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Survival Gear Review Series: Stainless Steel Cooking Kit

Posted by Self Reliance Outfitters on July 30, 2014  

A quick look into anthropology and one will easily find that man has been cooking with fire for millennia. Fire has always held an important place in human existence and will continue to do so. 

Self Reliance Outfitters also recognizes the value of an open fire and its ability to preserve life—on this very premise they have assembled the Stainless Steel Bottle Cooking Kit.

This practical and affordable cooking kit provides everything you would ever need to cook or disinfect water in a survival situation or while on an outdoor adventure. 

Review: Stainless Steel Bottle Cooking Kit

When considering the purchase of a cooking kit there are key features that must be included for any kit to truly be a ‘survival’ cooking kit. The Self Reliance Outfitters cooking kit is without question one of the best ‘survival’ cooking kits on the market—here’s why. 

1. GEN3 Pathfinder Stainless Steel 32oz. Bottle & Cup Set

The heart of the Stainless Steel Bottle Cooking Kit is its 32 oz. stainless steel bottle and 25 oz. stainless cup. Crafted from 304 food grade stainless steel, the bottle & cup are no ordinary pieces of survival gear. Built to withstand direct fire these quality pieces provide the ability to cook or disinfecting water anywhere. 

A bonus feature of the stainless bottle is its wide mouth design. Unlike traditional water bottles that require you to get water from a plentiful water supply, the wide mouth design makes it easy to obtain water from a shallow water source. 

Another pleasant feature is the bottle & cup marriage. This unique feature allows the bottle to nest inside the cup and offers compact storage of both components. 

2. Pathfinder Stainless Steel Bottle Stove

Also included in the cooking kit is the Pathfinder Stainless Steel Bottle Stove. This compact stove is also crafted from 304 food grade stainless steel and is designed to nest with the bottle and cup. The bottle, cup and stove make for a compact all-in-one unit that provides the necessary basics for cooking or boiling. 

3. Ferrocerium Rod – Fire Starter 

No matter how much quality cooking gear you might possess in a survival situation, you must have a means to start a fire. The ferrocerium rod included in this cooking kit is of the highest quality and will provide a 3,000°C spark no matter the weather conditions. A true ‘must have’ in a survival cooking kit. 

4. 6-Pack of Mini Inferno

To provide sure fire during any conditions the Mini Inferno offers 5-7 minutes of flame, which will enable you to build an ample fire with your additional fuel source. Each disk is 100% waterproof and does not have an expiration date. The Mini Inferno are easy to ignite and work extremely well when used with sparks from the ferrocerium rod. 

5. Light My Fire Plastic Spork 

Extremely light weight and packable theStainless Steel Bottle Cooking Kit includes a handy Spork for eating whatever you’re cooking. This spoon-fork-knife design is perfect for your cooking kit, won’t melt in hot water, takes up little space and is extremely durable. 

6. Pathfinder H20 Bottle Bag

So how do you store and transport all these essential pieces of cooking gear? Very easy! 

The Pathfinder H20 Bottle Bag is designed exclusively to carry the Pathfinder bottle, cup and stove. Recently redesigned, this MOLLE style bag offers a shoulder strap for carrying, front utility pocket, and durable construction. 

The Pathfinder H20 Bottle Bag can conveniently store each piece of the Stainless Steel Bottle Cooking Kit and provides handy mounting straps for additional gear.  

Summary

Whether you’re a die-hard survivalist or a weekend adventurer, the Stainless Steel Bottle Cooking Kit can go with you anywhere. Designed for the backpacker, kayaker, or avid hiker, this cooking kit offers a convenient means to cook your next meal no matter where you find yourself. 

For more quality cooking equipment check out our great selection of survival gear. 

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