Whiteburn's Wanderings

One man's wanderings backpacking around Scotland plus the odd digression

More Pot Cosy’s

During this year’s Pyrenees jaunt I used a very simple cosy knocked up from 3mm flooring underlay & Ali tape; less bulk than my trusty sleeping mat cosy & less than ½ the weight; it worked very well for the 6 weeks but was a little battered at the end, time to make another.

Ali tape cosy

The other criticism I had was that I needed to use a small bag for carriage to keep the lid, & the pot contents, in place; not ideal, time for an improved design.

I’ve since knocked up an improved version for the Evernew 1L Pasta Pot & 0.9L Short Pot.   Using some ‘scrap’ pieces of lightweight Pertex & impact adhesive I skinned the 3mm underlay; the resulting ‘material’ is lightweight, flexible but substantially tougher than the taped version; both cosy’s come in at around 20g.  During a recent ‘field test’ the meal was accidentally left in the cosy for 40mins & was still too hot to shovel down.

New cosy use

I made the cosy’s large enough for the handles to be folded inside & with the lid attached with 3 poppers it’s very secure in transit.

New cosy packed

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This entry was posted on October 13, 2015 by in Gear, MYOG and tagged , , .
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