Pot size

10:57 p.m. on February 2, 2019 (EST)
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What size, capacity, pot do y’all use?

I have 550ml Toaks, works OK for one pouch style meals but needs a refill if I want coffee and I usually do.

Just bought a Olicamp XT, it’s 32oz and 3.5 ounces heavier.  Yet to use it on the trail.

7:32 a.m. on February 3, 2019 (EST)
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I've always carried a larger pot...usually around a liter. I tend to simmer and cook a good bit so need the room to avoid bubbling over. 

Last 6 years or more I have been using a 1.3 L 5 oz titanium Vargo pot with a Caldera Sidewinder cone sized to fit. My kitchen fits inside it, doesn't weigh a lot, and gives me the freedom to cook for one or two when the missus joins me. 

8:56 a.m. on February 3, 2019 (EST)
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You need to clarify for how many people. My solo pot is 750ml, which I use for water boil only no real cooking.

9:29 a.m. on February 3, 2019 (EST)
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Anything from 730 ml to 2 L, depending on group size

12:52 p.m. on February 3, 2019 (EST)
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I guess I was talking about solo pot size.  

12:55 p.m. on February 3, 2019 (EST)
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I use a MSR Stowaway  1qt cook pot. I don't simmer, I bring the water to a boil, then after adding the food, pasta or oatmeal let the pot sit covered and insulated to hold the heat and soak for 10 minutes. I can make a 16 ounce fuel canister last about 2-4 weeks.

12:28 p.m. on February 6, 2019 (EST)
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Do you want coffee with your meal? I always like mine separately anyway, and want both my meal and coffee to be hot, so I typically eschew preparing them at the same time regardless. If you want to prep them together, just add the amount of water you need for a meal to the size of your coffee mug, and voila! pot size.

March 25, 2019
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