Stanley Adventure Base Camp
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Pros Comprehensive, high end materialsSturdy construction and efficiency-oriented heat exchanger ring, locking universal pot gripperEnvironmental and health-friendly ceramic construction, lightweight and versatile overall constructionDurable, excellent frying pan for discerning cooks, great lid, great value for the setTeflon coating makes for easy clean up, pots and pan are a great size
Cons Pot handle gets hot, heavyHeavy, especially for a kit that requires addition of other features, heat exchanger ring is a little messyFragile coating and pots dent easily, no features beyond two basic potsHeavy, no non-stick coatingHeavy, must be conscious of scratching non-stick coating
Bottom Line Almost no matter what your camping kitchen needs are, this set (and sometimes a subset of what it includes) will do what you need.Primus set up this basic pot set with some attributes and features that optimize efficiency without bogging you down with finicky performance or gimmicky additions.The ceramic construction of these pots offer a healthy alternative to Teflon.A wonderful option for the frugal car camper.In its complete form, the Bugaboo is as close to your home cookware as we can envision.
Rating Categories GSI Pinnacle Camper PrimeTech 2.3L Pot Set MSR Ceramic 2-Pot Set Adventure Base Camp Bugaboo Camper
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Specs GSI Pinnacle Camper PrimeTech 2.3L Pot... MSR Ceramic 2-Pot... Adventure Base Camp Bugaboo Camper
Measured Weight 3.7 lbs 1.6 lbs 1 lbs 4.8 lbs 3.7 lbs
Material Hard-anodized Aluminum w/Non-Stick Coating Aluminum Hard-anodized Aluminum Stainless Steel; pot and pan bottoms have additional layers Hard-anodized Aluminum w/Non-Stick Coating
Components 2L pot, 8" frypan, strainer lid, 2 mugs, 2 bowls, handle 2 2.3L pots, 1 lid, pot tongs, padded/insulated storage bag 2L pot, 1.5L pot, strainer lid, 2 plates, 2 mugs, handle 3.5L pot, vented lid, 7" 3ply frying pan, cutting board, spatula with extending handle, serving spoon with extending handle, [4] 6in plates, [4] 22oz bowls, [4] sporks, dish drying rack, heat resistant trivet, locking bungee 3L pot, 2L pot, 2 strainer lids, 9" frypan, set of 4 mugs, bowls and plates, handle
Avg Boil Time (mins) 3.78 3.12 3.58 4.12 3.87
3L Pot? (>2.4L) 0 0 0 1 1
2L Pot? (1.5-2.4L) 1 2 1 0 1
1L Pot? (.5-1.4L) 0 0 0 0 0
Frying Pan? 1 0 0 1 1
Frying Pan Lid? Yes N/a N/a No Yes
Packed Size 8.5 x 4.6 in 7.9 x 5.3 in 5.3 x 7.8 in 11 x 6 x 11 in 9.4 x 5.5 in
Weight of pot closest to 1.5L, with lid and handle 1.0 lbs 0.9 lbs 0.5 lbs 1.9 lbs 0.9 lbs
Cooking Surfaces Pot and frypan both have non-stick Teflon coating Non-stick Teflon like coating One (1.5L) non-stick pot, One (2.5L) uncoated pot Stainless Steel Pots and frypan all have non-stick Teflon coating
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