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GeneralSaam
10-10-2009, 17:00
I just bought this at Cabelas for general around the camp use/ survival situations and I'm wondering if it will melt if exposed to boiling temperature? I wouldn't want that to happen to me in a survival situation :p

bamarammin87
10-11-2009, 14:17
I just bought this at Cabelas for general around the camp use/ survival situations and I'm wondering if it will melt if exposed to boiling temperature? I wouldn't want that to happen to me in a survival situation :p

I've boiled water in my aluminum mess kit pot tons of times. It will burn, but I've never had any problems other than that.

vafish
10-12-2009, 06:05
Aluminum's melting point is 1,220 degrees F.

That's about 1,000 degrees above the boiling point of water.

I think you are safe from it melting while you are boiling water.

Now if you have a real hot heat source and you boil the pot dry you could melt it.

Big Bird
10-12-2009, 09:39
Under NORMAL cooking conditions you have no worries.

smoke
10-13-2009, 13:31
I would not sit an aluminum pot directly onto red hot coals. Better to suspend the pot over the fire source or put it on a grate or rocks.