Matt - 10 days ago
originally posted on http://www.stanley-pmi.com/
I have field-tested over 10 different camping cook sets looking for the best overall backpacking set-up. I initially purchased the Stanley Adventure All-In-One Boil + Brew French Press and was very impressed with it. In fact, many of my fly-fishing friends purchased the same unit after watching me use it during a 10-day salmon fishing trip in Canada. However, when I saw the 24 oz. Camp Cook set with the insulated nesting cup, I was impressed with the simplicity of the large nesting insulated cup and the dimensions of the stainless pot. This has quickly become my favorite cook set because I can brew a large cup of pour-over coffee and it will stay hot for over an hour - giving me time to heat water for a packaged meal or to cook something over an open flame. Because of the larger diameter of the pot, I can use my Trangia spirit (alcohol) burner along with a lightweight homemade windscreen, or I can place the pot over a small fire or hot coals. Very versatile when trying to conserve on fuel. One additional bonus I've discovered; the Adventure SS pot slides into my folding Lixada Ti wood-burning stove and fits like a glove. If I use my Trangia inside of the Lixada (along with the Evernew Ti Cross Stand), it works very much like a Caldera Cone without the high purchase price. I'm just angry at myself for not finding this cook set sooner - that I wasn't the one who developed and patented this design - or had an affiliate agreement with Stanley products ... because everyone who sees this cook set will want to buy one (or more) for their BOB, EDC, and backpack. Bottom Line: the Stanley Adventure 24 oz. Camp Cook Set is the most versatile backpacking/car camping cook set I've found. It is virtually bulletproof, holds over 30 oz of liquid if filled to the top, has a nesting insulated mug, folding spork, and polymer lid with strainer holes and a sipping vent. Gram for gram, it is simplicity and efficiency at its best!