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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         95 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 95 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 95

  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

  2 of 95

  Came highly recommended from many sources so I thought I would trust them and buy this myself. I have to say it is a great piece of kit for my camping needs. Big enough easily to cook a big meal for me, or food for 2 people. I like how the lid locks down with the handle up, as this speeds up boiling water nicely. Not too heavy and small enough to pack to go away on my bike, or to just take away in my day van for camping trips. Great for boiling water for a cup of coffee and food, so I only need this for all my needs. Can't recommend this enough.  

  Nathan Ansell
3rd July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 95

  This is the only pot you will need in your life, awsome bif of kit. Very well made, can't recommend enough.  

  Andrew Davies
9th June, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 95

  The 12 cm zebra Billy can is a great bit of kit, with excellent delivery. All in all very good service thanks.  

  Sean Kirk
26th May, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 95

  Great bit of kit, fits in rucksack just nice. Great size to cook ready meals. Robust enough to cook on open flame/embers or on electric cookers. Great to cook stews in too! Might even get a bigger one soon. Great Billy can 10/10  

  Robert Chatwin
12th February, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 95

  A must for anyone cooking on a fire. Fine to put directly into the fire, and perfect to hang over the fire thanks to the handle. I've used these for many years, they never let me down. Easy to keep clean. The handy little bowl is useful too. Great quality. Amazingly quick delivery. Very impressed by the service. 11 out of 10.  

  Colin Hoban
5th February, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 95

  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

  8 of 95

  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

  9 of 95

  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

  10 of 95

  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.

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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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