About the product
[Mess tin is convenient, but the biggest problem is that food sticks easily.]
Under the supervision of Nobuaki Ihara, a qualified camping instructor, the "ThiOuThe LIFE Non-Stick Mess Tin" was created to solve the major problem with mess tins, which is the "tendency to get burnt".
The major problem with normal aluminium mess tins is that they burn easily and are difficult to wash and care for after cooking. A camp instructor, who interacts with a lot of campers, asked if it would be easier to clean up the messy mess and make camping more fun if it was non-stick. This was the basis for the development of the "Non-stick Mess Tin".
["Hard to burn!" Non-Stick Mess Tin.]
The ThiOuThe LIFE Non-stick Mess Tin has a non-stick finish (fluorine resin coating) on the inside of the mess tin (lid and body), which makes it overwhelmingly resistant to burning and easy to clean. The non-stick finish is a fluorine resin coating baked onto the surface of the mess tin and is also used for frying pans and other household items.
The non-stick treatment is often cited as a disadvantage due to a reduction in durability, known as 'annealing', caused by baking, but Non-Stick Mess Tin has been designed to prevent dents and bends caused by annealing.
[Non-stick for easy clean-up!]
The non-stick properties make cleaning up, which used to be a hassle, surprisingly easy. Just a quick rinse with water is all that is needed to remove stains. Even if you can't wash it in water immediately at the campsite, you can simply wipe it with a wet towel to clean it.
Furthermore, no seasoning or deburring is required. Even beginners can use mess tin with ease.
[Can be used for a wide range of food preparation.]
This mess tin is non-stick and can brown food beautifully. It can be used not only for cooking rice, but also for simmering, steaming, baking and various other types of cooking.
In addition, with accessories such as a cooling rack, pocket stove and mesh pouch (for the pocket stove) with ThiOuThe LIFE tags, the cooking options are endless and infinite.
[No need to measure as the scale is on the inner side of the mess tin]
A scale for ml and rice cups is marked on the inside of the mess tin. Makes weighing easy and eliminates the need to carry measuring cups. Recommended for solo campers who want to reduce their luggage.
[Camping instructor's tips! Guidebook and warranty card with original recipes included]
Original recipes directly from a camping instructor are included in the accompanying guidebook and warranty card. It also includes video commentary, so you can try cooking delicious camp meals with your non-stick mess tin.
1. fluffy and tasty white rice / 2. grilled mackerel aqua pazza / 3. beer-braised dumplings / 4. chicken doria / 5. steamed cupcakes
(The included recipe and the video accessible from it are in Japanese only. The Chinese guidebook and videos with Chinese subtitles are available separately. Please contact us through the Makuake Global site after purchase and we will send you the link.)
In addition, because it is a food contact product, "ThiOuThe LIFE Non-Stick Mess Tin" is committed to quality and safety. It complies with the Food Sanitation Law and the Positive List System and has passed product testing to firm standards in Japan.
Test conductor; Japan Food Research Laboratories
Date of test report issued: Jan 19th, 2021
Test report issue number: No. 20140212001－0101
ThiOuThe LIFE Non-Stick Mess Tin
Size: (approx.) length 16.5 x width 9.5 x height 6.7 cm
Capacity: (Approx.) 800 cc
Weight: (approx.) 170 g
Material: aluminium (lid and body inside: fluorine resin coated)
Scale: 100-600 ml (in 100 ml increments), 0.5-1.5 cups (in 0.5 cup increments)
Heat resistance temperature: 250°C
Size: (approx.) length 15.8 x width 8.6 cm
Weight: (approx.) 50 g
Material: stainless steel
Size: (approx.) length 7.5 x width 9.8 x height 2.0 cm
Weight: (approx.) 105 g
Material: plain steel (SPCC)
Mesh pouch (for the pocket stove)
Size: (approx.) length 11 cm x width 14.5 cm
Cannot be used in microwave ovens.
About the maker
ThiOuThe LIFE is an outdoor brand launched in Osaka in May 2020. It currently sells original outdoor products, mainly through EC malls.
After a long period of planning, designing and engineering, 'ThiOuThe LIFE Non-Stick Mess Tin' was born! We are committed to delivering 'excitement, not products' to our supporters, with a small team of highly skilled staff.
Supervisor (qualified camp instructor): Nobuaki Ihara
Studied outdoor education and outdoor exercise professionally at University of Tsukuba Outdoor Pursuits and Education Lab during his student days. Through teaching camps to elementary, junior high and high school students, he became qualified as a camp instructor. Currently works as an outdoor writer while travelling around Japan in his car. Favourite activities include camping, mountaineering, surfing, diving and skiing.
When camping, the best part is the camping meals! For some reason, the food we eat outdoors tastes many times better than the food we usually eat. Perhaps it's the extraordinary nature of camping that makes us feel this way...
This product was developed in collaboration with the development team, based on my own camping life to date, and we paid close attention to every detail, the most important being the non-stick coating, which makes it easier to cook without burning and reduces the hassle of cleaning. We invite you to pick up your mess tin and try your hand at various camping meals, including the original recipes in the guidebook.
We hope that your camping life will be even richer.