Ultralight Titanium Camping Pots
I use an Evernew Titanium Pot (1.3 L) for melting snow for winter hiking and camping. It only weighs 4.8 oz, which is pretty respectable for a winter cook pot. It’s a little larger than the 900 ml Evernew Titanium Pasta Pot (Medium) that I normally use for 3 season backpacking.
The Evernew has built-in insulated handles that fold in around its base for easy storage and they make the stove easy to handle when you need to melt snow for an hour or more using a white gas stove (blowtorch.) The pot itself has a small pour spout on its upper lip that makes it easy to fill water bottles or an insulated mug without spilling boiling water all over yourself. Plus with 1.3 liters of capacity, the Evernew and its top are large enough to fit my MSR Whisperlite Stove, fuel pump, windscreen, and base, compressing down into one compact unit in my winter pack.
Despite costing a premium, I’ve always preferred uncoated Titanium pots over aluminum or steel ones since they’re the lightest weight available and all I ever do is boil water. Titanium is fast to heat up and fairly durable making it a good lightweight option for camping cookware. However, you need to be careful not to burn the bottom, especially in winter, by making sure that the contents are not touching the bottom of the pot, including ice and chunks of snow. Otherwise, you can burn or melt a hole in the pot.
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