Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
expanding cooking system
Normally backpacking I hike with my partner, and sometimes our 2 kids. This summer I am dragging along 2 additional kids for a week long trip to Cape Scott (4 kids total, ages 10-13), and looking to expand my cooking gear to accompany them all.
Personal dishes are covered, I'll just give each of them a 'cheap' stainless bowl (easy to find at thrift stores, I have a couple) and sporks all around. Where I am running into trouble is the actual cooking part. Right now I have my own 600mL pot with lid/pan, and a 1.6L pot for when I have company. Everything (pots cups utensils) is titanium, makes for easy maintenance as many hikes are by the ocean, and sand scrubbing doesn't mix with non-stick coatings. What I'm looking for is ideas for upgrading this system for 6 people without spending a fortune. Even a 'light' stainless pot, 2-3L, would work, I just ran out of ideas where to find one without spending a ton (cheapest titanium 2L is $50US)
Likely meals I'd be doing are self dehydrated Chili, Pasta, Shepherd's pie, Curried rice etc (and pizza, but don't need another pot for that).