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Best Cookware Sets For Camping

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Brent Mccoy
• Saturday, 05 December, 2020
• 41 min read

Whether you’re looking for an ultra lightweight cook set for solo backcountry missions, or something that will allow you to cook for your whole family on your next camping vacation, there’s something for every type of camper here. Disclaimer: We use affiliate links and may receive a small commission on purchases.

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Weighing in at 3.63lbs (1.65 kg), this 3-piece Prius Campfire Cook set is the second heaviest option on our list behind the Stanley Adventure Base Camp Cook Set. Though it doesn’t offer a full cook set with plates and cutlery etc, its campfire compatibility adds a whole new element to your camp cooking experience.

Made with durable stainless steel with reinforced bases, the heavy-duty pots and frying pan are ideal for cooking up your favorite camping meals over the fire. The set features folding metal handles on the small pot and frying pan, and a bail handle on the large pot for suspending your bubbling stew from a tripod.

New in 2019, the GSI Glacier Base Camper Cook set is a superb choice for car camping with families, van life or even multi-day canoeing trips. Made from tough stainless steel the 5-piece set will last a lifetime of culinary creativity at camp, and is a no-brainer for those that love to cook over coals or a campfire.

For trips when weight isn’t a problem, such as car or RV camping, the Alpine 4 cook set is hard to beat for versatility and price. If storage capability is a top priority, the Bugaboo Base Camper from GSI Outdoors is a great choice.

Requires special brushes and utensils Cutting board is very small An all-inclusive cook set like the Base Camp Cook Set from Stanley Adventure includes service for four and an extra large pot and frying pan.

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Too large for one or two campers Accessories take up more space than a simpler set This is a similar set to the MSR Quick 2 System, but at 765g (1.7lbs) it is a fraction lighter and also a little cheaper.

The whole set it ideal for two people on backpacking trips who want to eat more than boil-in-the-nag meals. When saving time and space are your top priority, consider the Optimum Terra HE Cook Set, which contains fewer pieces than most but makes up for it in size and quality.

When cookware that can multitask as more than one thing is a top priority, Snow Peak’s Multi Compact Cook Set offers pot lids that double as plates. Each piece is made of pure titanium with no coating you need to worry about scratching.

Collapses down for storage Silicone handles stay cool when the cookware is hot The pans can also double as pot lids if you are making anything that must be covered during cooking such as rice or rehydrated meals.

This 11 piece cook set has everything a solo backpacker needs for cooking up great meals in the backcountry. The non-stick pot, frying pan and kettle are accompanied by a bowl, spoon, label and sponge, and the lot packs neatly together inside a carry bag.

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The Internal Camping Cook set pots also have fold away handles and the aluminum is both hard wearing and lightweight. Volume marks inside the pots make measuring a simple process without any extra gear.

Before you delve into the details of what to look for when choosing the bestcampingcookware, it might help if you answer the following questions: The more people you are cooking for, the larger your pots will need to be to accommodate a greater volume of food.

Multi-burner gas stoves can accommodate cooking pots and pans made from a variety of materials, including cast iron. If you want to have a versatile set that can be used on both, then consider stainless steel or cast iron.

Opt for pots and pans made from hard-anodized aluminum that distribute heat evenly and often have non-stick coating. Good handles and extra features like strainer holes, will also make your cooking experience easier and more enjoyable.

If you’ll mostly be cooking over fire then it’s worth looking a cast iron cook sets. If you’re starting out, and don’t want to invest in camping specific stuff, just take your pots and pans from home.

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A basic cook set includes one or two pots, both with lids, and a frying pan of some kind. Some campers compile individual items of camping cookware over the years.

To me, a mess kit contains everything you need to cook and eat a meal when camping : pots, pans, plates, bowls, mugs, cutlery and utensils. Many car campers prefer to cook over fire instead of a gas stove.

Whilst some regular cooking pots and pans will deal with this well, cast iron cookware excels at being used over a campfire. It’s heavy and needs treating, and you’ll need to learn a new set of culinary skills.

But it’s a very satisfying way to create great tasting camping food. Their closed design means that water boils more quickly in them than in a pot and heat is retained for longer.

However, if you are car camping you’re better off packing a separate cutting board that has a larger chopping surface. Cups that nest inside cooking pots are another appealing option in terms of pack ability.

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Look for plastic cups with insulating sleeves, or opt for a separate camping mug. Finally, consider opting for handles with a heatproof coating to protect your hands when picking up a hot pan.

Look for lids that have a lifter on top (preferable heatproof), and strainer holes or vents. Some lids also have silicone thumb pads to aid with straining and lifting.

This means that all the components of one set store inside the largest pan. Ideally, there should also be space inside the smallest pan for storing some other camp cooking items such as dishcloth, portable stove, firelighter, salt and pepper etc.

A good storage bag should also help to prevent the set from rattling around. The result is faster cooking times and great fuel efficiency.

It is not a good option for lightweight campers and it doesn’t distribute heat as well as aluminum. Aluminum is lightweight, relatively inexpensive and conducts heat well making it a good option for creative camp cooks.

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Regular aluminum is hardened by an electrochemical process to create a material that doesn’t react to food, lightweight and is excellent to cook on. It tends to be more pricey than stainless steel and regular aluminum and it still needs to be looked after.

However, care must be taken that flames do not creep up around the edges of the pans to reach the silicone sides. For car campers and glaciers, the weight of your camping cookware doesn’t matter too much.

A tiny backpacking stove will seriously struggle to deal with the weight of a cast iron pot, for example! Conversely, the best cookware for backpacking should be as lightweight as possible, especially on long distance missions.

