Snow Leopard Cooking System

Snow Leopard Cooking System: Original, Junior, Senior & Cub

Snow Leopard Cooking System

Snow Leopard Cooking System is an ultra-compact cooking system designed for use with mugs. This compact design allows you to minimize your pack volume and weight. The Snow Leopard System has been successfully tested with over 80 different sizes and styles of mugs and the list is constantly growing! All of the stove components will nest inside the mug and are completely protected. The Snow Leopard System supports multiple fuels. We offer the Snow Leopard stove as well as the Multi-Fuel 1.1 isopropyl (rubbing alcohol) and the Epicurean Titanium Stove (Esbit). The Snow Leopard coupled with the Evernew 500 ml mug weighs a scant 4.75 oz. To get pricing & shipping information, click on Shop link above.

For beer can lovers, we also offerSnow Leopard Cub the Snow Leopard Cub.  This Cooking System is compatible with the Fosters large beer can as well as Batch Stoves BCR pot.  This system can weigh 3.1 oz.

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VIDEO: ASSEMBLING A SNOW LEOPARDVIDEO: LIGHTING A SNOW LEOPARD

Cooking Capabilities Boil Simmer/Steam Dry Bake
 Snow Leopard
Epicurean Titanium
ISO-Clean
Snow Leopard Light
TiLight
Focus Fire 14
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The Snow Leopard Components (click to expand)

Original, Junior and Senior
Snow Leopard original Snow Leopard JuniorSnow Leopard Senior

We also offer a 4 inch and a 5 inch aluminum pan for baking. These pans have an anodized finish and are FDA approve. These heavy walled pans will produce an nice, even brown crust on your muffins and biscuits. These pans are used in conjunction with the Epicurean Titanium stove or the Bobcat stoves with the Bake & Simmer Ring. We use these pans to bake bread, lasagnas and quiches. See our cooking videos on our YouTube Channel.

Stove Options

Snow LeopardMuli Fuel 1.1Epicurean ThumbTiLight bwFocus_Fire_14

We offer 6 different stove options for the Snow Leopard System: The Snow Leopard Stove for denatured alcohol, the Multi-Fuel 1.1 Stove (ISO-Clean)  for isopropyl alcohol, two of the Epicurean Titanium adjustable solid fuel stove, TiLight and the Focus Fire 14  All stoves have different advantages depending on your cooking needs, fuel availability, and weather conditions.

Heat Shield

heat-shieldThe heat shield will protect the environment from potential scorching and spillage (leave no trace). The heat shield can also reduce your boiling time by up to two minutes by reflecting heat back up to the stove and pot.

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Snow Leopard Cooking System Specifications

Stove – Aluminum .75 oz. / 21 gm.
Windscreen  1 oz. / 29 gm.
Pot holding pins  0.2 oz. / 6 gm.
Heat Shield  0.15 oz. / 4 gm.
Fuel Cup  0.05 oz. / 1 gm.
Total Weight  2.15 oz. / 61 gm.

The Snow Leopard Stove

We custom designed the FLAT CAT Snow Leopard Stove to work specifically with mugs (which are much smaller than pots!).  Like the original FLAT CAT stove, this stove is an open reservoir design that does not need priming, doesn’t have a wick and doesn’t need to “bloom’ before use.  You fill it up and light it: that’s it!  The FLAT CAT Snow Leopard has been tested to 14,505 feet! Below are stove specifications and lab test results.

Snow Leopard Materials – Aluminum
Weight – .75 oz. / 21 gm.
Capacity – 1.5 oz. / 45 ml
Diameter 2.1 in / 53 mm
Height – 1 in / 25 mm

Fuel Used Time To Boil Flame Out
2 cups – 70F 0.57 oz. / 17 ml 8:15 9:15
2 cups – 40F  0.77 oz. / 23 ml 10:20 12:15
2 cups – ice cubes 1.1 oz. / 34 ml 19:00 21:45
2 cups – 70F
Wind 4.8mph peak
1 oz. / 30 ml 15:00 16:00

A Snow Peak Trek 700 was used for all of the test data.  Different mugs may have different performances due to mug geometry and materials.

Mug Compatibility

Snow Leopard Original Snow Leopard Junior Snow Leopard Senior
 (3.6 to 4.1 inches in diameter and 4 inches deep) (3.5 to 4.1 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches deep) (4.4 to 4.6 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches deep)
Snow Peak Trek 700 Snow Peak 600 MSR Titan Kettle
(The windscreen extends beyond the mug and is held in place by inverting the lid)
Snow Peak Mini Soloist- Ti Evernew Ultralight Ti Mug 500 (ECA266)
(The windscreen extends beyond the mug and is held in place by inverting the lid)
Evernew Ultralight Titanium Mug Pot 800 (ECA267)
Snow Peak Hybrid Summit GSI Halulite Minimalist Evernew Ultralight Pasta Pot (1000 ml) (ECA522)
Snow Peak Mini Soloist –Al Klean Kanteen 40oz, wide Evernew Ultralight Deep Pot (ECA265)
Evernew 700 (ECA521) Stanley Camp and Cook Set Evernew Non-Stick Deep Pot (ECA402)
Evernew UL Deep (ECA264) Imusa 10 cm Mug Vargo Ti-Lite mug (900 ml)
Evernew UL Non Stick Deep (ECA401) TOAKS Titanium 600 ml Pot REI Ti-Ware Pasta Pot ( 1 liter)
Evernew UL Stacking (ECA278) TOAKS, Titanium 650 ml Mug TOAKS Titanium 1100ml Pot with Pan
REI Ti Ware Cup and Pot Set TOAKS Titanium 1000ml Pot
Backcountry.com 700ml mug Snow Peak 900 ml Mug
Crux Lite/Terra Solo
Esbit  – Titanium pot PT750-TI
Vargo Ti Lite 750
Stoic Ti Kettle 700 ml
Mountain Laurel Design 850ml Titanium Pot.
TOAKS Titanium 750ml Pot
TOAKS Titanium 600 ml Pot
Alpkit – MytiMug
(3.6 to 4.1 inches in diameter and 4 inches deep) (3.5 to 4.1 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches deep) (4.4 to 4.6 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches deep)

