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Open Country 3 Cup Hard Anodized Pot

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Open Country 3 Cup Hard Anodized Pot pot/pan

After years of using 1-quart pots for solo cooking I have discovered that 3-cup pots are all I really need. Why heat nearly 4 cups of water when 3 is all you need? Why carry a larger pot that takes up more space in your pack?


  • Perfect size for solo backpacking
  • Optimum shape for maximizing thermal efficiency
  • Durable anodized finish
  • Aluminum spreads heat far better than Ti
  • Mates with Trail Designs Sidewinder Caldera cone stove


  • Lid handle need duct tape added for easy pick-up
  • I wish it had a true non-stick finish, but the hard anodizing is still easy to clean.

I got this pot rather "by accident" when I ordered it with the Trail Designs Sidewinder titanium Caldera Cone stove. That stove required this pot to properly mate with its top diameter.

What I discovered was that I really did not need a 1-quart pot for solo cooking. The smaller 3-cup size and lower/wider shape (and included lid) gave me optimum efficiency for fast boils.

I'd recommend this pot whether or not you have a Caldera Cone type stove. I now use this pot with my canister stove as well.

NOTE: I mention the more efficient shape of this pot after reading tests done on pot shape efficiency. Tall narrow pots and mugs are not as thermally efficient as lower, wider pots of equal volume. 

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $15

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Price MSRP: $15.95
Reviewers Paid: $15.00
Minimum Weight 108 g / 3.8 oz
Volume 850 ml
Dimensions 2.625 x 5.375 in / 6.667 x 13.65 cm
Material Aluminum
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