12 Cookware Essentials Every Campsite Needs
Don't forget to pack these cooking staples for your next camping trip. The best part is, they won't take up too much space in your car or RV!
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Knowing what to pack for a camping weekend is tough. We’ve made it easier by curating the must-have camping cookware and gadgets that’ll make it a breeze to whip up some delicious campsite meals and treats. Whether you’re embarking on a camping excursion deep in the woods or just camping in the backyard with your kids, we’ve got you covered.
There’s no need to rely on your fire-starting skills at mealtime with this handy camping stove. Powered by a propane tank, this Coleman stove has two independently adjustable burners, so you can fry up some eggs for breakfast and keep your coffee warm at the same time.
Extendable Roasting Forks
As rustic as using a stick or twig to roast marshmallows is, this set of roasting forks is ideal. With a comfortable handle and telescopic pole that extends nearly four-feet, you and your family can safely make s’mores all night long. The sticks feature food-grade stainless steel, so they’re safe for roasting and won’t rust.
Keep your bulky kitchen pots and pans at home and camp with a cookware set. This 22-piece set is perfect for four people. It contains a pot, pan, kettle, four stainless steel cups and dishes, four spoons, four forks, two small bags and one big carrying case that fits every item. Amazon reviewers love that this set includes a kettle and that all the items are easy to transport.
Collapsible Food Storage Containers
These collapsible food storage containers make the ultimate camping cookware essential. Use one for washing dishes, one for storing leftovers and another for mixing up a salad. They’re one of the best storage containers for camping as they’re made with BPA-free silicone and contain an airtight lid for protecting food from bugs and wind.
Silicone Cooking Utensils
Pack this silicone utensil set with your camping cookware during your next outdoor adventure. They feature FDA-approved, food-grade silicone that withstands heat up to 480 degrees. With tools for every camping recipe style, you’ll be happy to have this set on hand whenever adventure calls.
Camp Cook Set
A staple in camping cookware gear, this Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set features a 24-ounce stainless steel kettle perfect for boiling water or brewing a cup of coffee or tea. A vented lid lets steam escape while boiling, and the handle extends for safe pouring and cooking. Two cups come with this stainless steel kettle, so there’s no need to pack extra. Amazon reviewers love that this cook set is stainless steel, not aluminum, and that it’s compact enough to take on hikes.
Cook up the world’s best toasted sandwich with this cast-iron cooker. The one-pound iron is perfect for making anything from hash browns and eggs to monkey bread and cinnamon rolls. It wins for all around versatility and a two-part hinge that makes for safe and delicious campfire cooking.
Cooler on Wheels
A cooler that keeps items cold for multiple days doesn’t have to break the bank, and this Coleman cooler proves it. The 60-quart capacity ensures all your food and beverages will fit, and the two sturdy wheels mean you’ll be able to move the cooler around, even when it’s full to the brim.
Say goodbye to blindly rummaging around your cooler at night thanks to this motion-activated cooler light. Simply attach the light to the lid of your cooler using the double-sided tape it comes with and the light will automatically turn on when the lid is opened. It automatically shuts off when the lid is closed, and will shut off after 20 seconds of continuous use. Plus, the batteries can be replaced so you don’t have to get a new light every camping trip.
This folding table wins for two reasons: it’s long enough to fit all of your camping cookware essentials and features a zippered storage system for keeping food and other camping gear away from bugs. The table’s height is easily adjustable and can hold up to 66 pounds. Fold and pack it up for all of your outdoor gatherings.
Mesh Food Covers
Keep bugs and critters at bay with these colorful mesh tent food protectors. Measuring 17×17-inches at their base, this set of mesh tents are large enough to protect your entire spread. Better yet, they’re built like an umbrella, so the food protectors can be collapsed and easily stored when your feast is over. Plus, they’ll add a pop of color to your campsite.
Trade that pack of disposable water bottles for these silicone folding cups. Made of high quality, food-grade silicone, these reusable cups come with an attached lid and can be folded into a half-inch thick disk that can be thrown into a backpack. It’s amazing how handy they are—for camping and beyond.
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