15 Must Buy Items For Outdoor Cooking Enthusiasts

Gone are the days where camping and adventure trips are associated only with ready to eat and bland meals with no flavor and soul. Food is not just something one should eat to survive,

but it is a celebration of life! Each meal should be savored, then why must camping be an excuse?

Make adventure trips even more exciting!

To make your camping trips even more memorable than usual, we have created a list of must-have items which will simplify the process of cooking, making the process a lot more fun and easy. These are certain items which many seasoned travelers swear by, including me.

Move on from unhealthy meals from a box

It is a common misconception that camping means eating poor and unhealthy meals. I myself have had my fair share of instant noodles and ready to eat meals, but these have never made me feel full and satisfied.

When I ventured into the world of cooking while camping was when I realized that this is not a big feat to achieve. It is very doable with just the right tools at hand.

Cooking over an open fire can be a little challenging at first, but with the right equipment, you can master this skill with no problem. And if an open fire is not your forte, there are camping stoves which you can travel with as well.

You can learn more about these stoves as you go on reading this article. Apart from stoves, there are certain items used for protecting yourself from the heat of a fire like tongs and gloves.

Stock up on these items and you will never look at outdoor cooking the same way as you did before!

Bond over freshly prepared meals

There is no better way to make new friends and memories other than sharing a wonderful, freshly made meal together. You and your new buddies can enjoy the process of preparing a meal from scratch, and chatting over steaming bowls of delicious food.

If this doesn’t mean quality time spent together, then I don’t know what does!

Stay organized and up to date

These items not only make it easy for you to cook while traveling, but also make sure that you are traveling light while being organized side by side.

Traveling can get messy, and we are here to make that mess a lot more manageable.

Learn about new innovations in the camping-cooking realm

The world of outdoor cooking has evolved quite a bit in the past few years. We have moved on from cooking directly over the flame.

We have moved on from the traditional rustic ways of cooking, and come up with high tech innovations to simplify the process of cooking in the wild.

Below is a list of items which will aid you in making the best meals on the move. Stock up on these and never look back!

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1. Vacuum Insulated Bottle/Jar

A must-have for camping trips in general, this item is a blessing when it comes to cooking a delicious meal. Whether it is used to store warm/hot water for a long time, or used to carry hot and fresh gravies from home for easy pouring at the campsite, you can do it all with the help of this handy utensil.

 Which Vacuum insulated Bottle/Jar is the best for camping and cooking?

You can go for a model with a larger mouth to store solid food items or a regular bottle styled thermos which is best for liquids. These utensils are used to keep hot or cold liquids at the same temperature for a few hours.

How does Vacuum insulation work?

They come with a vacuum seal insulation which retains the temperature of the items placed inside for the longest time possible. It creates the vacuum between the 2 walls of the container, which helps retain the original temperature.

The Thermos Funtainer 10 Ounce Food Jar and the Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle are my top two choices.

Thermos Funtainer 10 Ounce Food Jar

One of the most renowned insulation brands available widely, Thermos is a pioneer and has successfully understood the needs of outdoor cooking and camping. The Funtainer is a unique product as it has a wide mouth suitable for all types of food items.

Key features –

  • 100% stainless steel construction
  • 10-ounce capacity
  • Wide Mouth
  • Retains cold temperature for 7 hours, hot for 5 hours

 

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Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle

This is a quintessential camping must have, which can be used as an effective outdoors cooking tool, and even as a water bottle. This leakproof bottle can be used to store chilled water, juice, hot tea or coffee, or even gravies.

Key features –

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Rustproof
  • BPA free
  • Can keep liquids warm for 32 hours
  • Lifetime warranty

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2.  A Portable BBQ Grill

Barbeque is every camper’s favorite food, thanks to the ease in preparation and cooking. All you need is marinated meat or veggies, throw them on the grill and you have a delicious meal! And you know what the best part is? The makers of barbeque grills realize the fact that this, in fact, is the perfect camping food item, leading to the production of more travel-friendly models.

Make your camping/hiking trip substantially more fun!

Who says that camping means mediocre and boring food? Not me! I believe that food should not be compromised upon, no matter what the situations are. A grill makes food options so much more exciting!

This BBQ grill on the go is your best travel companion.

Make wholesome and delicious food on the go, no questions asked. Portable grills are versatile and easy to use.

Smoke Hollow 205 Stainless Steel TabletopPropane Gas Grill and Weber 10020 Smokey Joe 14-Inch Portable Grill are my go to options.

