ThreeWheelJourney

I bought the GSI 2.7 liter pressure cooker for my next bicycle tour.  I am hoping that it accomplishes 2 things.  1. allow me to prepare healthy delicious meals using foods that are not typically seen in outdoor cooking like brown rice, quinoa, beets, butternut squash, dried beans, artichokes, and other foods that take a long time to cook.2. it cooks much faster than conventional pots and uses significantly less fuel.  you take 1 lb can of pinto beans into the backcountry OR you take 1 lb of dried pinto beans which when cooked, equals 4.5 lbs of beans. 1 lb of canned beans and 1 lb of dried beans weigh and cost about the same. Same thing with rice… 1 lb of dry rice cooks up into 4-5 lbs of cooked rice.  It will increase my range in the backcountry significantly and reduce food and fuel costs.
Weight 2 lbs. 12 oz. dimensions 11.80” x 8.20” x 6.30”
Here’s where I bought it http://www.sunnysports.com/Prod/GSIHPC28.html

Here’s the manufacturer’s specs http://www.gsioutdoors.com/products/pdp/halulite_2.7_l_pressure_cooker/camp_cookware

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 Just out of curiosity- How do you plan on packing this on the bike? I feel like it’d take up most of a pannier, even a… 
Hello spectre-magic if you take the top of the PC off, It should fit inside most panniers. You can use the inside of the pot to store other items, like your stove, or other things.  I will be touring with my Bob Trailer, so it will fit just fine.  I posted this picture on my ThreeWheelJourney facebook page and a guy commented that he carries one in his panniers.  I’m pretty sure this gadget will reduce my food budget at least in half. 

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I’m fascinated by this too. What stove are you using it with? I have a 3L stew pot and can do a simmer on a dragonfly (using white spirit, super cheap in Europe) producing some respectable 1 hour stews.

I will be using the MSR Dragonfly as well, which does have the ability to control the heat output to a very low simmer.  There is so much that a pressure cooker can do that regular pot can’t.  On my youtube channel, I made several cooking videos while on a long bike tour, and they are some of the most watched and commented on. I am planning to be out for several years on this upcoming tour, and I want to make a cooking video a month.   Here is a link to a video I made on my last tour.  I invite you to follow me on youtube, twitter and facebook.  http://youtu.be/xoNhKXE2vJ4


bikepixi replied to your post:   bikepixi replied to your post: spectre-magic…  

that sounds yum! Eating good fresh locally produced food is what keeps me sane when living in a tent for months at a time. I’ve suscribed, looking forwards to the food vids :)

thanks! I remembered your name and I knew it had a familiar ring to it.  Back in Dec, I tweeted about you https://twitter.com/DavefromTWJ/status/283124930793586688

I bought the GSI 2.7 liter pressure cooker for my next bicycle tour.  I am hoping that it accomplishes 2 things. 

1. allow me to prepare healthy delicious meals using foods that are not typically seen in outdoor cooking like brown rice, quinoa, beets, butternut squash, dried beans, artichokes, and other foods that take a long time to cook.

2. it cooks much faster than conventional pots and uses significantly less fuel. 

you take 1 lb can of pinto beans into the backcountry OR you take 1 lb of dried pinto beans which when cooked, equals 4.5 lbs of beans. 1 lb of canned beans and 1 lb of dried beans weigh and cost about the same. Same thing with rice… 1 lb of dry rice cooks up into 4-5 lbs of cooked rice.  It will increase my range in the backcountry significantly and reduce food and fuel costs.


Weight 2 lbs. 12 oz.
dimensions 11.80” x 8.20” x 6.30”

Here’s where I bought it
http://www.sunnysports.com/Prod/GSIHPC28.html

Here’s the manufacturer’s specs http://www.gsioutdoors.com/products/pdp/halulite_2.7_l_pressure_cooker/camp_cookware


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spectre-magic reblogged this from you and added:

Just out of curiosity- How do you plan on packing this on the bike? I feel like it’d take up most of a pannier, even a…

Hello spectre-magic if you take the top of the PC off, It should fit inside most panniers. You can use the inside of the pot to store other items, like your stove, or other things.  I will be touring with my Bob Trailer, so it will fit just fine.  I posted this picture on my ThreeWheelJourney facebook page and a guy commented that he carries one in his panniers.  I’m pretty sure this gadget will reduce my food budget at least in half. 

bikepixi replied to your post: spectre-magic reblogged this from you and added: …

I’m fascinated by this too. What stove are you using it with? I have a 3L stew pot and can do a simmer on a dragonfly (using white spirit, super cheap in Europe) producing some respectable 1 hour stews.

I will be using the MSR Dragonfly as well, which does have the ability to control the heat output to a very low simmer.  There is so much that a pressure cooker can do that regular pot can’t.  On my youtube channel, I made several cooking videos while on a long bike tour, and they are some of the most watched and commented on. I am planning to be out for several years on this upcoming tour, and I want to make a cooking video a month.   Here is a link to a video I made on my last tour.  I invite you to follow me on youtube, twitter and facebook. 

http://youtu.be/xoNhKXE2vJ4

bikepixi replied to your post: bikepixi replied to your post: spectre-magic…

that sounds yum! Eating good fresh locally produced food is what keeps me sane when living in a tent for months at a time. I’ve suscribed, looking forwards to the food vids :)

thanks! I remembered your name and I knew it had a familiar ring to it.  Back in Dec, I tweeted about you

https://twitter.com/DavefromTWJ/status/283124930793586688