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Good for backup, or a light pack.
on July 25, 2011
The Olicamp Space Saver isn't a bulletproof, titanium cooking tool, but it is very affordable and adequate to its intended purpose.
The cup will hold 16 oz. of liquid with enough headroom to comfortably boil that amount. This is exactly the amount of boiling water required for a standard Mountain House 2 serving, freeze dried entree packet. Measurements from 4 to 16 oz. are embossed on the side of the cup, which is convenient.
The cup itself is strong enough to hold up to normal use, but the metal has some give. If you step on it by accident, you'll probably be short a container. The handles are a thick wire. They don't feel particularly sturdy at first, but when I tested the cup on a gas stove (see customer image), I was surprised to find that they work quite well. They are rigid enough to safely support 16 oz. of hot liquid, and thin enough to remain mostly cool to the touch. I could actually pour the liquid into another container without spilling a drop and without a potholder of any sort, an advantage which I had not anticipated.
A 32 oz. Nalgene bottle nests tightly into the cup (the cup is easily removed, but will not easily fall off). I was able to fit the bottle with the cup into the water bottle pouch on an old military backpack with a little care. Any pouch that's made for a 32 oz. Nalgene will most likely also accept the cup.
I'm satisfied with the purchase so far.