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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         89 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 Esbit Alcohol 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 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 89 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 89

  Well made and worthy of the accolades you will have read elsewhere. I would strongly recommend making a metal handle / lid clip, particularly useful for pouring, multiple YouTube videos on how to make these out of 2mm 316 stainless steel. Ideal size for one person or two at a push. Solo stove fits inside though you will need to either remove the inner tray OR place lid upside down with inner tray on top also upside down.  

18th August, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 89

  After a few mods like changing out the plastic clips for wire it fits the bill for most outdoor needs. If you wondered what you can do with the Zebra have a brief search on YouTube!  

  David Thompson
8th August, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 89

  This is a great product for a very affordable price. I wanted a can that can be used mainly with an open fire as a heat source and I mainly looked for pots that can be suspended. I live in Sweden and at the time, in 2017, I bought my Zebra Can I had a very hard time to locally source an affordable pot that would be made of stainless steel and have a suspension 'loop' handle incorporated. The local outdoor suppliers would mostly offer aluminum alloy pots without a suspension handle. Any alternatives would be very pricey. I found this peculiar that I needed to look outside of Sweden to get a can like the Zebra Can. Beside the importance of the loop handle I did want stainless steel and not aluminium, even if it's anodized or whatever, because I want to be able to trust my 'bush pot' when I happen to use it for both cooking food and other 'bush' tasks such as cooking wood ashes for making lye, cooking amadou, softening birch bark and tree roots for crafts, making hide glue etc.  

  Francis Mazij
14th June, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 89

  Great quality pot but the only niggle are the plastic lid retainers. They work really well but you have to remove them before you put the pot over an open fire so metal clips would be much better.  

  Steven Brown
27th May, 2019

Rated: 4/5

Woodlore's Reply - 28th May, 2019
Dear Steven Thank you for you review. We only stock these with the plastic clips, the metal version could form a pressure cooker causing the lid to pop off. This could potentially result in boiling liquids to spray over the user.

  5 of 89

  Great piece if kit. I have always wanted one and now that I've started more solo nights away I need something better for my cooking. Very strong and lighter than previously lead to believe and it has a greater capacity than previously thought, it would easily cater for a ration pack. Could cook a decent sized meal. Great service from the Woodlore team.  

  Daniel Mulkern
30th March, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 89

  Great bit of kit, no complaints. Does exactly what it's supposed to do.  

5th September, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 89

  Great so far. Have been using it on my twig stove and soon will be using with a spirit burner. It is everything I expected it to be.  

  David H
28th June, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 89

  I was surprised how much smaller than my 14cm Billy can this was, but both are very well made and well worth the money. The 12 cm works perfectly with the Primus Express Spider II I purchased at the same time which fits neatly into the lower section. A great, portable Billy can.  

  David Riches
2nd June, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 89

  Fantastic piece of kit now packed in my go bag at all times. Do not leave home without it! Indispensable on all trips, So versatile and does so much! Brilliant, fast service! Thanks Woodlore.  

  Shane Gadd
18th April, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 89

  Did not know this came with plastic lid brackets, but fixed this by bending a wire from a coat hanger. The pot has been tested on a hob, coals, open fire and gas. The perfect kit for making breakfast in the great outdoors. Delivery was about as fast as it gets. It took 3 days before I got it. That's normally what I'd expect if I ordered something locally here in Norway.  

  Frank Anders Borch-amot
30th January, 2018

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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