We have exactly this electric percolator in the PUP and it works well. We always camp with electric hook-up. I like that we can clean and dry all the pieces and leave it stored in the PUP. I wouldn't want a standard drip coffee pot because it would stay wet inside and I wouldn't want to pack that away in my PUP. We have the 12 cup and with three people drinking coffee, sometimes we do have to make a second pot.