Would you buy titanium cookware for camping?

Would you buy titanium cookware for camping?

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  2. I’ve had a titanium cook set since I was in high school. The whole set weighs about 9.5 ounces. For backpacking, the capability I get for that weight is great; I can’t count how many meals I’ve prepared and eaten using the set.

    Would you buy titanium cookware for camping?

    In your case, whether you should carry titanium cookware depends on your customer base. If your customers are mostly hardcore backpackers, offering titanium cookware is a really good idea. If you’re not sure, I would offer limited stocks of titanium cookware in conjunction with aluminum and stainless st…

    BELLA 21 Piece Cook Bake and Store Set

  3. Former Army Cadet reporting in.
    I’m having flashbacks of when our CSM told us not to bring our Mess Tins anymore. Well, more of a Soldier’s Five; it wasn’t an official instruction. They were noisy and inefficient – food came out undercooked or burnt. There was no room for them in our webbing and we could rarely afford to take off our Field Packs to get our things (unless we needed our Spare Uniform). After a week on camp (which involved eating a lot of cold soup) I quickly came to realize that the Hexamine Grill was all that was really needed. Heat things directly from the can and, on the occasions we were given Military Rations, they were either made to be eaten cold/room temp or they had their own methods of heating it.
    Nowadays I don’t do much camping; and when I do it’s more civilized with access to Propane, etc. Personally, if I were to go back to my Cadet lifestyle where Tactical needs to meet Practical, I might. Then again, I thoroughly enjoy not being yelled at. Titanium is durable and all, but there are always tradeoffs. Try selling them in limited quantities and if all goes well, you can always stock more.

    Calphalon 10-Piece Pots and Pans Set, Nonstick Kitchen Cookware

  4. Nah. My military grade mess kit does wonders. It was my dads, and now its mine.
    The thing is dented, beaten, well used. And also in wonderful condition. I mean, all it needs to do is hold food, right?
    …Then again, I don’t hike. I have friends who do though. And they say every ounce counts. Titanium is light. Extremely so. Ounces shaved!
    So if I started hiking, yes I would purchase titanium gear.

    10 Pcs Non Stick Cooking Set w/ Frying Pans & Saucepans

  5. Advantages of titanium tableware: the chemical properties of Dao titanium are very stable. Compared with other metal tableware, it will not react with some high temperature strong acid and strong alkaline food. Titanium tableware is not radioactive, so titanium tableware will not harm your health, and titanium density is small, tableware weight is light; high strength, tableware is not easy to damage, never rust.

    T-fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Nonstick 17 Piece Cookware Set

  6. Yes I would/and have*, but
    It really depends on what you’ll be using your pots for. Titanium makes little to no sense for a stationary camper, and this should be stated clearly if these are part of your customer base. For the backpacker, however, Titanium can make sense if they’ll go for freezer bag cooking or for freeze-dried meals in a bag. It’s a great choice for these purposes. It’s also a great choice for people who dislike the idea of aluminum as the other lightweight option (and this is something everybody should make their own minds up on)
    Additionally, titanium is the glitzy cool kid among pot materials. I don’t know how much this matters to you, but it does seem to be a consideration for other online vendors.
    *I have a 0.9 liter pot that also hosts my titanium bushbuddy stove for when I go alone and want to reduce weight. For camping or when weight is less of a consideration, I own an HA-aluminum Trangia set.

    GreenLife Soft Grip Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 16 Piece

  7. The best camping cookware set overall

    Would you buy titanium cookware for camping?

