Packing a cooking pot with water container into backpack side pocket
Jan 24, 2019 at 3:05 am #3574757
Considering acquiring the following items:
- SNOWPEAK TITANIUM 350 KENPAI BOTTLE (a thermos flask)
- SNOWPEAK TITANIUM FRENCH PRESS (intend to use the pot only)
- SULUK46 MANAK TITANIUM GRILL
<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>REASONING</span>
1. Lightweight options.
2. The outer diameter of the KENPAI FLASK (77mm) is marginally smaller than the inner diameter of the SNOWPEAK FRENCH PRESS (estimated at 80mm), ensuring that I can stow my flask within the pot (perhaps with a light neoprene sleeve to reduce knocking. More specifically as the outer diameter of the SNOWPEAK FRENCH PRESS is only 82mm (x 140mm high), these combined units will easily store in the side pocket of my pack typically reserved for water bottles.
3. The MANAK TITANIUM GRILL from Suluk46 appears to be a well designed lightweight/packable grill for cooking.
<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>QUERY</span>
Are there other users that can offer an alternate arrangement providing a similar or better result, noting the design objectives are being able to store a cooking pot within the side pocket of my pack, hence saving space and still providing a viable option to store a lightweight flask.Jan 24, 2019 at 10:35 pm #3574872David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
Don’t add stuff (neoprene sleeve) to minimize banging. Just store your bandana in between them or maybe that little 1″ x 2″ cut piece of scrubbie sponge jammed in between would hold them tightly enough.
Be very careful if the water bottle can slip out of the pot – some of my pot – water bottle – side pocket combinations would be asking for the water bottle to slide out when I lean over even though the water bottle by itself would have been secure enough.Jan 24, 2019 at 11:01 pm #3574878
This is a quart size single wall stainless steel pot with screw on lid that can be sealed to safely carry water. Use it to cook with. The lid has a stainless steel loop welded to it so you can attach a wire to it so you can hang it over a wood fire or set it on your titanium grille. It might fit in your side pocket.Jan 25, 2019 at 12:11 am #3574901
I’m aware that Vargo also produce a 1 litre “BOT”, a pot with a screw on lid that doubles up as a pot, primary issue would be the larger diameter 105mm
Looking at the Suluk46 MANAK TITANIUM GRILL, I can’t help but think that some of the individual member could double up in function as either a wood saw (serrated underside edge) or a knife, or perhaps even incorporate some simple tools. Thought for another day.Jan 25, 2019 at 12:27 am #3574908
Sharpen the long pieces, one into a saw blade and the other a long handled knife….now you’re cookinJan 25, 2019 at 6:03 am #3574955
Yes, and I also think the 9 lateral fins and the 2 longitudinal fins could incorporate a t-slot and rivet head design such that they could slide & click together increasing the width, and more efficient packing method. There’s a lot that could be done with this unit to add greater versatility.Jan 26, 2019 at 2:08 pm #3575154
What is maximum diameter that will fit in your side pocket?
Are you dead set on titanium?
How are you going to manage all the grease that gets into the small joints where the lateral pieces fit into after using the grille?
The size of the stainless steel container is 5-1/2” tall x 3-7/8” diameter
The container is good for cold soaking.Jan 29, 2019 at 12:03 am #3575570Jon FongBPL Member
@jonfongLocale: FLAT CAT GEAR
Serendipity! I happened to be a Disney’s California Adventure and stopped to put on sunscreen. In the window display was this little gem. These are stainless steel paint buckets for cleaning artist paint brushes. They are stainless steel and have a gasket on top to keep solvents from spilling. I saw a few small ones on Amazon for as low as ~$12 (500 ml). I think that the medium size one could be pretty cool. I don’t know anything about the weights though. Best wishesJul 7, 2019 at 11:43 am #3600919Michael MBPL Member
Do you have a link to this container?Jul 7, 2019 at 9:00 pm #3601004Jon FongBPL Member
@jonfongLocale: FLAT CAT GEAR
Here is where I ordered my potJul 7, 2019 at 11:59 pm #3601036Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
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