There's also a genuine sense of self-sufficiency that comes from knocking up a hot meal outdoors on a stove, and even making a quick cup of tea in a remote car park can deliver magical moments and rich rewards all out of proportion to the actual cup contents. While you might be able to make do with an old, spare pan and plastic mug, the bestcampingcookwaresets are designed to save space, reduce weight, and meet all your outdoor nourishment needs.

As you'd also expect, there is a perfect camping cookware set for almost every situation and use, from solo mountain divvy in extreme winter conditions through to family car camping with all the mod cons of home. As ever, the key to picking the right cook set for you will depend on where on that scale you plan to be operating, as well as budget and usual trip duration.

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While it's theoretically possible to cook all sorts of impressive meals in a tiny, cup-sized pan (with YouTube videos to prove it), attempting to do this several days in a row after big days out just isn't any fun, and you'll yearn for a proper roomy pot or pan to just bung things in. Just like cooking at home, the smaller the pan the more effort needs to go into stirring and regulating the heat to get a good result, which can also be a drag when tired.

Constructing your own out of tin foil will seem fine at home, and be completely useless outdoors, so don't be tempted to rely on improvisations. Although there are some startlingly cheap unbranded pans (and the inevitable army-surplus mess tin) out there, picking from the reliable brands will give you a much better experience overall, and much longer life to your camping cookware.

Prius, MSR, Snow Peak and Sea to Summit are key brands here, all offering a wide range of camp cooking hardware that will suit most tastes at varying price points, sizes and weights. If you're looking for the 'ultimate' flexibility, then a lightweight pan set with various sized-pans is ideal, allowing you to pack whatever suits the trip in hand, although family and van camping scenarios are the exception.

Key elements to look for include decent handles (a fully-loaded 2 liter pots of pasta is quite a weighty beast), proper surface coatings to save hours scrubbing in the stream with a Brillo pad, and good quality materials. The latter can be a balancing act (the difference between good aluminum pans and bad ones is night and day), but generally titanium is the premium material, conducting heat astonishingly well, leaving no metallic flavor on food, and being as light as possible.

There are more specialist options to follow, but this set offers a lot of practicality, a mid-range price and a mid-range weight to boot. Both lids have drain holes too, again simplifying the mechanics of cheating over a gas stove in a wood, and the handles lock into place too.

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The bowls are deep enough to contain food neatly, and the 'insult' mugs are lidded to keep heat in and protect against casual spillage. Reasons to avoid The Japanese minimalist outdoor folk at Snowpack have been making tiny yet well-formed titanium goodies for years, and the Solo Combo 2.0 is no exception.

The smaller pot doubles up as a cup, and the lid's silicone tab allows it to be lifted without gloves while hot. When you need everything but the kitchen sink, Quechua's Hikers camping SS cooking set is a compact yet generous option.

In super-durable and easy clean stainless steel, this level of build quality will literally last for centuries, and comes with a host of handy design tweaks too. In conjunction with the Prius Campfire Prep set, this is a well-designed and beautifully engineered solution to outdoor cooking.

Reasons to avoid The Alp kit Batista is the slightly more expensive version of the Easy camp (at #10), with a boatload of small but significant design tweaks that are well worth the extra cash. Firstly, it's made of titanium, not only light but very strong, and also leaving less of a metallic tang to food than plain aluminum.

In addition, the frying pan is teflon-coated, making bacon butties a genuinely practical option, while the handles are rubber coated to avoid burns. A final trick is that the rims are curled to accept an optional titanium hanging chain kit, allowing use over an open fire.

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The MSR Trail Lite Duo packs a lot into a pretty lightweight and compact package, essentially nesting two bowls and two double-wall cups into a large pot easily capable of feeding two. The 2 liter pot is not only pretty huge, but also hard anodized to allow easy cleaning, and also sports a locking handle and a clear lid with strainer holes to shift that pasta water.

There is unused space still inside the cups when packed down, which will fit folding cutlery or a small stove too, according to MSR. Overall, it's a practical choice for two people doing relatively civilized car-type camping, and the deep dish, BPA-free bowls will be particularly handy for everything from muesli to couscous, but there are lighter options around.

This Mango Hard Anodized 1 Person Cook Kit might be small, but it is mightily wallet friendly, and not too heavy on the trail either. As a solo starter kit for Done trips and the like this offers great bang for buck, and you get a carry bag thrown in too.

The handles are silicone covered to protect your hands from hot metal, and a mesh storage bag is included. Reasons to avoid The Outsell Feast Family Cook set nests neatly into a corner or small Winnebago cupboard, but with an enormous non-stick 3 liter casserole pots, 1.5 liter saucepan and a frying pan, this is perfectly capable of turning out most home cooking with aplomb.

Three pans, made from plain lightweight aluminum add up to a mere 160grams, which is pretty light for the set. The downsides will inevitably involve difficulties cleaning burnt food off, as well as the need to treat the handles relatively carefully as they're plain aluminum and lightly riveted.

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And, preparation is only as good as the quality and reliability of the items you bring with you to the camp. It is for this reason that we dedicated our expertise to research the bestcampingcookwaresets to relieve you of the burden of making your choice.

We bring you detailed camping cookware reviews from actual users who’ve had firsthand experiences with the various cooking accessories. Additionally, you also get information on how to make a buying decision, how to use and finally how to clean the camping cookware.

