Best pot size for boiling water

Bmblbzzz

Section Hiker
Just had another size thought: it's not just pots, but bowls too. Could do with a slightly larger one for adequate mixing of that Tent Meal (particularly as i have a supersize one for next time).
 

Bmblbzzz

Section Hiker
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But I do get the convenience and "almost real food" savour of these meals, and occasionally use that sort of thing myself for overnighters. ( Usually supermarket stuff such as Look What We Found, with a pouch of precooked rice or pasta)
And on that point, I was in Marks and Spencers today and noticed pouches of "mexican inspired rice". 250g gives 370 kcal, so about the same weight to energy ratio as the Wayfarer stuff – but only 65p compared to £4 or so. As for flavour, I don't yet know, so it's M&S so probably unobjectionably bland, magnolia food...
 

Odd Man

Thru Hiker
And on that point, I was in Marks and Spencers today and noticed pouches of "mexican inspired rice". 250g gives 370 kcal, so about the same weight to energy ratio as the Wayfarer stuff – but only 65p compared to £4 or so. As for flavour, I don't yet know, so it's M&S so probably unobjectionably bland, magnolia food...

It's not just unobjectionably bland, it's M&S unobjectionably bland.
 

Jon Fong

Trail Blazer
What's the difference between the "side winder" and the standard one? $35 seems a decent price.

Must admit last time I was looking for a cone I thought they were more in the 70 - 90 quid bracket https://www.traildesigns.com/products/caldera-cone-system
Here is the simple answer. A Caldera Cone is a custom sized cone that is paired with a particular mug/pot and in general, the cone supports the lip of said mug/pot. The cones can be made of aluminum or titanium. Since the cones are sized for various pots/mug, the overall height will vary withthe chosen cookware. In most cases, that will mean storage outside of your cookware.

The Sidewinder is a specific class of cone that takes advantage of certain width to height ratio mugs/pots. The cone is made of titanium and can be rolled up and stored inside said mug/pot. A good example is the Evernew 1.3 liter pot which is short and wide.

Then there are hybrids such as the split cones and such to make compact systems. My 2 cents.
 

Charlie83

Section Hiker
Thanks Jon, I have a couple of cones already, but coincidentally I need another one (and I have a pile of stuff already piled up in stakray) so I'm debating adding a cone, just couldn't figure out what the difference between the sidewinder was and the cone I was looking at on trail designs. Happy with $35, but if this "sidewinder" was significantly better then I'd maybe get that
 

Jon Fong

Trail Blazer
Thanks Jon, I have a couple of cones already, but coincidentally I need another one (and I have a pile of stuff already piled up in stakray) so I'm debating adding a cone, just couldn't figure out what the difference between the sidewinder was and the cone I was looking at on trail designs. Happy with $35, but if this "sidewinder" was significantly better then I'd maybe get that
The best value of the Sidewinder is the ability to nest it and thereby protect it using your cooking gear.
 

Charlie83

Section Hiker
Thanks Jon, my current ones nest, that would be my preferred option again.

I only came in to the thread to see what the best pot for boiling water was

anyone?
 

Robert P

Section Hiker
Thanks Jon, I have a couple of cones already, but coincidentally I need another one (and I have a pile of stuff already piled up in stakray) so I'm debating adding a cone, just couldn't figure out what the difference between the sidewinder was and the cone I was looking at on trail designs. Happy with $35, but if this "sidewinder" was significantly better then I'd maybe get that

The Sidewinder is $80 but if you have ordered from them before, Trail Designs are often happy to supply the cone only, without the burner / accessories, which will cost a bit less.
 
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Bmblbzzz

Section Hiker
Shirley there's more to it, optimum height x flame colour ÷ air speed velocity = coffee
Choose a pot. Choose a mug.
Choose aluminium, titanium or stainless steel.
Choose copper bottoms and brass knobs.
Choose handles, grabbers or burnt fingers.
Choose litres, millilitres and cubic inches.
Choose matches, lighters or piezo ignition.
Choose boiling, frying, grilling and baking.
Choose a solar-powered ultralite microwave.
Choose boil-in-the-bag meals and energy drinks.
Choose to catch a rabbit, dig a carrot and cook from scratch.

Just get the bloody stove going, I'm dying for a cuppa.
 

Charlie83

Section Hiker
That sounds the price for an Alu cone.
I'd recomend getting a titanium version - much more expensive but it will last many times longer.
Aye it was, eventually read that further down the description, not immediately obvious when skim reading. Binned it anyway, couldn't find what I was looking for to match my pot..
 
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cathyjc

Thru Hiker
Aye it was, eventually read that further down the description, not immediately obvious when skim reading. Binned it anyway, couldn't find what I was looking for to match my pot..

If you contact Rand (@Trail designs) he's very helpfull and should be able to sort something.
What pot do you want a cone for ?
 
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