 

Smoke Hollow 205 Stainless Steel TableTop Propane Gas Grill

This grill is ideal for camping trips, outdoor barbeque parties, picnics or even for indoor use. The portability factor makes you want to take this grill into the outside world and show it off.

Key features –

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Foldable legs
  • The body comes with handles to carry easily
  • 305 square inches cooking surface
  • 10,000 BTU “U” burner

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Weber 10020 Smokey Joe 14-Inch Portable Grill

This renowned Barbeque grill company came up with the Smokey Joe series which is designed for travelers with great taste in food and a great interest in cooking. This 14-inch beauty does interfere with your travel plans, but only enhances the experience

 

Weber 10020 Smokey Joe 14-Inch Portable Grill

Key features  –

  • Rustproof
  • Porcelain coated
  • Heat resistant handles
  • 14 ½ inch big nickel plated cooking grate
  • 10-year warranty

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3.  Tongs

A good pair of tongs goes a long way. These versatile utensils make the cooking process easier, cleaner and safer. Never burn your hands again while handling the grill, use a pair of tongs. Adding this to your camping cooking set will be very beneficial, as not only are these a great safety tool but very compact as well.

Using the grill has never been easier

Barbecue grills can get extremely hot and can be dangerous if you don’t handle them carefully. A pair of tongs safeguards you against any kind of burns or mishaps. Get yourself a pair now!

A good pair of tongs is a must have for all travelers

Apart from using for just grills, you can even use them to roast food items directly over an open fire, of the tongs, are made up of suitable materials. Every traveler must get a pair so that they don’t have to deal with annoying burns, which can dampen the mood of your travels.

Choose between the DRAGONN Premium Sturdy Stainless-steel Locking Kitchen Tongs and the POPCO Set of 3 Stainless Steel Silicone Kitchen Tongs.

DRAGONN Premium Sturdy Stainless-steel Locking Kitchen Tongs (Set of 2)

These tongs come in 2 sizes – 9 inches and 12 inches, both suitable for different uses. With a stainless steel construction and heat-resistant handles, handling hot food is now a cakewalk.

DRAGONN Premium Sturdy 12-inch and 9-inch Stainless-steel Locking Kitchen Tongs, Set of 2

Key features –

  • Pair of 2 tongs (9 and 12 inches)
  • Stainless steel
  • Rubber handles, slip resistant
  • Great grip
  • Locking mechanism to close the tongs safely
  • 100% money back guarantee

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POPCO Set of 3 Stainless Steel Silicone Kitchen Tongs

A complete set of 3 tongs (7, 9, 12 inches), this attractive set of tongs come in vibrant green, orange, and red hues. With a stainless steel construction and a silicone coating, this is the perfect set of tongs for cooks who are always on the move.

 

POPCO Set of 3-7 9 12 Inch Heavy Duty Non- Stick, Stainless Steel Silicone Kitchen Tongs Heat Resistant BPA FREE

Key features –

  • Stainless steel, non-corrosive
  • BPA and PVC free silicone used
  • Heat resistant and great grip
  • Pull ring technology for better control
  • 100% money back guarantee

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4.  High-Grade Chopping Board

A chopping board is nothing but a sturdy and smooth surface which comes handy while chopping vegetables and meat. If you like the rustic form of cooking, then a chopping board can also be used as a serving tray as well.

By having a designated space for all your chopping and dicing work, you reduce any confusion and also get yourself a permanent space for clean and hygienic cooking space.

Get a smooth and leveled surface on all your travels

As basic as a cutting board sounds, it really is a lifesaving utensil. You will notice its benefits when you go out on your next adventure cooking trip instantly.

You no longer have to worry about finding the perfect spot to do your chopping and prep work – you already have a solution at hand!

Use it for multiple purposes – let your creativity run wild!

The primary usage is that of a chopping board, but you can use it as a serving tray, a platter, or even a cover for food.

Royal Craft Wood Organic Bamboo Cutting Board and Thirteen Chef’s Commercial Plastic Cutting Board are my top two picks.

Royal Craft Wood Organic Bamboo Cutting Board

This organic bamboo cutting board is the most natural solution! Be sure of not adding any contaminants in your food, with this antibacterial and antimicrobial board. Just make sure to wipe squeaky clean between each use.

