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Do you have a nested cookset?
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E.L. Boston
(El_Jefe) - F

Locale: The Pacific Northwest
Do you have a fully-nested cookset? on 09/14/2012 10:34:10 MDT Print View

Does your cookset nest inside itself? Let's see it!

My current solo cookset is very lightweight, but it's pretty clunky. I've decided I'd like to streamline my setup a bit, and I'd like to see (or at least read) what everybody else is using...

Edited by El_Jefe on 09/14/2012 16:01:45 MDT.

Ben Crocker
(alexdrewreed) - M

Locale: Kentucky
Cooksets on 09/14/2012 10:49:53 MDT Print View

I have a few different set ups. Most of them nest, but on my current set up, my alcohol bottle has to go outside. My alky stove and lighter fits inside all of them though. I have made a separate reflectic cozy that fits around my pot and holds it all together with velcro patches. Sorry, no pics handy.

Edited by alexdrewreed on 09/14/2012 10:50:42 MDT.

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
since you asked ill show mine off on 09/14/2012 11:03:14 MDT Print View

Evernew .6, SP litemax + sack, zpacks sack, mini bic, mini canister.

I have a ti longhandled spoon that I put in my food bag.

Total weight with spoon and empty fuel canister: ---------- 9.72oz


Edited by M.L on 09/14/2012 11:04:05 MDT.

Mike W
(skopeo) - F

Locale: British Columbia
Do you have a nested cookset? on 09/14/2012 11:47:15 MDT Print View


Edited by skopeo on 09/08/2015 15:30:52 MDT.

Brian Johns

Locale: NorCal
Nesting cook gear on 09/14/2012 12:02:49 MDT Print View

I use a Snow Peak Trek 700 to boil water. Inside it goes a lighter, 12-10 stove, towel, snow peak 450 mug, and two-piece caldera cone "fusion". Here's a few pics:

the whole thing:

whole kit



set up w/o 450:

cone and 700

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - M

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Do you have a nested cookset? on 09/14/2012 12:05:04 MDT Print View

I try to nest a water bottle in my pot. In my snowpeak solo ti and I can get a nalgene in there but not a gatorade bottle. I am still trying to find a lighter bottle that will fit in it.

Erik Basil

Locale: Atzlan
Re: Re: Do you have a nested cookset? on 09/14/2012 12:52:09 MDT Print View

Yes, indeed. I like nested kits, and the general concept that one can grab a single "item" and have a turnkey system in hand. Two of my set ups are nested kits:

Crux with HE pot and windscreen

second photo pending
Optimus Weekender HE pots, containing 220g fuel canister, Optimus Crux stove, mini-bic, mini wind-screen, folding stir spoon.

Fire Maple setup with wind screen

Fire Maple setup packed
Fire Maple HK6 pot, containing 220g fuel canister, Fire Maple 117t stove, mini bic, windscreen.

Edited by EBasil on 09/14/2012 13:00:49 MDT.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Do you have a nested cookset? on 09/14/2012 13:51:34 MDT Print View


Its a rather long thread but you'll see how my ultralight weight "nested cook set" looks and what it weighs.

Here is a view from the top.


One caveat, if you are brave enough to read through the entire thread you may notice a comment that I made abut being able to light my stove from the side. It only works that way if the stove is already warm and being used for a second time. A dribble of fuel onto the wick may let me light from the side on a cold start up but I haven't tried that as of yet.

The picture above shows a modified (lightened) MSR pot lifter nested inside of my stove. I added a wire bail to my cook pot and no longer carry the MSR pot lifter.

1 cup cook pot with eyelets and bail

BTW, yes, I am a dedicated alcohol "stovie". ;-)

If I carry my 2 cup Foster's pot...

2 cup cook pot with eyelets and bail

...I can even get the fuel bottle nested inside due to the added height.

Party On,


Edited by Newton on 09/14/2012 16:22:22 MDT.

mik matra
(mikmik) - M

Locale: Allways on the move
Re: Do you have a fully-nested cookset? on 09/14/2012 16:10:40 MDT Print View


John Ebner

Locale: Big Thicket
Nested Cookset on 09/15/2012 18:59:39 MDT Print View

This is my solo setup. It's good for a weekend. Anything longer and I have to carry a bigger fuel bottle.

SP 600 w/myog lid, Gram Weenie Pro, 2oz fuel bottle, myog insulated cup, windscreen, mesh bag, folding ti spork, primer pan, measuring cap, mini bic, small bandana

Total weight: 7.16oz (203g)



Edited by JEbner on 09/15/2012 19:03:04 MDT.

Mark Cashmere
(tinkrtoy) - M

Locale: NEOH
SP700 Setup on 09/16/2012 07:43:43 MDT Print View

Here is mine:

Cooking compact

Cooking expanded

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Re: Do you have a fully-nested cookset? on 09/16/2012 08:16:01 MDT Print View

my solo setup, ti esbit wing stove, SP 450 w/ custom lid, ti spork, ti foil ground protector, ti windscreen (can also be used w/ twigs w/ the addition of two stakes), mini bic w/ birthday candles, Esbit


5.7 oz including fuel for 3 days :)


Andrew Weldon
2.9oz Esbit system on 09/16/2012 14:14:12 MDT Print View

I've been using this for a little while now and I'm extremely happy with it. Super inexpensive as well. I had to buy a bit of Ti foil, a Zelph pot and that was all.


Ti foil tray stove I bent up, Zelph fosters pot, small piece of lightload towel, hardware cloth pot stand, mini bic, plastic bag to keep the esbit stuff off the pot, and an alphalight spoon.

I made a little video a while ago, too.