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Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Looking for an Obscure Cup/Kettle on 02/06/2013 16:03:51 MST Print View

Ok, so I need a cup for one purpose; getting water from a trickling stream or a flat rest stop sink into a tall container, like a 2L Platypus or a Sawyer filter bag.

I am looking for a very lightweight cup that has a kettle-style nozzle on it so I can easily get the water into the small opening on the Platypus.

Bonus points if it's a tiny titanium kettle that I can also cook out of, but I really want that little nozzle.

Let me know what you guys use!

Jake D
(JakeDatc) - F

Locale: Bristol,RI
Re: Looking for an Obscure Cup/Kettle on 02/06/2013 16:16:13 MST Print View

not metal but lighter. i use 3-4" cut off the bottom of a plastic Planters peanuts jar. scoops and fills bottles easily and weighs 19g. I put my Sawyer squeeze and folded Evernew "dirty" bottle inside. cheap with the bonus of peanuts :)

twig .
(bretthartwig) - MLife

Locale: Australia
Re: Re: Looking for an Obscure Cup/Kettle on 02/06/2013 16:24:32 MST Print View

Cut the top half off a 1L Platypus, you can bend it into the smallest trickle of a stream and it will naturally form a spout for pouring into your storage platy, weighs next to nothing. I also use a lid on the storage platy from the hydration tube, (It has a large hole in the top) that I have fitted with a washing machine hose filter to strain out large floaties.

Ian B.

Locale: PNW
Chopped 32oz gatorade bottle. on 02/06/2013 16:26:30 MST Print View

Obviously the not so obscure MSR Titan Kettle meets this requirement but I assume you are looking for something smaller.

I use a Gatorade bottle chopped not quite in half which will still hold >16oz of water. It nests inside my pot perfectly. I put graduated markings on it for measuring and I use it as a drinking cup when my pot is in use. This is a cheap and light solution and you can squeeze the top to serve as a pour spout.

On a side note, I'm going to use this to sterilize water with my Steripen adventurer when I do the Wonderland this summer since I've retired my Nalgene bottles and don't feel like sacrificing a 1L platy to serve this purpose.

Edit: "...that I have fitted with a washing machine hose filter to strain out large floaties." Great idea! I'm going to have to reconsider chopping the bottom off of one of these.

Edited by IDBLOOM on 02/06/2013 16:34:42 MST.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Looking for an Obscure Cup/Kettle on 02/06/2013 16:36:32 MST Print View

+1 on the cut platypus bladder. Cut at an angle so there is a "point" that makes for easier scooping in small spaces and easier pouring. It also makes (if using a bladder with a stand-up base to it) a nice little sink in camp to have extra water for washing hands, etc.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Perfect! on 02/06/2013 16:42:52 MST Print View

Never thought of sacrificing a platy, though, i suppose it's like an $8 scoop. not too bad! Thanks, everyone.

Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
Finally a use for those crappy sawyer bags... on 02/06/2013 19:06:56 MST Print View

I cut one of the cheapo sawyer bags to use as my spout. No need to waste a nice platy....

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Actually... on 02/06/2013 19:42:03 MST Print View

Actually, found an old Nalgene Cantene laying around. Chopped off the bottom 4 inches. Perfect!

My Sawyer came with one nice plastic bag instead of four useless ones.

Elijah Ziemann
(MrBlondyable) - F
GSI on 02/15/2013 09:58:37 MST Print View

The GSI halulite kettle sounds just like what you were describing.