What size of cooking pot do you use?
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Kim Clements
(wrestling_dad)

Locale: Ohio
What size of cooking pot do you use? on 12/16/2009 10:04:48 MST Print View

What size of cooking pot do you use? Solo or group? Does it change by season? Do you do all kinds of cooking or just freezer bag cooking? Do you fry food?

Bradford Rogers
(Mocs123) - MLife

Locale: Southeast Tennessee
Re: What size of cooking pot do you use? on 12/16/2009 10:49:05 MST Print View

In the past I had a 700mL pot, then I went to a 600mL pot, and now I am using a 550mL pot (The BPL Firelite 550). It is for solo freezer bag style cooking where I normally boil 12oz of water. I use this year round, but live in a location where I never need to melt snow for water.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
cooking pot on 12/16/2009 11:06:29 MST Print View

When I take my daughter I bring a 750 ml titanium pot. When alone I cook in my titanium mug. Mainly I boil water, cook noodles etc but last time we were running low of trail food on the way back and I fried slices of some hard bread with my ever present olive oil, and we melted cheese on it. A nice treat on a chilly day.

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Re: What size of cooking pot do you use? on 12/16/2009 11:08:19 MST Print View

For solo trips I use the 750ml Caldera Keg or AGG 3 cup pot. I tend to cook very simple meals when I'm alone. For two, meals are more elaborate and my partner drinks a lot more hot drinks than me, so we take the 2 litre AGG pot.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: What size of cooking pot do you use? on 12/16/2009 11:21:27 MST Print View

I like my gear to be the lightest and most compact that will fit my needs.

I do only solo cooking and my 'cooking' involves only boiling water to rehydrate my meals. As such, I have two cookpots:

1. Alcohol stove setup - I use a Firelite 550 -- just the right size to boil the 2 cups of water that I need.

2. Canister stove setup - I use the slightly bigger Snow Peak 600 with a home-made lid -- just big enough to house my SP Gigapower stove, fuel canister, spare lighter and small towel.

John Haley
(Quoddy) - F

Locale: New York/Vermont Border
Re: Re: Re: What size of cooking pot do you use? on 12/16/2009 11:23:46 MST Print View

For most hikes I use a FireLite SUL 550, and a Caldera cone, which is just the amount of water I need for the freeze dried supper meal. For breakfast, the oatmeal (or whatever) uses half the water and leaves me almost 10oz for a cup of coffee (usually VIA).

I also have a FireLite SUL 900 for when I'm either not going with the freeze-dried, or for use in combination with my Bush Buddy Ultra.

Edited by Quoddy on 12/16/2009 11:25:07 MST.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: What size of cooking pot do you use? on 12/16/2009 11:26:35 MST Print View

0.9L MSR Titan Kettle

I use it for solo trips and with the family for three of us.

For solo, it is huge/overkill, but I like the wide opening & bottom, which makes it easy to cook in for stiring and it happens to fit my fuel canister for storage.

-Tony

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: What size of cooking pot do you use? on 12/16/2009 11:29:44 MST Print View

FireLite 550 for solo and Snowpeak 700 for. Both are primarily used to boil water for freezer bag meals.

Dave Heiss
(DaveHeiss) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Cookpot on 12/16/2009 11:34:22 MST Print View

+1 on the MSR Titan Kettle. I like heating a little more water than necessary so I have some left over for cleanup.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
2 sizes on 12/16/2009 12:23:36 MST Print View

Summer-> 1 liter

Winter-> 1.5 liter JetBoil (for melting snow more efficiently)

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: What size of cooking pot do you use? on 12/16/2009 12:24:39 MST Print View

It depends on how many and what I am making. For minimal solo it is either a GSI Soloist or one of 2 tea kettles (either a GSI or a Primus). All 3 are around a liter. I prefer boiling about 4 cups water as I like to drink tea with my dinner (I use around 1 1/2 cups water for FBC meals) and that also leaves me with a little extra water for washing my face/hands/brushing teeth.

If I am with the family we use a 2L or 3L pot for volume. It depends on where and what on which pot I use (I have a couple different ones to choose from).

Robert Carver
(Rcarver) - MLife

Locale: Southeast TN
Re: What size of cooking pot do you use? on 12/16/2009 12:28:02 MST Print View

Tibetan titanium 900. I wanted the Firelite 900, but I can never find it in stock.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Re: What size of cooking pot do you use? on 12/16/2009 12:39:31 MST Print View

For solo trips I use the BPL Firelite SUL900, with Ti spoke bail handle. BPL Firelite SUL1100, with Ti spoke bail handle, when Susan's along.

Peter Sustr
(czechxpress) - F - M

Locale: Boulder
solo and group on 12/16/2009 13:08:06 MST Print View

I use either by Firelite 500 for some trips but, have started using the .9L evernew, it holds more water obviously and is just easier to use i think

Eddy Walker
(Ewker)

Locale: southeast
Re: What size of cooking pot do you use? on 12/16/2009 17:14:18 MST Print View

I just doing FBC so I use a 600ml pot all yr long.

Gordon Towne
(gordontowne) - MLife

Locale: New England
Solo use on 12/16/2009 17:20:46 MST Print View

I use the older Firelite 500 for solo use. I find that I am always happy with slightly less than the recommended amount of water for rehydrating, and don't typically need anything larger.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: What size of cooking pot do you use? on 12/16/2009 17:36:57 MST Print View

MLD 850 Ti pot. Solo. Freezer bag cooking.

Alex H
(abhitt) - MLife

Locale: southern appalachians or desert SW
2 liter AGG on 12/16/2009 17:43:14 MST Print View

There are always 2 or 3 of us with one stove so we use a 2 liter AGG pot and cook simple meals, now mostly on a Bruton Crux stove.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Solo on 12/16/2009 17:44:11 MST Print View

Like Doug, I too use the MLD 850 pot. Great product.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
What size of cooking pot do you use? on 12/16/2009 18:01:57 MST Print View

700 ml, perfect for me and the dog. 600 solo. Could go smaller if FBC only. I like a honking big cup of coffee.