Genuine Military Surplus US Stainless steel mess kit is still the best. It can be used to cook right on the fire and is more durable then anything modern. We tested it to fit the contents of a camp food package and the water needed to make a meal. Fill, Boil and cover. The locking lid is also a divided plate. Don't be afraid to also use it as a small shovel when you need. This is durable. Our feeling with GI Military Surplus is that If it survived this long, it will last you too.