Before we get to the details, here’s the list of the best cookware that we shall be reviewing in the subsequent sections of this article. Material: Aluminum with Teflon nonstick coating Capacity: 3 L Serves: 3 people Weight: 2 lbs.

The Bugaboo base camper is a compact set of camping cookware from GSI Outdoors that is both affordable and fairly durable. It is made from an aluminum alloy with a Teflon nonstick coating yet it boasts of featherweight portability weighing only 2lbs 10oz.

The Bugaboo Base camper comes in 3 sizes, the small, medium and large version. Its medium version weighs 2lbs 10oz and boasts of a maximum capacity of 3 liters, which can comfortably serve 3-4 people.

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The Bugaboo base camper Cook set is more affordable than GSI Outdoors’ premium versions yet its performance is just as good. Material: Stainless steel Capacity: 3.5 L Serves: 4 people Weight: 4.75 lbs.

The Stanley Adventure Base camp is 19-piece cooking set for outdoor use. It is made of stainless steel with a scratch-resistant and rustproof coating, which gives it the ability to withstand the normal wear and tear of daily use.

Furthermore, this cooking set comes with BPA-free plastics and its multi-layer base guarantees even distribution of heat. If the reviews and opinions of firsthand users are anything to go by, then we can comfortably state with no fear of contradiction that the Stanley Adventure Base Camp comes highly recommended as a durable, stylish and easy to use Cook set.

With its 3.5 liters capacity, this cooking set offers generous portions for up to four people. It’s great for both indoor and outdoor use, the package includes everything you need to prepare your favorite gourmet dishes, and the high capacity makes it ideal for large groups or prolonged camping trips.

The multilayer base helps to cook even on low heat, generous capacity for up to 4 people, and it offers a great option for car camping, easy to clean since it is dishwasher safe. The G4Free camping cookware is a compact set of 4 cooking items for backpacking, camping, hiking and picnicking.

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It’s a great space saver and its lightweight feature makes it easy to take it with you anywhere. Material: Stainless steel Capacity: 12 plates and bowls of different sizes Serves: at least 6 people Weight: 2.6 lbs.

They are made of high-grade stainless steel that is both rustproof and scratch-resistant to make it both durable and safe for children and adults. The plates and bowls are built from safe stainless steel, and it offers high capacity.

The material is extremely bendy and you will need to be extra-cautious when cleaning to avoid the sharp edges that could easily cut your hand. If you’re a camping fan who enjoys survivor-like adventures and backpacking activities, then the Solo Stove Pot 1800 comes highly recommended for you.

It is a stainless-steel pot that features a foldable handle, a locking bail a rubber-coated lift tab and a pour spout for enhanced convenience. The best part is that you get to focus on your camping fun as you do not have to worry about usability or portability.

This pot packs a maximum capacity of 1800ml and it is lightweight, weighing only 12.5oz and comes with a black nylon stuff sack and a drawstring. The solo pot is marked with both liters and ounces for easy measurement, and the lid has rubber handles which means you can touch it without risking a burn injury.

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You’ll need to purchase the Solo Stove Titan separately since it’s the only one that works with this pot. With its lightweight engineering in place, you’re guaranteed to enjoy your cooking escapades away from home like you never left.

You get to save a great deal of storage space since these cook pots easily stack into each other size-wise with the smaller ones cascading into the bigger ones after which they fit neatly into the travel tote bag. Works with a wide range of cook stoves including campfires, and its ergonomic design makes it easy to carry.

The handles on the carrying case are too long and this makes them easy to entangle with other stringed camping gear. The pot and Fry pan have a Teflon coating that provides exceptional non-stick performance, just what you need for an easy clean outdoor cook.

If you’re a backpacker, you won’t have to worry a thing because the cookware is lightweight with the whole set weighing only 16.7 ounces and as if that is not enough, it comes with a neat mesh bag. To avoid burns, we recommend that you remove the handle when cooking over such fires.

This cookware boasts high portability due to its lightweight, compact qualities. Material: Anodized aluminum and stainless steel Capacity: 2 L Weight: 1.5 lbs.

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This is 10-piece camping cookware with a collapsible bundle design made from anodized aluminum. This gives you the excitement of cleaning up after use and better yet, store it away in the drawstring nylon travel bag that is included in the package.

It’s durable, easy to clean, and compact and guarantees even heat distribution. Therefore, we are taking it seriously the way we convey the message of absolute caution for that buyer looking to make their first-ever or even subsequent, purchase of camping cookware.

Just like any other purchase, prior knowledge of the item you intend to buy will give you an edge. In this section, we shall be sharing the factors that you need to put into consideration when buying camping cookware.

Mess Kits: These are the types of cookware that include all the dinning equipment in addition to pots and fry pans. In its simplest form, camping cookware will only include a simple pot and a pan but for a mess kit, additional extras such as spoons, mugs, plates, chop boards and other utensils are included although in compact and minimalistic designs.

If you want to have a more elaborate kitchen experience in the outdoors, it would be nice for you to choose this type of cookware. Unlike mess kits, base camp cookware tends to be much simpler in design since they often come as pots and pans without the addition of extra utensils.

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Base camp cookware has the advantage of providing a large capacity. Individual Cooking Sets : As the name suggests, this type of cookware is meant for people who often go on solo camps.

Weight of the Cooking Set This is a very important point of consideration for a person who’s on the market for camping cookware. Stainless steel tends to be heavier than other materials but it can also be the lighter depending on the thickness of the alloy.

As a matter of fact, it is the best when it comes to heat conduction and when used to make cookware, the results are usually astonishing. Some of the best performing camping cookware is made of stainless steel and this is achieved by mixing the stainless steel with other materials to make alloys that are rustproof, scratch-resistant great heat distributing conductors.

