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Old 08-26-14, 02:37 PM
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Pot Gripper?

Need a recommendation for a good sturdy pot gripper. Our old aluminum on is about done.
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Old 08-26-14, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Tandem Tom
Need a recommendation for a good sturdy pot gripper. Our old aluminum on is about done.

A lightweight tea towel can double as a pot gripper and the towel used to dry dishes ... and in a pinch it can be used to dry the dew off a tent.
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Assuming you mean the pliers, not the oven mitt, variety:

https://www.amazon.com/MSR-Pan-Handle...ler+Pot+Lifter

Will double as... not anything, really.
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Is this a real question?
I carry small vise grips on tour. It works for gripping the pot as well as many other things.
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As I cook with a Trangia cook set, I use the provided alloy gripper.
They are available separately though not having utilised other pots I can't vouch they would work with your gear.
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I use forceps or an alligator clip. Oh wait.... nevermind
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Originally Posted by edthesped
I use forceps or an alligator clip. Oh wait.... nevermind
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I did a word search on REI site for pot gripper, they had two. I got one there a few months ago on a closeout, the one I got apparently is now sold out so I won't bother to describe it.
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I have an MSR handle for my MSR cookware like the one in the Amazon link. Like jwa said, not really multi-functional, and, if memory serves, MSR changed up their attachment at some point in recent years, so a handle and a pot that were made at different times might not be compatible. I carry mine because it's still the best way to move my cookware around, but as a general purpose tool for moving hot stuff around (especially the lid of my Trangia) and all kinds of mechanical problems, I carry my RoboGrips Sears.com

It's one of the larger, heavier pieces in my traveling tool kit, but it's also one of the most frequently used, so it's worth it to me.
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Originally Posted by edthesped
I use forceps or an alligator clip. Oh wait.... nevermind
I can imagine the next logical thread:

Best Lightweight Bong for Touring in WA and CO

I have tours planned next year in Colorado and Washington state and am looking for the best, lightest smoking aparatus for touring. I should mention that my budget is tight because my current job doesn't pay well, so anything high end is out. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I can imagine the next logical thread:

Best Lightweight Bong for Touring in WA and CO

I have tours planned next year in Colorado and Washington state and am looking for the best, lightest smoking aparatus for touring. I should mention that my budget is tight because my current job doesn't pay well, so anything high end is out. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
You could probably figure something out with the seatpost??? I don't partake in smoking but I would love to see a seatpost bong or someone turn a Topeak Road Morph into a hookah or something.

Going back to the OP's question. I like the Primus one that came with my LiTech cookset. The whole set is pretty reasonably priced and not super heavy and I am sure you can probably buy the pot grabber separately or get something almost the same from MSR.
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Multitool?
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Multitool?
+1. Multipurpose > single purpose
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I have a pair of aluminum pliers made for cooking with dutch ovens and cooking pots. They work great and I use them as a bike tool also. Very light.
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Originally Posted by edthesped
I use forceps or an alligator clip. Oh wait.... nevermind
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Originally Posted by edthesped
I use forceps or an alligator clip. Oh wait.... nevermind
Yeah man, when I go touring I just use the feathered roach clip I keep on the rear view mirror of my waxed and glistening Pontiac Trans Am.
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Originally Posted by venturi95
Yeah man, when I go touring I just use the feathered roach clip I keep on the rear view mirror of my waxed and glistening Pontiac Trans Am.
Or a rusted out Pinto in my case...

I bet Richard Branson has one hanging in the cockpit of his 747...

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Originally Posted by edthesped
I use forceps or an alligator clip. Oh wait.... nevermind
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Originally Posted by dwmckee
I have a pair of aluminum pliers made for cooking with dutch ovens and cooking pots. They work great and I use them as a bike tool also. Very light.
These pliers are certainly good at what they do.

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I haven't used a pot gripper for a very long time. I use a Ti pot with an integrated wire handle.
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Originally Posted by jefft72
These pliers are certainly good at what they do.

That is what I have. Thanks for finding a picture. Hard to find but extremely light.
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I don't have any experience with bike touring, but I do have experience with camping. The two have some similarities, with bike touring obviously focusing on the bare basics. One day I hope that I will be able to undertake a bike tour. But it will be quite some time. Once kids are out of school perhaps. I have many years to prepare and plan.
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Originally Posted by dwmckee
That is what I have. Thanks for finding a picture. Hard to find but extremely light.
Maybe the local scout store?

This might work and it's cheap.

Amazon.com: Coghlan's 7760 Aluminum Pot Holder: Sports & Outdoors
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