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Old 03-07-2010, 09:19 AM
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Snow Peak has a coffee press made out of titanium. Expensive of course but at least it´s allmost bullet proof.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:57 AM
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I have the GSI french press and love it for backpacking (I am only slightly snobby and will use the grounds for a couple of days in a row so there is a lot less cleanup for me to deal with).

For car camping I use a stove-top espresso pot you can get a cheapy for $15 that works rather nice, it doesn't do the volume you are talking per say but it will make about 5 cups of americano or 2 cups of really strong stuff. The plus side is that it is fast and very easy to clean up. and if it doesn't work out then you are only out $15. oh yes I have used it with almost every grind of coffee and it works well
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Old 04-11-2011, 04:38 PM
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I purchased the GSI French Press a couple of years ago? It's OK but it does not have a very good seal at the plunger end. Lot's of grinds. A year ago my wife picked up a Bodum Bean 3 cup/ 1 1/2 US cup french press. We use both drip and french press at home. I quickly put that press into bp'ing service. It is really superb to the GSI and any "trail" french press that I have seen. It is all Bodum. The GSI weighs 7.52 oz and the Bodum 8.734. As long as I am going to lug a french press around, it should work perfectly. FWIW - they also make an 8 cup/ 4 US version which we use for car camping.

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Old 04-26-2011, 09:27 AM
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For car camping we use a 6 cup manual drip coffee maker. Melitta is the brand. Makes great coffee. We use it at home when we want a treat. They have been around for decades. It uses regular grounds. It does use filters, but that just makes for easier cleanup.

(We are still working on a backwoods option, right now it's just use Starbucks VIA.)
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:17 PM
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Have they tried instant coffee or the bag style?

I brew Foldgers in a perculator and view the grounds as flavor nuggets. Similar to ashes in the food as floor pepper, or a stray bug as protien.
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