GI Stainless Steel Mess Kit: 2 Piece kit includes one cooking pan and one divided pan for eating. Cooking Pan is approx. 7 wide x 8 long x 2 deep. Pan has handle that is 8 1/2 long. The cooking pan goes on the bottom of the kit and plate goes on the top then the cooking pan's handle goes over plate and hooks in metal d-ring to keep pan shut and together. Great for backpacking because of its lightweight.