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Pot Cosy and Windshield Kit

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Product Code:  QE102
Brand:  Backpackinglight.co.uk

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The idea of saving a considerable amount of fuel and maintaining heat in your cooking pot (instead of simmering) by adding a layer of insulation in the form of a pot cosy isn't new.

If you are a user of freeze dried packet food. You know what its like to taste your meal  getting colder as you try to eat it as fast as you can before it turns unpleasant. Wouldn't it be great to have some kind of cosy to keep it warmer longer?

Finally, how about an inexpensive  lightweight windshield you could fold and keep 'inside' your cook set for those 'uberlight' days.

Gossamer gear sell a great many of thier cosy covers which work in conjunction with their own sized cooksets. We've now found the same highly heat reflective and insulated material and there's enough in the sheet provided in this kit, to make two or three pot cosy's and have enough left over to use as a effective windshield. For really cold conditions you could make a cosy 'double thick' for even more insulation.

All you will need is a pair of scissors, a marker pen, some gaffa or aliminium tape and ten minutes of your time. Blue Peter badge optional.

Simply put the cookpot on the sheet, mark around it loosely and cut out the circle. Then decide how high you want the sides to allow for 'roll over' at the top, and then cut enough to go around the outside of the pot. Don't make it too tight a fit though, to allow you to get the pot in.

Invert the pot onto something which will lift it above the work surface such as a coiled magazine and put the material in place. Use a few small strips of gaffa to stick it all together and cut out any holes for handles as you see fit. Job done!

Use the same method to create a custom cosy holder for packet food and give you self a flat bottom, so the packet can stand while it keeps warm.

In use. Bring your food to the boil as per the cooking instructions, then shut off the gas. Carefully slide the complete pot into the cosy, fold down the lid and wait the normal simmering time or slightly longer. In tests we have found 500ml of boiled water will still be too hot to touch after 30 mins.

When using this material near to a flame as a windshield, be aware that direct intense heat will melt the insulation sandwiched between the aluminium foil. However it is flame resistant and the foil can still be used as a windshield.

Check out our YouTube video for more information on how to make a pot cosy.

Technical Spec

  • Sheet size: 500mm x 600mm
  • Thickness: 4mm
  • Insulation properties: 1.393 M2K/W (equivalent to 55mm of polystyrene)
  • Achieves Class 1 surface spread of flame tested to BS 476 Part 7
  • CFC & HCFC Free
  • Weight: ~68g for 0.3m2 (227g/m2)
Average Rating (39 Reviews):  
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Rating:  
Good piece of kit
Friday, 27 May 2016  | 

Good piece of kit, easy to cut out and set up kept for piping hot

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Pot cosy and windshield
Thursday, 28 April 2016  | 

Not used yet, but very light. Backpackinglight.co.uk are a mine of information to hikers & their service is second to none.

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Pot Cosyand Windsheild Kit
Monday, 25 April 2016  | 

As always sent very quick and with care.

The level of service is really excellent and backpackinglite should be very proud of the customer care and service they offer.

The material for the pot cosy was good and there was enough to make a double pot cosy for a 650 alpkit plus a 500ml mug and a pouch cosy for dehydrated meals.

Many Thanks.

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Very handy
Monday, 11 April 2016  | 

There was enough to make a double pot cozy and a pouch for dehydrated meals. I used aluminium tape - found homebase was cheapest. I am walking a few sections of the west highland way this week, wild camping so will be able to put them to use. The Skittles will come in handy too!

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Pot Cosy
Monday, 1 February 2016  | 

Very useful, will save me a lot of gas.
Excellent service, thank you!

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MYOG Pot Cosy
Monday, 25 January 2016  | 

Great instructional video made making cosy very easy ... departed from the video with outer cosy and made this continous withut slot for handles. Very please with outcome.

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Rating:  
Great item for a windcreen and cook pot shield
Monday, 18 January 2016  | 

Very pleased with this item - lightweight and has worked well for the purposes outlined above.

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Rating:  
a simple idea, no gimmicks
Monday, 14 December 2015  | 

father and son time, lol, yes looked in poundland poundworld poundstrechers even B&Q, its simply what it is, thank you for the great customer service,the Christmas card hand written, and the packet skittles

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Pot cosy kit
Tuesday, 17 November 2015  | 

Followed the online tutorial with 5yr old daughter and together we made two pot cosies for 650ml and 900ml Alpkit pots. Used Aluminium tape which cost 4.00 for a roll - better than duct tape. Really pleased: looks good and works better than expected. As the kid says: "Coseeee!"

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pot cosy
Thursday, 7 May 2015  | 

A fantastic piece of kit just what i have been looking for. However a little niggle if the sheet had been a little larger it would have made a complete pouch for packet meals as well as my pot cosy.

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