It is a very nifty set, and works well.....except that the lid will melt into your pot if exposed to the slightest flame.
As someone who enjoys remote camping, I need my gear to be durable, so I set out to upgrade this pitiful plastic lid to something that will stand the test of time.
btw minimalist is not a word. A friend recently told me this. But new words are being added to the english language all the time. I heard on NPR the other day that F-bomb is being added to the 2012 Merriam-Webster Dictionary.True story. So I am going to continue saying minimalist.
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Step 1: Supplies and Materials
- A large metal cannister with a bottom as large in circumference as the pot. I used a small beer keg.
- A drill
- Metal sheet cutter or Dremmel
Step 2: Step 1: Trace and Cut out the New Lid
Then, drill a large hole and cut out the circle with the metal sheet cutter or a dremmel (I tried a dremmel first, and it was much harder than using the sheet cutter).
Step 3: Step 2: Trim Edges and Make the Tabs
Then, cut the excess off.
Bend your tabs so they have a little more than a right angle to them. You want the tabs to fit snuggly, but not too tight, over the outside of the pot.
Your edges will be extremely sharp so be careful.