This means that when it is mixed with heavy metal, it has the effect of reducing the overall weight of the cookware. It is important to check the set’s largest pot and establish its volume.

Make it your business to inspect the cook set and ascertain that it comes with a gripper to avoid going through the trouble of having to improvise. It is worth noting that the availability of accessories could affect the price of the cookware.

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In this regard, ask yourself if you are willing to incur the extra cost of having the cook set come with the additional accessories. Accessories like utensils, mugs, and knives are things that you can buy separately or choose the type of cookware that comes with them.

Once you have bought your preferred camping cookware and you finally have the opportunity to put it to the test, your most instinctive expectation would be an exciting outdoor meal. Failing to follow these instructions could risk damaging the cooking set in one way or another.

For instance, non-stick cooking pots and fry pans have ceramic or Teflon coatings that can be scratched if you use a metallic spoon to stir your meals. The frequency and accuracy with which you clean your camping cookware will go a long way in determining the extent to which it will adequately serve your camping needs.

The following tips will help you take good care of your cooking sets as well as portable camping grill The wiping is only meant to prevent food mixing in between cooks and minimize the use of water since it would understandably be in a limited supply at the campsite.

Use dishwashing soap and a scrubbing pad to clean and rinse the cooking pots and pans. Hang the items upside down on a raised object to allow all the excess water to drain.

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If, on the other hand, you are a car camper, then you wouldn’t mind about weight in which case you can go with a heavy-duty material like cast iron or stainless steel. For the most part, people make mistakes due to a lack of accurate information.

Reading user reviews will put you a step ahead in your pursuit of a satisfactory choice of camping cookware. This is because not only do they boast of a high market presence but also, they are backed by actual camping cookware reviews of people that have had firsthand experiences with them.

Heading to the backcountry for an overnight or extended camping trip usually means foregoing most of the creature comforts we enjoy at home. We examined a range of factors, including type, capacity, number of components, materials, weight, cooking performance, cost, and average customer reviews.

Having considered many campingcookwaresets, we chose the GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Base Camper Cook Set as our top pick. Each cooking component is made with highly durable, hard-anodized aluminum with non-stick coatings and can be shifted to and from your stove with a detachable handle that can be used with each pot and pan individually.

While it would have been nice if GSI had thrown in some utensils and a spork or two, it’s hard to begrudge them this minor oversight given the overall quality, performance, and value for money this set provides otherwise. While a little too heavy for backcountry camping and a touch on the pricey side, for foodies who like to do their cooking with only the best equipment available and plan on establishing their campsite kitchen within the vicinity of their vehicle, the Outdoor Gourmet Cast Iron Cookware Set is a great choice.

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The kit comprises a total of ten pieces that include a 2-quart pot and lid, a 1-quart frying pan, a 1-quart tea kettle, a serving ladle, 2 bowls, a serving spoon-cum-spatula, a cleaning sponge, a plate-cum-cutting board, and a handy carry bag, all of which makes it an ideal starter kit and suitable for cooking for groups of up to six people. All the components in this set are made of lightweight aluminum oxide and have a non-stick Teflon coating that makes the cooking surfaces non-stick and post-dinner cleanups a cinch.

This all-inclusive set boasts a total of 19 pieces, including a 3.7-quart pot, a large, three-layer frying pan, four plates, four sporks, a serving spoon, and a spatula, four place mats, and even an after-wash drying rack. This cookware set’s strengths are, without question, its peerless durability, ruggedness, and the convenience that derives from it including everything you could possibly need (except ingredients, that is) for a group of four campers.

19 pieces 3.7-quart pot, frying pan, four plates, four sporks, a serving spoon and spatula, four place mats, drying rack Weighs 4.8 lbs. Gold Armour CampingCookware Mess Kit This 17-piece set is made with tough, anti-stick anodized aluminum, weighs just 14 ounces, and offers simply outstanding value for money.

If practicality, convenience, and great value for money are high on your list of priorities, there are few more suitable options out there than the Gold Armour CampingCookware Mess Kit. It’s made with hard-wearing, scratch-resistant anodized aluminum materials that are non-stick, easy to clean, and robust enough to deal with the odd bump or bang inside your pack or around the campsite.

In addition to a 5.70 × 3.14-inch pot and a 6-inch-diameter frying pan, this set also includes a folding stainless steel spork, a spoon, fork, and knife, a pan cover, 2 BPA-free bowls, a BPA-free soup spoon, a rice ladle, a loofah sponge, a carabiner, a fire starter, and a nylon carry bag. And, as if that wasn’t enough, makers Gold Armour throw in a bonus mini-stove with Piero ignition, saving you not only the hassle of hunting down a stove for yourself but also a healthy handful of $.

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If you’re headed into the backcountry or even to an established campsite with facilities, bringing along a camping cookware set is likely to be the only way of avoiding a dinner of sandwiches, jerky, trail mix, or any other uncooked eats you may be able to squeeze into Tupperware boxes for the trip. At the end of a long day on the trail, cold foodstuffs such as those mentioned above are unlikely to “fill a hole” in a way that’s anything even approaching satisfying and, most likely, will only leave you cursing your decision not to invest in the cookware that would have allowed you to enjoy a hearty, cooked meal to reward your day’s efforts.