    The GSI Bugaboo Camper Cookset comes with just about everything you need to prepare and serve a fine meal for four, including a pot and pan, cups, and bowls.
    I’ve taken the GSI Bugaboo far and wide and even keep it, along with a small stove, in my boat bag and car lest I end up on an island with fresh fish, or stranded on a dirt road, and have no way to toss together a meal.
    This kit has exactly what you need to cook and serve a full three-course meal for four. It comes with a 3-liter pot, a 2-liter pot, a frying pan, and bowls, mugs, and plates for all. Despite use over several years and being dragged across several continents, this kit is still in flawless shape. Just make sure to keep any metal utensils away from the non-stick lining, and definitely don’t try to place the pots or pan in the fire.
    Other experts are big fans of this all-in-one mess kit too, including the venerable folks at OutdoorGearLab gave it a top rating, noting that it might not include the best-performing cookware, but it comes with absolutely everything you’d need to toss together just about any meal or serve any beverage.
    Pros: Has everything to serve four, lightweight, compact
    Cons: Teflon coating, while nonstick, prevents metal utensil use, no utensils included, flimsy plates, not dishwasher-safe
    The best low-cost camping cookware

    Would you buy titanium cookware for camping?

    The MalloMe 10-Piece Cookware mess-kit for hiking has all the lightweight but durable pot, pan, and cooking accessories you need for a great price.
    There is a lot to like about the MalloMe 10-Piece Cookware Mess Kit, but let’s be honest: The best part is the small price. At less than 22 bucks, this is one of the cheapest camp cooking sets you can buy that’s not made of cheap, inferior materials.
    The pot, pan, and lid are fabricated from FDA-approved anodized aluminum and have folding heat-insulated nonslip grips. You get two BPA-free bowls, a folding spork made out stainless steel, a wooden cooking spatula, and a soup spoon.
    Why the kit comes with two bowls yet only one spoon and one spork, I have to admit I don’t really understand. Two spoons and two forks or two sporks would have made more sense to me, but as those are really just bonus accessories, let’s give them a pass here. What counts are the one-liter pot and the nonstick pan, both of which are well made and lightweight. In fact, the whole kit weighs only 1.2 pounds.
    Oh, and when you use the included sponge, this nonstick cookware cleans up easily, which you’ll appreciate as you probably have to stow your pot and pan in your backpack next to your clothing and sleeping bag.
    Pros: Great low price, easy to clean, comes with multiple accessories
    Cons: Pot and pan are too small for some meals/users
    The best lightweight camping cookware

    Would you buy titanium cookware for camping?

    Snow Peak’s Titanium Multi Compact Cookset is everything we love about Snow Peak. It’s lightweight, practical, ergonomic, and durable.
    Snow Peak’s Titanium Multi Compact Cook Set comes with one-liter and .75-liter pots, a lid that doubles as a 12-ounce saucepan, and a 17-ounce frying pan, which all pack into a storage bag at a manageable 6.2 x 4 inches, weighing only 11.6 ounces. It’s pretty spartan and isn’t the best at evenly distributing heat (at least not the way hard-anodized aluminum or steel are), but it gets you to and fro with ease. It’s also a good option for boiling because of how thinly it can be made.
    With two pots and two frying pans, you’re pretty well set with this kit, and with a little imagination, there are very few things that you can’t cook in it. Add in the fact that you can fit a 110-gram fuel canister? All you need is a lightweight burner and a trusty lighter and you’re more or less set to go.
    Now, this is an expensive kit. You could go wild with Snow Peak and get your burner, utensils, tableware, and all, and it wouldn’t be the worst movie, but it would, be forewarned, be pricey.
    But all in all, we think it’s worth the price. It’s easy to destroy cheap cookware, especially when camping, and maybe occasionally placing it directly over a campfire. Titanium, however, happens to be one of the more durable materials. Give it a good soaking after a rough trip and it’s just about good as new.
    Further, both Hi Consumption and OutdoorGearLab like the Snow Peak Titanium Multi Compact Cookset, if only for its simplicity and superior lightness.
    Pros: Lightweight, versatile, practical
    Cons: Prone to hot spots, doesn’t fit or include everything you’ll need to dish up dinner

    Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Non-Stick Hard Anodized, 17-Piece

  8. Not for camping, but maybe for backpacking depending on high much lighter it is and how much more expensive. But i dont think I personally would ever spend money for titanium cookware, when backpacking I try to minimize the amount of weight I have to carry, but I do that by minimizing the amount of food I need to cook, most all of my meals only require boiling water, i have one cooking pot, that isn’t vsry big and isn’t very heavy, so the benefit of paying extra money for titanium would be minimal.

