First cook system

Discussion in 'Kitchen' started by Barua, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    HE pots do give faster boil times too.

    But it's a bit of a myth that the longer the trip means gas is always more weight efficient. Only in in some few cases. ( E.g. if you need exactly a full canister amount of fuel for the trip). And that's only with a setup no/not much heavier than an alcohol/esbit setup. Once you start using heavier stoves n pans gas isn't really ever any more weight efficient.

    It's clean,(potentially ) fast, and convenient, easy to use (cookability). ( Good for snow melting?)

    I use a Jetboil (HE) pot and Soto Windmaster. It's fast and efficient. But mainly only for day walks/Bivi trips and work.
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  2. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    All true IME. The maths omits the fact that the water boils much quicker, food doesn't stick as much, you can cook proper food without burning it and it saves on the cost/bulk of gas cans.
    Very often, in practical terms I take less gas with the heat exchanger pan than the Ti pans and it makes my life far easier. I also notice that the windshield becomes much less important to use.

    (Edit; must clarify that I very rarely do trips that aren't multi-dayers and I cook and eat out of the pot).
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  3. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Hence I started looking at HE pots now for potential longer hikes, after reading that.
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  4. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    :hilarious:
  5. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    I haven't done more than 3 dayers since the 80's but I'm hoping to. I should be fit enough when I retire in 20 years :tongue:
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  6. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Oops, I think I ordered one........:angelic: I'm sure I'll do some testing using the Kovea Spider once it arrives.
    Routinely I'll only plan on getting 4 nights out of a 230g canister in winter (there's still some left in the tin), double summer usage; extra hot drinks, filling the Nalgene with hot water, cold water (0 - 4C), melting snow etc all add up to a lot more fuel usage & it's a bit of a pain to carry a larger tin or a spare 100g canister......if the reviews are accurate(ish) on efficiency it may extend this to 5 or 6 nights.
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  7. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I’ve got one, use it with my Svea for snow melting duties on pulk trips
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  8. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    That means you have to review it for us now :hilarious:
  9. Barua

    Barua Backpacker

    Seems to be a side effect of this site!

    ... and yes please do let us know how you find it :whistling:

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