Key features –

  • 100% organic bamboo used
  • Side handles for convenience
  • Drip groove to avoid spillage
  • 100% money back guarantee

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Thirteen Chef’s Commercial Plastic Cutting Board

Available in a variety of vibrant colors, this cutting board is made up of BPA free high-density polypropylene which can withstand the great amount of wear and tear without affecting the quality of chopped food items.

Key features –

  • BPA free
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Anti-slip textured surface
  • NSF and FDA approved

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5.  Manual food processor

If you are not confident of your knife handling and chopping skills, a manual food processor is just what you need. This manual food processor chops up vegetables in an instant, without electricity! This is perfect for campsites as you don’t have to rely on power points to make a delicious meal.

Chop and dice, all in just a matter of a few seconds!

These manual processors use hand power to rotate the blades and in turn chop, slice, dice veggies, and fruits. All this can be done without any electricity, and very quickly. Rotate by hand and get the best results.

This portable food processor is ideal for camping, or any form of outdoor cooking

If you are not confident of using a knife, this food processor is the ideal alternative as it is portable, easy to use and clean, and does not use any electrical energy.

The Original Master Slicer and the Ultra Chef Express Food Chopper are best options for this great accessory.

Original Master Slicer

This hand-powered master slicer can be used for a variety of purposes, without utilizing any electricity. Designed for maximum precision, this is a great item to take along on your camping and hiking trips.

Original Master Slicer

Key features –

  • Can chop, whisk, whip, beat, dice, mince, spin and slice
  • Stainless steel blades, which last longer
  • Can be used with one hand
  • Kid-friendly
  • Easy to clean

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Ultra Chef Express Food Chopper

This great utility item is portable with several different attachments which makes food preparation simple and fun. This chopper is made up of quality materials which are designed to last longer and the blades retain their sharpness, always giving you excellent results.

Ultra Chef Food Chopper

Key features –

  • The capacity of 5 cups
  • Can chop, blend, mix, slice, whip, shred, juice and julienne
  • The blade is made out of surgical stainless steel
  • 100% lifetime warranty
  • Easy to use and clean

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6.  Camping Stove

A camping stove is a must if you love to enjoy amazing meals in even more amazing adventurous locations! Get a camping stove because not only are they portable, easy to carry and extremely effective, but also help you cook gourmet meals on the move. You no longer have to be bound to making boring and unhealthy instant foods, get one of these for your travels and you’re all set.

Camping has never been so satisfying!

With these portable and effective cooking systems, cook whatever you want on the move without compromising on the taste and quality of food you consume.

Make delicious meals on the go

Gone are the days when camping food is only restricted to ready-to-eat meals – you can now create healthy, nutritious and delicious meals on your adventure trips simply, by getting a good quality camping stove.

The Coleman Classic Propane Stove and the Jetboil Flash Cooking System are my favorites.

Coleman Classic Propane Stove

Coleman has been creating camping stoves for years, but this is one model which I absolutely loved. Not only is it very cost effective, but it offers great functionality as well. With 2 burners, you can also multitask easily.

Coleman Classic Propane

Key features –

  • 2 burners with 10,000 BTU each
  • Wind block panel
  • Chrome plated cooking grate, easy to clean
  • Easy flame control
  • Weighs just 12 pounds

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Jetboil Flash Cooking System

This stove gets its name because of its capacity to boil water in just two minutes. This super light but the sturdy cooking system is ideal for all camping and adventure trips when you don’t have access to a proper kitchen.

JetBoil Flash Personal Cook

Key features –

  • Weights just 14 ounces
  • 1-liter capacity
  • Light indicator
  • Comes with tripod base
  • Insulated bottom
  • Stainless steel burner

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7.  Camping Jaffle Iron

Jaffle irons are known by many different names all over the world, but a pie iron is one of the most commonly used one. These irons are great for camping trips because of their sleek size and minimum weight. They are used to make toast, sandwiches, pies and more! The ideal breakfast and snack item, this jaffle iron is a must-have for every traveler who loves good food.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, even in camps!

You no longer need to have cereal for days and days while on camping trips – let your creative juices flow and make some interesting sandwiches and pies for yourself and your friends and family

Make meals fun and interesting with this small and sleek utensil

Jaffle irons are made for convenient traveling, which explains their size and dimensions. Use them over an open fire at campsites or any outdoor cooking event and you will never be disappointed.

Rome Industries’ Square Pie Iron and the Round Pudgy Pie Iron are top two picks.

