The Trek is a cook set that comes with a folding handled pot and folding handled lid.
This can be packed together in a mesh stuff sack for super light packing.
The Trek 1400 is made to stack with Trek 700 .
The Trek 900 stacks in the Trek 1400, and the Trek 700 stacks in the Trek 900.
ti lid made by Four Dog Add $5.00
DX lid with ti bail handle Add $15.00
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Posted by Rudy on 8th Nov 2013
I purchased the 700, 900, and 1400 with lids and a bail wire from Four Dog Stove. They are replacing my 20 year old Boy Scout aluminum cook kit. I mainly cook on wood fires and keeping the ash out of my food is important along with being able to remove the pot from my heat source without spilling the contents and burning myself. A lid and bail wire are a must for me. So far all the pieces have performed wonderfully.
700: This is my cup. I'll put water in it with cocoa or tea. Set it close to the fire while I cook. This way my drink is ready when I am done cooking.
900: This kit has the perfect size pot for solo or duo backpacking. The pan is just too small for cooking a variety of foods. The only thing I can see cooking in it is a fried egg and corned beef hash which I have done.
1400: The kit has the perfect size pan for cooking fried eggs, grilled cheese, spam, corned beef hash, quesadillas, and a variety of other backpacking foods. The pot is big and I can only see "needing" it if I had to melt snow or when my 3 kids get bigger and start backpacking with me.
Now I did say "Almost a 5". Time for the bad/negative. I had to profile the lids a bit. All but the 700 lid would stick in the pan when putting the pan upside down on the pot for storage. My dermal and eye-balling got the lids to not stick in the pans anymore.
Not Four Dog Stove's fault, but the 700, 900, and 1400 pots and pans do not nest as Snow Peak designed them when you add the bail wire and lids. You have to get creative and start flipping lids and setting pots in the pans for nesting. I was able to get the 700, 900, and 1400 to nest with all the pots, pans, lids, and bail wire.
Some mods that I suggest for you or Four Dog Stove to do:
The lids come with what I would call a large handle. I have replaced all of the wooden handles with a cork handle (a cut wine bottle cork rubbed with wax for "waterproofing"). I also replaced the large screw with a lightweight aluminum wood screw. I have thought about longevity with the cork and I may try getting an aluminum screw and post to put on the lid and dipping the new handle in plastic coating (I picked it up years ago at a hardware store) used for tools.
The bail wire really does need a center notch. This helps the pot grab and center to a stick, pole, knife when suspended. All I did was grab the center of the bail wire with some needle nose pliers and put in a slight notch.
The plastic coating I mentioned is great to use on the very end of the pan handle. It serves two functions. You can hold the handle without worrying about it burning you during cooking and it keeps the handle from rattling against the pan when folded up. Since I put my pot directly over or in fire I do not use it on the pot since it will melt and catch on fire.
That's about it! I look forward using this cookware for decades and letting my boys use them when they start Boy Scouts.
Posted by Dan on 29th Oct 2013
Great modifications on the SnowPeak gear. The custom lid fits perfectly (as indicated in their video) on pot, the pan as well as the bowl if you bought that separately as I did.
Using the snowpeak bowl (not part of the package) and the custom lid makes a very effective steam baking system.
The bale handle/wire is flexible and seems like it will last a long time (and be easily replaceable if not)
My only regret was not ordering an additional lid for the 900 I already had. Will certainly get that as well as maybe another lid for another bowl
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