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Primus Meal Set

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Primus Meal Set cookware

Primus meal kit: the strainer/cutting board is fantastic. Includes bread cutter and cheese grater, oil bottle, spice holder.


  • Very well thought out


  • The cup could be better

OK as far as lunch boxes/meal kits go. You have this or the Light My Fire meal kit. What makes it for me is the strainer/cutting/chopping board/cheese grater. I think that is really brilliant.

Whereas the Light My Fire strainer/chopping board is just that, the Primus meal kit strainer does make a great bread cutter and grater. Also the oil bottle is a fantastic idea. It could contain salad dressing or washing up liquid, that is also a very good idea.

The spice holder is very good and lighter than the Light My Fire version, which is a little bit over designed and heavy. The Primus plate and bowl are the right shape and a good depth, whereas the Light My Fire plate and bowl being a triangle shape  can be a bit awkward and not ergonomic enough for food storage.

The Primus cup is my least favorite of the whole set. I feel it should have a sipping lid. The folding spork is not that heat resistant, so do not use it for cooking.

You could comfortably use the Primus meal kit as a meal kit for two people, so that makes the weight OK, but for one I would say it's a luxury. I use mine for day hikes. If I am stopping for a lunch break I'll bring cold meats/salad, salad dressing, fresh fruit in the seal-able container and use the cup for a coffee or tea.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: £16.99

This kit is large. Good for car camping, but maybe too large for backpacking. Includes some good features.


  • Light
  • Has lots of uses
  • Sealed bowl good for backpacking


  • Large for backpacking

I bought this for my backpacking kit, but found out it was much larger than I expected. The full kit takes up a lot of bag space. On the bright side the folding spork, seasoning bottle, and oil bottle fit inside the included sealed bowl wish does make a great backpacking meal kit. I leave most the other stuff at home.  

The kit includes:

  • 2 plates (top and bottom of the container)
  • 1 cup (measuring lines without indication of what the lines mean)
  • 1 cutting board, strainer, grater, knife. 
  • 1 sealed bowl (not water tight)
  • 1 folding spoon, fork, knife
  • 1 three compartment spice bottle
  • 1 oil bottle

If I could have bought just the small lidded bowl, oil bottle, folding spork, and spice bottle I think it would be great for backpackers. 

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $18

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Price MSRP: $24.00
Current Retail: $22.95
Historic Range: $14.73-$22.95
Reviewers Paid: $18.00
Weight 360 g / 12.7 oz
Dimensions 230 mm x 145 mm x 60 mm / 9 in x 5.7 in x 2.4 in
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