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PostFri Oct 19, 2018 12:22 pm 
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Schenk wrote:
Did you mean to say "if you do it DIY's way"?

No. Camp pots can be used to carry lots of different things.
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I can easily see situations where having something flat, rather than a cylindrical, would be an advantage.

So can I, although I don't see how the advantages outweigh the advantages of a heat exchanger pot.

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Feel free to not try or use these if you don't think there is an advantage in it for you.

Thank you for permission to make my own buying decisions, Dear Adored Master.
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PostFri Oct 19, 2018 7:51 pm 
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The pot's not that flat.
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PostSat Oct 20, 2018 12:44 pm 
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DIYSteve wrote:
Their main attraction is space savings

Is there any meaningful space savings if you do it right, i.e., pack cylindrical pot full with stove, fuel, food and/or other camp gear?[/quote]

I find it rather funny when people talk about wasted space when, if you do pack your pot efficiently, there is no wasted space.
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PostSat Oct 20, 2018 2:01 pm 
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I can't see this thing surviving a single trip. It's massively, shockingly, criminally inefficient. The handle snaps look like they're designed to fail. The handle is ridiculous.  And it looks like there's no lid. You might have better luck just wrapping some foil around the bottom of an old Chinese food takeout container.

They're very pretty, though. I could see using one as a gift bag.  Papa Bear would make a cool emergency rain hat if you could get the chin strap dialed inů

Eventually somebody will manage to fit a heating element/ gas nozzle into the base, or build a self-powered unit made of flame-proof solar panels that double as video screens. Getting a subwoofer in there is going to be tough, though.

Looking forward to seeing somebody dancing up the trail with one of these in each hand...
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PostMon Oct 22, 2018 8:43 am 
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Thanks for the cool moniker DIY!
Calling me names really makes your opinion about how folks should be packing pots so much more important to emulate. rolleyes.gif

Yes, these might fall apart with one use, or develop holes at fold points, but so far that is pure speculation on anyone's part.
Let us know if you have some actual experience with these to share, and not just pejorative speculation and criticism.

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PostMon Oct 22, 2018 4:04 pm 
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I have one, its kind of cool. But not sure what i am going to do with it, most likely re-gift it.

\FYI 7.5 oz and its hard to fold into the pot shape
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PostTue Oct 23, 2018 6:25 am 
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Franco wrote:
I find it rather funny when people talk about wasted space when, if you do pack your pot efficiently, there is no wasted space.

Very true, but your existing perfectly usable and more efficient pot is not a bright new shiny object.  wink.gif

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Calling me names.  .  .  .

when you dish out a slur, expect one back bub
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PostTue Oct 23, 2018 12:31 pm 
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when you dish out a slur, expect one back bub

No kidding?
It would be hypocritical to expect otherwise.
Perhaps you can point out my "slur" against you that warranted name calling? hahaha

Kite, thank you for your impressions and input about this product.

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PostTue Oct 23, 2018 2:41 pm 
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This is easy.  You implied he was demanding that you follow his idiosyncratic pot packing method and that his method was just a personal preference.  Clearly, any space saving method is included in the implied set of "right ways" to pack a pot.   

Implying that someone calls his personal preference the one true way when this is not the case implies all sorts of nasty character traits such as arrogance, stupidity, lack of empathy, lack of self awareness, selfishness, and unleashed dog walking.  Well, maybe not the last one.  Since your comment seemed exagerated for humorous effect, I didn't find the response out of proportion.   The exchange made me laugh actually so hopefully no harm done.  Thank you both for the diverting intellectual content.
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PostTue Oct 23, 2018 3:46 pm 
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Here's a pretty good review, right up to about 3:00 minute mark where dude just dumps his uneaten food into the smoldering fire pit...
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PostTue Oct 23, 2018 8:09 pm 
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That video does a good job demonstrating the pot has its charms.

What's so bad about burning up extra food, so long as you actually burn it all up?  I know cans and foil don't belong in a fire, but won't food without bones burn completely?  Seems like next to eating it or packing it out, that could be the best way to eliminate it.
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PostTue Oct 23, 2018 9:02 pm 
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What's so bad about burning up extra food, so long as you actually burn it all up?  I know cans and foil don't belong in a fire, but won't food without bones burn completely?  Seems like next to eating it or packing it out, that could be the best way to eliminate it.

Most likely, not all of the food will burn up in the fire. This will attract mice, insects and other vermin to the camp. Over time this leads to a deeply infected camp. Old camps with dirty fire pits are disgusting and arguably dangerous and unhealthy places.

Are you kidding? He completes the cleaning process by wiping the remaining food out into the campsite! VERMIN CITY! Then he stuffs the smelly folded-up pot into his pocket!

"Slick as a whistle" Jeeebus! I can remember camping like that back in the 1970s when I was an ignorant teenage hippie moron. I'm older now, so I get to shake my fist and ridicule others for doing the same thing...
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PostTue Oct 23, 2018 9:09 pm 
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^ You've got to have a HOT fire to completely incinerate wet food. Otherwise what contour5 is saying there will occur: rodents and other critters will have a feast on the leftovers.

Just an FYI: it takes about three days to completely incinerate pork bones in a fire that's burning most of the day and night, and they stink something awful the entire time.

I'll stick with my cheap-ass $6.95 Ekco aluminum saucepan. Does the job. Doubles as a shovel when needed. Super lightweight. Just need to find a new handle since I stupidly broke it on a recent outing.


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PostWed Oct 24, 2018 3:47 am 
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OK, thanks for those comments on a keeping a clean camp.  I am all for nice clean soot and nothing else in a fire pit.  Still, it's a good review of the folding pot.  Obviously, sticking it in his pocket was a bit of a gimmick.  My biggest issue might be his choice of food.  Those instant mash pots contain a lot of additives.
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PostWed Oct 24, 2018 6:18 am 
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Schenk wrote:
Perhaps you can point out my "slur" against you

Here it is, obviously intended as a passive aggressive slur: 
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Did you mean to say "if you do it DIY's way"?
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