For the record I’m not Stick…although I may be catching up with him in the number of cook kits I have. Hey Stick :)
Last summer I used a SUL cook kit and it worked great, the only draw back I found was the pot easily bent over time and many miles. I decided it was time to get a small titanium mug that would be stronger and less prone to bending inside my pack. It was an easy choice I wanted a MLD 475 Ti mug.
Once it arrived and knowing I wanted to use Esbit for warm weather cooking I began playing around with my various stoves, the simple DIY setup I used last year worked just fine, what I didn’t like was using foil for a lid. I have in the past and I’ve chased foil across camp when I forgot to place a small rock on top to hold the foil in place so a carbon fiber lid was in order from Ruta Locura.
When the lid arrived I was happy with my newest cook kit…well almost. The thing I missed most last summer was the lack of a small campfire when I didn’t camp in the over used camps along the AT.
So I got in contact with Rand at Trail Designs and explained, after a couple emails my MLD 475 mug was on it’s way to California for a fitting…a week or so later I received a titanium cone just perfect for the MLD 475 mug and a window for feeding small sticks and small private campfires.
And Stick doesn’t have one…not yet anyway.
Floor- 10g it could be trimmed down a bit
Gram Cracker Stove- 2g not shown
Stakes-7g x 2, I already carry these in my stake bag so no added weight there