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”. 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 1.5m (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 (welded closed link & a 4mm 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 and the hook has a deep “V” configuration securely accommodating all types of wire or spring handled camp ovens, billys or similar for use over FLAME ‘N’ COALS™.
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.
Some great accessories you might want to consider if you own or intend use any of the Solidteknics™ cookware products with equal size/dual handles on the SMI Aussie Flaty Tripod Head ‘N’ Hook XP™ is the SMI Aussie Daddy Long Legs™ Kit developed and manufacture by Slot Me In™ exclusively for them released this month also. Further accessories also to look at in our range of products include billy’s, kettles, our SMI Aussie Camp Ovens™ and the SMI UFO 550™ series hot plates & combo hot plates/grills (the latter 2 of which require the additional accessory SMI Aussie Tripod Tri Chain Connect™ ) sold separately.