Saturday, April 11, 2009

Cook Set

Hey everyone,
This is my current cook set. I say "current" because a backpacker's gear list is constantly evoloving. I have weighed every piece and it all comes out to 5.7 ounces. Having custom made gear is one of the ways in which I am able to save a lot of weight and size. I love this setup; it has worked extremely well for me. If you choose to switch over to an alcohol stove, all I can say is practice with it and your setup at home until you are 100% confident with it before hitting the trail. If you have any questions let me know.

See you on the trail,


  1. So when you were talking about the windshield, you mentioned you baked it to give it it's shape and springy feel. So you mean in an oven i guess, but for how long and at what temp? Just curious as to how you did that part. And i have been looking for your info on how to make the stands using hardware cloth... but to no luck. Great video by the way.


  2. Hey Pete,

    Sorry for the delayed reply but I dont go back into the older posts that often. I bake the wind screen at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. I usually hold it in a tighter circle with a couple strips of flashing and then just bend it out slightly to get my spacing. You must bake it or it will warp the first time the heat of the stove hits it. One thing of note when making a wind screen, make sure you have about 3/8 of and inch all around your pot so the stove can breath. I hope this helps.
    The pot stands are much much harder I will try and get that info up soon.