The TBS Outdoor Canteen Cook Set is based on tried & tested design, build & quality. We decided to not re-invent the wheel but simply construct a product based on the Military type products that have been used and abused in the field by soldiers for decades.
We started by making all the components from quality stainless steel as we found that Aluminium tends to warp when exposed to long term heat. The trade is obviously that stainless steel is a little heavier and more expensive but it was a no brainer when it comes to longevity and pays for itself over a relatively short period of time.
We have also added a "bail" handle to the canteen cup as it makes lifting it on and off the stove unit far easier than the normal side mounted handles. This feature also is ideal for hanging over a fire when you do not want to use the stove unit. The bail handle is removable and is dual purpose as it not only is a convenient way move the pot around it also keeps the lid in place which helps guard against spillage. It has the added bonus of being useful to drain water off food you have cooked as the lid has drain holes. To take the lid off simply remove the handle. Of course, the other benefit is that you are not spending extra on an additional product that was never really designed for the job.
The other addition to this set is a lid for the cup, this not only saves time when boiling water and cooking it saves fuel and simply makes everything far more efficient. Of course it also stops anything falling in the cup which is always a bonus and allows you to drain water off food you have boiled.
We think we have the perfect balance of quality and value to bring you a truly great piece of kit.
This product nests perfectly with the readily available US Issue Water Bottle (BPA Free of course). The canteen set weighs 400g (14oz) without the bottle and 550g (19oz) with the bottle.