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hi! looking for suggestions about backpacking/hiking cookware. i only need a mug for coffee/drinks and to cook packaged food(boil).also,a small skillet to pan fry.looking at jetboil,snowpeak,etc.. any suggestions would be appreciated! (for one person,not car camping,up and away in the hi-country)(LIGHTWEIGHT) do i need to buy a seperate pan for frying and a mug for boiling? or does anyone know of a combined set-up? thanks so much for your time!
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First, what stove are you using?  That matters to the shape and size of cookware.

For example, I use a trangia alcohol burner.  It needs a wide pot.  I freezerbag cook and love coffee so I need about a liter of hot water every meal.  The lightest thing I've found so far is an aluminum tea kettle from Campmor.
http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___82855

As far as a skillet, how big?  I picked up a very light 10" at WalMart for frying fish when base-camping.  I needed one that size to fit on my white gas and propane stoves.  They have them down to "one-egg" size but you have to have a small flame pattern stove to use that.  They're light as heck.  Cheap, to boot.

So, forget brands and match your cookware to your stove and to what you want to cook.  That's the best I can tell you.


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My current setup is an MSR Pocket Rocket (thing is stupid small but perfect for my style). With a Wally World Aluminum mug, going to splurge and buy a GSI Soloist kit.

http://gsioutdoors.com/products/pdp/pinnacle_soloist

They seem to have some nice kits, don't see much for a pan option for lightweight.

This might work.

http://gsioutdoors.com/activit....packing

I don't think you'll find a pan-mug. Unless you happen to get a wide mug?

Also just picked up this little sucker, not exactly lightweight packing but it makes one heck of a good espresso!

http://gsioutdoors.com/activit....packing
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Check out some of the Snowpeak cooksets:  

http://www.rei.com/b/snow-peak
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Optimus Terra Weekend HE .95L Pot?

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the Snow Peak Trek 900 sounds like it might be what you are looking for (make sure you pick up a pack of HotLips so you can use it as a mug).  I have used the Trek 1400 and it works well for boiling water and things like that, the fry pan isn't super great though, Ti combined with stoves that don't have good heat regulation doesn't work well with frying things.

Another thing you could also do is GSI's minimalist set and then find a small frying pan.

Unfortunately MSR discontinued their Black Lite cookware which had a nice light weight fry pan.


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the Snow Peak Trek 900 sounds like it might be what you are looking for (make sure you pick up a pack of HotLips so you can use it as a mug).  I have used the Trek 1400 and it works well for boiling water and things like that, the fry pan isn't super great though, Ti combined with stoves that don't have good heat regulation doesn't work well with frying things.

Another thing you could also do is GSI's minimalist set and then find a small frying pan.

Unfortunately MSR discontinued their Black Lite cookware which had a nice light weight fry pan.

I've got the MSR blacklite cookware and it is not lt wt. The OP is IMO looking for something really lt wt like titanium.
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the Snow Peak Trek 900 sounds like it might be what you are looking for (make sure you pick up a pack of HotLips so you can use it as a mug).  I have used the Trek 1400 and it works well for boiling water and things like that, the fry pan isn't super great though, Ti combined with stoves that don't have good heat regulation doesn't work well with frying things.

Another thing you could also do is GSI's minimalist set and then find a small frying pan.

Unfortunately MSR discontinued their Black Lite cookware which had a nice light weight fry pan.

I've got the MSR blacklite cookware and it is not lt wt. The OP is IMO looking for something really lt wt like titanium.

The set as a whole no but the fry pan by itself is one of the lighter decent fry pans you are going to find.


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the Snow Peak Trek 900 sounds like it might be what you are looking for (make sure you pick up a pack of HotLips so you can use it as a mug).  I have used the Trek 1400 and it works well for boiling water and things like that, the fry pan isn't super great though, Ti combined with stoves that don't have good heat regulation doesn't work well with frying things.

Another thing you could also do is GSI's minimalist set and then find a small frying pan.

Unfortunately MSR discontinued their Black Lite cookware which had a nice light weight fry pan.

I've got the MSR blacklite cookware and it is not lt wt. The OP is IMO looking for something really lt wt like titanium.

The set as a whole no but the fry pan by itself is one of the lighter decent fry pans you are going to find.

I found a pan that was lighter than the MSR Blacklite fry pan at a thrift store after I cut the handle off of it. It's a small little 6 inch Teflon coated pan.
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the Snow Peak Trek 900 sounds like it might be what you are looking for (make sure you pick up a pack of HotLips so you can use it as a mug).  I have used the Trek 1400 and it works well for boiling water and things like that, the fry pan isn't super great though, Ti combined with stoves that don't have good heat regulation doesn't work well with frying things.

Another thing you could also do is GSI's minimalist set and then find a small frying pan.

Unfortunately MSR discontinued their Black Lite cookware which had a nice light weight fry pan.

I've got the MSR blacklite cookware and it is not lt wt. The OP is IMO looking for something really lt wt like titanium.

The set as a whole no but the fry pan by itself is one of the lighter decent fry pans you are going to find.

I found a pan that was lighter than the MSR Blacklite fry pan at a thrift store after I cut the handle off of it. It's a small little 6 inch Teflon coated pan.

That's the thing for me as well: other than my titanium GSI Kettle everything "kitchen" actually comes from my kitchen, or a grocery store.

While I've occasionally been intrigued by those kits, and I got one with the kettle, I've mostly found they're the equivalent of pre made first aid kits: too much of what I don't want and not enough of what I do.
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