Rome Industries’ Square Pie Iron

This pie iron is made up of top grade cast iron which lasts for a long time even when subjected to high heat for long period of time. Best used for bread, sandwiches, and pies, this iron is a must-have for backpacking food enthusiasts.

Romes 1028 Chuckwagon Waffle Iron, Cast Iron

Key Features –

  • Heavy cast iron
  • Wooden handle for easy handling and grip
  • 28 inch long, can fit lengthwise in a backpack

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Rome Industries’ Round Pudgy Pie Iron

This round iron is loved by all, not only for its unconventional round shape but also for its high performance. This round pudgy pie iron is great for fire pits and camping with friends and family.

Coleman Waffle Iron

Key features –

  • Made of high-grade heavy cast iron
  • Fun and unconventional round shape
  • The round shape seals in flavor
  • 28 inch long

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8.  Kettle

Truly versatile, a kettle is an item you should definitely invest in as it not only comes handy while short (or long) camping trips but is also a great item to have around the house for emergencies. If drinking tea or coffee is something you are passionate about, then a kettle is your best friend! Get one and you are sorted for a long time to come.

Make hot beverages wherever you go!

The biggest advantage of using a kettle is that you can boil water and make your favorite teas and coffee as and when you wish. Apart from that, the kettle proves to be a great utensil for instant foods as well.

Can be used for all heating surfaces

Use it over a camping stove, over a stove at home or even on an open fire! You can do it all.

My favorite kettles are the Oval were Pour Over Coffee and Tea Kettle and the Docooler Portable Ultralight Camping Water Kettle.

Ovalware Pour Over Coffee and Tea Kettle

This kettle has a signature gooseneck spout which is known for its great temperature and speed control. This kettle is also perfect for steeping teas and pouring over coffee to make the perfect cup.

Pour Over Cofee Kettle and tea Kettle

Key features –

  • The handle is fiber reinforced and heat resistant
  • Ergonomically designed spout for great results
  • One liter capacity
  • Can be used over any surfaces
  • Stainless steel
  • 90-day risk-free purchase guarantee.

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Docooler Portable Ultralight Camping Water Kettle

This super sturdy camping water kettle is light and resistant to tough conditions, making it the perfect camping companion. It is great for indoor as well as outdoor use.

Ultra light Camping Water Kettle

Key features –

  • Compact and light
  • Anodised aluminum construction
  • Resistant to corrosion
  • Comes with a mesh travel bag

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9.  Water filtration system

Clean water is a necessity, for obvious reasons. When camping, you can never be too sure about the source of water available to you, so it is best that you go prepared with your backup plans. A portable water filtration system comes most handy in such situations as you can be assured of safe and clean drinking water anytime and anywhere.

Get a personal filtration system for your individual needs

It comes without any surprise, that staying hydrated is of utmost importance when you are on a traveling adventure. A personal water filtration system lets you take a sip of water from whatever source without worrying about falling sick.

Get a higher capacity system to accommodate the needs of your friends and family

A water filtration system which can handle all the water needs of your camping peers is perfect as you can look out for everyone’s needs effectively.

The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter and the Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System work best for these purposes.

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

This is a type of thick straw which is used to sip water out of any source. It has an intricate filtration system inside but comes in a compact blue tube construction which is portable and easy to carry, even in your pocket.

Life Stra Personal Water Fit

Key features –

  • Removes 99.9% of bacteria and viruses present in water
  • Can produce 3000 liters of clean and potable water
  • Lightweight, only 2 ounces
  • Proceeds go to a good cause

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Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System

This is a water filtration system best used for outdoor cooking purposes like camping, hiking or even for traveling overseas when you are not sure about the availability of clean drinking water. This is a high-performance water filter which can fulfill your personal needs as well as the needs of your traveling buddies.

Sawyer Products

Key features –

  • Comes with a drinking pouch, water bottles, hydration packs
  • Removes 99.9% of bacteria and viruses
  • 1-micron thick hollow fiber membrane filter
  • Can give 100,000 gallons of clean water

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10. Cooking Gloves

These heat resistant gloves are a lifesaver especially when you are dealing with open fires and cooking on a campsite. Use these mittens to protect your hands from the heat of pots and pans while handling them. Because let’s face it, dealing with a mishap on a fun adventure is not on anybody’s list. These gloves not only protect from the heat but also give you the better grip, helping in zero accidents.

