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    Now I love to try all kinda of new gadgets and gear! After much debate, trial and reviews I recently settled on a small stove and cookset. Now, the Mr as well as some of you guys may say that its not necessary for a small pocket stove. That alchohol stoves are better or small wood stoves. I agree they work great! He also loves to cook with his canteen cup. I agree, its simple and easy. The canteen cup also fits well on the stove. There are lids you can get for the canteen cup to drain, liquid, too.
    I like the ease of my stove. It fits great on my pack and the cookset is compact and can actually hold a canister of fuel.
    I purchased the MSR Pocket Rocket for about $35.00 a little under msrp. It boils water very quickly! Ill post cook pics when I can.The Brunton pot set was purchased for right about $22.00 if I remember correctly. Ive had no problems with the pots sticking. There is a small lid, as well as a small "lip" for pouring the liquid out. These are not top of the line peices. I want to get good quality at a good deal! Overall great buys!!

    When backpack camping we obviously take less than base camping, since we are carrying more.

    I purchased a few "sporks" and we use our pocket knives a bit.
    I got a GSI retractable tong for cooking, folds up nicely, as well as a GSI cook spoon.

    We always have a few "squishy bowls" on hand. And a Platypus water container.

    Naglene makes these really neat container sets that can hold things such as oils, liquids, and spices. They have screw off lids and Im told (by Backpacker Magazine) that they work great. I found a set online for about $8.00.

    Ive had no problems, to date, with the cookware, or stove but will keep everyone informed as the camp season is on us!! :)

    Anyone else like to share some pics, or reviews?
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    Last edited by Diesel; 05-17-2011, 04:58 PM.
    If the zombies chase us, Im tripping you!!!

  • #2
    Nice little setup, I like the foldable tong, does it hold up well?

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    • #3
      You have some nice gear there and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it as you use it.

      The key is finding what works for you and the environment your in. I have some small stoves which run on small branches and such along with an alcohol stove I made. I also have a small Snow Peak which uses the canisters. Then there is the Purcell Tench Grill. What I'm saying is they all have their place dpending on what I'm doing or where I'm going.

      Great pictures and glad to see you guys are having fun. Sometimes I think planning and organizing the stuff is just as much fun as getting out there!

      Thanks for the pictures

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      • #4
        Thanks guys!
        PT945- so far so good! I only paid a few bucks for it. So if it can hold out this busy season, then Im content! :)
        If the zombies chase us, Im tripping you!!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by maric View Post
          Thanks guys!
          PT945- so far so good! I only paid a few bucks for it. So if it can hold out this busy season, then Im content! :)
          Do you have a link for the tongs. I couldn't find anyplace I shop that has them. Thanks.

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          • #6
            I tried looking for it at Campmor, or Amazon, didnt see it. I may have gotten it as Camping Survival, but think it was Campmor...
            Here is the direct link to gsi. The mrsp is 4.95.. I paid a little less. Its called the pivot tong.
            http://www.gsioutdoors.com/products/pdp/pivot_tongs/
            If the zombies chase us, Im tripping you!!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by maric View Post
              I tried looking for it at Campmor, or Amazon, didnt see it. I may have gotten it as Camping Survival, but think it was Campmor...
              Here is the direct link to gsi. The mrsp is 4.95.. I paid a little less. Its called the pivot tong.
              http://www.gsioutdoors.com/products/pdp/pivot_tongs/
              Thanks for the info and link.

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              • #8
                great little setup maric i had the same spork as you and wore it out it broke in the middle a friend of mine found them in titanium and got me one I use it all the time here on the ship its great
                NONSOLIS RADIOS SEDIOUIS FULMINA MITTO

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                • #9
                  nice setup, i cant wait to hear more as you use it .
                  Sic Vis Pacem Para Bellum

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                  • #10
                    I'm not against the idea of stoves that run on cannisters, but what if you're gonna be out there for a long time without any place to buy new tanks of fuel?

                    Just my thoughts, but I've had good luck with the Coleman dual-fuel stove. We use it with regular gasoline whenever we can't get the sho-nuff Coleman fuel, and it works day in and day out with a minimum of hassle. I have an old one that rusted out (my lazy a$$ didn't clean it out) that I'm gonna try with rubbing alcohol...

                    The one we're using now has been in daily use (we're off the grid) for a couple years, and all I've had to do was take it apart and clean it, plus replace a couple of o-rings in the control valve (the little red on-off handle). We cook 3 times a day plus make coffee now and then, plus heat bath water. It gets quite a work-out, I promise!

                    I've got a bug-out bag made up, and it fits nicely into a stuff sack with a titanium cooking / coffee cup on top of it. The weight isn't bad, considering everything. And it's about $35 at most stores. Beats the heck out of those spindly-legged camp cookers that start out at $159...
                    I'll burn that bridge when I get to it....

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                    • #11
                      That's a nice little set-up you have there. Hell I'm still using the GI mess kit and canteen cup I had in the cub scouts 40 years later. It has been all around the world with me and has never let me down. They're rugged, easy to pack and stand the test of time, I have never thought of replacing it or have had any need to. I also have one of the titanium sporks and the my boy scout fork, knife and spoon that interlock together. Though I do like the tongs you had in your picture and will probably add them to utensils I carry. Thanks for the info.

                      Joe
                      SEMPER PARATUS

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                      • #12
                        Have my old mess kit and use the local wood plus a decent flat rock to make a stove top to cook on. Nothing but firestarter and mess kit to carry and haven't had trouble finding what I needed to make my stove. It does take a little time for the rock to heat but works well once it is hot.

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