The Snow Leopard Simmer Ring

Simmer RingThe Simmer Ring for the Snow Leopard will reduce the heat output by 1/3 to a ¼ of the full output (the simmer ring weighs 3 grams). The simmer mode is perfect for simmering soups, making pasta and cooking rice. The reduced output proportionally reduces your fuel consumption as well! The simmer ring cannot be used for dry baking; you will need to use the Epicurean Titanium stove to bake with the Snow Leopard System.

The Epicurean Titanium Stove: an adjustable solid fuel stoveEpicurean ThumbThe Epicurean Titanium Stove is our finest stove for baking and simmering. The titanium body cuts the overall weight from 34 grams to about 19 grams. It has all of the features of the Epicurean Classic and is easier to use. The Epicurean Titanium Stove will boil 2 cups of water in 8 minutes or simmer/bake for 50 minutes on a single 14 gram Esbit tablet. The Epicurean Titanium stove works with both the Bobcat and Snow Leopard Cooking Systems. The Epicurean Titanium Stove has been validated to 12,000 feet!

The Epicurean Titanium UL15 Stove: an adjustable solid fuel stove

Epicurean Titanium UL15

The Epicurean Titanium UL15 Stove has the same performance as the original Epicurean Titanium. The difference is that the UL15 weighs a total of 7 grams (compared to 19 grams). Due to the thin materials used in the construction, the Epicurean Titanium UL15 needs to be handled carefully. The stove can be deformed by squeezing the stove in your hand.  However, being titanium it can easily be reshaped. This stove is specifically designed for people who count every single gram in their backpack.

The Multi-Fuel 1.1 stove (ISO-Clean) – for use with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and many other fuels

For the Bobcat and Snow Leopard Cooking Systems

Muli Fuel 1.1We invented the Multi-Fuel (ISO-Clean)  isopropyl alcohol stove and it burns rubbing alcohol without creating soot!  This is a great stove when a) denatured alcohol is not readily available and b) excellent for people who have concerns about handling methanol.  The Bobcat System is capable of burning 70% to 91% rubbing alcohol: we recommend using 91%.   Using 91% isopropyl, the Multi-Fuel  stove will boil 2 cups of water in ~10 minutes using ½ oz. of alcohol.  For the best soot free operation, the stove needs to warm up prior to putting the pot on.   The Multi-Fuel stove will also burn denature and gelled alcohol as well as Sterno and Esbit.  Weight 1.0 oz. (30 grams)

See the Hiram Cook video where he tests the Iso-Clean stove!

The Snow Leopard Baking Pan

Nothing smells better than fresh baked bread when you are out backpacking. Indulge yourself with the Snow Leopard Baking Pan. We selected the Fat Daddios 3″ by 3″ aluminum pan for our system.  If you own a Snow Peak 700, the pan AND the windscreen can be stored inside the mug. Please note that maximum diameter of the pan is 3.6”.   The Snow Leopard baking pan weighs 2.60 oz. / 74 grams.  We recommend using the Epicurean Titanium stove for baking.

We can cut the lip off: this will reduce the diameter to 3.2″ and then the pan will easily fit inside a Snow Peak 600.  The trimmed pan weighs 2.05 oz. / 58 grams.  See the Shop link above for details.

Our mug recommendation

Snow Leopard is designed to work with a multitude of mugs. If you don’t already own one of these mugs, we are happy to provide a recommendation. In developing the Snow Leopard stove, we concluded that the Evernew 700 mug (ECA521) is the finest mugs on the market. The Evernew 700 has all of the features that you need for cooking. It comes with a well-designed, light weight, snap-fit titanium lid that has a built in strainer. The handles fold away for storage and they are insulated with high temperature silicone tubing. This keeps the handles cool to the touch during the entire cooking process. Inside the mug, there are volume indicators clearly marking both cups and milliliters. The Evernew 700 exudes quality and is the lightest mug in its class weighting 3.35 oz. / 95 grams. The Snow Leopard / Evernew mug combination have a total weight of 5.5 oz. / 156 gm.! For those of you seeking the ultimate light weigh and low volume mug, we carry the Evernew 500 ml Titanium mug (2.6 oz.). When used with our Snow Leopard Jr. your total system weight is 4.75 ounces! The Evernew 500 also has excellent workmanship and features a snap fit titanium lid.  We are also please to carry the TOAKS Outdoor products.  The TOAKS 700 ml Titanium mug is the best value for a titanium mug, we prefer it over the Snow Peak 700 mug.

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