When you think of Eating food Meals in remote locations, your mind may conjure up images of hardened rice and pasta, clumpy spice bundles, dried meat scraps, all barely edible with boiling water. It’s not exactly what your stomach is wasting for after a long day of hiking to the camp site. But with the right camp kitchen tools in your bag, you can prepare nutritious food And the TastyEven when you’re many miles away from home.
Outdoor brands have designed everything you need – pots, plates, pots and even stoves – to be lightweight and compact enough to carry on your back. It’s built with strong materials, like stainless steel and titanium, that will last through many backpacking seasons. Here’s a comprehensive list of what you need to cook a feast while camping in the countryside.
Best camp kitchen equipment for backpacks
Best Pads: UCO Gear 4-Piece Mess Kit
Could the plate be a plate, and could the plate be a plate? The answer is yes if you use UCO’s messy kit. This eight-ounce set comes with a bowl, lid, jerk, and rope to hold everything together. The handles make it easy to carry while you are sitting on a log or rock, and a double gasket seals the container so nothing spills into your bag.
Best Pots: GSI Outdoors Halulite 3-Piece Ring Cutlery
Unless you prefer to eat with dirty hands after a hike, don’t forget to pack a lightweight kit. Made of aluminum alloy, this fork, knife and spoon weighs just 1.6 ounces together. An embedded rope prevents them from hiding in your bag.
Best Knife & Cutting Board Set: Opinel Nomad Cooking Kit
Dazzle your backpackers with this professional slicing set, perfect for chopping vegetables, meat or other snacks. This set comes with three folding knives made with beech handles: serrated knife, soft knife and peeler. It also includes a compact cutting board and a microfiber cloth that can be used as a carrying case. One squash: It’s a little heavy at 14 ounces, but you can save weight by leaving one or two knives at home.
Best Fireplace: Primus Firestick Stove
Backpack Stoves are one of our coolest innovations – very small yet very powerful. This Primus model fits in the palm of your hand but folds out to secure a bowl on its three sturdy posts. A recessed burner doesn’t explode when it’s windy, an adjustable valve gives you precise temperature control, and a built-in burner means you can leave your lighter or matches at home. It is compatible with any type of gas can.
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Best Cup: Snow Peak Trek 700 Titanium
For the solo hiker, this practical mug is a must. Cook pasta for dinner or mix a hot small piece before bed, then clean it up to make a cup of coffee the next morning. The cavity is large enough to store a small stove, and the durable two handles fold out when you need to store it away, and the lightweight Japanese titanium will last a lifetime.
Best Condiment Bottles: Nalgene Small Travel Kit
Don’t forget to be enthusiastic. These six clear bottles (ranging from 0.5 to 2 ounces) are perfect for bringing spices, cooking oil, dips, or other condiments you crave on the road. They come with a small zip-top bag to carry, and together they weigh less than three ounces. Cleaning is also easy: just put it in the dishwasher as soon as you get back from your trip.
Best Pot: Sea To Summit X-Pot
Space is more than its value when you transport the equipment in your backpack. But you don’t need to worry about making extra space if you have the X-Pot. All three sizes (1.4, 2.8, 4L) fold into a flat disk for easy storage. The aluminum base conducts heat to boil water or cook your meal, the BPA-free silicone sides are flexible and easy to wash, and the lid also acts as a strainer.
Best Cooking Set: MSR Alpinist 2 Cook Set
If you prefer to purchase a complete cooking range rather than shopping for individual items, this is the system for you. Two deep bowls, two insulated cups, a strainer lid, and a foldable handle are all nested inside the sturdy aluminum bowl. There is even enough space to store an MSR stove. Don’t pack a stove? The saucepan is safe to use over an open fire as well.
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