Cooking at the campsite is one of our favorite summer activities. It’s hard to know what you’ll need to bring until you arrive and you’re missing something.
Learn from our mistakes and follow our Campsite Kitchen Checklist to help you pack all the essential and luxury items necessary to win at cooking at the campsite.
Choosing the right stove is arguably the most important step in the entire outdoor cooking process (unless you just packed salads…but where’s the fun in that).
Because we offer such a wide variety of stoves, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. If you need a little help finding the best stove for you, check out our comprehensive stove guide here
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Nothing is worse than showing up at camp just to realize you’re outta gas. Always check your fuel before you go and pack more than you think you’ll need.
One thing to consider when packing for your trip is that you consume more fuel at a faster rate when cooking at a higher altitude and in colder conditions. Propane performs better than butane in high altitude, and cold conditions, we are proud to offer both options.
Leave the fine china and paper plates at home. Invest in a quality reusable cookware set. A simple set of compact and durable pots, bowls, and plates is all you need to serve up a delicious meal without risking injury to your home collection or potential litter to your favorite campsites.
From Dutch Ovens to skillets, no campout is complete without some cast iron cooking. Prepare sizzling breakfasts and mouth watering desserts with our pre-seasoned cast-iron selection.
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Don’t be a hero. Most campsite cooking injuries are preventable.
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Just because you are cooking outside doesn’t mean you need to use sub-par tools. Our knives and spatulas pack up well and provide precision and reliability to your outdoor kitchen.
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Clean and organized camping is happy camping. Keep your outdoor kitchen in ship shape by using our bamboo cutting board for all your food prep storage.
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Even if your stove has a built in igniter, it is always smart to pack some matches or a lighter just in case of equipment failure.
We offer a 50 and 70-liter cooler capable of keeping your ice cold for days on end.
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Our tables are packable and strong enough to hold cast-iron delicacies and meaty main courses.
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Roast anything from marshmallows to grilled cheese sandwiches with our innovative roasters.
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The Chef’s Light keeps your food under close supervision and helps avoid catastrophic “guestimations” that you may be forced to take in the dark.
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Keep your food warm and protected from bugs as your adventurers are heading back to camp from their latest exploration.
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Keep your tools and your hands clean before and after cooking. The best way to ensure the longevity of your gear is to keep it clean.
It can’t hurt to bring a few trash bags to your next cookout. Toss excess food and non-reusable accessories and pack it out to keep your campsite clean.
What Are Your Campsite Essentials?
Let us know what you bring on your camp/cooking excursions below. If you have any awesome suggestions, we will be sure to add them to our list!