Safeguard your hands from the heat

Silicone is a heat-resistant and strong material which is made to endure high pressure and rough conditions. Use a pair to protect your hands from any types of burns, minor or major.

Wear mittens before handling hot pots and pans

Heat resistant and easy on the hands, these gloves are usually textured so as to provide a greater grip when you are handling smooth pots and pans.

My top picks for the best cooking gloves have to be the Chef’s Necessities Cooking Gloves and the ICOOK Silicone BBQ Oven Cooking Gloves.

Chef’s Necessities Cooking Gloves

These gloves are made out of high-grade silicone which is a heat-resistant material, making it the ideal pair of gloves for handling hot objects. The textured pattern gives you extra grip while holding onto things.

Carhartt Mens WP Waterproof Insulated Mitt at Amazon Clothing storeCarhartt Mens WP Waterproof Insulated Mitt at Amazon Clothing store

Key features –

  • FDA approved
  • Ideal for camping or BBQ parties
  • Comes with extra silicone pad for placement of hot utensils
  • Textured pattern for additional grip

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ICOOK Silicone BBQ Oven Cooking Gloves

What I loved most about this pair are the funky design and its versatile nature. The snug fit and patterned design make it ideal for handling hot utensils, but also for opening jars and bottles easily.

Metog Suede Thinsulate Thermal Insulation Mittens, Gloves at Amazon Womens Clot

Key features –

  • Heat resistant
  • Made out of silicone
  • Provides great grip
  • Comes with a lifetime guarantee

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11. Halulite Boiler

This boiler is a must have for every traveler who enjoys making their own delicious meals on the move. Being functional and very lightweight.

It is made keeping the modern backpacker in mind who is conscious of value for money and ease of packing things up. Being a strong and sturdy boiler which fulfills all the needs, it becomes the first choice for travelers all over the world, especially for those who love to cook.

Strong and sturdy for people who love to travel

With special provisions to make traveling with this unique boiler hassle free, this is ideal for the backpacker who chooses to cook their own food.

Whip up meals in an instant!

With a non-stick coating, you can do everything – from simply boiling water for a hot cup of tea, to making full-fledged meals, the choice is yours.

My favorite models of this boiler are the GSI Outdoors Halulite Boiler and the GSI Outdoors Halulite Microdualist Two-Person Cookset.

GSI Outdoors Halulite Boiler

Your best outdoor cooking companion, the GSI Outdoors Halulite Boiler is just what you need to make a deliciously fulfilling meal at your campsite for yourself and your buddies. Lightweight and durable, it ticks all the boxes.

GSI Outdoors Halulite Boiler Cooking Pot, 1.1-Liter

Key features –

  • Has a non-stick layer
  • Made out of Teflon with a radiance technology
  • SureLock technology for folding the handle inwards securely
  • Strong and sturdy

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GSI Outdoors Halulite Microdualist Two-Person Cookset

This is an idea if you are traveling with a friend or a partner, get the Halulite Microdualist along and you’re all set. With a 1.4 liter capacity, you can cook comfortably for two people without any issues.

Halulite Microdualist, Cookset for Two, Superior Backcountry Cookware Since

Key features –

  • Ideal for stovetop cooking
  • 4-liter capacity
  • Comes with a sip-through lid as well
  • Sturdy and can withstand wear and tear

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12. Rechargeable lighter

A lighter comes very handily while camping, hiking, and even cooking in the wilderness. Well then, how else are you supposed to light up a fire or fire up the stove? A rechargeable lighter is your best bet as it is the simplest way to light a fire quickly.

Get the rechargeable alternative

This is the most economically friendly option as this saves you the trouble of buying a lighter over and over again. A one-time purchase which can be refilled with fuel or recharged electrically, you will end up saving a lot more money than imagined.

A camping lighter is more than necessary

Not only is a lighter used to light a fire, but it is also made to withstand a lot more wear and tear than a regular lighter. The strength factor is important, as an adventure trip is filled with ups and downs all the time.

My top two choices for this item would be the Tesla Coil Lighters™ USB Rechargeable Windproof Arc Lighter and the Ronxs Electric Arc Lighter.

Tesla Coil Lighters™ USB Rechargeable Windproof Arc Lighter

The stand out quality about this lighter is that it can be recharged electronically, making it a very eco-friendly option. Just plug it up to a USB port and you’re all set to fire up!

