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The blessing of solitude.
Whether you're detoxing from social situations for just one night or several, bring along the MSR Trail Mini Solo Cook Set. Its comforting hiss is a welcome replacement to the sound of human voices as you boil water for dinner, breakfast, or a drink in between. The entire set weighs less than eight ounces, meaning you can throw it in your pack next to your trad rack for a crag-side warming beverage—that you might deign to share with people—or snuggle it in by your sleeping pad for a solo campsite meal, without being weighed down. The anodized aluminum pot is durable and low-profile, and can contain a fuel canister and stove (sold separately) to maximize pack space.
- Cookset for solitary trips into nature
- Anodized aluminum pot conducts heat evenly
- Secure pot lifter is ultralight
- Lid has straining ports for versatility
- 16oz bowl serves one person
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- Q & A
Great size and construction
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If you like four-ounce fuel canisters, this pot is great, even for two people. The canister nests perfectly in the pot. Then you can drop in your stove, handle and matches/lighter, place the lid on top and secure everything with the mesh bag. No rattling or shifting in your pack.
The thing left to be desired is measurement marks on the inside of the pot. There’s only one tick mark at 750 ml, which seems arbitrary as many backpacker meals call for water between 300 and 600 ml. The included bowl does have measurement marks, but I haven’t found much use for it beyond that—usually I’m either eating out of the meal bag or drinking out of the pot itself. As a matter of fact I accidentally melted my bowl when it got too close to a flame. Now I just use a Nalgene to measure water. One less thing to carry.
This pot is great for two people if you don’t mind cooking two meals one after the other. It only takes a couple minutes for water to boil. Plus even if the pot was big enough for two meals, you can’t divide the water accurately because there are no tick marks inside the pot.
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