Best way cleaning camping cookware?

golokon

New Member
Hello everyone,

Just got myself a titanium pan from HPro and some titanium folding sporks from timberbrother on amazon for my next camping plan, my wonder is: what’s the best way cleaning titanium camping cookware? Anybody have experience or know how on maintaining them?

Many thanks!
 

Bomber2012

Well-Known Member
Spread them out on the back lawn and give them a blast with the gerni , can't see that hurting the titanium .
Failing that contact the manufacturer and ask their advice.
 

muc the truck

Well-Known Member
I use cast iron . while its hot tip in some cold water with washing detergent , if its really baked on let it boil and clean its self . rinse with clean water and oil . most of the time it only needs a wipe out and re oil as cast-iron makes its own non stick coating unless you burn stuff.
we also use the same cleaning method on stainless steel so I don't see any reason why titanium would be any different . you will be surprised what dishwashing detergent will remove when boiling
 

ULost2

Well-Known Member
Hello everyone,

Just got myself a titanium pan from HPro and some titanium folding sporks from timberbrother on amazon for my next camping plan, my wonder is: what’s the best way cleaning titanium camping cookware? Anybody have experience or know how on maintaining them?

Many thanks!
getting rough on the range now :rolleyes:
they shouldn't need 'cleaning' I would have thought. just wipe it out and let dry.
 

paul-gee

Member
Be as light or tough on it as required. It's titanium so it's tough.

For my titanium and alloy cookware I use a little detergent and a chux. If I need something a little abrasive to remove cooked on food, a little sand can be added from the creekbed, to act as a scourer. (Be careful with this on soft aluminium.)
 

oldlux

Well-Known Member
Hmmm.
Give it to the wife.




Then move out of throwing distance. And that all depend on how well she takes...
My wife of many years packed up and shot through for some unknown reason some years back so now I give my tucker stuff to the ants and they unlike her seem the relish the cleaning up. Boy I wish I had known that earlier I could have saved myself a medium sized fortune.
Just place your dirty dishes 5 to 10 metres away from camp and that keeps them distracted and out of your bed. An occasional supplementary feeding may be beneficial too, adjust frequency and amount as required. A final word of warning, I have found it better if you locate the washing up on the same side of camp as the ants nest, if you put it on the opposite side they start making a free-way through camp.
I trust you will find this old bushman's secret as useful as I have and visitors often comment on how tidy I keep my camp by not having dirty dishes laying around. Now, to distract these pesky flies.
 

Mark Bridges

New Member
I always keep cleaning in mind when planning meals. If I want cook "messy" food like pasta with cheese, I use a piece of foil as liner (it weighs nothing) — and pack it out when finished. And its very important clean immediately after eating. Whatever the food, cleaning always gets harder when leftovers solidify… Oftentimes, just adding water, swish, and drink — then wipe with a dry towel is all that's needed.
 

ShaunOz

Active Member
Hi mates, I agree 1st give to wife. If she flips the finger then I will boil of the mess with detergent & water (like muc said). Or grab a hand full of sand/earth and agitate it by hand , then rinse out.
 

cam04

Well-Known Member
Titanium is pretty terrible to cook with. I’d try to avoid frying etc because most things stick to it and it scorches easily.
Green scotch brite pads are the accepted way of cleaning them.
I use a cheap ally non stick single egg frypan from woolies to cook in on kayak trips. The small stacking pots fit in it perfectly.
 

typhoeus

Well-Known Member
cast iron is best, a bit heavy, but no toxic stuff to scrape/ burn off. aluminium is supposed to cause alzhiemers, . . I cant afford to lose any more brain cells, . . killed too many already with the various chemicals I indulged in when I was a young feller. don't know much about titanium, bur I know its soft like aluminium, so you could ingest scrapings. Wife uses a ceramic coated aluminium pan at home, but she's careful with it. Wont let me touch it with anything except a wooden spatula. I've used a standard wok on a campfire and surprisingly , it works well. can fry, make casseroles etc quite well, but you have to be careful with the heat, or you will burn the food easily. works best if you keep the food moving,, but that makes work out of it so finding the balance is the trick. Planning the meals so you use the minimal number of pots is the go, you know, "one pot meals" recipes are easy enough to find. but with all of them if a wipe out with paper towel isn't enough, simmering some water in them for half an hour will do the job
 

