Recommendations for cooking equipment

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  • I’m looking at getting some simple cooking gear for short trips. I’m unlikely to do multiple weeks away so looking for something that’s suitable. Ie not top dollar but not something that would need replacing after a few trips.


  • A Trangia is good. They come in different sizes depending on what you're after.

  • And the stove and pans and kettle pack down into one unit (inside the biggest pan).

  • MSR Pocket Rocket (I have the original one, the 2 is also good)
    MSR Titan Titanium Kettle
    Wood/plastic spoon (not a spork, not a titanium utensil)

    Used this setup for maybe 200 nights away, always enjoyed it. Packs small and incredibly reliable.
    You can get all this stuff cheap on ebay second hand.

    Trangias are good but very bulky and heavy.

  • We use a piped Vango stove, ie pot doesn't sit on the canister, a windshield, and a gsi dualist. With a homemade pot cosy.

  • +1 for Trangia. Great little things. And a Sigg for your meths.

    Otherwise, a you can’t go much wrong with couple of mess tins, billycan, and a small fuel cylinder & folding burner (I have a very old Primus that fits in a tobacco tin!). Cheap as you like. It’ll all pack into itself - cylinder inside the billycan and burner/lighter & KFS inside the mess tins.

    Don’t forget your enamel tin mug for instagram points!

  • I have a Kovea Spider with a 900ml ti mug/pot and a windshield. Perfect for one person.

  • Thanks for the input. The only experience I have is with the old calor gas stoves where you took your like in your hands as you twisted in the burner to the gas and there was that few moments of dread as the seal was made and the gas stopped escaping.
    Is it possible to disconnect the gas on the msr rocket or once it’s connected is the it until it runs out?

  • New gas canisters have a valve which cuts off immediately when you disconnect, so you can carry stove and gas separately with no issues.

  • Great thanks for the clarification. I think its the MSR system for me.

    Thanks for everyone’s input it’s been most useful.

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Recommendations for cooking equipment

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