Snow Peak Camping Cookware

Snow Peak Camping Cookware

Garcia, Mike
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I like to go light because I like to feel light-of-foot. Hills are easier, up or down, and you’re not working overtime to balance so you can actually look around—which, after all, is why you came out here.

The Snow Peak Giga Power Stove epitomizes the go-light philosophy. In its carrying case it is a miniscule 1" x 2" x 3" and weighs a mere 3.25 ounces. At that weight, who’s counting, but if you buy it in titanium it drops to 2.5 ounces. Its light weight doesn’t mean it’s not hot, though—the Giga delivers 10,000 cooking BTUs. The stove comes in manual or auto model, the latter having a sparker for matchless lighting. Fuel can sizes include a 110, which burns full-throttle for 45 minutes, and a 250, which burns 90 minutes, again at full throttle. That’s a lot of cooking time. The 110 weighs in at seven ounces and the 250 at 13.1 ounces.

Now, combine your choice of stove with a cleverly designed Snow Peak Cookset and you can carry additional food or fluids because you’ll have the extra room. Two cooksets bear mentioning. The Mini Solo, at five fluid ounces, has a 10-ounce cup and a 24-ounce pot and will carry two 110 fuel canisters and your stove. This setup is the nicest solo unit I’ve come across. The Solo Combo is a whole camp kitchen in a 17.5 ounce package, and includes a 42-ounce aluminum pot with a 12-ounce lid; a titanium knife, fork, and spoon; a titanium eight-ounce cup; a poly cutting board; and a stuff sack. Once again, the stove and fuel fit inside and while it’s called a solo, it would work great for two as well. Lastly, Snow Peak also has the smallest, lightest lantern around at four ounces and delivers the equivalent of an 80-watt light bulb.
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