It all started two generations ago in eastern Nebraska when a young Seth McGinn participated in a cattle round-up on his grandparents ranch. All the ranchers in the area would get together and everyone, including women and children would participate. Before the roundup, each family would bring food which all went into a cream can which was put on a fire to cook while they worked. At lunch time, they would come back to a hot, hearty, homemade meal that easily fed the entire group and included something for everyone. Recently, Seth and Sonja McGinn, in an effort to reduce the preparation and clean up time at a family gathering, tried to recreate the cream can meal. It was difficult to find a cream can but they did and had it filled with 50 lbs. of food. Unfortunately, when they lifted the can from the fire, the bottom fell out. Undeterred, Seth tried numerous alternatives and finally made his own. The eventual result is the CanCooker.