cam04

Well-Known Member
cast iron is best, a bit heavy, but no toxic stuff to scrape/ burn off. aluminium is supposed to cause alzhiemers, . . I cant afford to lose any more brain cells, . . killed too many already with the various chemicals I indulged in when I was a young feller. don't know much about titanium, bur I know its soft like aluminium, so you could ingest scrapings. Wife uses a ceramic coated aluminium pan at home, but she's careful with it. Wont let me touch it with anything except a wooden spatula. I've used a standard wok on a campfire and surprisingly , it works well. can fry, make casseroles etc quite well, but you have to be careful with the heat, or you will burn the food easily. works best if you keep the food moving,, but that makes work out of it so finding the balance is the trick. Planning the meals so you use the minimal number of pots is the go, you know, "one pot meals" recipes are easy enough to find. but with all of them if a wipe out with paper towel isn't enough, simmering some water in them for half an hour will do the job
The aluminium and Alzheimer’s thing has been taken back off the table. We are back at potato’s and weight loss this week I believe.
 

discomatt

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The alloy thing with pots was the old non coated alloy pots, the coated type is not a issue, if ally does cause brain issues we had better stop using most deodorants as well
 

typhoeus

Well-Known Member
2017 research into subject
Aluminum Should Now Be Considered a Primary Etiological Factor in Alzheimer’s Disease



Article type: Editorial

Authors: Exley, Christopher*

Affiliations: c.exley@keele.ac.uk.

Keywords: Aluminum, Alzheimer’s disease, brain aluminum, environmental factors, genetic predisposition, human health

DOI: 10.3233/ADR-170010

Journal: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Reports, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 23-25, 2017

Accepted 15 May 2017
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Published: 8 June 2017
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Abstract
In this paper, I have summarized the experimental and largely clinical evidence that implicates aluminum as a primary etiological factor in Alzheimer’s disease. The unequivocal neurotoxicity of aluminum must mean that when brain burdens of aluminum exceed toxic thresholds that it is inevitable that aluminum contributes toward disease. Aluminum acts as a catalyst for an earlier onset of Alzheimer’s disease in individuals with or without concomitant predispositions, genetic or otherwise. Alzheimer’s disease is not an inevitable consequence of aging in the absence of a brain burden of aluminum.

EVIDENCE NOW POINTS TO ALUMINUM AS A CONTRIBUTORY FACTOR IN ALL FORMS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Aluminum is unquestionably neurotoxic [1] and it is accepted as the cause of encephalopathies in, for example, individuals undergoing renal dialysis [2] and similarly in individuals who have received aluminum-based prostheses [3]. There are myriad ways by which aluminum can exert toxicity; its Al3 + (aq) ion is highly biologically reactive, but to do so and thereby bring about change in a biochemical system, the aluminum content of any compartment, such as a tissue, must achieve a toxic threshold or burden [4]. However, aluminum-induced encephalopathies are not Alzheimer’s disease, though they may share some similar neuropathological hallmarks [5]; they are acute conditions whereas Alzheimer’s disease might now be considered as an acute response to chronic intoxication byaluminum [1].

WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT CAUSES ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
While the causes of Alzheimer’s disease remain unknown, we do know that the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease, if not the disease per se, and specifically in relation to the deposition of amyloid-α and tau can be reproduced in transgenic animal models [6]. We also know that the addition of aluminum to feed or water exacerbates the many symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in these animal models [7, 8].
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There's more. I wouldn't say the theory is debunked at all. Even a small risk is not good when it is so easy to avoid, and I do check things like deodorant for aluminium and other suspect chemicals. The wife is an N.D. and specialises in hormone related illnesses, and aluminium is considered a hormone disruptor as well. . . . anyway, I digress,
You are what you eat, so eat healthy even when camping!!!!! :)
 
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