- Oct 25, 2008 at 5:04 am #1231714Michael DavisMember
@mad777Locale: South Florida
I see on AntiGravityGear.com that they now have transluscent plastic caddies with screw-on tops. They also sell a fitted cozy with these. The idea is that you can eat you food out of the larger half and use the smaller half for a mug.
Has anyone tried this. Looking for feedback, thanks.
(Mine would be size small)Oct 25, 2008 at 6:20 am #1456117Doug JohnsonMember
@djohnsonLocale: Pacific Northwest
Yes- works great! I really like the system and though I never carried a cup or bowl before (instead using only one small pot for everything), I now use these all the time.
Brilliant system.Oct 25, 2008 at 6:38 am #1456119David WhiteMember
I also like it a lot!
If you're a ziplock back cooker, they have a great side benefit. You can put the bag inside the caddy and roll the edges of the bag over the side of the caddy to make a perfect ziplock bowl! It makes it much easier and neater than trying to eat out of an unsupported ziplock.
I also painted measuring marks on mine to use it as a measuring cup.Oct 25, 2008 at 6:58 am #1456121toddMember
@funnymoLocale: SE USA
Will the caddy nest in a SP700 (or vice versa)?
ThanksOct 25, 2008 at 7:21 am #1456123Phil BrownMember
@pbrown19Locale: Traverse City MI
Maybe it's just me, but I would feel kind of silly carrying an extra container just as a storage solution for a windscreen… I've never found that I need any kind of a cup or measuring device for individual meals. I got one of these with my caldera cone and found it to be too bulky for packing – the 'caddy' along with my pot would take up half my pack! The whole system just seemed too over-designed for me and I ended up switching back to a regular windscreen (which fits in the pot along with everything else).Oct 25, 2008 at 7:28 am #1456126EndoftheTrailMember
No, it's not just you. I looked at some of the "innovative storage solutions" posted by caldera users… and I never left regular windscreen! :)Oct 25, 2008 at 1:59 pm #1456151A. B.Member
Todd, I have the titanium cone designed for the SP700 and the caddy does nest perfectly in the pot. It is about double the height of the pot. I am not sure if all of the caddy's are the same size.Oct 25, 2008 at 8:19 pm #1456181toddMember
@funnymoLocale: SE USA
Thanks Evan!Oct 27, 2008 at 12:10 pm #1456394Lynn TramperMember
@retropumpLocale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
>No, it's not just you. I looked at some of the "innovative storage solutions" posted by caldera users… and I never left regular windscreen! :)
The Caddy won't really suit people who don't carry mugs or bowls in the first place. For the rest of us, the Caddy is an innovative and very handy solution that I now carry even when I don't take the cone. I put all my kitchen knick kncks in it (pot lifter, scrubber, matches, lighterfuel tabs or alcohol, stove etc…). I also have marked off 100ml increments on the side.Oct 27, 2008 at 12:35 pm #1456395Adam RothermichMember
@aroth87Locale: Missouri Ozarks
I have one (came with the system). It works great, but nearly doubles the weight of the set-up. Instead, I use a plastic cup that I got at a fair. For me at least (Caldera Cone with a Snow Peak 700 mug) its just about perfect.
To pack up my kitchen, I first put the stove in the bottom of the pot and then set the fuel bottle on top. Next I coil the Cone enough the get it in the pot, push it down until it contacts the bottom, then let it unroll so it pushes against the sides of the pot. I then place the rest of my kitchen (spork, foil lid, and lighter) into the center of the cone. Finally I invert the cup and place it over the exposed part of the Cone. It slides down into the mug and is kept in place by the force of the slightly unrolled Cone. (I hope the description is clear, I can post pictures if its not).
It works great for me, plus the cup is about 1/3 the weight of the Caddy and still retains the beverage container capability. I would encourage you to scour your home or the store for a lighter alternative before you buy the Caddy.
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