Ultralight cooking setup (Larapinta)

A place to chat about gear and the philosphy of ultralight. Ultralight bushwalking or backpacking focuses on carrying the lightest and simplest kit. There is still a good focus on safety and skill.
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Ultralight Bushwalking/backpacking is about more than just gear lists. Ultralight walkers carefully consider gear based on the environment they are entering, the weather forecast, their own skill, other people in the group. Gear and systems are tested and tweaked.
If you are new to this area then welcome - Please remember that although the same ultralight philosophy can be used in all environments that the specific gear and skill required will vary greatly. It is very dangerous to assume that you can just copy someone else's gear list, but you are encouraged to ask questions, learn and start reducing the pack weight and enjoying the freedom that comes.

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light backpacking base weight less than 9.1kg
ultralight backpacking base weight less than 4.5kg
super-ultralight backpacking base weight less than 2.3kg
extreme-ultralight backpacking base weight less than 1.4kg

Re: Ultralight cooking setup (Larapinta)

Postby Bill P » Sat 20 Mar, 2021 8:21 pm

hi gbagua.,

I walked Larapinta solo a couple of years ago. East to west, in a kinda lightweight fashion. 11 days, inc 3 half days. Loved it.

I used a supercat metho stove with a ti windshield and 900ml ti pot. Worked without issue. I also used home made CCF cosy.

I dont know why more bushwalkers dont use renewable fuels.

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Re: Ultralight cooking setup (Larapinta)

Postby ribuck » Sun 21 Mar, 2021 7:35 am

Bill P wrote:I dont know why more bushwalkers dont use renewable fuels.

Unfortunately, in NSW National Parks during a Park Fire Ban only gas stoves are exempted so that's what most of us own. Also, it's easier to meet the requirements for carrying a gas stove on a plane (one of the requirements for a stove is "no odour").

Ethanol (the useful component of metho) can be produced from renewable resources or from fossil fuels. I'm guessing Australian metho is the biofuel, but does anyone here know for certain?
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Re: Ultralight cooking setup (Larapinta)

Postby gbagua » Mon 22 Mar, 2021 12:45 pm

Bill P wrote:900ml ti pot


Hi Bill P. Just purchased one this morning and will insulate the handles against heat with SUGRU as this pot unlike the Pasta models doesn't offer that protection. Have you experienced this issue yourself?
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Re: Ultralight cooking setup (Larapinta)

Postby metastable » Mon 22 Mar, 2021 1:12 pm

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Re: Ultralight cooking setup (Larapinta)

Postby gbagua » Tue 23 Mar, 2021 7:27 am

Yes why not, good too but personally I prefer the blu tack style of "sugru" as it's highly mouldable; it behaves like clay! :)
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Re: Ultralight cooking setup (Larapinta)

Postby Stew63 » Wed 14 Apr, 2021 9:35 pm

My 'go to' UL stove is my CaulderCone at 130gms. Includes the awesomely designed, titanium cone(windshield)/600mlEverNewpot/burner - add weight of fuel.
But inside the tiny stove bag I normally have: 600ml EverNew pot, Cone, Burner, foil base, collapsible spoon, collapsable bowl, lighter, mini sink, measure cup, swiss knife, scourer/sponge = 270gm
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Re: Ultralight cooking setup (Larapinta)

Postby gbagua » Mon 26 Apr, 2021 2:13 pm

metastable wrote:What about using Silicon tape?

https://www.bunnings.com.au/tommy-tape- ... k_p1560475


Yes why not, YES! Ended up getting this one insisted rather than waiting for another international delivery.

It settled well, hopefully it will do its job in the field.

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Re: Ultralight cooking setup (Larapinta)

Postby Bill P » Tue 11 May, 2021 10:06 pm

Yes,! Insulating the folding pot handles is a great idea. Ive been using a folded up empty cup-a-soup packet.
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Re: Ultralight cooking setup (Larapinta)

Postby ChrisJHC » Wed 12 May, 2021 7:32 pm

gbagua wrote:Oops! I missed on the top right corner stating the number of serves. I'll try to squeeze as much as I can in the pot. After walking the whole day and getting up the next morning like a hungry wolf (my case) I'll need the 2 serves straight up! :)

Thanks.
I’d struggle to eat a double serve in one go (even after hiking all day).


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