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Frederick Chang
(frdchang) - F
need a large pot for a group on 04/08/2009 10:21:44 MDT Print View


i need a lightweight large pot that holds around 3 liters. the titanium options are too expensive.

any suggestions?

1) coffee cans?
2) paint cans?
3) anything else?

i did read on zen stoves that galvanized steel should not be used.


Matt Lutz
(citystuckhiker) - F

Locale: Midwest
Aluminum on 04/08/2009 10:24:07 MDT Print View

Aluminum options are generally quite cheap with minimal weight penalty. Open Country makes various size aluminum pots that may work for you; they are sold at REI and the like.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
need a large pot for a group on 04/08/2009 10:36:23 MDT Print View

I too use a 4 quart aluminum pot from Open Country for larger group excursions. You can find these at most all Army/Navy-type stores as well as dedicated camping stores like REI.

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Re: need a large pot for a group on 04/08/2009 11:31:34 MDT Print View

I almost was able to boil 1 gallon of water in a "beer keg". I used a DIY alcohol stove that holds 3 ounces of fuel. See the attached photos:



Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: need a large pot for a group on 04/08/2009 11:31:39 MDT Print View

Yes, aluminum is a good option and easily available. Plus it lasts.

When I need to melt a lot of snow I bring my 30+ year old Sigg Tourist. This is a nesting set up, and I may just bring one or both. For a group both may be convenient. Not sure if they are still available. As to a group excursion -- never done that :)

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: need a large pot for a group on 04/08/2009 13:21:19 MDT Print View

Admittedly not as cheap as a re-used can, but Evernew makes a nice 4L aluminum pot with great handles, ceramic nonstick, about 60 bucks. Half the price of Ti, but only 3 ounces heavier. Think the product code is ECA186.

Frederick Chang
(frdchang) - F
thanks on 04/08/2009 13:21:31 MDT Print View

thank you for the quick reply!

i might spring for either a modified heine keg, or the open country pot.