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  1. mangorockfish

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    Can anyone explain the major difference between a Mors pot and the grease pot WalMart sells? I'm wanting to put together a new cook kit and am highly considering the grease pot to go with my Stanley pot(s), SS cup and cold handle skillet. Y or N?
     
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    Mors pots have a metal bail and foldable butterfly side handles.

    EDIT: Also weight. The Mors is made of aluminum, so is lighter.
     
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    What John said. A bit more functional and easier to pack, but the grease pot works, too.
     
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    Yup, that about sums it up.
     
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    Make the grease pot work for you :dblthumb:
     
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    The Mors pot is my favorite piece of cooking kit.
     
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    I thought it was 4 Dog?
     
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    I thought 4 dog was just the distributor, I could be wrong.
    I have both and they are very similar.
     
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    I could be wrong too.
     
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    Two wrongs don't make a right. Couldn't resist.:rolleyes:
     
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    I also might be wrong, but I thought the Mors pot was hard anodized (says so on 4Dog's site), the Walmart grease pot is base aluminum (ding city).
     
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    Open country makes the mors pot but 4 dog is the main guy. If you order similar pots from open country the are aluminum not anodized. The anodized mors pots are best from 4 dog in my opinion.... also the pout spout and quality are major differences
     
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    No, but three lefts do. :D
     
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    I have the 4 Dog version, it's fantastic.
     
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    You can steam cook fish, eggs, and veggies with the strainer insert if you chose the Kmart grease pot. More bang for your few bucks :dblthumb:
     
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    I had a Walmart grease pot. It seemed useful and easily modded. I ended up giving it away, as I already had excessive cooking gear.

    Other alternatives might be a German mess kit, or my latest favorite, the Chihee kettle.
     
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    My kids and I have used a Wal-Mart grease pots for back-packing for years. I highly recommend them and still use them for my car kits GHB. I drill two holes in the top of mine and feed a wire coat hanger in to make a pot hanger, which works like a charm. It's just durable enough to withstand being squished & bouncing around inside my pack, but still light weight. It weighs like 7 or 8 ounces, which is pretty good for it's size. The lid fits and holds well. The capacity is about 1.25 or so liters, so it's plenty big enough for dehydrated trail cooking. Honestly, it's one of those back-packing items (BSR Stove, Smart water 1 liter bottle canteen, ect) that doesn't cost much but performs about as good as any high dollar counterpart. I eventually switched out for titanium cookware, but honestly there isn't much of a real world performance difference. The titanium lids don't fit the Toaks pots well, which drives me crazy. On the plus side I don't have health concerns about eating from non-adonized aluminum (if that's even a real issue.) I follow HomemadeWanderlust's You-tube channel. She's a triple crown back-packer with probably a $2,000 pack set-up. All that high dollar gear and she still carries her aluminum grease pot for cooking because it just works.
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    Never used a Mors pot. I do own a stainless steel Self Reliance Outfitter 120 Oz. Bush Pot with lid. Due to the weight and bulk of it, it's never actually seen woods use. Different strokes for different folks I guess. I'm a back-packer so you're getting that perspective from me. If you're car, horse pack or canoe camping, almost anything goes. Bring a Cast Iron Dutch oven if it pleases you.
     
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    I got a WalMart grease pot, Stanley cook pot and an SS cup, some chocolate milk, and some OTC drugs, but I don't think you want to hear about that, today. The Stanley pot sits in the SS cup which sits in the grease pot and the lid fits snuggly on it. Loving it. IMG_1632 (1).JPG IMG_1630 (1).JPG IMG_1626 (1).JPG Now, throw my 7/8" cold handle fry pan in, I have all my bases covered. Where's that damn kayak, I'm ready to go!!!
     
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    As listed above: “$$”, “butterfly handles”, and I’ll add hype. I have a much used Mors Bush Pot and about 30 or 40, maybe 50 other other kettles/pots. Comes to packing it away in my kit, the Mors Pot is far from my favorite pot/kettle in its size; the bale is the thing replace it with something tidier and it’d come up a notch or 3 in my estimation... Also don’t like the Mors do nothing lid... I like a bowl/pan/pot lid... Still, a lot of people using them,,, me too sometimes...

    I don’t shop at Walmart, so no Walmart grease pot in my collection,,, seen them though,,, for one person, and for the money, they’re a great deal... Sure a lot of people using them...
     
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    Someone will probably stab me for saying this... not like it’s the first time I’ve been stabbed.... the mors pot may not be perfect and I have owned ones with nicer features although as all around good, but... it beats the zebra pot.... there I said it... lol
     
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    Took my Mors sized Zebra Pot camping once,,, 2 or 3 years ago,,, Can’t imagine using it again,,,
     
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    Not got to use the "grease pot" yet, but think I'm going to like it. Other than my fry pan, all my cooking kit nests in it with the lid in place
     
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    ALLOW the grease pot to work for you...

    the real bottom line is

    ¿ will it cook your supper ?
     
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    Speaking of bass... :4: are you going fishing?

    Very nice looking kit, congrats!
     
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    Thanks, got that corrected.
     
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    Open Country makes the Mors pot for Four Dog Stoves. It is basically an Open Country perc that has been hard anodized, and with a different lid, with our without the bail handle. You could buy the 5-cup Open Country perc, paint the outside with black high temp paint, and for under $10 have pretty much the same thing.
     
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    I have a Grease Pot (about 6 cups) and the 5 and 8 cup Mors Pots.

    They weigh 3.8, 8, and 11.5oz respectively. The Grease Pot is lighter and 2x the capacity of the MSR Titan Kettle (.7 L, iirc).

    With a copper wire bail, my grease pot weighs 4.5oz. It is non-anodized aluminum, dings easily, but isn't fragile... just don't throw your pack around, or jam stuff in on top of it. This is a good backpacking pot, especially on an alcohol stove (vs suspended over a fire). Because of it's flatter shape, a bail makes it sorta tippy in my opinion... a 'long' pot like the Mors just seems to hang better/more stably.

    I like the Mors Pots because of the spout, handles, and bail. I am considering removing the bails and straightening the 'ears' a bit and replacing the bails with some chain or cable, so they'll nest. I like the smaller one for backpacking, the larger for canoeing. They can stand a lot more abuse than the grease pot.

    Looking back, I wish I'd gotten the two Mors Pots first. I don't use the grease pot much anymore.
     
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    A lot of good stuff in this thread, and some BS also, such as "buy the five cup open country perk, paint the outside with black high temp paint and for under $10.00 you pretty much have the same thing", that couldn't be further from the truth.
    Black high temp paint will color the outside of the pot that's true, but it won't magically make it the same as an anodized pot, nor will it allow you to prepare acidic foods such as tomato based foods in a non treated aluminum pot.
    In my opinion discussions like this usually become argumentative because they usually involve two types of people, one type is willing to sacrifice their money to have high quality gear, the other type is willing to sacrifice quality in order to keep their hard earned dollars, and you'll usually never get the two to agree on which is the best choice.
    I say "hike your own hike", choose what ever kind of cook pot that works for you, and you are welcome at my fire anytime, just don't put your cheap Wally World grease pot anywhere near my beloved Mors Bush Pot. :28: :4:
     
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    I’ll take photos tonight but you can trim the bale on 1.1 liter so it functions the same but comes off making it nestable....
     
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    Last night, I cooked my not-yet-world-famous Ramen noodle recipe for supper in my new "grease pot". I cooked it in the kitchen as it was too doggone hot out side and I had worked out in it all day. Man, I love that thing.
     
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