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Collapsible steel camping pot compacts into a thin disc for easy carry

Collapsible steel camping pot ...
The SimpleReal pot has a capacity of 1.1 L (0.29 gal)
The SimpleReal pot has a capacity of 1.1 L (0.29 gal)
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The SimpleReal pot has a capacity of 1.1 L (0.29 gal)
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The SimpleReal pot has a capacity of 1.1 L (0.29 gal)
The SimpleReal pot can be used directly over stoves and open flames
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The SimpleReal pot can be used directly over stoves and open flames
A pair of latches on either side hold the walls of the SimpleReal pot rigid when in use
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A pair of latches on either side hold the walls of the SimpleReal pot rigid when in use
The SimpleReal pot is available for pre-order through early Kickstarter pledges of $39
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The SimpleReal pot is available for pre-order through early Kickstarter pledges of $39
The SimpleReal pot collapses down into a disc just 3 cm (1.1 in) thick for easy transport
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The SimpleReal pot collapses down into a disc just 3 cm (1.1 in) thick for easy transport
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In an effort to prove convenience doesn't have to come at the cost of sturdiness and longevity, startup SimpleReal has taken to Kickstarter with a stainless steel solution for camp cooking that collapses into a thin disc for transport. This might make it an appealing option for space-conscious explorers who enjoy a hot meal at camp, and don't mind a straightforward cleanup afterward.

Collapsible camp cookware is of course nothing new, but SimpleReal is looking to offer a sturdier option than the heat-resistant silicon and aluminum that makes up many of these pots and pans. Its cookware is made of hard-wearing stainless steel that offers a 1.1-L (0.29-gal) capacity when fully unfurled, offering plenty of space for soups, pastas or whatever else might be on the menu.

The SimpleReal pot is available for pre-order through early Kickstarter pledges of $39
The SimpleReal pot is available for pre-order through early Kickstarter pledges of $39

A pair of latches on either side hold the walls of the pot rigid when in use, with leakproof silicone gaskets forming a watertight seal around each of the three layers, while a food-grade silicone lid can be popped on top. Completely free of heavy metals, BPA and toxic chemicals, the pot can be used to cook directly over stoves and open flames using the detachable, heat-resistant handle.

The SimpleReal pot collapses down into a disc just 3 cm (1.1 in) thick for easy transport
The SimpleReal pot collapses down into a disc just 3 cm (1.1 in) thick for easy transport

Once the cooking is done, the pot can be completely taken apart into individual rings for easy cleaning of all its nooks and crannies. Then when it is time to hit the road, the pots collapses down into a disc just 3 cm (1.1 in) thick that can be slipped into a purpose made carry bag, which can also double as an expanding, insulated sleeve to keep meals warm where need be.

The SimpleReal pot measures 185 mm (7.3 in) across and weighs 472 g (16.6 oz) with the lid, making it a manageable option for explorers. Currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, an early pledge of US$39 will have you in line for one when shipping kicks off in March next year.

You can check out the pitch video below.

SimpleReal|First Collapsible Stainless Steel Cookware Ever

Source: Kickstarter

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4 comments
4 comments
Bob Stuart
I never dreamed of such a pot, because I used mine as a container when on the move, so it only took up the volume of its actual materials.
SteveMc
This is has been done time and time again over decades and none of them work efficiently. Great if you can completely avoid, dirt, grit, soot and the scratches and wear/tear associated with that - which is impossible to do with the current materials and technology we have at hand. We need a crashed space ship from Voldark with their tableware intact……
Trylon
Camping is a fairly rough activity, and I suspect that after being knocked around on a few hikes, there will be dents in the edges and leaks will be a problem.
ljaques
I don't need one as I use my tesseract (aka "foldbox") to store ALL my goodies for a bug-out or hikes. I, too, would be worried about deformation of the rings leading to leaks on a forty dollar tin cup. Pass, thanks.