Additionally, a cooking kit will allow you to eat freshly prepared food even several days into longer-duration trips and help cut down on pack weight by allowing you to pack dried foods like pasta, soups, or freeze-dried meals that can be transformed into just-like-home eats by simply adding water sourced from a stream or creek and then boiled on your stove. While highly portable, convenient, and ideal for solo-campers or couples, however, most models have a lower cooking capacity and aren’t the best bet for larger groups.

The materials most commonly used in the construction of camping cookware are aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium, all of which have their own advantages and disadvantages. On the downside, it’s not the most durable material out there and is unlikely to get through too many backcountry outings without accumulating multiple dings, dents, and scratches unless you take extra care when handling and packing your kits.

In order to enjoy those benefits, you’ll have to fork out significantly more than you would for a comparably sized steel or aluminum set. Teflon or ceramic coatings are used in many cookware kits to provide a nonstick cooking surface and are highly recommended if you’re averse to lengthy post-cook cleanups.

The drawbacks to both of these options, however, might make you willing to opt for a more robust and cheaper stainless steel alternative, even if it means carrying an extra few ounces: while incredibly light and durable, titanium kits typically cost a small fortune; aluminum kits, on the other hand, are usually light and very affordable, but are far less durable are very easily dented and scratched. Whether your car camping or loading up a backpack with everything you’ll need for an overnight or multi-day trip in the backcountry, the amount of space your cookware takes up is a critical consideration.

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Generally speaking, the best cookware sets in terms of space-saving capacity are those that use a Russian-doll-style design in which all components fit inside one another and leave adequate space in the center of the last item to squeeze in your fuel canister. Will largely determine what size of cookware set you’ll need for your backcountry cooking sessions.

Mess kits are collections of cookware and cutlery that mimic those used by the military for cooking and dining while on tour. Though mess kits can vary widely in format, they are, generally speaking, self-contained units that include a skillet, a kettle or pot, a plate, a cup, and a spork or standard cutlery.

This 15-piece, lightweight, anodized aluminum set contains a 1.15-liter pot, a small kettle, a 7-inch frying pan, 3 bowls, as well as all the cutlery and utensils needed for up to three people. This 12-piece set would be well worth the money for its practical design, lightweight and small dimensions alone but, to make it even more of a bargain, makers Bis gear throw in a bonus mini stove with Piero ignition to seal the deal.

Made with tough, non-stick, anodized aluminum, weighing just 1.1 pounds, and costing less than 2 dollars per piece, this highly practical little cookware set for one or two campers takes value for money to a whole new level. This wonderfully practical, lightweight, and packable little 10-piece mess kit is made with tough anodized aluminum, weighs just 1.2 pounds, and is absolutely ideal for solo campers or couples.

10-piece set 1-liter pot, frying pan, two bowls, ladle, spatula, and carry bag included Weighs 1.2 lbs. This simple, three-piece set includes an anodized aluminum pot and frying pan and a mini stove with Piero ignition.

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It weighs in at less than a pound and has a tiny pack size but boasts a large enough capacity to make a meal for two campers in a single cook. This ten-piece kit is big enough to cook meals for up to four people but packs away into an impressively small, compact bundle and weighs in at a respectable 2.2 lbs.

Made with non-stick, anodized aluminum Weighs 2.2 lbs Includes pot, kettle, 3 bowls, ladle, and mesh carry bag As with all things old-school, it’s a fraction on the heavy side and a little bulky, but makes up for these shortcomings with outstanding durability, a practical design, and is also one of the most reasonably priced stainless steel kits out there.

This very elegant and remarkably well-made set of pots and pans might be a touch on the heavy and pricey side but offers a huge upgrade in terms of quality and durability compared to the vast majority of aluminum competitors. 4-piece set Tote transportation bag Compact (pots stack vertically inside one another) Weighs 7 lbs.

This superbly sleek, well-designed pot is made with durable stainless steel, boasts a hinged, easy-lift handle that flips over the fitted lid to lock it in place, and leaves plenty of storage space inside for fuel canisters or mini stoves. This 8-piece cookware set includes 2 pots, 1 frying pan, 2 plates, 2 lids, 2 mugs, and a carry bag.

It also weighs in at a reasonably lightweight 1.8 lbs, making it one of the most portable stainless steel sets out there and a great choice for solo campers or couples. This four-person cookware set includes two high-capacity cooking pots, a frying pan, and an assortment of plates, mugs, and bowls.

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This 6-piece set is made with superbly robust 18/8 stainless steel with rolled rims and is the ideal choice for backpackers or car campers who place ruggedness and durability higher on their list of priorities than weight savings. This lightweight, all-in-one 17-piece set is made with rugged, durable anodized aluminum and weighs in at a very portable 3.3 pounds, making it ideal for backpacking or overnight trips in the backcountry.

Lightweight, highly packable, and big enough to cook up a feast for 2 or 3 campers, this 15-piece, all-in-one mess kit is one of the most convenient and functional options out there for backcountry adventurers. This incredibly compact, lightweight little kit combines gourmet-like performance with impressive ruggedness to provide the ideal solution for gram-counting backcountry minimalists.

Weighing in at just 0.57 pounds and containing everything a solo camper could need to cook up basic backcountry meals, this highly functional, compact little kit is ideal for those who like to keep pack weight and bulk to a minimum. This three to four-person version of the Redcap solo set featured above is every bit as convenient and practical as its smaller sibling and is one of the most lightweight and reasonably priced high-capacity cookware sets out there.

