No riding to brag about lately. Any free time I have is pretty much focused on firewood, and I’m still way behind. But that’s not to say that I haven’t been dreaming.
I decided to sell off the Primus Eta Packlite since it is a bit large for just one person and I haven’t been using it much. Instead, I put together a small titanium kit with a canister mounted burner.
The best deal on titanium pots seems to be Toaks, plus they provided excellent service and fast delivery. The stove is a Chinese knockoff of the Pocket Rocket for $10, plus another $9 for the base. Thrown in some folding stainless utensils for another $6 and we’re good.
The yellow on the mug is a Snow Peak “Hotlip” – nothing more than a piece of silicone to save from burning your mouth since ti transmits heat so easily. The orange band on the bowl is the same, only from Toaks. Based on some internet advice, I also added strips of fuel line tubing to cover the handles on the pot and mug.
The weight difference is pretty noticeable, although I don’t have any figures. The whole kit also takes up a lot less space.
For coffee I had been using a LiTech pot with a press adapter, but honestly, cleaning that in the field is a pain; plus the pot gets committed to coffee while I have to wait to heat water or anything else. I’ve decided to go with a small pour over system for now which should be good enough. Looking at two extremes, I always have the Via packs if I need to go ultralight, and I’m curious about the Aeropress. Decisions, decisions….