BTW, it never occurred to me about the dirt on the bottom of the canister and the inside of my pot. My mind just went directly to "how compact can I make my cook kit?". That's a great insight and I'll have to think about how I want to handle it. I was thinking about getting a canister stand to make the whole rig a little more stable and that would help but not necessarily resolve the dirt issue.
I would really prefer to carry my beloved 12" cast iron skillet but, at a weight of just over 8 lbs... I am not an ultralight hiker/backpacker but nor am I stupid LOL
Thanks again - one more reason this forum quickly became my go-to for assistance and advice
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