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Short, wide ti cup?
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chris markley
(motorapido) - F
Short, wide ti cup? on 03/01/2011 13:03:41 MST Print View

I'm seeking a short, wide titanium cup to use on my varga titanium triad stove. My current 475 ml titanium cup from Mountain Laurel Designs is 82mm in diameter, but that is a bit too narrow. the flames shoot up the sides and I have to trap them with a rigged aluminum foil screen. I don't need more mug volume. I just need more diameter. Anybody know of a single wall ultra light lidless handless titanium mug with a diameter greater than 82mm? I think the Snow Peak mugs even in the 600ml capacity are still the same narrow diameter. Somebody surely makes a short, wide titanium mug. Help!

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Short, wide ti cup? on 03/01/2011 13:10:20 MST Print View

First of all, there is a thing called a titanium companion cup. It is shorter and wider than a normal titanium mug, but only about 12 ounce capacity, as I recall.

If you can't solve the problem that way, you could look for an alternative stove.

I was fooling around with the same problem the other night. I also wanted to rig up a metal foil screen around the burner. I mistakenly grabbed a piece of aluminum for that, and of course it failed miserably. Then I grabbed a piece of titanium foil, and it seemed to work fine. The titanium heats up until it is red-hot, and it seems to hold a bend after that.


Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
Evernew 600 Ti ultralight wide pot on 03/01/2011 13:18:01 MST Print View

Check out the Evernew Ti ultralight 600ml wide pot... it has handles but those are easily remedied by removing them if you wanted to. The short and wide 600 will be more efficient for boils.

Jon Hancock

Locale: Northwest England
Tibetan 550 on 03/01/2011 14:01:21 MST Print View

The Tibetan Titanium 550 almost fits the bill, but it does have folding handles. 94mm diameter, 78g weight plus another 14g if you carry the lid, 500ml capacity.

Edited by bigjackbrass on 03/01/2011 14:01:57 MST.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
OR... on 03/01/2011 23:51:00 MST Print View

... you could get a light plastic cup and an aluminum pot (anodized or ceramic coated)with far better burner heat dispersion than Ti. Trail designs sells the pots, K-Mart and Wally Mart the cups. Then you have more versatility in your cookware.

Weight difference between the cup & pot combo and Ti "mug" is nil.