As with all things GSI, this 10-piece kit is outstandingly well-made and is designed with the backcountry minimalist in mind, using ultralight materials, packing down to a tiny bundle, and providing storage space inside the pot to “nest” a 230g fuel canister for further space savings in your pack. Coated with conduction-enhancing, scratch- and abrasion-resistant, non-stick Teflon Radiance Technology for fast, even cooking and easy cleaning Includes 1.8-liter pot, strainer lid, 2 × 20 fl.

Our team of experts spends hundreds of hours analyzing, testing, and researching products so you don't have to. Easy to Transports all-in-one camping cookware set comes with a pot, frying pan, spatula, silverware, plates, bowls and a heat-resistant trivet.

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Easy to Cleansing the pieces in this camping cookware set come with a non-stick coating that makes clean up a breeze. Easy to Cleansing the pieces in this camping cookware set come with a non-stick coating that makes clean up a breeze.

DWM Sports and Recreation Experts plus Alter estimate, The Z8, 10 Best Ranked, Parameter, All Review Product, Clever Wander and 1 more. What We Liked: Although this camping cookware set comes with 21 pieces, they all fit neatly inside the big pot.

That means you won’t have any trouble grabbing the handle to the pot and carrying the set to your campsite. What We Liked: Designed for use by four people, this camping cookware is the perfect choice when planning a backpacking trip with a few friends.

What We Liked: This camping cookware set’s 23 pieces all fit neatly inside an oxford bag. As an added bonus, this set comes with a tool card, a sponge brush and a survivor bracelet.

What We Liked: There’s nothing like waking up in the great outdoors watching the sunrise with a hot cup of coffee. What We Liked: This fully stainless steel camping cookware set has two cups and plates with a couple different pans to cook on.

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This set is rugged and well-suited for campsite usage, while offering a convenient way of cooking without heavy equipment. Camping is an activity that many people partake in as a means of escaping the hustle and bustle of modern-day society for a night or more.

Pulling up at a campsite, or hiking to one with a backpack, begins the process of unpacking the equipment you need to sleep in like a tent or a hammock, setting up your camp chairs or getting out your cooler to find a relaxing beverage of your choice. You won’t find many nearby restaurants at your new weekend home, so you’re going to have to make some food for yourself.

Assuming there isn’t a functioning kitchen in your campsite, you’re going to have to either cook food over an open fire or set up a camp stove or grill that runs off of a fuel like propane or charcoal. If you were to bring the same pots and pans that you like to cook with at home, you will find yourself fighting with an awkwardly heavy and cumbersome load of camping cookware that will leave you feeling frustrated.

“You need to find cookware that can go through high temperatures over the fire,” says travel and outdoors expert Then Janssen, the brains behind the blog Hodgepodge Hippie. Instead, think of investing in a compact set of camping cookware that is designed with the specific intent of making food at a campsite.

Using the right tools for the job will make your camping trip less stressful and give you more time for enjoying nature. Stainless steel offers the benefit of being rustproof, naturally BPA free and also providing an antimicrobial environment that hinders bacterial build-up.

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The stainless steel coloring can change a little if you cook directly over a hot fire while some soot can build up to leave a black coating on the pans, but the color change isn’t bad for you or the pans and the soot can be washed off with a wet rag or paper towel. Stainless steel is often dishwasher-safe as well, giving you an easy way to spotless the set of cookware between camping dates.

A small package can expand into multiple cooking surfaces and can oftentimes fit the necessary utensils and dishware needed for one or two people. If you’re the type that would rather cook all your food on a stick, directly over an open fire, maybe you don’t need all the pots and pans that come in some of the more robust campingcookwaresets.

To accept that someone might not want all the pans but might still want a vessel for a hot coffee in the morning some sets like the Bunin Nonstick CampingCookware Mess Kit step up and offer a fantastic package. The fact that the insulated cups fit snugly into the stainless steel vessel mean the entire package is contained within itself.

The graduated pot has a collapsing handle and can boil enough water for a couple of hot cups of tea or coffee with little fuss. As we mentioned earlier, campfire soot can find its way onto your cookware if you choose to cook over the open fire with it.

A common way of cooking at a campsite is by the use of a canister of propane or butane that has a small stove attached to the top where you can set your pot or pan. Most models have a stove that expands out to hold the included pots or pans in the set.

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Utensils are even thrown in to make the package a mostly all-in-one set that won’t leave you lacking in much. This large group of campers has helped persuade companies to up their game with campsite gear, leading to an abundance of durable and lightweight products for all those weekend warriors.

Meal prepping at home is a great way to set yourself up for success at the campsite. Chopping vegetables or portioning spices and meals together can be done easily in the comfort of our home-kitchen, then you can use the prepared foods at your campsite without the fuss.

Another method is to have a bucket of some sort, sometimes they are even collapsible for compact storage, and to head down to a nearby creek to collect water and bring it back to the campsite for dish washing. Raccoons and other critters can also come hunting for your dirty dishes and food scraps, so read up on proper etiquette and help protect both yourself and the wildlife.

Source: thegearbunker.comic you’re looking for something that won’t take a lot of space in your vehicle, as well as something that is cheaper, you might want to opt for this particular kit. It is manufactured from an aluminum compound, however, it does feature a Teflon layer, which indicates that you don’t need to worry about your food sticking.

It comes with one pan, 2 cooking pots, 2 net lids, a cutting board, and a folding grip and a sack. The medium option is ideal for serving up to four individuals, hence, if you are planning on lodging with more than four people, you might want to consider getting the larger one.

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Source: YouTube.common might be a true chef while camping, you’ll want to take a closer look at this amazing assortment that comes with 19 different parts. It is manufactured from stainless steel, it is immune to dents and rust, which implies that you could utilize it every day without worrying about damaging it.

