I will be going on a canoe trip with my family in a few weeks. We are looking to get some cookware to replace my father's old aluminum set.
We're looking for a nesting set that tops off in the 4 to 6 quart range that's stainless steel, ideally with copper or aluminum bottoms to help distribute heat. We're also open to titanium (or other materials if they are non-toxic) but I would be surprised if someone makes a 6-quart titanium pot.
We want to avoid non-stick coatings (except perhaps ceramic coatings?)
Many of the high-end gear suppliers are now offering non-stick pots which we don't want.
Many of the low-end gear suppliers are still offering crap.
Edit: as I was writing this question up I found the set below which seems to fill the bill, but I'm going to post this question anyways, in case anyone has any better suggestions.
Any other suggestions or thoughts? Thanks!
asked byArrowsican (610)
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on August 31, 2012
at 05:52 AM
I've used the same titanium cooking set that I got from REI for about 7 years now, and I love it. It's light (big deal for backpacking) indestructable, and it cooks evenly. It's a little more expensive, but you'll never buy another cooking set. You may need to settle for stainless steel for the larger 6 qt. piece, but I would get a titanium set for the rest.
on August 30, 2012
at 05:58 PM
The problem with the mirror-finish on the pans you posted is the sticking factor. Even when greased well, it still isn't enough. I ditched it for cast iron.
We camp a lot with Cub Scouts and I am one of the usual cooks. We use a huge cast-iron skillet, baking sheets, cast-iron Dutch ovens, and an over-the-fire grill to do the cooking. We cook any breakfast meats and potatoes on the baking sheets over the flame and cook the scrambled eggs in the cast iron skillet. I still use the pots from a set like what you posted, but only to heat water for the wash bins (big one) and as plates.