The heavily insulated cooler will keep food or liquids hot or cold for extended lengths of time. Side walls are 1.5" thick with an aluminum interior and steel exterior. The container holds largely removable 5 gal aluminum food vessel (17" x 9" x 11") with a 7" latched opening and solid aluminum lid. Five gallons of hot stew would go along the way to feed firefighters on a remote hillside. The food vessel sits inside a removable iron suspension cage within the container. Both the aluminum food vessel and iron suspension cage are locked securely into place via a stabilizing bar across the top. You could roll this down a hillside and not spill a drop. A felt gasket around the perimeter of the lid helps seal in the heat/cold while the two heavy duty draw latches keep it securely closed. The container can be used with or without food vessel. Includes ladle and heavy duty industrial kitchen knife. Measures 22"L x 14"W x 16"H. Weighs 74 lbs.