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11-09-2005, 05:46 PM
I am going backpacking / hunting for 4 days over thanksgiving weekend.
I will need to carry everything on my frame pack. This is the first time I've done this, and have 2 topics I need to finalize.
One is about cooking utensils. Lighter is better of course… At home we use all stainless steel or cast iron. Do you think I should buy a small aluminum camp set (pot + fry pan)? What recommendations do you have?
Finally, I have no desire to pack my heavy sleeping bags in with me. Do you prefer light weight synthetic holofill bags, or goose down sleeping bags?
I think that’s it.
Thanks a million!
11-16-2005, 11:44 AM
1)ALWAYS carry lightweight camp equipment such as pot/pan set, single burner stove
2)Where you are going determines the weight of the sleeping bag you should carry. Here in CA I a have gotten away with a synthetic bag and not had too many problems with the cold.
>>where are you going anwyays?
11-16-2005, 01:08 PM
Thanks for the reply! I am going to go to the Hauser Wilderness and the PCT here in San Diego.
11-18-2005, 12:19 AM
I've become a big fan of titanium. This is what I carry, Evernew cook pot with lid 1.2 litter?, small mug, spoon, fork, and Snow Peak giga Power titanium stove (manuel ignition). Everything I listed above is titanium and with a small fuel canister weighs just a hair over 1 pound. If trout is on the menu, then I have a 6" titanium skillet that I add to the list, which weighs about 5 ounces.
As for sleeping bags I use a Northface snowshoe synthetic bag. Which I havent had any problems with. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/two-cents.gif
11-18-2005, 07:49 AM
I have a synthetic & down bag...the down goes on all backpack trips, packs down smaller http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif and provides plenty of warmth.
As far as utensils...hntnut sumed it up.
best of luck on your hunt.
11-18-2005, 09:22 AM
Most excellent! REI has a sale this weekend, so it looks like I'll be dropping some major coin:-(
oh well.... WORTH IT!
I guess I really need TWO sleeping bags:)
Hope I get something,
11-18-2005, 01:53 PM
Go to walmart and check out their aluminum grease pot. It's extremely lightweight and comes with a top, you just need a bandana or pliers to lift the pot since it doesnt have a handle.
Also try making a soda can stove. They run on denatured alcohol and weigh like an ounce. Just enough to boil water to make dehydrated meals, ramen, oatmeal, rice, noodles etc...
11-18-2005, 04:38 PM
Will have to check out Wally Worlds pot/pan.
What's a Soda Can Stove? Never heard of one!!! Do you have a link with directrions?
11-18-2005, 06:16 PM
Follow these directions, it may take a few stoves until you get one that really works right. I suggest taking your time the first time and jb welding all the places the inner wall sits in the lip of the can. You'll know what I mean when you start putting it together.
Its made out of 2 cans, there is an inner wall and a outerwall. The fuel heats up the inside and the fuel trapped in between the inner and outer wall actually starts to vaporize, forcing it out of the small pin holes you made. Give it a shot
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