OpenCountryCampware Aluminum pot?

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  1. allfatherodin

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    http://www.opencountrycampware.com/...-Quart-Non-Stick-Kettle/session_7f5f0fb4009d/

    So I found pots on this site for crazy cheap... In comparison to others. Looks very similar to the Mors pot, but it doesn't have the handles on the sides, and it has a "Xylan" coating instead of anodized.... Which is the worrying thing. Not sure about that material. Messaged them about it, but I try and stay way from non stick.

    Anyone have experience with this stuff?
     
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    They make good stuff. They make the mors pot.
     
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    Sure wish they did for $6 or even double that, like they are with the pot on their website. I'm pretty on the fence about $40 ish for the Mors pot if this one is $6.
     
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    I've had that pot for maybe eight years. It's a good pot. I've used the lid as a fry pan (works so so). It does dent easily.

    I don't use it much because I prefer something a little taller than wide, so it is less likely to tip. I also like a pour spout (but my zebra doesn't have one). Obviously it's tough to pour without any locking bail or side handles, as well. But! For six dollars (I think I paid $10 or so), it's a good pot.
     
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    I would have thought a wider pot would be less likely to tip? :p Or do you men when it's hanging?
     
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    I have the big one. It's pretty nice, but as others have said, it dents kind of easy (not like a little bump will dent it, but its certainly no stainless pot). I've been thinking about getting the smaller one, for $6, its a steal

    Edit: Well, I finally bought it. As well as the backpackers grill for $3 and the individual mess kit for $8. My only gripe is that shipping was almost half of the total price, and I am only a 2hr. drive from them...
     
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    When hanging. Sitting on the ground isn't an issue.
     
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    I cant even see a shipping quote to Canada, though they say they do ship here.

    I did a little reading up on the coating these pots have. It looks a little iffy. I wonder if it would be easy enough to remove.
     
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    I had to start the checkout process to view shipping. I'm not sure about the coating, I think my current pot might be uncoated? I will have to compare when my new one arrives

    Edit: the pot I currently have from them is definitely uncoated. I will probably try and strip the coating off of the one I just ordered, not sure how yet
     
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    The Mors pot is just a spinoff from their coffee perk pot. I added a bail kit to mine.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Pots with lids cook faster more efficiently .
    I avoid bare aluminum for it's Alzheimer's reputation . I'd much rather deal with coatings I can see and deal with .
    Pans and pots I use I do not use abrasives on ,and wood or plastic utensils only .
    I try very had not to let things burn while cooking, it tends to do long term damage .
    When done cooking eggs I merely wipe out the pan with a paper towel ,water never is used . then I put it's lid on it till the next use.
     
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    Do the peculator guts fit the mors pot?
     
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    Never tried, but it probably will if you switch the perc lid too
     
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    If it were me, I would spend a little bit more and get a Snow Peak No 1 kettle.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    I did it rides in the open country 2 qt. Pot. :) I have a modular system for my cook kit. I have made stuff sacks for everything

    open country > snow peak #1 kettle > toaks 600 ml mug/pot > toaks 375 ml mug/pot with lid> toaks folding spork, spoon and a tea ball all nestled together on the bigger pots you have to flip the lids in another set is a 7in carbon steel frying pan nestled in a snow peak ti plate and a pampered chef mini spatula. . I take what I need for a spacific trip
    I also have the open country 5 cup percolator and 8 in frying pan that I take car camping when family goes. The divided plates they sell are great for the kids
     
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    What’s that Spatula look like?
     
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    I am confused why they don't just sell the perc kit, with the lid from the that coated pot. They'd probably sell more that way.

    Was it hard to add that bail handle? Because that looks to be just what i'm looking for, really. If it was anodized it WOULD BE the mors pot, eh?
     
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    It was easy...drill holes and peen the rivets. Make sure you feed the bail through the second bracket before riveting...otherwise the bail will be impossible to put on.
     
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    Good quality camp coffee pots from the 50s, 60s and later that are very similar to the Mors pot can be found all the time for around $15-$25 on eBay. They are the pots that came in most of the camp sets and were made by Mirro, Wearever, Palco etc.

    They are unlined aluminum Which I prefer so just be prepared when the whole family drops dead following afternoon tea.
     
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    What makes unlined aluminum so bad??.....I forgot









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    Open Country used to be part of Mirro. You will see similarities between the two.

    $3 Coffee boiler from the Thrift store

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yes it is about 2 inches wide they come in steel and nylon I had looked for a small spatula for a long time she was going through a shipment to deliver stuff and laid it out on the table. When I saw it I had her order me one.
    There is a picture of my cook set including the spatula on this thread

    https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/titanium-vs-stainless-steel.244003/#post-4290116
     
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