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Zebra Stainless Steel Billy Can 12 cm

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Zebra Stainless Steel Billy Can 12 cm


  EAN 8851991516122
Weight: 546 g         104 reviews
The Zebra Stainless Steel Loop Handle Pot, or Billy Can, is an absolutely fundamental piece of Bushcraft equipment. Ray Mears and the Woodlore team have been using these cooking pots for well over a decade now, and are seldom found without them. If you're going to buy just one piece of equipment for cooking in the outdoors, we believe that the Zebra Billy Can should be your first choice.

Woodlore stock the Zebra Billy Can, or 'Loop Handle Pot' as it is otherwise known, in four different sizes. This, the 12 cm model, is the perfect size for solo backpackers. It is also ideal for use with The Honey Stove and makes a lovely compact set with the Littlbug Junior Camping Stove and Trangia Spirit Burner. This product comes with plastic auto-lock lid clips included, but we recommend that these are removed when cooking over an open fire or on a stove.

Each Zebra Billy Can comes complete with an internal dish which can be used for steaming or cooking on above the main area of the can. Once your food is cooked, the dish can also be used as a small plate. The notch in the handle allows the Billy Can to be suspended from a pot hanger.

  • Weight: 550 g
  • Internal dimensions: 12 x 12 cm
  • Capacity: 1.5 L
  • Removable plastic auto-lock lid clips included
  • Material: Polished stainless steel


  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 30 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Zebra Stainless Steel Billy Can 12 cm is rated 5/5 based on 104 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 104

  An excellent piece of kit, and very good value. This appears to be the product that everybody chooses, and I can see why. Cooked a delicious meal over the fire, and then belt fed wets the next morning. It’s a great bit of kit, and I will be buying one of the woodlore bags as soon as they are back in stock. This will be a permanent fixture in my bushcraft kit. I’ll probably be buying some more aswell.  

  Terry Carmichael
27th March, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 104

  Very satisfied with this product. Have tested it in garden using a firebox. Its great for boiling water, soup and sauce based meals. I did not know they do a version with metal clips to hold the lid tight so I got the plastic clips which are pretty pointless. If you do order this Billy can pay the few extra pounds for metal clip version  

  Daniel Marshall
8th March, 2021

Rated: 5/5

Woodlore's Reply - 8th March, 2021
Dear Daniel. Thank you for your review. The metal clips are an aftermarket version. When the lid is sealed with the metal clips, the pot acts as a pressure cooker and could pop off spraying the user with boiling liquid. This is why we only stock the plastic clip model.

  3 of 104

  I think these billy cans are brilliant. I bought two the 12cm and 14cm because I couldn't make up my mind with regards to the size. When they arrived I was so impressed I placed another order for the 10cm Billy and the 14cm version. Again, These were also very good. I found it hard to resist the 16cm Billy Can, but my other half put a stop to my newly found hobby of Zebra collecting. The quality is extreme good and its a shame to actually use them over a fire. The stainless is polished to a mirror finish quality. I have obviously purchased them for outdoor use over an open fire, small wood stove, or gas and petrol stoves. I have also started to use them in the house and sit one on top of the log burner, makes great Chilli. I'd would have used them on the kitchen hob if it was for it being an induction hob, it doesn't work with stainless. You can remove the plastic clips that hold up the bail and make stainless steel replacements, but in all honesty I have removed the clips and use a pan handle gripper or leather glove to steady it during pouring. It has to be said, I also have another mug and cup and the Zebra is far better quality. If only the 10cm Zebra had handles I know which one I'd go for. Possible improvement could be drilling a few small holes in the lid so the lid can be used as a strainer. This can be done at home, but remember it is stainless and difficult to drill. My order arrived the next day. Can't fault that level of service.  

  Daniel Bailey
18th February, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 104

  Fantastic item, more than happy with it, the cheapest I found online, the delivery was slightly slower than I'd hoped for but I'm holding Christmas and Covid responsible for that. Love the Billy Can but I just wish I'd thought about removing the plastic clips beside use because I melted them. That's user error.  

  Angus Fullerton
22nd January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 104

  Handles my stews nicely. Highly recommended.  

  Gavin Henry
20th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 104

  Good gear, received fast and secure.  

  James Hamilton
10th December, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 104

  Great size for one person or 2 at a push, the can is great for hanging or cooking over fire or even on the hob. I've used Zebra as a brand for years. Top quality product.  

  Daniel Emmett
6th December, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 104

  It's just a great piece of kit. I bought four new ones to add to kit for our Wilderness Therapy training last week. Sturdy, light, decent handle to dangle from a pot hanger, embedded lid handle so it doesn't get in the way, and you can get the lid off easily, with a little hooked stick or tent peg or something. Bung some tinder or kindling in there while it's in your rucksack. Thanks also for quick delivery, and actually the best price I could find for this kit.  

  Robin Sheehan
7th October, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 104

  What can you say about the billy can and its insert, a versatile bit kit I bought the 12cm as my main cooking personal cooking pot on a two week wild camp. Besides cooking, I used it to fill my mill bank bag, collecting berries, tinder, making fruit leather and cordage, absolutely brilliant. Why the 4 star review. These should come with metal clips as standard the plastic clips have to be removed while cooking and once your billy has been on a fire its pointless putting them back on, unfortunately they only added to my local landfill.  

  Graham Johnson
24th August, 2020

Rated: 4/5

  10 of 104

  A good functional pot but the jury is out on the handle and its plastic clips. Might ditch both and fit a wire handle.  

  Peter Potter
23rd July, 2020

Rated: 4/5

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Do theses Billy Cans come with locking plastic clips?

Yes, however we recommend removing these when cooking over an open fire.

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