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Pathfinder Large Bushpot

rated 5.0 of 5 stars
photo: Pathfinder Large Bushpot pot/pan

A sturdy large pot with a bail handle for boiling larger amounts of water or for small groups. Also good for cooking pasta/rice and stews.


  • Generous capacity
  • Bail arm
  • Stainess steel for strength a durability
  • Pouring spout
  • Snug fitting lid


  • Weight
  • No strainer in the lid for pasta/rice etc
  • Steel on the base is the same thickness as the walls.

Dave Canterbury is a legend in Bushcraft/survival. His equipment is based on extensive trials and use in the field. It is well though out, high quality, and reasonably priced, especially if looked after well as it should last a lifetime. Dave experienced a life-changing house fire not so long ago, so we could all help a giant among outdoors people to get back on his feet.

I have both pots, this is the larger version suitable for boiling larger amounts of water or cooking for small groups. It is also easier to cook a stew type meal in a pot of this size if carrying a heavier Dutch Oven is not an option due to the weight. Built from tough and long lasting 304 stainless steel, the pot has a really useful bail handle, folding bat wing handles and a D-ring handle on the lid.

It is designed primarily for use on a open fire to boil water which it does very well. I like to heat boil-in-the-bag meals in it or cook a simple stew. This requires some skill as the bottom is not made from thicker steel like a dedicated cook pot or Dutch oven, which means food is more likely to scorch but it can be done. 

The pot has a capacity of 120 ounces which is nearly a full (US) gallon so there is plenty of capacity for larger meals or boiling water for small groups. The bail handle snaps into place and can be positioned at different angles. This is essential for cooking on an open fire so that the pot can be suspended over the heat and the temperature regulated by raising or lowering the pot.

The bat wing handles are generously sized but will need to be used with gloves as they get extremely hot. The lid snaps into place with a snug fit which means it will not easily fall off, a feature I really like though the lid could do with some small strainer holes for straining rice and pasta. Again, the D-ring is a generous size so it can be handled with gloves on. 

Over all, I really like this pot. It is really useful around base camp and boiling water for small groups. Given its size it is mainly used around camp and is a great deal lighter than a Dutch oven. Its excellent construction, bail handle, and tight fitting lid means I can use it with a high degree of confidence around the campfire. 

A well used bit of kit.


Cooking on an open fire throughout the year. Used for heating larger quantities of water and stews.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: £60

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Price MSRP: $45.00
Current Retail: $52.00
Material 304 Stainless Steel extremely durable, fire ready, and lightweight
Features Bail with Heavy gauge bat wing handles and pour spout, stainless Steel lid with heavy duty "D" ring
Height 6 in at peak in center of lid
Width 7.5 in outside diameter
Capacity 120 fl oz
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