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Uide
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Mess Kit

Post by Uide » May 22 2019 2:15 am

Hello everyone, I'm looking for a good mess kit to take with me on hikes.
I'm looking for something that is light and compact but durable.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Re: Mess Kit

Post by azbackpackr » May 23 2019 4:05 am

@Uide
Most backpackers are using one big titanium mug you can cook in, and one spork. That's it. People don't generally carry mess kits these days. For a stove, you'll find that an isopropane canister fits inside of the mug, which goes with the MSR pocket rocket stove. But even lighter weight than that, people are switching to alcohol stoves, which you can make yourself. These are illegal to use in some places during fire season, due to possibility of catching stuff on fire on the ground. Oh, and a windscreen of some sort. You can make one--find it on YouTube. Any more cookware than that is overkill.

The Snow Peak HotLips Titanium 600 mug is a good bet, and available from REI and many other sources.

And that's it.
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Re: Mess Kit

Post by rcorfman » May 23 2019 9:08 pm

I use a Talenti Gelato jar and a wooden spoon. The same jar and spoon lasted throughout my PCT hike last year and the few times I've been out this year.
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Re: Mess Kit

Post by chumley » May 23 2019 10:50 pm

Does anybody really think uide from toronto at 3am local time cares what your thoughts on his post are? #internetbasics
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Re: Mess Kit

Post by nonot » May 23 2019 11:25 pm

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Re: Mess Kit

Post by azbackpackr » May 28 2019 6:27 am

@chumley
Yeah, I wondered that at the time, figured it might be a spammer. On the other hand, the question was put in good English, and was quite specific. So, I decided to see what would happen. But, as we see, the guy never reappeared.
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A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.

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