Kolstå/carbon steel and björk/birch
Carbon steel frying pan with collapsible handle.
- Strong (3mm thickness)
- Small enough to backpack
- Big enough (diam 21cm) to cook diversity of recipes
- Collapsible handle
- Carbon steel (very fast hot enough to coock)
- Carbon steel will rust if not attended
- Be careful when shaking because it can collapse
- Very fast, very hot, risk of burned food
Collapsible hunters frying pan from Stabilotherm, Sweden.
Being noticeable light traveling has never been one of my strong points. I’d rather take my (small) Dutch oven with me and enjoy a good meal or beautyfull loaf of bread every day and accept the disadvantage of the extra weight.
This includes also my collapsible hunters frying pan from the Swedish brand Stabilotherm. A 8.3" carbon steel frying pan which is fast, durable, and a charm in cooking all kinds of sausages, meat, recipes with eggs, and bread on an open fire.
They cost approximately $44 including a wooden handle, but the true backpacker cuts one himself from a tree branch, and saves him-/herself a few bucks and if smart, long enough to be a walking stick also, so you’ll be at a convenient distance from your campfire.
If not taken care of, it will rust when left wet. The easiest way is to clean immediately after cooking with clean water when still hot and apply a little oil afterwards. This will keep your gear in top- and ever-ready condition. I make use of a piece of 3mm thick cow leather which is big enough to fold around the pan, and I also make use of it to take the hot steel handle in my hand when necessary.
I love it and it is used dozens of times also when chilling in the garden with some friends over a little campfire.
12 years holiday backpacking and canoeing in Sweden, and almost weekly during summer evenings at home garden.
Abused it several times while a little ignorant:-( But no problem after thorough cleaning with stainless steel pads).
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: SEK330 which is approx $36