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US model two-piece mess tin, steel

US model two-piece mess tin, steel

Price 19.99 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.

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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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I would recommend for a friend

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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I would not recommend to a friend

12.06.2020
Ostin tän puhtaasti grammanviilaustarkoituksessa, koska "painoa noin 190 grammaa". Kotivaaka näytti kuitenkin 340 grammaa. Kiitos taas team leka, jälleen kerran 20 e hukaan.
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25.06.2020 (Edited 25.06.2020)
Tämä on enemmän lautassetti linjaruokailuun kuin ruuan valmistusväline - jos nyt ainoa valmistamasi ateria ei satu olemaan munakas ja pekoni, johon paistinpannu käy mainiosti. Sopii siis parhaiten syömiseen ryhmäruokailussa, ruuan valmistamiseen reissun päällä tämä käy huonommin koska ainoa käyttökelpoinen osa siihen on tuo paistinpannuosa, joka ei sekään ole kovin iso. Painoa tosiaan n. 360 grammaa, ei 190 g (tämän kokoinen rosterimötikkä ei missään nimessä voisikaan painaa niin vähän). Itse ostin tämän lähinnä kuriositeettina ja käyttöön harrasteseuran kesäleirillä, reppureissuun ottaisin mieluummin jonkin monipuolisemman astian. (olen eri henkilö kuin tuolla alla oleva)
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I would recommend for a friend

27.06.2020
Heitän lusikkani soppaan ja laitetaan vielä kolmas eri henkilö (what are the odds) sekoittamaan tätäkin pakkaa :D :D Tähän asti käyttökokemukset ovat rajoittuneet ihan kotilinjastoruokailuun sekä hiiligrilliin, missä paistinpannuosa toimii erinomaisesti jos ei halua rasvapaloa esim. chorizoa tai jotain muuta rrrrasvaista kokkaillessa. Toi toinen osa on ehkä hieman matala mihinkään oikeasti tehokkaaseen ruokailuun, varsinkaan ulkona. Näin siis nykyään, näitä aikanaan tykistötulen alla käyttäneillä ameriikan sotureilla saattaa olla eri mielipide. Tai jotkut ovat samaa mieltä? Ei voi tietää. Paino ainakin minun käyttööni OK, mutta jos menisin mehtään vähänkin pitemmäksi aikaa miettisin ehkä jotain muuta vaihtoehtoa.
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Curt S. 23.10.2020 (Edited 23.10.2020)
I assume these are not leak proof? Would be nice if school kids could use this kit to bring their lunch on excursions.
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