AT Prepare dinner Set

I begin my AT through-hike try in about three weeks and am largely prepared. This implies although I’ve 21 days to obsess and tweak. My newest change is to my cook dinner equipment the place I made a decision to ditch the Toaks 750 ml Titanium Pot in favor of the 850 ml MSR Titan Kettle.

I made the change to the Titan primarily as a result of I wished a extra environment friendly setup which makes higher use of my range’s flame. This pot is far wider so it ought to try this. It additionally sits on the Pocket Rocket extra securely than the Toaks pot did. The additional capability will likely be good for my one pot meals however not too huge that it could actually’t double as my espresso cup. A bamboo spoon completes the set.

Good factor I hadn’t made a customized windscreen but for the Toaks pot earlier than getting the MSR Titan Kettle. My aim was to purchase or create one thing that weighed little or no, wouldn’t take up house, was cheap, and that may block wind and add effectivity. Ideally, I received’t have to purchase these costly little gas canisters as typically!

Now For The Windscreen

Tools Used

Instruments Wanted

My considerably lower than elegant however easy resolution was a titanium display screen and 12 gauge copper wire. I used wire cutters, scissors, ruler, pliers and a sharpie to make it. Fairly easy.

Step 1. Order the titanium windscreen. I noticed numerous choices on Amazon however ended up with one by Toaks for alcohol stoves on REI for $11. I preferred that it had holes already in it.

Step 2. Annoy the Lowes worker by interrupting his break and ask him to customized reduce one foot of 12 gauge copper wire. Value was 80 cents plus tax. I didn’t understand the wire was three strands so I actually acquired three ft. What a deal.

Step 3. Use wire strippers to take away the insulation from the wire and to chop it into 2 ⅜” sections. I solely wanted three hooks however can have many extras utilizing all three strands.

Step 4. Use the pliers to bend the wire sections into hooks. I attempted to make a loop on the other finish of the hook so it may transfer however not fall off the range’s helps.

Copper Hooks

Step 5. Use scissors to chop 1 1/4” off the highest all the way in which round so it’s going to nest vertically in my kettle however you can additionally roll it up and nest it horizontally and never want to chop it. I preferred the decrease profile top although.


Deal with Measurement

Basic Measurements


Step 6. Use scissors to trim the windscreen in keeping with the picture. The cutout for the handles is about midway between the 2 ends of the sheet. My logic right here is the sheet will overlap itself some and the pot deal with cutout wanted to be after that.

Step 7. Around the corners. Titanium sheets could be sharp.


Weighs a few half ounce

Prices lower than $12

Nests inside the pot

Precut holes are excellent to hold the display screen from the hooks

Copper hooks assist heart and maintain the kettle in place


Copper hooks get extremely popular and funky slowly

Solely examined on kitchen desk


Ultimate Meeting

Ultimate Ideas

If I had it to do over once more, I’d make the cutout within the display screen for the deal with much less extensive and tall. And perhaps titanium wire that may calm down sooner might be used moderately than copper for the hooks?

This setup works effectively for the Titan Kettle and Pocket Rocket Deluxe from MSR. I see no motive why it couldn’t be modified to work with most any range and kettle mixture.

There’s now a more moderen mannequin of the Titan Kettle which implies the earlier mannequin I’m utilizing could be had on clearance. Completely happy looking.

Nested Pot With Spoon

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