The SMI Aussie Flaty Tripod Head ‘N’ Hook XP™ by Slot Me In™ isn’t your average run of the mill tripod head ‘n’ hook system. Firstly it’s 100% Australian made using 100% Australian BlueScope™ Xlerpate™ Tru-Spec™ steel (head section) in a 5mm thickness, this “head” section of the tripod structure has 3 unique hexagonal locating holes configured in an equilateral triangular pattern. These 3 holes are for the provision of inserting 3 sticks/branches or similar of ideal length around 1500mm each (not supplied) to form a cooking tripod structure. Attached to the “head” section and fully adjustable with a locking point is a 1000mm length of heavy duty 316 marine grade stainless steel chain (closed welded link and 4mm in gauge). At the other end of the chain is a heavy-duty “hook” also made from 5mm thick BlueScope Xlerplate™ Tru-Spec™ steel.
Both ends of the chain attachments (to “head” and “hook”) are by the traditional time-honoured method of cold solid riveting (black smithed) using steel 6.25mm diameter rivets for a lifetime of use. The crook opening in the “hook” is 25mm easily accommodating all types of wire or spring handled camp ovens, billys or similar for use over FLAME ‘N’ COALS™ and forms a deep “V” to locate them there securely.
The “head” section measures 110mm W x 100mm D x 10mm H also shaped in an equilateral triangle shape and combined with the “hook” and chain the entire assembly weighs just 0.570kg. It packs very compactly too, easily fitting say into your glove box, billy, saucepan, or camp oven ready for use whenever required ready for your next KOOKUP™.
Your 3 sticks/branches (not supplied) should be as mentioned around 1500mm in length and 30mm roughly in diameter (as a minimum) with the top ends whittled down each to protrude 50mm through the 3 locating holes in the “head” section to lock in for optimum use. The base of the sticks should then be spread equally apart in angle and distance to form a tripod formation (equilateral triangular pattern) over your fire (kept central) and the chain length adjusted and locked into position to suit the size of the fire, style of cooking and type of cookware being used.
Accessories you might want to consider if you own or intend use any of the Solidteknics™ cookware products with equal size/dual handles from our SMI Aussie Flaty Tripod Head ‘N’ Hook XP™ is the SMI Aussie Daddy Long Legs™ developed and manufacture by Slot Me In™ exclusively for them released this month also. Further in the Slot Me In™ range of accessories suitable for use with the SMI Aussie Flaty Tripod Head ‘N’ Hook XP™ are our range of billy’s, kettles, SMI Aussie Camp Ovens™ and SMI UFO 550™ hot plates and combo hot plates (the latter 2 of which require the additional accessory of the SMI Aussie Tripod Tri Chain Connect™ ) sold separately.
The SMI Aussie Flaty Tripod Head ‘N’ Hook XP™ is available now exclusively from Slot Me In™ for $79.00 plus postage of $19.00 Australia wide.