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Elijah Ziemann
(MrBlondyable) - F
Favorite wide pot? on 04/29/2013 18:15:20 MDT Print View

What wide pots do you use? I've always tried to get small stoves to fit narrow pots, but it makes much more sense to have a wider pot. What's your favorite?

Peter S
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
Evernew on 04/29/2013 19:08:21 MDT Print View


600ml, 900ml, and 1300ml wide pots. I have them all 3.

They fit like a glove inside each other, so storing is easy and convenient.
Very high workmanship.
High quality titanium
I chose the version without the nonstick to keep it simple and durable.

600ml I use for solo
900ml for big meals solo or duo use
1300ml for big meals duo or for 3 person groups

And i bring a combination for fancy cooking.

Use them with esbit and gas.
The sidewinders in titanium from Trail Designs, makes a great windscreen and potholder combination.

Very expensive, but my future kids can inherit them ;-)

Edited by prse on 04/30/2013 01:14:41 MDT.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Favorite wide pot? on 04/29/2013 19:33:08 MDT Print View

+1 on the Evernew. Currently I have the 600. Have a stainless set from the 80's as well. Good quality. Last forever.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Favorite wide pot? on 04/29/2013 20:16:05 MDT Print View

Titan Kettle. Don't know if it is considered wide, but it is my widest solo pot.

Ozzy McKinney
(PorcupinePhobia) - F

Locale: PNW
kmart on 04/29/2013 20:18:52 MDT Print View

kmart grease pot

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Favorite wide pot? on 04/29/2013 20:25:33 MDT Print View

MSR Titan kettle for my alcohol cone clone, and for my 2 person canister boils. SP 600 for my single guy canister boils. Firelite 550 for my solo Esbit setup. Titanium screens included with each setup.

Don Morris
(hikermor) - F
Wide Pot on 04/29/2013 21:13:06 MDT Print View

Mini-Trangia (Trangia 28). Great for solo trips - cheap and light.

robert van putten

Locale: Planet Bob
USGI Mountain cook kit. on 04/30/2013 10:46:51 MDT Print View

Me, I prefer a simple two quart aluminum cooking pail like this one –

7.38 ounces, eleven bucks from Campmor. Light enough for solo use and holds plenty for cooking for a group or a towel bath or for carrying water back to camp.

If my memory serves, that's about the same weight as an unmodified Walmart grease pot, which makes a fine tea pot but is otherwise not so good for cooking in.

I simply insist on a pot with a bail so I can hang it over a fire if need be, and the wider pot certainly does heat much better than a tall narrow one.

A really great deal on a cook kit and one I’ve been using for twenty years now is the U.S army surplus “mountain” cook kit.

It has a steel fry pan / lid, and two lightweight aluminum nesting pots with bails.
It’s an excellent set, and you can find ‘em here for under twenty bucks –

This set has been around since at least the Korean war, and I highly recommend it.
Car camping or canoeing or maybe cycle touring I’ll take the whole kit and get up to some fancy cooking.

Backpacking I’ll take the one biggest outer pot and a lid from an old cooking pail that died years ago.

I have two plastic bowls and old palco plastic cups that fit inside. This weighs 13.2 ounces all together, and has been my standard two person kit for about twenty years now. I forget if that weight also includes our Lexan spoons or not, which completes our cook kit. I’ll have to check my notebook at home.

Allot of UL-ers may consider this “too heavy”, but Ray Jardine and his wife use a similar sized pot for two, although my wife and I still haven’t given up on bowls and cups! I find this size pot essential for the way I cook. For example -

Frying up sausages ‘n stuff in the pan over an Optimus 8R, with a big potful ‘o rice on the side.

Mountain cook kit and optimus 8R

Cooking dinner for three over a tiny fire. The pot is simply balanced upon an empty tin can, the contents of which were dumped into the pot to contribute to dinner –

tiny fire

Warming water for a nice hot towel bath. It was a rainy and cold evening but with a roaring fire in an old established ring, why not clean up before going to bed?

bath time

I almost always use a stove, usually an MSR Whisperlight, but for some reasons I don’t have any photos of that, to ordinary I guess.

Edited by Bawana on 04/30/2013 11:31:19 MDT.

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Montbell on 04/30/2013 11:06:53 MDT Print View

Montbell has a series of wide short pots.
Many stoves work more efficiently with wide short pots

James DeGraaf
(jdegraaf) - MLife

Locale: Bay Area
Wide pot on 04/30/2013 12:01:01 MDT Print View

I'd second the Evernew pots, I have all three (600, 900, and 1300). Love them. I recently got the 1600ml from and am loving that for winter solo and summer duo. I think it's worth checking out.

