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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         115 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 115 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 115

  Since I've taken an interest in bushcraft I've come to realise that the 'classic' kit items are indeed classics for a reason, they are functional and have longevity. So far this billy can seems to be up to the job. I even used the insert to cook some basic dough on embers which worked a treat. The only thing I will do at somepoint is change the plastic clips for metal ones. Overall, very good product!  

  Ross Graham
18th March, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 115

  Great piece of equipment, good size for solo camp or hike cooking, both in size and weight.  

  Liam Cadey
20th October, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 115

  Absolutely delighted with the item. It is the second one bought over a period of twenty years, I only needed to purchase this because I lost the original.  

  Robert Michael Dunbar
10th August, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 115

  Another brilliant product, delivered extremely quickly.  

  Barry March
21st November, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 115

  I love this product I think it’s brilliant I can use it for baking or cooking over the fire it works well on trangia stove and is very multi use. The quality of the product is outstanding, it is truly a work of art, the stainless steel is of great quality and does not look like it will be dented easily. The steamer is a great addition to the pot. only wish it came with metal clips not plastic ones. As when the pot is on its side for baking the lid won’t just stay on. Would definitely recommend buying the product Plus its at a great price. A definite 5 stars.  

  Michael M
3rd November, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 115

  I simply love Zebra Head Billy Cans and this 12cm one is no exception. I have used this several times since it arrived just over two weeks ago, used on gas, spirit and wood fires. I've used it for making brews and one pot meals. The plastic pot clips are not a favourite of mine and were promptly removed before they became a sticky mess on the side of the pot. I also removed the wide stainless steel bail and replaced it with a wire crimped version which just works better for me. The pot now has a beautiful patina and has become a part of my regular use kit. I have absolutely no qualms in recommending these pots, they are high quality and bomb proof. The inner dish can be useful too. All at a good price, thanks.  

  Jeff Wilkins
24th October, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 115

  Excellent bit of kit. Change the handle to a wire one for better performance.  

  James B
18th September, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 115

  Perfect for cooking individually on a fire. Covered in washing up liquid (on the outside) after use and cleaned up all sparkly again - love them!  

  Bourne End Guides
29th June, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 115

  Feels like a really good quality and lightweight piece of kit, it comes with a handy small bowl that fits inside the pot. I removed the two plastic clips that hold the lid on so I can put it fully into the edge of a fire to cook and boil water. Would definitely recommend and seems like a bargain for the price.  

  Andrew Weston
4th June, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 115

  Great purchase, the 12cm diameter can is great for backpacking trips, wild camps, one nighters etc where you are catering for yourself. I have the 14cm version too which for me was just a little large for the above uses. Obviously the 14cm has its uses, excellent for a more bushcraft type of excursion where you may be camping for a couple of nights and you want to rustle up something more substantial for dinner, where you may be catering for more than one person. Thoroughly happy with both versions.  

  G J
17th May, 2021

Rated: 5/5

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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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