When you take a look at the reviews, you’ll see that a lot of campers state that it is attractive, easy to utilize, durable, as well as capable of making meals for 4 individuals. Since you won’t need to worry about its portability and usability, you’ll be able to completely concentrate on your trip, which means that your entire experience will be more enjoyable.

Source: REI.minimalistic might be your middle name, and if so, you should choose to get this set made from a pan that can also serve as a cover, a cup, pot, and a bowl. It is ideal for one individual, however, a lot of consumers in the reviews claim that it can actually be used for cooking meals for two people.

Both the pot and pan are covered with Teflon, which means that it won’t cause your food to stick, but, you’ll need to remember to clean it after every use since you can prolong its life in that way. Source: Unsplash.before we conclude this article, it is worth mentioning some things that you’ll want to consider before opting for the very first kit that comes in the search results.

Well, you’ll want to get a set that is not toxic, as well as one that features Teflon that ensures that your food won’t stick to the bottom of the pot or pan. Instead, you should start browsing online and physical stores in order to find a cookware set that will suit your budget, and more importantly your requirements and needs.

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Following my recommendations for finding the best one possible, I’ve also included some things to consider before purchasing a set. These tips will help you to decide what your cookware should be made of, what pieces you may need to cook properly and other things that you may not have thought about.

These pots have a heat treated exterior finish and an interior that has a non-stick coating, so it’s easy to clean. This set is ready to accompany you into the great outdoors and give you some nice cooking options.

There are camping trips or hikes in which you don’t want to bring a full cook set and everything from a frying pan to the kitchen sink. Sometimes, simplicity is key and for those instances, this EBIT cook set is ready to deliver.

Simple to carry and easy to use, this set will provide many trips worth of hot soups and beverages. This set uses solid fuel cubes, which are sold separately, and heats up pretty quickly.

This 19-piece kit is perfect for base camp cooking for multiple campers or hikers or for RV owners. This kit features everything you need to prep, cook and serve your meals outside, except for the fire or fuel source.

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It features service for four and contains a pot with a lid, cutting board, spatula, frying pan, 4 sporks, serving spoons, bowls, plates, a trivet and a dish drying rack. Made of FDA approved anodized aluminum, this set is not only lightweight and convenient to use but you can rest assured that it’s also safe.

The pots and pans not only heat up quickly but also have foldable handles that make them easy to pack away. This set has a variety of uses for camping, backpacking, hiking or as part of a survival kit.

The pots are made from 18/10 stainless-steel and the frying pan has a bottom that facilities even heat distribution. It comes with a foldable knife/fork/spoon combination, a nonstick pot, 2 BPA-free bowls, a canister stand tripod, a rice ladle, mini-stove and a nylon bag to carry it all in.

It’s a set that basically has just about everything you would need to make a nice meal while you’re exploring the great outdoors. Designed to be used by up to five people, this camping kitchen set has all the cooking gear necessary to make a great outdoor meal.

This makes it a good set for campers, RV’ERS, hikers or anyone else who needs to cook up a meal while on the go. It comes with pots in 3-sizes (small, medium & large), a frying pan, 5 bowls, 2 medium plates, 1 large plate, 1 rice ladle, 1 soup spoon, a loofah sponge and a storage bag made from mesh.

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This 17-piece cookware mess kit can be purchased in one of four different colors and contains all the equipment one would need to make a delicious meal while camping or out on the trail. It comes with an anodized aluminum pot, a nonstick frying pan, a rice ladle, a loofah sponge, 2 BPA-free bowls, a BPA-free spoon, a fire starter, a mini-stove and a nylon bag.

It also makes a great gift for that outdoors man, camper or RV enthusiast on your holiday list. This set comes with a 24-ounce 18/8 stainless steel pot with a locking handle that folds to save space and extends when you need to cook.

All of these features mean this set is ready to cook up your favorite soup or hot beverage at a moments notice. This set comes with an anodized aluminum 1-liter nonstick pot, a pot cover, 2 BPA-free bowls, a nonstick pan, a BPA-free soup spoon, a folding stainless steel spork, a wooden spoon spatula, a cleaning sponge and a nylon drawstring travel bag.

These three things are what material the cookware is made of, the pieces that come with it and the extras you may need to cook. Cast Iron This material has been popular for thousands of years-and for good reason, although it does have its drawbacks as well.

Rice ladles Spoon ladles Portable stove Trivets SOS Pads Removable pot handles or silicone pot grabbers Biodegradable soap Camp towels Paper towels You’ll also want to decide whether you need specialized cookware equipment for your camping or hiking trip as well.

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Many campers agree that enjoying any type of camping trip depends largely on your preparedness. At the same time, preparation also has to do with the reliability and quality of the camping gear you bring along to the campsite.

In this article, we will tell you about 5 of the bestcampingcookwaresets based on research and expertise to help you make a more informed buying choice. Made from high-quality aluminum alloy along with a nonstick Teflon coating, this set offers lightweight portability as it only weighs in at 2lbs 10oz.

The Bugaboo Base Camper Cook set is an affordable set when compared to GSI’s premium versions. This set includes 2 frying pans, 2 pots, and a mesh carrying bag.

This set is missing essential items such as bowls, plates, and serving spoons. Made from durable stainless steel this set also comes with a rustproof and scratch-resistant coating which means it can withstand general wear-and-tear.

From opinions and reviews from users the Stanley Adventure Base Camp is a highly recommended product as one of the easy-to-use, stylish, and durable cookware sets. The 3.5-liter capacity makes this cookware set perfect for longer camping trips or large groups.