Tesla Coil Lighters USB Rechargeable Windproof Arc Lighter

Key features –

  • Electrically rechargeable
  • Eco-friendly
  • Can light up with just a press of a button
  • Safe to use
  • A single charge can make the charger last for 150-300 uses

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Ronxs Electric Arc Lighter

Two things which make for a great camping lighter is portability and reusability. Both these factors are covered beautifully by this lighter. This butane free, electronically charged lighter is ideal for all camping trips.

Ronnex Electric Arc Lighter

Key features –

  • Can be charged with a USB cord
  • A single charge can last for 500 uses
  • 360-degree rotation neck
  • Moisture and windproof
  • Safe and easy to use

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13. Silicone spatulas

A set of silicone spatulas are very handy not only around the house but especially on camping and outdoor cooking events. What sets silicone spatulas apart from regular spatulas is the fact that they are heat resistant, do not damage pots and pans and are easy to clean as well.

Pancake flipping has never been easier!

Silicone spatulas are loved for their great properties of not damaging pans and for food not sticking to it, unlike other spatulas. Make breakfast fun by making the perfect pancakes, paired with the best pancake flip ever!

Easy to use and clean up

The non-stick property of silicone makes the cleanup process so much easier than regular spatulas.

The best spatulas to take along on your camping trips are the Silchef Professional Grade Silicone Spatula Set and the UpGood Silicone Spatula Set.

Silchef Professional Grade Silicone Spatula Set

These vibrantly colored spatulas come in a set of three with a matte textured finish which gives you more grip than the regular spatulas available in the market. Reinforced with stainless steel, these spatulas are made to last.

Professional Grade Silicone Spatula Set Heat-Resistant Non Stick Flexible Rubber Spatula Set with One Piece Seamless D

 

Key features –

  • Come in a set of 3
  • Free of BPA and toxic free
  • FDA approved
  • Great grip
  • Stainless steel reinforced
  • 100% money back guarantee

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UpGood Silicone Spatula Set

This set of 4 spatulas are of different sizes which can be used for different purposes, just let your imagination go wild. The best part about silicone spatulas is they are BPA free and very easy to clean. Being heat resistant, these are great for all types of cooking.

Silicon Spatula Set 4

Key features –

  • Heat resistant and BPA free
  • Approved by FDA standards
  • Reinforced with stainless steel for improved strength
  • Easy to clean

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14. Insulation pouch/bag

Just as the name suggests, an insulation bag or pouch does just what it claims to do – it insulates whatever item is placed inside of it. It can keep food hotter for longer, keep the water warmer for longer, it can do wonders! It can basically keep anything warm for longer, which is a great attribute to have when you are out camping.

Keep meals warmer for longer!

Insulation pouches or bags come very handily during outdoor cooking adventures, as they let you keep water and food items warmer for longer. Using one of these will make sure you have hot and healthy meals at all times of the day.

Ideal for camping, hiking and adventure trips

These bags and pouches are small and can fit easily in your bags.

My top picks for these are the Optimus Insulation Heat Pouch and the HemingWeigh Reusable Insulated Lunch Box

Optimus Insulation Heat Pouch

A heat pouch comes very handy for camping trips, however harsh the weather might be. You can keep meals and water warmer for longer, despite the weather conditions outside.

Optimus Heat Pouch

Key features –

  • Use it to store meals
  • Use it to store hot water
  • Made out of insulating materials
  • Long lasting
  • Comes with side pockets for easy access

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HemingWeigh Reusable Insulated Lunch Box

This insulated lunch box can accommodate 3 boxes, along with a bunch of knick-knacks. This is ideal for carrying food for you and your friends when you are going on long journeys or hikes. Keep food warmer or colder for longer periods of time.

HemingWeigh Reusable Insulated Lunch Box

Key features –

  • Can fit 3 lunch boxes
  • Has a shoulder strap
  • Additional ice pack
  • Spacious bag
  • Made of high insulation material
  • Durable

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15. Ziploc bags

These little sealable plastic baggies go a long way when you are traveling, especially during meal preps. Use it to store spices, grains, or ready meals.

Ziploc bags are versatile and can be used for a variety of purposes, but mostly come handy for meal preparations. These plastic bags are made with a nontoxic plastic which is FDA approved. And you know what’s best? These bags are easy to open, seal and can be reused for a long time to come.

Ziploc bags are versatile, ideal for outdoor adventures

The perfect travel companion, use it to store not only your travel items, but they can be used for storing spices, dry mixes for meals, grains and meal preparations.

