Cookset recommendations

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Cookset recommendations

Postby 3spd » 26 Jun 2014, 6:10pm

Looking for a 2 person cookset.
Any recommendations?
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Re: Cookset recommendations

Postby hamster » 27 Jun 2014, 9:45am

I would go with the trangia set - even if you don't get on with the stove the rest is brilliant quality. Personally I think the kettle is well worth the extra.
My Trangia kit is 35 years old and still going strong, although I cook on a gasoline stove.

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Re: Cookset recommendations

Postby foxyrider » 27 Jun 2014, 10:29am

Have a look at http://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/ ... n-stuff-c8 - i get most of my kit from these guys, their advice is spot on and the range covers every need.
Convention? what's that then?

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Re: Cookset recommendations

Postby hamster » 27 Jun 2014, 3:29pm

Nice, but the prices of Titanium cookware... :shock:

How about this?
http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/trangia- ... colour=180
You'll get a 10% discount with your CTC membership too.

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Re: Cookset recommendations

Postby RobMac » 28 Jun 2014, 10:28am

foxyrider wrote:Have a look at http://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/ ... n-stuff-c8 - i get most of my kit from these guys, their advice is spot on and the range covers every need.


Kid in a sweet shop springs to mind :shock:

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Re: Cookset recommendations

Postby Sweep » 28 Jun 2014, 1:21pm

hamster wrote:Nice, but the prices of Titanium cookware... :shock:

.


There was an excellent pointed comment a while ago from someone on titanium cookware.

Made me laugh.

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Re: Cookset recommendations

Postby foxyrider » 28 Jun 2014, 4:12pm

I have a Ti stove but i use Esbit Al for my pots and kettle 8)
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Re: Cookset recommendations

Postby mercalia » 28 Jun 2014, 5:03pm

I bought this set from halfords last year

http://www.halfords.com/camping-car-seats/camping-caravanning/cooking-dining-equipment/halfords-complete-cookset-kettle


Not bad for the money. The only issue is that the kettle "plastic" top handle needs either to be replaced or some kind of barrier glue used to stick it on ( I use instant gasket ) as it has a rather nasty taste to it that can affect any water boiled - or maybe it was just where I was camping and the water had a strong flavour ( could be). Not a question of the handle melting or any thing as it seems to be some kind of heat resistant stuff. Other wise good value for the money. The kettle is all one piece so cant leak.

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Re: Cookset recommendations

Postby Slow Loris » 28 Jun 2014, 6:17pm

Depends what sort of cooking you're doing and how light you want to go.

I have an MSR Pocket Rocket with titanium pot and also a Trangia 27 with kettle. The MSR is very light and compact, but I much prefer the Trangia – it's windproof, bombproof and I can cook proper food on it. Much more versatile for longer trips - and I find the kettle worth the extra money.

I've recently taken a punt on this as it's on special offer – yet to try it out. Anyone here used it?
http://www.trekmates.co.uk/index.php?ro ... uct_id=148

I would also love to have this – but can't justify it, even though my Trangia stove fits inside:
http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/bushcraft/RD103.html
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Re: Cookset recommendations

Postby bretonbikes » 29 Jun 2014, 12:32pm

Slow Loris wrote:
I would also love to have this – but can't justify it, even though my Trangia stove fits inside:
http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/bushcraft/RD103.html


I had the similar triangular one for a trangia burner. Waste of time and money IMO - the mini-trangia - http://www.trangia.se/english/2924.mini_trangia.html was just as good (or bad) but a fraction the cost. The full trangia is the way to go every time - never breaks, easy to get fuel (in Europe), loves a wind and you can do proper cooking on it and by the time you've added all the pans and windshield and two gas bottles to other cookers they don't weigh that much less - http://www.bretonbikes.com/generalartic ... ooker.html

Oh and if you do get a mini Trangia the pot will fit into the smaller Trangia pot so you can carry three pots in a standard '27'
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Re: Cookset recommendations

Postby alans » 29 Jun 2014, 12:39pm

I'm a Trangia person.
If you're not comfortable with meths or want an E-Type performance from a Trangia it ca be used with a gas burner

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Re: Cookset recommendations

Postby bretonbikes » 29 Jun 2014, 12:42pm

alans wrote:I'm a Trangia person.
If you're not comfortable with meths or want an E-Type performance from a Trangia it ca be used with a gas burner


I had one of those and never got on with it - the heat was always int he centre of the pan so easy to burn things - even worse when using the frying pan. OK if you are in an area without meths but if so you're unlikely to get the gas cannisters either.

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Re: Cookset recommendations

Postby alans » 29 Jun 2014, 12:54pm

hamster wrote:Nice, but the prices of Titanium cookware... :shock:

How about this?
http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/trangia- ... colour=180
You'll get a 10% discount with your CTC membership too.


I bought that model for £66 plus £5 for a "seconds" 1 litre Trangia fuel bottle

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Re: Cookset recommendations

Postby hamster » 30 Jun 2014, 3:30pm

bretonbikes wrote:I had one of those and never got on with it - the heat was always int he centre of the pan so easy to burn things - even worse when using the frying pan. OK if you are in an area without meths but if so you're unlikely to get the gas cannisters either.


I have to agree - the Trangia pot system is brilliant but the meths is slow and I find tends to burn food, though I use it for some trips if I'm planning on little more than hot drinks or noodles. So I generally use a Coleman stove but Trangia pot set. I now see that Trangia do an MSR-style pressurized liquid system, which looks interesting.

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Re: Cookset recommendations

Postby bretonbikes » 30 Jun 2014, 3:44pm

hamster wrote:
bretonbikes wrote:I had one of those and never got on with it - the heat was always int he centre of the pan so easy to burn things - even worse when using the frying pan. OK if you are in an area without meths but if so you're unlikely to get the gas cannisters either.


I have to agree - the Trangia pot system is brilliant but the meths is slow and I find tends to burn food, though I use it for some trips if I'm planning on little more than hot drinks or noodles. So I generally use a Coleman stove but Trangia pot set. I now see that Trangia do an MSR-style pressurized liquid system, which looks interesting.


I meant the gas burner - I don't have a problem with the meths burner, but the use of the 'simmer ring' is a black art to avoid burning. Last year I did a Cous-cous for 14 on 5 trangias - chops, Merguez, veg and cous-cous - I was like someone spinning plates;-)


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