Obsessed with creating the smartest, lightest, most efficient heet backpacking stove continues!
I still like my cheap setup with Walmart grease pot, cozy, custom collapsible caldera cone, and soda can stove… but the pot is way bigger than I need (so I don’t like how it fits in my pack) but what I like about the Walmart grease pot is that it is wider than it is tall. This is more effient for heating, and I just plain like that.
I still believe my collapsible caldera cone is excellent for a pot stand/wind insulator.
I will experiment with more types of soda can stoves, including the smaller v-8 or Red Bull type cans. I will try a Skurka-style Super Cat, but I dislike the open fuel and prefer the enclosed soda can. In 3,000 miles of hiking the stove will get nudged. I don’t like a spill and prefer the safety of the enclosed stove with some fiberglass soaking up the fuel.
I believe the best solo pot choice is the Lite Trail Titanium Cookpot w/lid @ 2.12 oz. It holds 16 oz water and has no frills. It is wider than it is tall: (3.74 in x 3.15 in) and I will remove the handles and grind off the handle-holding metal! I will make and Erik the Black style pot cozy, of course, and see if I can design a collapsible caldera cone and stove to fit inside.
Stay tuned for details within a month. See my old/current system here: