I have a cast iron skillet I'm picking up tomorrow that's ideal for camping. It's just big enough to heat food for two people and of a lighter weight so it's not going to weigh me down much.
As of now, for my camping cook kit, I'm thinking that the Viko Pot, a GSI Cup, a Klean Kanteen 40oz Bottle and a 9" pan w/USGI fork & spoon should more than suffice for something more than an overnight.
I still have my MSR Alpine 775ml pot, but that's going to be regulated to a smaller, overnight kit. It's just not as convenience for several days. The $6. Walmart Utensil Holder that I converted into a pot by simply adding a bail might not be very useful. I don't know if the bail will hold up under the weight of that pot full of water. The only way to find out is to try it and see. If it can nest with one of the other pots, then it'd make a great back up pot for storing water. I found a great lid for it at a thrift store for $1. so the grand total is $7. the improvised pot.
In studying up on a little Kephard Cookery, I've found that my own choices for camping are similar to what he's suggested. I came to my own set just through trial & error and from seeing the kits of others in use. I've come up with about 3 sets:
1. Solo Kit: MSR Alpine 775ml Pot 2. Overnight Kit: Bushpot (1.8L Mors Pot) + USGI Mess Kit 3. Multi-Day Camping: Viko Pot or Black Granite Pot + Skillet
I also have my Bottle Kit with Stove & Cup.
I've been fighting between the coolness factor of kits and practicality lately. Impractical coolness wears out quickly for me. Now, if it's practical, it's cool. Don't care much about impressing any of the Gear Nazis. I'm writing my own storyline from now on. I've come across some nice Muckets and pots with stationary handles. Of course, they undoubtedly have their value, but aren't great for packing away.
In the way of accessories, a pot holder is definitely on the list along with possible "S" hooks. Food storage is another thing to think about as well as trasnport for the Multi-Day Campouts. I'm thinking a rolling cooler like those by 60qt Igloos which serve as a table & seat at camp as well. Of course, this is for those recreational camping days with multiple people.
Cooking will be done over open campfire. I want to stick with wood for fuel. I'll be getting a Squirrel Cooker as well for longer stays and will work with a cooking tripod (crafted on-site).