Last Update: 17.Mar.2020
7.5 x 5 inches
2.5L pot w/ strainer lid; 1.5L pot; 2 plates; two 10.2 fl. oz. mugs w/ sip-it lids; pot lifter
1 lb. 12 oz.
Straining lid and lip
Deep dish plates
2 polypropylene DeepDish
Skillet not included
9.1 x 5.8 inches
Teflon-coated hard-anodized aluminum/polypropylene/nylon
3L pot; 2L pot; 2 lids; frypan; 4 plates; 4 bowls; 4 mugs w/ sip-it lids; pot gripper; storage sack
3 lbs. 10 oz.
Comprehensive - All items nest neatly within the 3-liter pot
Pinnacle-series hard-anodized aluminum pots
Excellent nonstick coating
Pot handle gets hot
5.25 x 5.25 inches
2 mugs; 2 bowls; 2 sporks; mesh bag
Easy to Use
There are various advantages of using these kits. Mess kits allow you to cook your food with so much ease. These kits are very portable and lightweight, and you conveniently stack them up in your backpack without any trouble and without adding any weight.
If you are a light backpacker, then such a kit will help immensely. They are made of FDA-approved and BPA-free materials, so they are healthy to use and cook. Some of these kits even feature non-stick options to cook a range of different recipes.
You can also find different types of mess kits that are designed to cater to different numbers of people. So it’s all about identifying your own needs and requirements and making a choice accordingly. There are different types of materials available, and the number of utensils available in the kits varies too.
There are different types of mess kits that you can find for hiking or camping.
There are various important features that you need to consider before buying the best mess kit for hiking. In this buying guide, we have highlighted them for your convenience
As we have just mentioned that there are different types of mess kits, you can find them on the market. These kits have a different number of utensils, pans, and posts in them. You need to make the right choice according to the number of people that will be joining you on your trip. It is important because you won’t need an all-inclusive mess kit when you are hitting the terrain alone. It’s just counterproductive, and it will also add to the weight on your back too.
It is also an integral factor to consider. It is because with the increase in several pans, pots, and utensils, the weight of the kit will increase. This will ultimately increase the weight of your backpack. So you need to pick the right kit according to your needs and requirements. It will ensure that you don’t add too much weight on your back.
As there are different items involved in a mess kit ranging from spokes to spoons, to pots and pans, different materials are used to make them.
As we have mentioned above, different materials offer different levels of durability. Stainless steel and titanium are the two of the most durable materials that you can find for a mess kit, but they also have uneven heating issues. On the other hand, BPA-free plastic is a good choice because it offers a decent amount of durability, and it is lightweight too. Silicone is durable too also has insulation issues
Some of the mess kits also come with additional accessories, which include sponges as well as napkins for easy cleaning and maintenance.
There are some alternatives to these mess kits that you can use. Cookware for backpacking and camping are good choices for you to consider only if you have a large group with you. These kits are not that light to carry, and they are not compact either because most of them feature cast iron or other metals. You should only consider them when you’re looking for camping with large groups of people.
Mess kits are extremely useful, and they can be very handy if you make the right choice based on your needs and requirements. Just go for the right kind of materials and make your decision based on the number of people that will be joining you on the trail.
You will find these kits extremely useful on your trips as you can cook it wherever and whenever you want. There are some alternatives available for you as well, but they are not as light and as compact as these mess kits. They are suitable for camping only, and you need to have a group of people for them.
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