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Backcountry Kitchen The Backcountry Kitchen forum is for the discussion of food and cooking gear related topics for backpacking trips (e.g. menus, recipes, stoves, fuel...).


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Old 02-13-2009, 07:39 PM
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Mugs and Cups Roundup

This is a thread for PB members to share the type of cup and mug that they use on backpacking trips.

Please share which mug(s) you use and any particulars about them that you feel are helpful/interesting for others to know (e.g. weight, size, materials...).

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P.S. There is another thread regarding non-metal/non-disposable cups/mugs that may be of interest.

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Old 02-13-2009, 10:01 PM
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I cook with the SP 600 (the one that everyone here uses... almost everyone), as well as an IMUSA aluminum cup. I keep the IMUSA (20 oz ish) around my survival (signalling, warmkeeping, and firemaking kit), so that I always have a cup for boiling water or cooking something in an emergency (I don't have to carry my cook setup when I go on a side hike). I also use the IMUSA for hot chocolate or tea or coffee with meals.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:44 AM
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I found a 12 oz aluminum cup at a local outdoor store today for $2.99, and weighs in at 1.4 oz, I believe it is made by Open Country
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:15 AM
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Snow Peak 700

Weight 4.25 ounces
Capacity 24 ounces
Dimensions 4.125 x 4.37 inches
Material Titanium

Decent mug. Used with a mini-Trangia alcohol rig, I stash (3) 3 ounce squeeze bottles of fuel inside, my windscreen and a short spork. Since it's pretty deep it works well in "blow torch" mode too. I also carry the small pot from the Snow Peak Titanium 3-Piece Cookset stashed in the mini-Trangia pot (which contains the burner, cookpot, lifter and non-stick frying pan).

I am happy with the setup as it provides all the flexibiity I need to do freezer bag boiling or real cooking and the whole shootin' match (including fuel) comes in at right around 2 pounds. I can live with that.

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Old 02-15-2009, 05:37 PM
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For coffee and hot chocolate, I use an insulated aluminum container with a plastic ring that allows the container to be clipped to my back. I then can prepare a morning brew and indulge on the hike. My son used to take an insulated container, liquid solutions brand, until the metal ring that was used to clip the container to his pack broke. In addition to these containers, we would each carry one liter Nalgene containers solely for water.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:29 PM
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I like the GSI glacier mug for longer treks, for day hike or overniter I use guyot designs squishy cup/bowl.
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Old 02-21-2009, 02:05 AM
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BCB Crusader Canteen Cup & Lid (Stainless Steel Cup, Plastic Lid)
Size: Cup 5" x 4" x 4", Lid has drink cutaway, vent hole & grab grips
Capacity: 0.75 Liter
Dry Weights: Cup 9.84 oz, Lid 1.1 oz

I also use this cooker as a MUG for DRINKING, along with using it for soups, cooking etc.

SP 1400 (Titanium)
Stowed size: 5.75" Diameter x 5.875" Height
Capacity: cooker/MUG 47 oz (1.39 Liter), Pan/Lid 17 oz
Dry Weight: 7.4 oz combined

I use it many times to boil water to place in 1 Liter water bottle, then drink the remaining 12 oz's or so left over. Very good size for filling bottle & rehydrating at same time.

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Old 02-24-2009, 09:34 AM
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I sometimes use a styrofoam container (such as the ones from KFC mashed potatoes) as my mug.
It weighs practically nothing and fits nicely into my 3.75oz. mess kit setup.
It's not very durable, but with care it easily gets me through a weekend trip.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:33 PM
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Mugs

I've recently started using my old military canteen cup. It's a good size for coffee, I can cook in it and eat (or drink) right out of it. I don't know exactly how much it holds or how much it weighs yet, but I'm going to dig out my scale later and find out. I know that it's not exactly UL, but it does save some weight by doing double duty.
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:15 PM
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Snow Peak Titanium Double Wall 450 (MG-053)
Weight: 4.2 oz (dead on 4 oz using my little scale)
Capacity: 14 oz (actually holds 16 oz filled to the very brim)

Over the years it has kept many a morning cup of coffee hot to the last drop while still warming my fingers.
Rarely do I use the folding handles extended.
I have also gotten pretty darn good at eyeballing 1/4, 1/2, 1, 1 1/2, and 2 cup measurements,
(after tests with a measuring cup at home.)
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