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Coleman Aluminum Mess Kit?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by GeneralSaam, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. GeneralSaam

    GeneralSaam

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    I just bought this at Cabelas for general around the camp use/ survival situations and I'm wondering if it will melt if exposed to boiling temperature? I wouldn't want that to happen to me in a survival situation :p
     
  2. bamarammin87

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    I've boiled water in my aluminum mess kit pot tons of times. It will burn, but I've never had any problems other than that.
     

  3. vafish

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    Aluminum's melting point is 1,220 degrees F.

    That's about 1,000 degrees above the boiling point of water.

    I think you are safe from it melting while you are boiling water.

    Now if you have a real hot heat source and you boil the pot dry you could melt it.
     
  4. Big Bird

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    Under NORMAL cooking conditions you have no worries.
     
  5. smoke

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    I would not sit an aluminum pot directly onto red hot coals. Better to suspend the pot over the fire source or put it on a grate or rocks.