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Zebra Stainless Steel Billy Can 12 cm
Zebra Thailand

Zebra Stainless Steel Billy Can 12 cm

Brand: Zebra Thailand
  EAN 8851991516122
Weight: 546 g         70 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 three different sizes. This, the 12 cm model, is the perfect size for solo backpackers. It is also ideal for use with The Honey 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 auto-lock lid clips included
  • Material: Polished stainless steel


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  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 on weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on 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.

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 14 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging.

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 70 customer reviews.

Overall Rating:

  1 of 70

  Best piece of outdoor cooking gear I've ever had! If I had to choose only one pot to take out with me, this would be the one. Great service from the Woodlore team!  


Rated: 5/5

  2 of 70

  I first used one of these on a Woodlore course and bought it as soon as I got home. Although not as light as an aluminium or titanium one, it's compact and robust enough to use straight in the flames or in the embers (but take the lid locks off first) and the handle is designed to help with hanging it over a fire. I'll likely buy the other sizes at some point too to complete the set. Great set of pots that I'll have and use probably for the rest of my life.  

  Mike Burns

Rated: 4/5

  3 of 70

  If you need a pot to use on a camp fire these cans are without a doubt the reference! The size is great to make a stew for 1 to 2 people.  

  Robin Astle

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 70

  Does what it says on the tin really. Couple of observations rather than criticisms: the small plastic pot lid holders (you'll understand when you get one) are looking a bit droopy after a good mornings sausages and beans cooking. I doubt theyll last much longer, which doesnt bother me per se, but why put them on? Or just make them out of metal if this is a desired feature. Secondly, the little pan part sits VERY snug into the pot. I'd be very wary of using it with water in the bottom, I envisage a pressure build up in the under chamber which will fire the little pan and my sausages off into the wilderness! I'll probably make a couple of little steam escape holes somewhere to fix this. These niggles aside, a classic piece of kit, something very honest about a brew from a billy can in a morning.  

  John B

Rated: 4/5

  5 of 70

  Great size; beneath the plate you can fit a 250g gas canister, and in the plate Ive got a Robens Firefly gas stove, Victorinox swiss army knife, MSR folding plastic fork, MSR folding plastic spoon, fire steel, folding sea-to-summit x-cup, knife sharpening ceramic rod and a pair of cheap collapsible stainless steel chopsticks. The lid is a good fit, but I threw away the plastic clips which only hold the lid on when the handle is upright anyway (what's the point?) and fashioned a couple of hooks out of some wire and made a bungee to hold the lid closed. It's not ideal but its OK. One thing that surprised me (my lack of experience rather than a fault with the product) is when warming up a tin of rice pudding it immediately burned. I am led to believe this is due to the very thin walls of the pan meaning it heats up in a localised way very quickly. Took me 15 minutes of scrubbing to remove the blackened caramelised mess from the bottom of the pan but because it's stainless (rather than aluminium) I am comfortable that it's safe. Great for water even on a low heat setting, but very easy to burn food in this pan. Complete food kit in one pan and for £16 delivered I'm pretty happy with it.  

  Ed Baker

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 70

  A well-made stainless steel pot, that can take a beating. Will probably be of a sufficient size for making a meal for one person. It looks quite small, but it is 1.5 liters, and what more do you need? Comes with a well designed lid. Will probably last you a lifetime. Great piece of kit.  

  Preben Richter

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 70

  The Zebra S/S Billy-can I bought recently is a great bit of kit! It does exactly what it is designed to do, boils water reasonably quickly (with lid on), seemed very sturdy due to a good base size and is easy to use (tip: wear gloves when hot) as I found out when I used it at the weekend to boil water to make a brew whilst beach fishing. Well made and just the job!  


Rated: 5/5

  8 of 70

  Really well made pot that will easily fit into the PLCE pouch of the Karrimor SF packs. I also like the fact that the Kitchen Sink I also bought from this site will fit in the top of this billy and keeps everything together and in one place.  

  Mark Ninnim

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 70

  It's a nice sturdy pot, well made and just a nice addition to your kit. I love it; only thing about it is that it has plastic clips that some people suggest would melt.  

  Jonathan Ballentine

Rated: 5/5

Woodlore's Reply - 14th January, 2016
Hello Jonathan. The plastic clips now come fitted as standard, but can be removed. We personally remove them on the pots we use.

  10 of 70

  Sturdy, hard wearing, practically sized. This is the second Zebra billy I've owned and have passed my old one - which is still going strong - onto my son. These are the best billys I've used and wouldn't recommend any other. Great service and delivery was prompt as always.  

  Taran Jason Staveley

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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