BCB’s Crusader II Cooking Systems includes some neat touches which will be welcomed by outdoor enthusiasts.
The system uses a ‘Russian Doll’ design whereby all the cooking gear you will need in the field, (Cup Canteen, Cooker, Water bottle, flint and striker) slot inside each other and fit snugly inside a standard issue PLCE bottle pouch for ease of transport and use.
The Hard Anodised Aluminium cup which doubles as a cooking pot now sports an insulated rim to prevent unwelcome lip burn. To speed up boil time and reduce the smoke it gives off, the cooker has a wind shield and heat exchanger.
By using hard anodised aluminium, BCB have managed to make the new Crusader Cooking System 138 grams lighter than its predecessor, something that will be a welcome relief for trekkers who are already saddled with a significant amount of kit they have to lumber around while out in the great outdoors.