    T-fal Signature Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set, 12-Piece

  9. I camp, hike, and backpack. I have used the Stanley SS cookpot for years. First with series of alcohol stoves, then some butane mix fuel stoves. Its a few ounces heavier than it could be, but I have it already, and it works.
    Ive considered upgrading to both aluminum and titanium, and might go aluminum someday. Titanium just doesn’t offer me enough extra bang for my buck as I see it.
    I did buy a titanium spork for my initial mess set, but it got swiped off my gear at some point and I make a regular SS one work.
    Not in my future planned upgrades.
    Now an UL tent however… and inflatable sleeping pad. Screw Thermarests foam pads, oh my hips! Thats on my short list.

    T-fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Nonstick 17 Piece Cookware Set


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  11. I have lightened my pack over the years. For five years I worked for REI and had a chance to buy titanium at a decent price. It was “nonstick”. Everything stuck to it. It is light, but it’s not worth the extra money in my life. Titanium cups are very expensive and like all metal cups will burn your mouth unless you carry the extra weight of a mouth protector. Unless you buy a very expensive double wall your drink goes cold very fast. To each their own.

    T-fal, Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set, 18 Piece, Red

  12. Most metal cookware will work on campfires, but since it is hard to regulate temperatures, I would avoid Teflon and items with plastic parts since they can scorch or melt. One issue concerns how you can handle a hot cook pot perched over a hot fire. A glove or towel addresses this problem, and perhaps wearing something to cover your arm when reaching over the embers. But these assume the pot has a handle, otherwise you will need something to grip the pot by the lip. I would not waste money on those pot gripper plier-looking devices they sell in sporting goods stores, because they are not durable. Instead bring along a pair of channel locks or vice grip pliers. Another issue is the soot that builds up on the outside of pots, something inevitable with cooking over wood. You can cover the outside of cookware with soap, it makes removing soot much easier. Selecting cookware that has a minimal of nooks and crannies inside and out will also simplify cleaning. A sack used to store sooty items will prevent soiling the rest of your kit during your trip. You will also have to consider how you intend to suspend the cookware over the fire. A grate like those used to BBQ meat works well; find one that has legs and you won’t have to worry about engineering such support into your fire pit walls. The other common alternative is suspending cookware utilizing a tripod. Keep in mind, however, that a tripod pretty much limits you to one pot, and it must have a bucket style handle. The other alternative is placing pots directly on the embers, but this solution makes regulating the cook temperature difficult. Lastly you need to address if you intend to carry your kit, or will be horse or car camping. Cast iron cookware is the traditional choice for cooking over wood fire; it distributes heat evenly over cook surfaces, becomes easier to use as it seasons, and is very rugged. But you wouldn’t want to hike it up a mountain on your own back. If backpacking you will pretty much be limited to aluminum cookware. In any case I would not select titanium; it is not a good heat conductor,

    Gotham Steel Pots and Pans Set 12 Piece Cookware Set with Ultra Nonstick

  13. I bought a titanium pot for cooking on my cross country bike tour in Australia.
    It was lightweight.
    That’s good.
    It was used with a MSR Whisperlite fuel stove.
    It burned almost everything due to the thin pot and the heat transfer. If you didn’t continually stir things they would be toast.
    That was not good.
    I quickly returned to an anodised aluminium pot which has lasted with 100s of nights use.
    The titanium has a geewizz factor and I’m sure there is a reasonable markup, but you may well end up with unsatisfied customers.
    I would not recommend titanium. I believe it is OK with a meths burner which has a lower flame heat. Not fuel or gas.

    T-fal C561SC Titanium Advanced Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Dishwashe


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