Hardened AL is stronger than steel

I wouldn't bet my money on that. Its surface hardness is harder (using Type III Hard Anodizing) then un-heat treated steels, but it is not stronger then steel no matter what the sales man wants you to think.

Anyways I use a Stainless Steel USGI canteen cup for cooking, which is referring to boiling water to get ready to go meals ready to eat (ie meals such as Mountain House meals). Not really "cooking" persay.

Been thinking about getting a Jet Boil though, but I doubt that counts as Light weight. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />