Gear Question

Doesn't aluminum melt around 1200 degrees...

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Doesn't aluminum melt around 1200 degrees fahrenheit? so wouldn't putting this in a hot campfire time after time eat away at it until a hole formed?

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Valid point. Fortunately, your average campfires don't often reach that kind of temperature, and anyway that's the melting point of untreated aluminum. The anodization makes it quite a bit more heat resistant.

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anodizing aluminum thickens the oxide layer on the outside of the metal, this anodized layer's melting points is well over two times hotter than pure aluminum's melting point.