Sep 25, 2011 at 12:23 pm #1279793
I lean towards Ti but would entertain aluminum. Don't mind spending the money for Ti but I don't want to do it twice. I really would appreciate some recommendations please. Thanks in advance, DavidSep 25, 2011 at 12:38 pm #1783432
I prefer plastic as it doesn't burn my lips nearly as much. GSI has some options.
Usually though, I just use my cookpot.Sep 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm #1783435
when I'm solo I just drink my coffee out of my "pot" a 600 Ti Snowpeak, when going w/ the wife we use these @ $1.75 and under 2 oz, not too shabby :)Sep 25, 2011 at 1:12 pm #1783438
There are just some things I take because I love them. One of those items is my Snow Peak Double Wall 450 titanium cup. I use a sippy cup lid from another cup because as great as the 450 is, the Snow Peak lid is one of the worst pieces of crap I ever bought. I love the way it keeps my coffee warm until I finish drinking even in cold weather and no burned lips no matter how hot the coffee is. It's also my everyday all day cup.Sep 25, 2011 at 1:26 pm #1783439
eric chanBPL Member
if you have the ability to carry it without crushing it … just use a styrofoam cup or something similar … cheap, light … no need for TI ….Sep 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm #1783441
Ben CBPL Member
Light, cheap, insulates, doesnt crumble like styrofoam. Spend your saved $ on cuben.Sep 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm #1783443
Eric LundquistBPL Member
@cobbermanLocale: Northern Colorado
I've switched from an REI Insulated mug to a Ziploc 2-cup storage container. Much lighter but doesn't keep it warm for very long. I don't mind this potential drawback as I like my coffee a little cooler than boiling.Sep 25, 2011 at 2:02 pm #1783447
I will second mike and roger here in support of the GSI cup. I got it with a cookset a while ago and use the bowl and cup fairly frequently, if going light light i just bring a snowpeak titanium bowl (like $15, great deal) and drink and eat out of that. a little akward but not too bad!Sep 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm #1783468
@davidlutzLocale: Bay Area
Campbell's soup cup…..Sep 25, 2011 at 4:06 pm #1783479
Thanks folks, I certainly appreciate the input.
DavidSep 25, 2011 at 4:10 pm #1783480
the Campbells soup container certainly looks interesting- looked it up and it holds 10.75 oz (317 ml) which is plenty for a cup of joe, what's the little devil weigh? relatively sturdy?
tiaSep 25, 2011 at 4:24 pm #1783485
@davidlutzLocale: Bay Area
It's pretty sturdy.
One ounce with the lid.
And free if you buy the soup!Sep 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm #1783495
not too shabby :) thanks for pointing that one outSep 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm #1783496
Rutherford PlattBPL Member
@tunaboy999Locale: Mid Atlantic
A 12 oz Starbucks cup will do the trick. If you get sick of it you can always burn it. Truly UL.Sep 25, 2011 at 5:30 pm #1783497
I've made one out of a nivea shaving cream bottle. I just added a silicon kids bracelet for the rim and that was that! It comes in at less than 2 oz. but it is a bit warm on the lip.
The nice thing is that nivea uses a bladder for the shaving cream so there isn't any mess to clean up when you cut the bottle open (although there is pressure).
It does the job though. Here's a pic:
http://twitpic.com/5n5kihSep 25, 2011 at 6:34 pm #1783511
Thomas BurnsBPL Member
@nerdboy52Locale: "Alas, poor Yogi.I knew him well."
Cut off the top of a gatorade bottle. It works great for general use and fits inside your cookpot.
StargazerSep 25, 2011 at 7:01 pm #1783513
@carlbeckerLocale: Northern Virginia
Free Starbucks coffee cup. A couple if I am out a week. I don't care for the metallic or styrofoam taste. Very light and fits in my pot set. Soto and lighter fit in cup for easy carry and no crush.Sep 25, 2011 at 7:18 pm #1783519
Mary DBPL Member
@hikinggrannyLocale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
AntiGravity Gear makes this one:
It's basically a Ziploc plastic bowl insulated with, I believe, Reflectix. The insulation is glued to the cover but the bowl part can be removed from the insulation.
You could DIY with a 2-cup bowl.
When solo, I use my cooking pot. With the grandkids, each has his/her own color of the GSI Cascadian cups.Oct 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm #1785808
@the_willLocale: Southern California
Liked this idea…went out and bought one. Have you come up with a solution for the poor lid seal?Oct 2, 2011 at 12:18 pm #1785810
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
I use a plastic margarine tub that has a capacity of about 15 ounces.
When the rest of my cook kit is packed, the margarine tub is inverted and stuck down over the kit, so it is all self-contained.
If it is winter, I take two of them, and when stuck together it makes an insulated cup.
–B.G.–Oct 2, 2011 at 9:18 pm #1785977
Kimberly WersalBPL Member
@kwersalLocale: Western Colorado
I've used the Campbells soup cup, but it is a little small for my coffe-drinking needs, and tended to dribble on my jacket. It does keep your drink warm surprisingly well. I've settled on the GSI cup with the thin neoprene-type sleeve. Holds 16 oz., really keeps a drink hot, and, if I recall correctly, weighs about 2.5 ounces.Oct 3, 2011 at 12:19 am #1786008
Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
For decades I've been using the standard plastic measure-marked camping cup with the inverted "L" handle. It's inexpensive,simple, tough, light and I can measure with it.
In winter I do use a plastic, insulated and closed top mug instead of "Old Faithful".Oct 3, 2011 at 6:33 am #1786048
I've got some 1/8" thinlight ccf that I'm going to try and wrap my GSI mug w/, shouldn't add more than 0.1 oz by my thinking- we'll see :)Oct 3, 2011 at 6:37 am #1786049
While not the litest weight, I really like the SP600 TI mug. For cooking, I have a fourdog stoves TI lid.
For drinking coffee, the 11.3 oz folgers lid with two strategically placed holes does the trick.Oct 3, 2011 at 8:45 am #1786079
@mad777Locale: South Florida
When solo I'm drinking out of my pot. But, otherwise I like GSI 1.9 ounce cup w/handle. The fact that they nest is great when I have the kids.
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