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Steve S
(idahosteve) - F

Locale: Idaho
IMUSA small alum cup/mug on 09/05/2013 16:49:23 MDT Print View

Hey, I gave away my IMUSA 2$ cup/mug, and went back to Wally World to buy another and couldn't find it there! Does anyone know if these are still around or available, and if so where? They are just awesome little cheap cooking sets for a single hiker.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Campmor on 09/05/2013 19:15:15 MDT Print View

Go to Campmor. They have a lot of items like that.

But I can't figure why you would want and aluminum cup or ANY metal cup.

get a graduated plastic cup for measuring and drinking.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Campmor on 09/05/2013 19:17:41 MDT Print View

"But I can't figure why you would want and aluminum cup or ANY metal cup."

Small scale cooking.

--B.G.--

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
"small scale cooking" on 09/05/2013 19:50:06 MDT Print View

Bob,

That would be VERY small scale cooking in a cup. Why not carry a 3 cup pot and lid and use less fues B/C of the wider pot bottom?

Then your cup is available for measuring and - amazingly - drinking!

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: "small scale cooking" on 09/05/2013 20:00:00 MDT Print View

The IMUSA cup has a handle and a lid, and the cost is cheap.

--B.G.--

Mike Megee
(fx4hauler)
IMUSA Cup on 09/05/2013 20:24:12 MDT Print View

The only Walmart around here that has them is in the Hispanic part of town.

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: IMUSA Cup on 09/05/2013 21:03:59 MDT Print View

I'm sure you can shop there Mike, I mean Miguel, wink.

Edited by kthompson on 09/05/2013 21:04:30 MDT.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: IMUSA Cup on 09/05/2013 21:41:25 MDT Print View

Around here, all of the Walmart stores are in Hispanic parts of town. There are no parts of town that aren't Hispanic.

--B.G.--

Steve S
(idahosteve) - F

Locale: Idaho
Re: cook set on 09/11/2013 08:27:05 MDT Print View

I use this cup/bowl/pot as my main solo cook set. Its plenty big enough, cheap, and with a cozy it is quite a performer. I don't need anything else. It also sets on my stove solidly, as it does have a wide base. I guess its really more of a measuring cup than a true cup. I don't bring a "cup" per se.

Edited by idahosteve on 09/11/2013 08:28:06 MDT.

brent driggers
(cadyak) - MLife

Locale: southwest georgia
IMUSA pots on 09/11/2013 09:35:19 MDT Print View

The Imusa pots make great cook kits.Smokeeater908 and Minibull both sell the pots and lids for them.

Edited by cadyak on 09/11/2013 09:35:52 MDT.

Steve S
(idahosteve) - F

Locale: Idaho
thanks! on 09/11/2013 16:58:59 MDT Print View

awesome, those are the ones!

Gerald L
(Mtngeronimo) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: IMUSA small alum cup/mug on 09/11/2013 17:21:26 MDT Print View

You might check out this site;

http://www.batchstovez.com/

I don't know if you prefer a handle or not. I came across this after I cut, modified, and purchased a separate lid ($10) for my 12cm IMUSA. If I had to do it over I would have gone this route instead.

Brittany W
(quasarr) - F

Locale: Southeast
IMUSA system on 09/11/2013 19:08:03 MDT Print View

I recently discovered this mug, and I'm considering it as a replacement for my Grease Pot. I love the Grease pot but it is a bit bulky, and despite the size I can't fit all the parts of my kitchen in there. (pepsi stove, hardware cloth pot stand, foil windscreen, and pot grippers) The pot grippers are the main culprit so I would like to go with something that has a handle! I'm not willing to grab hot pots with a bandanna.

The mug seems like a good option, maybe with a supercat stove to eliminate the pot stand? And is the 10cm size large enough to make dinner in? The grease pot is much larger than I need for my dinners.

Gerald L
(Mtngeronimo) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: IMUSA system on 09/11/2013 19:41:28 MDT Print View

Maybe consider a wire bail handle?

CookPot

I really enjoy the wire handle because it alows my pot to fit nicely in a cozy and stuff sack.

Pot2

Brittany W
(quasarr) - F

Locale: Southeast
Handle! on 09/11/2013 20:19:46 MDT Print View

Cool! I hadn't noticed the wire handle option. But it looks like this option is only available on the 12cm size. I think that still might be a bit larger than I need. But I'm not sure if the 10cm will be too small! Decisions decisions. :)

PS I am willing to consider the fiberglass cord wrap. Does that really make the pot grab-able with your bare hands? Probably not, if the stove is still running!

PPS What is the point of a carbon felt windscreen? I only found out about these recently.

Edited by quasarr on 09/11/2013 20:23:51 MDT.

Gerald L
(Mtngeronimo) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Handle! on 09/11/2013 21:10:14 MDT Print View

'Cool! I hadn't noticed the wire handle option. But it looks like this option is only available on the 12cm size. I think that still might be a bit larger than I need. But I'm not sure if the 10cm will be too small! Decisions decisions. :)'

The pic I provided is my own mod but yes Batchstovez does offer it as an option. Could contact them about adding it to a 10cm. I prefer the larger 12cm for cooking in the pot and extra H2O for hot drinks.


'PS I am willing to consider the fiberglass cord wrap. Does that really make the pot grab-able with your bare hands? Probably not, if the stove is still running!'

I believe that is what the wrap is for.


'PPS What is the point of a carbon felt windscreen? I only found out about these recently.'

I'm not sure as I have not considered carbon felt as a windscreen. Batchstovez is not my company nor do I own any of their products. The link was what I found after I built my own kit from an IMUSA 12cm cook pot. The product looks good and in a limited search I have not found any bad reviews.

brent driggers
(cadyak) - MLife

Locale: southwest georgia
Woodstoves for the 10cm or 12cm on 09/12/2013 08:56:58 MDT Print View

There are some sweet 2oz woodstoves that pack easily inside the IMUSA 10cm pot with windscreen, etc

Edited by cadyak on 09/12/2013 08:58:09 MDT.

Brittany W
(quasarr) - F

Locale: Southeast
Finding the mug on 09/12/2013 21:09:22 MDT Print View

Also for those having trouble finding the mug, Walmart's website allows you to search which stores have it in stock. You can input your zip code.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/IMUSA-Aluminum-Mug/15040697

Lol, the only review is from a backpacker. Was it one of you folks? ;)

Steve S
(idahosteve) - F

Locale: Idaho
10cm sizing on 09/13/2013 07:16:26 MDT Print View

I've found that the 10cm size, which I think I figured out was roughly about 2 1/2 cups, was fine for the dinners and other meals I needed to cook in it. Obviously it was just for me, but I was able to put some good volume meals into it. I use it with both my cartridge stove, and my alky stove, and it really is a solid and way cheap set up. Weight wise it stacks up against the TI options for a fraction of the cost. The cozy that I built for it is critical, and I've had food still too hot to eat after 10 minutes of cozy time. I left the handle on mine, and built the cozy to fit around it. I just use a bandana as a pot holder, and I cut and flattened a small piece of aluminum to work as a lid. I might have to invest in one of the Minibull lids, they look well made.

I finally had success at another Wally world location, so I bought three of the cups to make sure I had some for the future!

Gerald L
(Mtngeronimo) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: 10cm sizing on 09/13/2013 21:19:28 MDT Print View

Great! Happy to hear you have found a system that works for you. That's what it is all about.