|the bag of chemicals|
It is ideal for when you want to go out fishing, camping, trekking etc. It produces no fumes, just steam, and therfore can be used inside a tent with no risk at all.
|the chemical bags afterwards|
|the contents of what you buy|
So what comes in your pack
It consists of a neoprene cover that houses a Heat resistant plastic outer box with airtight locking lid and 850ml medical grade stainless steel inner cooking dish and if you buy one comes supplied with two High Power (20g) and two Super Power (50g) heatpacks, a water measuring cup, reusable plastic storage pouch and full user instruction.
This will sell for £30 and the refills will cost £10 for 5
The two different heatpacks produce different amounts of heat for different lengths of time, so you can choose which one suits you beat
First of all I tried the cooker with the super power heatpack which tell you it heats to 90 oC and will still be producing that heat after 40 minutes.
So we set it up ( in the garden) on a miserable afternoon with an outside temperature of 11oC with a slight drizzle.
|the heated ravioli|
Next we tried the flask, it uses the smaller heat packs and advertises itself as
The 360ml Flask allows you to heat and cook liquids without the need for flame!
Using the water activated heat pack the flask produces no Carbon Monoxide unlike gas or petrol and is therefore safe to use inside a tent!
The pack contains 360ml medical grade stainless steel inner cup
• Heat resistant plastic outer Flask with airtight locking lid and drinking spout
• Supplied with three High Power (20g) heatpacks, neoprene sleeve, reusable plastic storage pouch and full user instructions
This will sell for £20 with refills readily available at a pack of 7 for £10
So my finding on these products are they would be ideal for taking fishing, camping or trekking. lightweight easily portable with no need for gas or matches. Safe to use in a tent or out, and once the small amount of initial water has been absorbed there is no risk of spillage or burning.
We thought the flask could benefit from a neoprene handle or two to make it easier to lift and pour. Also felt the chemical bags were the wrong shape and/or size for the small round flask and this would benefit from a small round bag.
We liked the idea of this system producing fresh, hot food and tea rather than something you have kept warm and stewed that is served tepid from a conventional flask.
The downside is the replacement packs work out rather expensive but would heat enough for 2 or 3 people if you were using tins of soup or beans rather than chunky ravioli as we tested it on.
We were sent a beta version of this product free of charge to test on behalf of Gear we are.com who specialise in doing outdoor gear reviews, but we were not paid for this. The review is, as usual, my honest findings on the product not influenced by the fact it was free.