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US model two-piece mess tin, steel

US model two-piece mess tin, steel

Price 18.99 USD excluding VAT

The classic American army "Meat Can" served from the First World War to at least the 80's. It's a refreshing alternative to the Germanic kidney shaped mess kits. Made of stainless steel! New production.

  • In stock 41 pcs. Also available in our walk-in store. Sold 30 pcs in the last two weeks.
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The classic American army "Meat Can" served from the First World War to at least the 80's. It's a refreshing alternative to the Germanic kidney shaped mess kits. Made of stainless steel! New production.

The American take on soldier's field kitchen is a bit different from the European approach: a two-piece, quite flat frying pan shaped thing, which is quite easy to eat out of and heats up the contents quickly thanks to the wide bottom. Although you can't hang this over a fire, it's very efficient with a field stove and excellent for frying. As a bonus it packs quite small thanks to the compact, sleek form.

The stainless steel construction means this will not easily melt, will not rust and will absolutely not release micrometals if you're worried about those things. You can even put it directly in the campfire if you find a suitably flat spot.

Weight about 190 grams (6.7 oz.). Outside dimensions about 22 x 17,5 x 5,5 cm (8.6" x 6.9" x 2.2").

New production

New production, reproduction from the US Army article. Made by the German company Anton Blöchl, manufactured in China.

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27.04.2020
I own a US surplus set of these mess tins, which appear identical to the ones on sale. Please note (and Varusteleka should add a photo of) you can open both tins and put the two-part tin over the fry pan handle, both tins open and upwards. That way you are able to hold both tins in one hand (leaving the other hand free for your cup) as you go through a meal line.

This style of mess tins clean up nicely. They are ideal for Scouts, Girl Guides and anyone else who'll be going through a meal line (my kids are Scouts and have these; very old-school!). If these are stainless steel as advertised, they will be far more durable than E-Bay aluminum Scout sets. That said, for field cooking and meal warming I prefer my Dutch or Swedish mess tins; the US style are too shallow to heat boil-in-bag meals effectively.
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