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BOB cookware
« on: April 22, 2012, 02:58:00 PM »
Just wondering what people use for cookware in their BOBs

While shopping with my wife at World Market (in Wi), I found some stainless steel cookware.
Spork ($2) and Tiffin Box ($10)

here is a link to more photos
https://picasaweb.google.com/103705072468239942676/WorldMarket?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCJbFwY_e14bgXw&feat=directlink


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Re: BOB cookware
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 09:18:07 PM »
I've seen these here, locally.  Are they double- or single-walled?

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Re: BOB cookware
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012, 09:42:59 PM »
Single wall.

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Re: BOB cookware
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 08:08:00 AM »
That's some pretty nice looking kit. How much does it weigh?

If you're planning to use this over a fire, you should get a bag for it because it'll most likely pick up a lot of soot.

I have a Titanium Cookset that I picked up a few years ago. It came with two nesting pots with pans that double as lids for the pots and a clamp handle. It's really light and cooks great. The weak spot is probably the handle, which is pretty heavy.
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Re: BOB cookware
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 08:30:28 AM »
I always loved that added detail in The Lord of the Rings movie where Sam Gamgee's backpack had his frying pans hanging off the backside out in the open. (Although you could probably hear him coming a mile away.)










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Re: BOB cookware
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 12:43:43 PM »
Thats a pretty cool little set up.

Personally I went for something a little simpler in my BOB. I was inspired by M40's kit.
http://www.m4040.com/Survival/Store/Store_Indiv_Kit_Items.htm
his BOB cooking pot is more of a basic heavy "bread pan." the rest of the suvival kit is packed into it and placed in a small molly bag.  I liked this idea and went to Wal-e-world and got the cheaper equivalent.

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Re: BOB cookware
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2012, 02:35:09 PM »
Very nice looking cookset. And a relative rarity in stainless. I have not for decades, and do not use the old widely accepted aluminum stuff since the time I became aware that it is a toxic metal.

And I spy another LOTR fanatic   ;)

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Re: BOB cookware
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2012, 06:07:55 PM »
Cooking pot is more of a basic heavy "bread pan."

Be careful of that 'nonstick coating'... Have personal experience of the intense heat making the coating peal off, like paint remover an old lead paint . Teflon/chemical coatings in your food not healthy, and possibly not so tasty.

Lesson learned aluminum or not a good idea out in the field.

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Re: BOB cookware
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2012, 06:14:33 PM »
The non-stick on the cast iron is HORRIFIC! I would rather buy a rusty cast iron and redo it, than a new one with that icky stuff on it.

And I want Sam's kettle. Those things are expensive over my way.

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Re: BOB cookware
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2012, 07:01:12 PM »
It's cast iron and expensive everywhere. The last decent real cast iron cauldron that I saw in that size (not hobbit size) was $120.00.

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Re: BOB cookware
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2012, 08:01:04 PM »
It's cast iron and expensive everywhere. The last decent real cast iron cauldron that I saw in that size (not hobbit size) was $120.00.

I wonder what the weight of that would be?

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Re: BOB cookware
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2012, 08:16:13 PM »
I didn't weigh it, but maybe 30 pounds?  ;D

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Re: BOB cookware
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2012, 09:50:53 PM »
I didn't weigh it, but maybe 30 pounds?  ;D
That's about half all of what a hobbit weighs!

(Yes, it actually is on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_floresiensis#Small_bodies  Had to check, couldn't help myself.)
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Re: BOB cookware
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2012, 10:47:12 PM »
We carry 2 small camping mess kits.  The kind that nest into one little package with a weight of less than a pound each.  They have a frying pan, little pot, cup and plate.  Then we have a combo knife, fork and spoon that folds up like a swiss army knife.

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Re: BOB cookware
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2012, 01:33:39 AM »
Picked up a Ti kit from Vargo.  Its really hard to beat Ti for a backpack or BOB.  Not cheap though.

http://www.vargooutdoors.com/Titanium-Ti-Boiler

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Re: BOB cookware
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2012, 02:36:56 AM »
I sometimes use a 2 qt enameled sauce pan I found at a thrift store and a stainless steel knife,fork and spoon that fold up like a pocket knife. But, most of the time I use the military canteen cup to heat some water to pour into a freeze dried meal or make coffee.

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Re: BOB cookware
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2012, 08:56:43 AM »
I am a big fan of the Snow*Peak cookware for my hiking/bob kits.  They have a ton of different sizes, in both aluminum and Ti, and the prices, while not cheap, aren't too bad considering how long Ti will last.   My main cookset includes the Trek 900 pot, and a couple of Sea to Summit collapsable cups. 



I've had the 900 for probably 5 years now, still going strong.