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Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Sierra cups on 03/13/2010 19:10:51 MST Print View

I picked up a Ti sierra cup at REI for $15. Other than drinking hot stuff, I really like them for an all-around camp dish. The Ti rig is all of 1.4oz and holds 10.5 fluid oz./310ml.

I saw one fellow walking his dog with a sierra cup tucked in his belt, with the open end of the cup against his hip and the hook of the handle under and over the top of his belt. Clever.

Anyway, the cup is bowl, food prep container, berry bucket. Could be an uber-minimal boiler on a solo overnight with a wing stove and an Esbit tab.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Sierra cups on 03/14/2010 18:57:40 MDT Print View

Dale,

I have a collection of theses, old and new. And carry one every once in a while for nostagia's sake. But I do find the tapered design of a wider top somewhat inefficient.

Daniel Goldenberg
(dag4643)

Locale: Pacific Northwet
Re: Sierra cups on 03/14/2010 19:06:29 MDT Print View

"I saw one fellow walking his dog with a sierra cup tucked in his belt, with the open end of the cup against his hip and the hook of the handle under and over the top of his belt. Clever. "

I'm fairly certain that is the way these cups are designed to be carried, or hanging off a pack etc. The idea is that it's readily available to dip into a stream or other water source and take a quick drink.

John Whynot
(jdw01776)

Locale: Southeast Texas
Re: Re: Sierra cups on 03/14/2010 19:12:02 MDT Print View

>>I saw one fellow walking his dog with a sierra cup tucked in his belt, with the open end of the cup against his hip and the hook of the handle under and over the top of his belt. Clever.

That is how the cup was meant to be carried.

I used one when I first started backpacking in 1975, but never really liked it...

James Naphas
(naphas13) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Re: Sierra cups on 03/14/2010 22:31:04 MDT Print View

Yeah, I remember the good old days where any stream was fair game for a sierra cup. But, other than that they're fairly useless. They're wide and uninsulated, so anything hot in them soon becomes cold. They're too small and prone to spills to be good cookware, and not deep enough to be a good bowl.

Brian Johnson
(Sirclimbsalot) - F

Locale: Midwest
Inefficient....why I use it on 03/15/2010 08:13:20 MDT Print View

I carry one of these because it is inefficient....After making my hot drink from boiling water, I usually want it to cool down so I can drink it soon. Sure, I might like to have a hot drink stay warmer a bit longer in the evening, but I usually have an agenda in the morning and the faster my Java or hot chocolate cools, the faster I can drink and be on my way.

My ti sierra cup has seen better days - it had been squashed on a few trip and I just beat it back to shape with a hammer....still going strong.

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Sierra cups on 04/12/2011 16:35:47 MDT Print View

Dale -- good idea. Thank you.

Sierra Sylinder