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NATO BCB Multi-Fuel Cooking System

BCB Mess Tin and FireDragon Fuel

Rating: 9.9/10

Weight: 21 oz

Contents: Drinking Cup, Canteen/Water Bottle, Aluminum Cooking Cup, Stainless Steel Cooker, Carry Pouch

Full specs and information can be found at the below link:

We used this cooking system to prepare a French RCIR 24 hour MRE in the field using the BCB FireDragon fuel blocks. 

Elevation ~7,000 feet AMSL. Temp 54 F. 

Each component of the cooking system nests neatly together. The pouch is rugged and well made. The system can be connected to any belt and is MOLLE compatible. 


The Drinking Cup - strong, stable and good handles. Smooth and easy to clean. Can easily handle hot liquids, but cannot be exposed directly to flame or heat. Easy to drink from surprisingly, very ergonomic unlike most other mess cups. 

Osprey Water Bottle/Canteen - Standard NATO pattern 58 1 Liter capacity. Wide mouth opening can be adapted to accept a number of NATO accessories for use with gas masks etc. Nests securely, very strong polymer. Easy to pour drink powders in the opening.

Cooking Pot - Nests or sits very nicely on the cooker base. Has embossed graduations inside and out for easy water measurements. Easily fits any MRE entrée, soup or heating water for drinks. 

Stainless Steel Cooker - Can be used with any fuel tablets, liquid or gels. Cooking pot/cup nests inside the cooker or can be set on stop using the included handle/kick stand. Stable, non-stick, very efficient cooker. Can also accommodate other cups, pots or mess tins. Easy to light the fuel. Versatile and fast cooker. 


British Army 2 Piece Mess Tin Set - Aluminum, 1.5 and 1.3 Liter capacity, folding handles and both tins nest side each other leaving plenty of room to store spices, fuel, utensils etc inside. Only weighs 18 oz. 

The mess tin set can be purchased here:

 FireDragon Fuel Blocks

can be purchased here:

  • Solid ethanol
  • Safe for indoor use
  • VERY easy to light
  • Non-toxic and Odorless
  • VERY robust flame and burn time
  • Works perfectly in any weather
  • Safe to store and pack with food
  • Can be used as antibacterial hand cleanser! 

This fuel is the best we've ever used. It's very easy to open, safe to handle, easy to light, puts out A LOT OF heat fast, burns for a LONG TIME (8-10 mins). More than enough to cook your main and heat water for drinks. 

This is an extremely innovative and remarkable product. Safe and easy for anyone to use. 


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