In the quest to lighten my load and just for fun, I decided to make a lighter pot lid than the standard issued one. Since I enjoy MYOG (Make Your Own Gear) projects, I thought I’d try to make one. I use a .9L Evernew titanium pot but this should work for almost any type of pot.
- Titanium Foil sheet, $4 from Titanium Goat
- Aluminum foil tape (The Home Depot, Lowes)
- hole punch (optional)
Time: 15 minutes
Step 1: Trace the original lid on the titanium foil sheet with a Sharpie
Step 2: Cut along the traced outline.
Step 3: Add an aluminum foil tab to lift the lid.
Voila, you’re done!
- You will probably have to trim the foil after the initial cutting to get a perfect fit. Trim very little at a time! You can always trim more but once it’s too small you can’t make it bigger.
- Some people like to use the hole punch to make a vent hole. I found this unnecessary because there is a slight gap where between the lid and pot where the pour spout is located (see pic). If your pot or mug does not have a pour spout you may need to create a vent hole.
Weight Savings: 0.7 oz
It will not save my back but it all adds up. Plus, it was fun, inexpensive and fast to make.