Camping cookware

Submitted: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 12:39
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Hi Everyone
Done the usual - searched the site, did a google on the net and worn the leather off me shoes looking - can anyone help me out? I am looking for a set of aluminium or stainless saucepans say from 1 - 3 litres capacity that fit inside each other and have a detachable handle - if anyone knows of a store of Australian website where I might buy some - I would be most appreciative.
Cheers
Pete
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Reply By: Vince NSW - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 13:04

Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 13:04
Pete
We use stainless billies that nest and we picked up a handle that grips the top side. This acts like a pair of milti grips. The grip goes over the lip on the billy and you close the handles like pliers. These work well but not muck chop on aluminium as they tend to dent the lip. We picked the handle up from Boots camping.
Hope this helps
Vince
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 13:17

Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 13:17
Thanks Vince the idea sounds good - will run it past she who must be obeyed.
Cheers
Pete
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Reply By: The Banjo - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 13:54

Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 13:54
Yep....its a snag.....we have a nesting set of pans that are 30 years old (still good) but haven't seen them anywhere new. Its a great concept for camping ....someone aught to make them !
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Reply By: Member Colin - NSW Bungendore - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 15:09

Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 15:09
Yep - handles are a pain. But be careful what you buy - the last trip I did down the CSR (for 3 weeks), we shared utensils, cooking gear, food etc., between the 3 Subarus, to save weight. The frypan was a backpacking type with a collapsable handle - and it did that very well ! I dropped 2 meals in the dirt as a result. If that frypan appears on our Calvert Ra trip in June, I will drive over it!

FYI - One of the best bits of gear I use, is a pressure cooker, it cooks veges quick, needs minimum water or heat - belonged to my parents - must be 50 years old.

Good luck
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Reply By: greydemon - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 15:15

Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 15:15
Hi Patrol22,

Last year I bought a set of nesting stainless steel pans from Ranger camping (www.rangercamping.com.au), with an spouted stainless steel billy and a cast iron dutch oven this covers most things for me. The lids are all designed to double as frying pans, and the set included four stainless steel shallow bowls/deep plates, fairly small but functional. The handles are attached bit fold back for storage.

It took me a while to find them in the shop in Cannington (WA) because for some reason they had pots and billies in three or four diferent places, I never did work out why. I had actually decided that they didn't have what I wanted and was just browsing around looking at the 'toys' when I came across them. Obviously I haven't had them long enough to comment on how long they will last but other than that can highly recommend them.

greydemon
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Reply By: Cammo - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 16:01

Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 16:01
Have you tried stores such as Paddy Palin, Kathmandu, SNowgum, Mountian Designs etc. I have a smallish cookware set that all fit inside each other for hiking. They are designed to work on MSR and Trangia type stoves so may be a bit small for what you are lookig for.
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 17:31

Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 17:31
Cammo's on the money, Trangia make a handle that would suit and their bowls are from 1 to 3 litre's and sit inside one another.

Baz.
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 18:29

Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 18:29
Thanks everyone - think I've found what I'm after on the Paddy Pallin site and will check out their Canberra store tomorrow.
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 22:12

Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 22:12
Pete I had the same problem a few years back.
Go to a st vinies or one of those charity stores and buy some second hand pots and see if they fit inside one another and remove handles then buy one of those triange pot liftters and bobs your auntie.All for a cost of about $15 the dearest part was the pot liftter.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Wednesday, May 05, 2004 at 08:29

Wednesday, May 05, 2004 at 08:29
Thanks Eric - never thought of that. Won't hurt so much when I burn the bottom will it?
Cheers
Pete
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Wednesday, May 05, 2004 at 13:01

Wednesday, May 05, 2004 at 13:01
Scout shops usually have a range of this type of gear as well
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Follow Up By: Phil G - Wednesday, May 05, 2004 at 20:53

Wednesday, May 05, 2004 at 20:53
Eric,
I've done exactly the same as you, and removed all the handles.

My collection is:
Trangia tool (potholder) sits inside
16cm, 18cm SS pots with lids from Cheap as chips ($15) which sit inside
20cm steamer set, which sit inside
8 litre SS pot from cheap as chips ($8) which sits inside
small size bedourie oven.

The trangia tool costs $10 from camping shops. The 8 litre pot is great for heating water for showers, washing etc. Lids get tucked in here and there.
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