Camping pots don’t come any any lighter or more compact than the Hexa Pot and if you care so much about your pack weight and you only cook food with water like noodles, soup and pasta, it may just be what you’re looking for. I’ve never tried it before but I think you can boil water with any paper as long as the paper doesnt leak – I’ve seen people boil water in a plastic bottle and paper that contains water doesn’t burn. Now I don’t recommend boiling water in a plastic bottle because there are some safety issues with heating up plastic.
The Hexa Pot is ”made from a special non-toxic waterproofing multi-ply paper material” so it’s safe to cook with and won’t leak. The paper pot may be safer than traditional metal pots because it doesn’t produce harmful health effects from iron, nickel and chromium. When you’re done, just throw it away (responsibly.) The material is 100% biodegradable.
Packing the Hexa Pot is easy – it comes folded flat so it takes very little space in your backpack. It’s also cleverly designed – the hexagonal shape makes it easy to pour the contents out into another container and the flaps on the sides keep the lid in place during cooking and serves as a handle for easy handling. The flaps do not retain any heat.
The Hexa Pot is a Kickstarter project by a new company called Energia. They need to raise at least $25,000 by Friday Jan 27, 4:59pm EST for it to be funded. You can help out by pledging a minimum of $1. If you pledge a $100 or more you get 48 paper cooking pots. Shipping is free in the USA. If you’re from someplace else you need to add shipping cost of $5-$25 depending on where you are and how much you’re pledging.
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All images are taken from Energia’s Kickstarter page.