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Hi folks -
Greetings from a Scot in Nigeria.
Me and my girlfriend have found so much useful information on this site over the past few months that, now having a query that we just cannot resolve, we reckoned we should sign up and ask it.
We are gearing up (in both senses of the term) for a hopefully long bicycle tour beginning in April in Scotland and heading... well we'll see.
We have researched a lot and are aware of the differing weights, heat-dispersal qualities and costs associated with different cookset materials. For cooking on our stove (Primus Omnifuel), we'll end up getting a medium-to-large non-stick hard-anodized aluminium pot with a lid that's also a frying pan, e.g. Primus' own pots. Or maybe the GSI ones with a lexan strainer. No worries.
But, we also want to make use of open fires when we have them. Can we use these non-stick coated hard-anodized aluminium pots on open firecoals? There is scant information about this on the manufacturers' product pages. Most only go as far as saying their pots are 'designed for stove use'.
Has anyone used these pots in this way for extended trips? Is there some obvious reason not to use them on campfire coals? I know, I might melt plastic utensils, but GSI claim most metal utensils are OK on their Pinnacle pots. Or we could use lexan or wooden tools.
If we simply can't use these type of pots and pans on fire, is there a non-sticky lightweight alternative? We really want to avoid scrubbing and scouring - I eat porridge! Titanium?
I apologise if this seems awfully close to previous threads, or if it overlaps. I did look for a long time before posting, and I think this is a new question.
Ed and Anya