My mess kit is a 1L Titanium cookpot with a regular kitchen fork. I do not see the need for cups, ect or the rest of the things in mess kits. My pack needs to be as light as possible, buying ss gear will be a waste of money as it is too heavy and I won't use it. By the way, my Ti cookpot was $35, and will probably be the last one I need to buy, unless it gets lost or stolen.Titanium is real nice and cooks up way fast, but I dont want to sell my a$$ to buy it lol :
But if you can get a good patina of carbon on the aluminum cookset, it will become non-stick on its own. Kinda like a nice wok. But alum will always be fragile.