Richard Cullip
(RichardCullip) - M

Locale: San Diego County
Re: Wide pot on 04/30/2013 12:05:57 MDT Print View

Like others I use (and love) the wide Evernew Ultralight Ti pots. I have both the 600ml and the 900ml. The 900ml is my regular pot and the 600ml is currently a back-up which might become my regular pot once I figure out how to get stove, fuel bottle and windscreen all tucked away inside it.

Walter Carrington
(Snowleopard) - M

Locale: Mass.
Wide pot: snow peak trek titanium bowl. on 04/30/2013 12:24:34 MDT Print View

The snow peak trek titanium bowl holds 20 oz (591 ml), weighs 1.6 oz (45 grams) and is 5.5" wide 3" high. It's hard to use it completely filled, but works for 16 or 18 oz.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Wide pot: snow peak trek titanium bowl. on 04/30/2013 12:31:32 MDT Print View

"The snow peak trek titanium bowl holds 20 oz (591 ml), weighs 1.6 oz (45 grams)"

I've been using one of those for a couple of years. When I got it, I was shocked to find that it weighed 1.8 ounces. I use it with a wire bail instead of a pot gripper.


Ben Crocker
(alexdrewreed) - M

Locale: Kentucky
Wide pot: snow peak trek titanium bowl on 04/30/2013 12:34:48 MDT Print View

I like this bowl too. Its light, simple, shaped well, easy to clean.

Jo-Anne Clancy

Locale: SE Australia
Snow Peak titanium bowl / Trangia 25 hard anodised aluminum pan on 04/30/2013 18:18:18 MDT Print View

+1 on the Snow Peak bowl for solo trips. I can get a hot drink and rehydrate a meal with one boil.

On hikes with my hubby or for winter snow melting I use the Trangia 25 HA saucepan - 112gm (4oz) for 1.5L capacity.

Edited by jkclancy on 04/30/2013 18:20:08 MDT.

Mole J
(MoleJ) - F

Locale: UK
AGG 3 cup anodised on 05/01/2013 00:35:34 MDT Print View

I have used these for several years.

good for cooking as reasonably non stick. Cheap too.

Works well with wider flame pattern Stoves.
Sits stable on an Esbit wing stove and homemade Bushbuddy type woodburner

.Also, Nests very snugly inside an Evernew 900 too- The AGG lid fits both pans. Useful set for proper cooking (for 1 or 2)

Also Trangia Pans are Good. Homemade Cones (from Kevin Beedens script on Zen Stoves site) fit (sidewinder style inside )

All these pans need a gripper. ( I once drilled holes all through a £2 one to save 1/2oz!)

If just boiling water, though I tend to use an MSR Titan Kettle. (with cone and Starlyte)

I have small Evernew wide pans but for some reason don't 'feel' comfortable with them- the 'sticking out' handle with a cone makes me edgy!( I often cook in tent doorway in bad weather and am clumsy...)

Mark Verber
(verber) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Evernew - Re: Favorite wide pot? on 05/01/2013 11:33:24 MDT Print View

Another +1 for Evernew wide pots. 600, 900, 1300ml are all excellent.

Years ago I tested a number of <1L pots looking at fuel efficiency. I don't remember everything I tested but it included the AGG 3cup pot, Walmart grease pot, MSR blacklite and I think one of their Ti pots, Primus Tea Kettle, some Ti Mug/Cups, and the Evernew .9L wide pot. The Evernew was 20% more fuel efficient than the second closest pot.

I have been the REI branded version of the Evernew wide 1.3L on group trips for the last 13 years with no plans to make any change. I used the .9L pot for around 10 years until I switch to the MLD pot/mug + ULC Caldera Cone. The MLD pot/mug + ULC is not as fuel efficient as the Evernew .9L + Caldera Cone, but it's the perfect size/shape for me to pack/use, and since I switch to esbits the fractional improvement doesn't matter.


Edited by verber on 05/01/2013 23:38:45 MDT.

Sumi Wada
(DetroitTigerFan) - F

Locale: Ann Arbor
Re: Favorite wide pot? on 05/01/2013 11:57:31 MDT Print View

1L UL hard anodized pot from the Trangia 25-series. Good price (though sometimes tough to find) but no lid (made one from a cheap pie tin.)

2L and 0.75L hard anodized set with lids from Four Dog Stove. Great price for a 5-piece set. When I'm gram-weenie'ing, I take a DIY pie tin lid instead.

Barry P
(BarryP) - F

Locale: Eastern Idaho (moved from Midwest)
Re: Favorite wide pot? on 05/01/2013 12:48:53 MDT Print View

+1 Titan Kettle
+1 AGG Anodized pot (this is my loaners; I have 3)
+1 for Evernew 1.3L (when I’m boiling for 2-4 people)


Pete Staehling
(staehpj1) - F
REI on 05/01/2013 13:34:08 MDT Print View

I like my REI 1.3 liter ti pot quite well. I think it is a rebadged Evernew.