Lightweight. Compact. Durable. Versatile. When you're hiking into the back country you need equipment that checks these blocks. Drop your pack on a rock and it'll survive. Not sure that nice thin jobby from REI will though.
It has a hollow folding socket handle so it packs nicely. Whittle a branch down to fit in the socket so you can stay out of range and fry your bacon, not your fingers.
I forge these out of 16 gauge sheet steel. They're 6.75" in diameter and weigh about 12 ounces. They come coated with a food safe oil that's baked on while they're still hot. Add a little oil when cooking and they are EXTREMELY non stick. They wipe out and clean up nicely. If you need a heavier one for the kitchen check out my fixed handle skillet. Same great qualities without the extend-o-handle, and a little bit fancier.
Want a custom size? No problem, tell me what you need.