Easy to seal, open and reuse

The easy to open bags can be opened even with greasy hands, without too much struggle. Seal the bags, and wash them before using to store other items.

My favorite kinds of Ziploc Bags are the Ziploc Sandwich Bags and the Ziploc Variety Pack

Ziploc Sandwich Bags

These are the most conveniently sized Ziploc bags for meal preparations. Use it for carrying sandwiches made from home, or for trail mixes, snacks and many more!

Ziploc Sandwich Bags, 90 Count

Key features –

  • Easy to seal
  • Easy to open
  • Reusable
  • Seals in freshness

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Ziploc Variety Pack

This pack comes with an assortment of four sizes of Ziploc bags – gallon, quart, sandwich, and snack sizes. The different sizes can be used for different purposes.

Ziploc Gallon, Quart, Sandwich, and Snack Storage Bags - Variety pack - 347 Total

Key features –

  • Comes in an assortment of four different sizes
  • Multipurpose
  • Can be sealed easily
  • Reusable
  • Seals in freshness

Aqua Lung Pro HD BCD i300 Dive Computer Titan / ABS Regulator Set

OUR TOP 3 PICKS –

Thermos Funtainer 10 Ounce Food Jar

This pioneering brand has become a household name, and also very popular with hikers and campers all over the world. With all the capabilities of a great insulation jar, this is one product you should definitely not miss out on!

PROS –

  • Made out of 100% stainless steel
  • It has a capacity of 10 ounces
  • Its wide mouth can accommodate liquids and food items of all kinds
  • Can keep items warm for 7 hours
  • Can maintain cold temperatures for 5 hours

 

GSI Outdoors Halulite Microdualist Two-Person Cookset

Halulite cookers are revolutionary for multiple reasons, but this two-person cook set is all that you need when you are out on an adventure with your loved one. With many features which make this halulite boiler worth every single penny that you spend, you will not be disappointed with this purchase.

PROS –

  • Use it on a stovetop
  • It has a capacity of 1.4 liters
  • It has a special sip through lid
  • Made of strong halulite material
  • Durable

Coleman Classic Propane Stove

Coleman is a well-known brand for camping stoves, and it does not disappoint again with the Classic Propane Stove. It has two burners with great efficacy.

PROS –

  • It has 2 burners
  • Both burners burn with 10,000 BTA each
  • Flame is easily controllable
  • Cooking grate is coated with chrome
  • Easy to clean
  • Weights just 12 pounds

 

PRICE COMPARISON –

 

$ $$ $$$
POPCO Set of 3 Stainless Steel Silicone Kitchen Tongs HemingWeigh Reusable Insulated Lunch Box Smoke Hollow 205 Stainless Steel Tabletop Propane Gas Grill
Ziploc Variety Pack Silchef Professional Grade Silicone Spatula Set GSI Outdoors Halulite Microdualist Two-Person Cookset
Docooler Portable Ultralight Camping Water Kettle Tesla Coil Lighters™ USB Rechargeable Windproof Arc Lighter Ultra Chef Express Food Chopper

Low price range ($)

Items which fall under this category are generally all-purpose items which come extra handy while cooking outdoors. You must definitely buy these as not only are they affordable, but they also can be used around the house when you are not traveling or camping.

Mid price range ($$)

These items are slightly more advanced than the low price range items, but also have the aspect of multiple usage, while maintaining a high standard, the special qualities of these items make them every traveler’s best friend.

High price range ($$$)

These items surely are an investment, but if you travel often and enjoy cooking on the go, you must definitely get these so that your travels are sorted. These items are designed specifically for dire situations, but your imagination can do wonders! Things like a camping stove and a manual food processor can help you out immensely during barbeque parties as well.

CONCLUSION –

Cooking is a way of life. So why must this amazing artform be limited to just the kitchen? With this amazing list of 15 items, you will be well equipped to make the best freshly prepared meals wherever you go.

These items will aid you to cook better and rely lesser and lesser on ready to eat meals and will encourage you to cook more often on your own.

Cooking on an adventure is an adventure in itself, so why not make it more exciting?

All these 15 items are curated by keeping 3 basic points under consideration – easy of usage, portability, and affordability.

These three criteria are very useful as they not only simplify your traveling experience but also keep your financial status in mind while making sure that you travel light.

With all my traveling experience, I suggest you buy these items to make your next adventure as seamless (and delicious) as possible!

 

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