re: bluefish]
OregonMouse Online   content
member

Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 6517
Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
I'm also a fan of freezer bag "cooking." (Actually rehydration, not cooking) Some kind of cozy is necesssary to keep the food warm while it's rehydrating. Can you tell I hate washing dishes, especially pots and pans? laugh This method also saves on fuel. Lots more about it, including lots of recipes using grocery store ingredients, here.

I definitely second getting the pieces you want separately. I've found that "kits" of any kind invariably include unneeded items and omit items I need.
_________________________
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey

Top
#193356 - 01/26/16 04:13 PM Re: Any backpacking mess kits meet these specs? [Re: OregonMouse]
bluefish Offline
member

Registered: 06/05/13
Posts: 678
Thanks, OM, I just added that site to my favorites. I gave a glance to a bunch of tasty looking recipes that were cold cook. Excellent!
_________________________
Charlie

Top
#193362 - 01/27/16 01:25 PM Re: Any backpacking mess kits meet these specs? [Re: mrfritz44]
finallyME Offline
member

Registered: 09/24/07
Posts: 2710
Loc: Utah
Personally, if I was planning to clean with sand, I would steer clear of anodized aluminum. You will eventually wear off the anodizing. I would look for a titanium pot, or a non-anodized aluminum pot, or a stainless pot.

My favorite "spork" design is the light my fire design with a fork on one side and a spoon on the other. I have the one in titanium and LOVE it. I have a bunch of the nylon versions and they are great as well.

With your specific criteria, you will have to buy the components separately.
_________________________
I've taken a vow of poverty. To annoy me, send money.

Top
#199680 - 12/03/17 07:36 PM Re: Any backpacking mess kits meet these specs? [Re: mrfritz44]
EMT Dave Offline
member

Registered: 11/24/16
Posts: 65
Loc: MA
Originally Posted By mrfritz44
I just started shopping for backpacking mess kits and didn't have any luck finding any that meet these criteria. I want to be able to clean the items with sand and sterilize with flame.

The kit should have a 1 liter max anodized boiling pot, two anodized cups, and two anodized sporks.

I've seen kits close to this, but they included plastic components which I'd like to avoid.


Anodized means aluminum. Why would you want an aluminum cup? If you want metal, a Sierra cup would work, I used them for decades but they are heavy by today's standards. Sporks are generally plastic but I made one of steel by brazing the end of a fork to the end of a spoon. One liter pots are easy to find.

Top

Shout Box

Highest Quality Lightweight Down Sleeping Bags
 
Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags
 
Lite Gear Talk - Featured Topics
DWR and Trail Runners
by Bill Kennedy
07/01/18 03:19 AM
Montrail hiking shoe replacement???
by Keith
06/30/18 11:11 PM
Trail Running shoes with good support
by pdslates
06/14/18 03:48 PM
Backcountry Discussion - Featured Topics
Leaving a Mark
by balzaccom
07/10/18 09:32 PM
Maximizers vs Sufficers in backpacking
by Pika
06/29/18 12:34 PM
Alice Pak
by Capt hook
06/21/18 01:13 PM
Make Your Own Gear - Featured Topics
drying socks while hiking
by AtlantaBill
06/28/18 03:28 PM
Quilt question
by PaHiker
06/28/18 12:14 PM
New Pack Finished
by Bill Kennedy
06/27/18 05:39 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
1 registered (), 33 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Slate, AtlantaBill, Farley, Capt hook, dhri
12595 Registered Users
Forum Links
Disclaimer
Policies
Site Links
Backpacking.net
Lightweight Gear Store
Backpacking Book Store
Lightweight Zone
Hiking Essentials

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