Aug 8, 2010 at 12:40 am #1262026
@lopezLocale: San Gabriel Valley
I use a heini pot and cook mostly FBC type stuff. Instead of making a handle for the pot, or putting fiberglass tape, or buying silicone bands, or whatever, I thought about just using a light cooking glove. this would allow me to hold the pot, remove the lid, handle the hot windscreen, mix very hot bag contents, etc. what kind of glove could i find at a retailer that would work okay? Cotton would soak up boiling water making it kind of dangerous. fleece might melt. rubber might be heavy. Wool maybe? is one material more heat resistant to others?Aug 8, 2010 at 12:42 am #1635769
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You could get nomex gloves from a surplus store for cheap.Aug 8, 2010 at 9:41 am #1635803
I'm still a fan of using a piece of reflectix to lift the heini pot. It's the lightest and most insulated method I've found so far. However, I will ponder the glove thing and see what I can come up with.Aug 8, 2010 at 4:48 pm #1635878
@sbhikesLocale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
My friend uses a very small piece of leather.Aug 8, 2010 at 5:39 pm #1635890
@aroth87Locale: Missouri Ozarks
I usually take one of my liner gloves and fold it in half. Dual-use and all that. They're just your basic off the shelf thin glove, currently Mountain Hardwear brand. I'd imagine they're just some polyester/nylon/spandex blend. I've never had any melting issue with either of the pairs I've used in this manner.
AdamAug 8, 2010 at 8:10 pm #1635923
@nicktruaxLocale: SW Montana
+1 to Adam's comment^^
In warmer environs where the liner gloves stay home, my bandana serves the same double (+) duty. No issues w/ years of use.Aug 9, 2010 at 6:55 am #1635963
I keep a Bandana in my cook kit to use as a rattling stopper and a pot grip. I am looking for something a little better but so far they are all way to much in cost or weight.Aug 9, 2010 at 9:52 am #1635993
@lopezLocale: San Gabriel Valley
I also have used a bandana for a while and sometimes carry a small piece of leather. But i think a thin glove like Adam suggests will also stop rattling, replaces a cozy because you can slide the pot down into the glove, you can pickup hot windscreens and pot stands, and you can mix FBC bags really easy. Seems like a good idea. A thin nylon/polyester glove seems like a good fit. thanks all.Aug 10, 2010 at 9:40 am #1636350
> A thin nylon/polyester glove seems like a good fit. thanks all.
Note the low melting points of both those fabrics. I've made the mistake of trying to use a 'J-cloth' to pick up a Trangia frypan when I forgot my pan grab; result: blue mess stuck to the pan, and ruined cloth. Okay with boiling water, but, for anything hotter, no good.
Cotton and wool are much better at handling heat (the classic oven glove is usually just cotton).Aug 11, 2010 at 2:01 pm #1636817
Military surplus, wool, insert for leather gloves can be modified/shortened to reduce weight. Not modified is an all season glove :-)
a leather, 3 finger, archery glove can be used :-)Aug 13, 2010 at 5:58 pm #1637330
@cuzzettjLocale: NorCal - South Bay
I use my army wool gloves still. I alsohave my dad's from the 70s thatare still good. Great cooking glove and they keep ypur hands warm.
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