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Muleys 24/7
05-20-2012, 11:05 PM
I'm getting set up for backcountry hunting this fall and just ordered a jetboil sol ti, for those of you that have this set up or something simalar, what do you use for light weight cookware or do you even use cookware? If you bring mountain house meals, most have 2 servings per package, do you just make it all up at once and just eat out of the bag or do you mix one serving in a seperate container/cookware?

If cookware is used, what do you perfer, what brand? type of metal, aluminum or titanuim? And do these all work with jetboil? Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks

8750
05-20-2012, 11:37 PM
I always eat a whole mountain house right out of the bag. I cant imagine that it is two servings, and I would eat two if it were not for the bulk of carrying two per day. They are only about 300-350 calories each? Ive simplified my meals to the point where I only use a stove to boil water. Mostly because I am lazy and I hate doing dishes in the backcountry. I used to make elaborate meals when I was jsut starting out, before I new about mountainhouse. Those days are over. The most elaborate thing i will cook these days is maybe some pan fried trout on an open camp fire, if im motivated enough to pack a pan and oil. Sometimes the trout get cooked on a willow skewer.
Still I try to just pack the jetboil with its set up and only boil water. Clean, lite, and easy.

8750
05-20-2012, 11:45 PM
I should add that in addition to the jetboil I bring an extra long spoon and a coffee cup. I use the StarBucks instant coffee, which is pretty damn good considering. My coffee cup changes since I have not found the ideal cup yet. Ive been using an REI plastic cup with the handle sawed off. I have contemplated somthing titanium, but I have not found the ideal cup yet and since titanium is expensive I want to only buy once.
If anyone has a suggestion for a small, insulated, titanium coffee cup with a lid Im all ears. It has to have a good lid, and that is the downfall of the best titanium cups I have found. They dont come with a fricken lid! I mean come on!

Brocka
05-21-2012, 09:32 AM
+ 1 on the LONG SPOON for Mt. Houses haha

hardstalk
05-21-2012, 10:36 AM
8750 I use a halulite cup super lightweight and it comes with a solid lid and insulating sleeve and finger condoms so you can grab it off the fire I got it from rei and love it can't remember the exact brand though.

http://m.rei.com/mt/www.rei.com/product/798273/gsi-outdoors-halulite-minimalist-cookset

twp1224
05-21-2012, 02:23 PM
Long spork and Starbucks coffee for me too. I use the Snowpeak Giga Power stove with a Snowpeak titanium pot (Ti-mini solo combo and leave the cup at home). Works great.

flatlander51
06-08-2012, 01:30 PM
X2 on the long spoon learned that one the hard way.

Ikeepitcold
06-08-2012, 01:38 PM
+ 1 on the LONG SPOON for Mt. Houses haha

Hahah for sure those bags are deep. I have a Titanium spork that's pretty long and get all of the goodies at the bottom of the Mt. House.

Ikeepitcold
06-08-2012, 01:41 PM
I always eat a whole mountain house right out of the bag. I cant imagine that it is two servings, and I would eat two if it were not for the bulk of carrying two per day. They are only about 300-350 calories each? Ive simplified my meals to the point where I only use a stove to boil water. Mostly because I am lazy and I hate doing dishes in the backcountry. I used to make elaborate meals when I was jsut starting out, before I new about mountainhouse. Those days are over. The most elaborate thing i will cook these days is maybe some pan fried trout on an open camp fire, if im motivated enough to pack a pan and oil. Sometimes the trout get cooked on a willow skewer.


Still I try to just pack the jetboil with its set up and only boil water. Clean, lite, and easy.




I so agree! I can easily eat more then one. If we're at a base camp were the weight isn't a issue we cook out a few to try them out and share the meals. It's a good way to see which ones you like and the ones you don't care for.

Maxhunter
06-10-2012, 08:35 AM
I use Snowpeak Titanium. I have a pot for boiling water and a cup. The cup is nice since it keeps fluids warmer longer than plastic. I agree on a longer spoon for the mountain house meals. They run about $59.95 per set. I'm probably going to buy a bowl this year.

http://www.moosejaw.com/moosejaw/shop/product_Snow-Peak-Titanium-Mini-Solo-Cook-Set_10013316_10208_10000001_-1_

Graylight
06-10-2012, 12:34 PM
Were using the new smaller jetboil to boil water and use mountain house packages to cook everything in for the trip... Also carry a spork and a collapsable cup for the cocoa...

Wild Country
07-22-2012, 09:33 AM
Were using the new smaller jetboil to boil water and use mountain house packages to cook everything in for the trip... Also carry a spork and a collapsable cup for the cocoa...

Gray light what collapsible cup do you have and would you recommend it now?

Grantbvfd
07-22-2012, 09:58 AM
I cook my mountain house meal in the bag and eat the whole thing. I also have the Jetboil sol TI. For cookware in the mornings is put oatmeal in a heavy duty ziplock bag and add boiling water to that. Cookware is one more thing to have to carry and clean. I do have a titanium sea to summit long spoon for mountain house meals.

Midwest to Outwest
03-05-2013, 12:11 AM
X2 on the long spoon learned that one the hard way.

I spent a week without any utensils last year-lost my spoon between Montana and Arizona hunts.....You CAN drink Mountain house out of the bag if you have to. Its not my preference though.

breakinstuffzfun
03-09-2013, 10:51 PM
x3 for Snowpeak titanium, pot giga power stove. great very lightwt, but pricey--

tttoadman
04-17-2013, 03:37 PM
x3 for Snowpeak titanium, pot giga power stove. great very lightwt, but pricey--

I have had the giga power stove for over a decade, the push start finally died last fall. I can't imagine anything better. I still have the mini plastic box to put my stove in. My brother says the new ones don't come with this box??

I bought the tall 28oz(?) titanium pot kit last year. I know it fits perfect with the stove and one can. I put 2 fuel cans in the pot and my stove snugs into the top of the mesh bag on top of the lid.

Last weekend my brother and I cooked up some elk steak with our stoves side by side under a skillet. Just because you are in a campground doesn't mean you can't go lightweight.

tim
06-05-2013, 03:55 PM
brunton makes a decent backpacking cookware set up. just a couple of ounces in weight difference between the aluminum and the ti. I can't justify the cost difference over the weight.

m.mcolorado
06-05-2013, 04:06 PM
this is what i use and i love it!

https://www.google.com/shopping/product/1555902706024813311?q=gsi%20light%20cookware&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.47380653,d.cGE&biw=1280&bih=642&sa=X&ei=TaivUeWqOYOnigLR8oHYDQ&ved=0CFMQ8wIwAA

Musket Man
06-05-2013, 09:36 PM
I eat the whole mountain house 2 serving and usually add a single serve instant mashed potatoes to it. If I end up staying out longer then I planned I will split up the mountain house and add the mashed potatoes to it. I take a few extra mashed potatoes with me just in case since they are small and light. I have a Burnton stove and a cheap little coleman aluminium pot that I boil water in. I never use the stove for anything other then boiling water.

digger11
06-05-2013, 11:20 PM
I use a long spork and a cozy for my mountain house.My cup is a snowpeak double wall titanium.
That's all there is to it.I boil water with a jetboil sol ti.