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Show me your cook kit!

Post by ootini » Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:22 pm

Along the same lines as HayWire's tool kit thread, I was wondering what you're cook kits consists of?

I'm toying with the idea of upgrading a few bits and bobs, the AlpKit stuff looks nice but was wondering what everyone else uses.

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Post by Charliecres » Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:29 pm

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Myti mug, MYOG pot stand/windscreen, coke can meths stove and a plastic mug with the handle cut off. It all nests together in the mesh bag that the my to mug came in.

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:51 pm

Usually something like this. Changes a little here and there, so weight ranges from 100g - 135g (without fuel which adds another 80g which is enough for 2 - 3 days).

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Post by jameso » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:52 am

ImageDSCN9639 by james*o, on Flickr

Luxury kitchen on a recent trip. A meths stove with a simmer ring and a proper pan with frying pan lid. Lardons, pasta and red pepper pesto for dinner, omelettes for breakfast.

Usually it's this -

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2 nested cups and a BB stove (that one above was my ham-fisted home-made micro stove.. since bought a Dremel but use the larger BB stove now, much better!). The coffee filter device has been ditched in favour of Israeli-style cowboy coffee using expresso grounds. Less faff, simpler, a better brew.
Works for noodles, ravioli-style pasta that's easy to get, porridge, scrambled eggs (just). The whole lot also goes into a MyTiMug so there's options for a bit more volume using 2 or 3 mugs.

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Re: Show me your cook kit!

Post by ootini » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:15 am

jameso wrote:ImageDSCN9639 by james*o, on Flickr

Luxury kitchen on a recent trip. A meths stove with a simmer ring and a proper pan with frying pan lid. Lardons, pasta and red pepper pesto for dinner, omelettes for breakfast.

Usually it's this -

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2 nested cups and a BB stove (that one above was my ham-fisted home-made micro stove.. since bought a Dremel but use the larger BB stove now, much better!). The coffee filter device has been ditched in favour of Israeli-style cowboy coffee using expresso grounds. Less faff, simpler, a better brew.
Works for noodles, ravioli-style pasta that's easy to get, porridge, scrambled eggs (just). The whole lot also goes into a MyTiMug so there's options for a bit more volume using 2 or 3 mugs.

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Is it me or is that door on fire?

Also, which mugs are they that stack? I was thinking a Mytimug 650 and 400 (i think it's 400).

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Re: Show me your cook kit!

Post by ootini » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:33 am

s8tannorm wrote:Usually something like this. Changes a little here and there, so weight ranges from 100g - 135g (without fuel which adds another 80g which is enough for 2 - 3 days).

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Hi Stu, that setup looks fine for making a brew, but how do you cook food? Is it not too small?

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Post by jameso » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:43 pm

ootini wrote:Is it me or is that door on fire?

Also, which mugs are they that stack? I was thinking a Mytimug 650 and 400 (i think it's 400).
Ha : ) could've been.. note the slab used for stable heat-resistant stove placement. It was preferable to meths stoves on dry grass at dinner time but the slab was used there also.
Mugs are a 450 and a 330, from lifeventure and snowpeak. The lid for the 450 is from a Bisto tub. Hagen-daz small tub lids fit a MyTiMug but are taunting reminder of nice things unless you remove the label (or use a jacket as insulation, works for an hour or 2 I've found..)

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Post by slugwash » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:57 pm

This is my multiday, weight not too much of an issue setup. I've replaced the Trangia frying pan/lid with a silicon bowl from the pound shop, and added an extra pan from another Trangia set which I only use to boil water or make (cowboy) coffee in.....

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But why spend time cooking on foreign jaunts when there's so much of the local cuisine to be sampled?

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Re: Show me your cook kit!

Post by Dave42w » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:27 pm

My coffee setup is quite a bit bigger than your whole cooking sets :-)
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Still this is enough for several weeks.
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:40 pm

Hi Stu, that setup looks fine for making a brew, but how do you cook food? Is it not too small?
You're never going to 'cook' a full English but many meals can be made with the addition of boiling water into a pour and store bag ... 450ml of boiling water can make quite a bit of food, uhm instant custard :-bd
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Post by slugwash » Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:09 pm

many meals can be made with the addition of boiling water into a pour and store bag ... 450ml of boiling water can make quite a bit of food, uhm instant custard :-bd
A little word of advice learnt from bitter experience with instant custard and pour 'n store bags.....

If you don't want to shower your fellow campers with a scalding custard fountain then use a spoon and not a spork to ladle the freshly prepared custard out of the bag :oops:
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Re: Show me your cook kit!

Post by slackman99 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:05 pm

Another little word or advice.........

Add some rainbow drops/jazzies to your hot custard for a properly nice 'desert' :-bd

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Re: Show me your cook kit!

Post by Wotsits » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:18 pm

slackman99 wrote: Add some rainbow drops/jazzies to your hot custard for a properly nice 'desert' :-bd
Vajazzle your custard, love it!! :lol:

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Re: Show me your cook kit!

Post by benp1 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:05 pm

I prefer cake/muffin/dried fruit in custard. It's lush as an outdoors dessert. Hot angel delight is also not bad

Also, mint aero balls. The lightest way to enjoy chocolate!

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Re: Show me your cook kit!

Post by Nevis » Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:41 pm

Chocolate raisans in porridge has got to be up there as top camp food :-bd

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Re: Show me your cook kit!

Post by ootini » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:43 am

One more question if I may guys, I've seen the cook kits and got a rough idea of size, but where do you carry them when travelling ? Frame bag? Seatpack? Something else ?

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Re: Show me your cook kit!

Post by u02sgb » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:25 am

No pics of mine but it's MyTiMug based and I carry it in an Alpkit stem cell. The newer stem cells (i.e. not the first batch of them) are designed for it I think.

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Re: Show me your cook kit!

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:30 am

Mine usually goes in the seatpack towards the pointy end or in the frame bag.
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Re: Show me your cook kit!

Post by HaYWiRe » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:50 am

I use a nest of 2 TI pots, 350ml and 550ml
Fits inside is an MSR pocket rocket, ferrocium, 2 sets of folding cutlery, 2 mini microfiber towels, paper soap, foil, sweetener (agave) and salt

This is overkill for some but its for both myself and my partner, hence duplicates.
I used to use army issue Hexamine, but a right faff to ignite
Solo trips I either eat cold, find a pub, or strip the kit down to just 1 small pot,stove and chopsticks

I used to carry this in a mesh bag in a backpack, as my old bike had too small a triangle, but I'm now going to experiment with it in a framebag now I've got a new bike with more space

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Re: Show me your cook kit!

Post by Single Speed George » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:53 am

no photo of my one , but its a pocket rocket a small can of gas , a fork a lighter and a large ish maby just lest than a pint aluminium mug with a lid that i found in a pound shop and is vaguely exciting haha. gets padded out with my bivi bag to stop it rattling then goes in my front dry bag .

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