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It’s also extremely compact and comes with its own carrying case that easily accommodates the 10 pieces included in the set. The cookware is made from versatile aluminum oxide, a material known for its exceptional resistance to friction and high temperatures.

It also comes with a handy Teflon non-stick coating which makes your cookware incredibly easy to clean. The Internal CampingCookware And Pot Set are highly portable thanks to its compact and lightweight qualities.

This lightweight set will also save you on storage space as the cooking pots stack into one another with the small ones cascading easily into the larger ones. The carrying case handles are long which means they can become entangled with any of your other stringed camping items or gear.

Unlike the cookware that you use in your kitchen, dishes, pans, and pots meant for hiking, kayaking, camping, and any other outdoor adventure are designed to travel. When you choose the right set, it will compact, durable enough to withstand the outdoor elements, and easy to clean and carry.

This is especially true if you are trying to pack everything that you will need for longer camping adventures or when you have to fit everything into a backpack for a hiking trip. When you start shopping for a camping cookware set, look for the pans and pots that nest or cascade into each other.

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The set should also be lightweight, come with its own storage case or bag so that the pots and pans stay secure, protected, and clean. You may want to consider cookware that comes with collapsible elements, such as handles on a frying pan that folds away easily for storage.

Another important consideration is to look for camping pans and pots that you can use for different types of outdoor adventures. This feature will allow you to enjoy hot liquids such as soup or coffee a lot faster than if you used traditional cookware.

This feature can also ensure that your source of fuel lasts a lot longer, allowing you to extend your camping trip or trek. When you read up on user reviews it will help you to make the best decision on a camping cookware set that matches up to your requirements.

This has to do with products that boast a market presence that is high, and they are backed by real reviews of customers that have used them. While some hikers prefer to inherit seasoned skillets and cookware from parents or friends, our top 10 campingcookwaresets are a must-have for extended camping and hiking trips.

To shorten your quest for the perfect set, we’ve put together a list of the top ten options currently available in the virtual marketplace. Crafted from aluminum via an anoxic oxidation process, the skillet, kettle, and saucepan are highly resistant to heat damage or corrosion and have a naturally non-stick bottom surface.

Designed to accommodate larger groups or families camping together, the set includes two pots, one frying pan, one kettle, four BPA-free bowls and two plates of the same material, a foldable serving spoon, rice ladle, and a sponge for quick cleaning duty. Crafted from durable, heat-resistant aluminum, the frying pan, hanging pot, and kettle can be used on a camping stove or directly over an open flame.

Four stainless steel dishes are ideal for stews or more substantial fare, and the kit comes with four folding spoons and forks. Crafted from hard anodized aluminum, the pots and frying pan transfer heat quickly for swift cooking.

Included in the kit are three graduated pots from large to small, one frying pan, four bowls, two shallow plates, a wooden spatula, a soup ladle, and a cleaning Luisa. Hard-anodized aluminum provides cooking vessels that are both safe and durable while heat-resistant handles fold conveniently against the curve of the pot or pan when not in use.

This affordable camping cook set for the solo hiker is perfect for anyone who wants to shoulder their pack and hit the trail. Crafted from durable, coated aluminum, the frying pan, soup pot, and kettle are great for swift cooking at the beginning or end of your day’s trek.

With a kettle, a pot, and a frying pan made of anodized aluminum, you can quickly prepare a meal on the trail, clean up, and stow it away in its carrying bag, so you’re ready for the next leg of the journey. You’ll receive both a small and large cooking pot with lids as well as a non-stick skillet for easy management of any campfire meal.

While you may have a favorite cast iron skillet that goes on every adventure with you, it’s nice to have options when it comes to preparing and eating meals in the beauty of the Great Outdoors. Campingcookwaresets provide pots, bowls, serving utensils, and in many cases' cutlery, which can make packing for the trail simple.

If you are tired of the conventional cooking tools for the outdoor, and you want the bestcampingcookware set available right now, but you don’t have time to waste by doing extensive research, we are here to give you a helping hand. We’ve taken the time to go through expert reviews, to compare models and research what features the users have said they have enjoyed the most, in order to bring into the spotlight the best products manufacturers have to offer.

And one product that outshines the competition is the Malone Camping Kit, an all-in-one model which could just as well be the complete solution to your cooking needs. The kit includes a spoon, a folding spork made of stainless steel, a mini stove, a pan cover, two BPA-free bowls, a loofah sponge for easy cleaning, a soup spoon, a fire starter, a rice ladle, and a high-quality nylon bag to safely store all these items and transport them.

We have explained in great detail what it should be made of, what features it should offer and what differentiates a good set from a cheap knockoff. Moreover, you should make sure that the tool is not made from toxic elements, or from materials that release chemicals when heated.

Make sure the pan and the pots have a non-sticky surface coating, or that they are made of non-adhesive materials, so your ingredients won’t burn out or get destroyed when you cook them. If the set comes with accessories made from other materials than metal, a manufacturer should create them from something that is heat-resistant, which won’t melt while you use them.

So this leads us to think that a good cookware set should offer you many accessories that fit into a tiny body. Some accessories that are a must-have been the universal spork, a pan, bowls, a knife and a pot, so you have all the tools you need to make your favorite dishes without compromising.

It is made of non-toxic, FDA approved aluminum, which means that the set will be strong and light, perfect for those moments when you don’t want to over pack. It warms up fast, and the size is ideal for creating a balanced meal, that fits the healthy atmosphere of outdoor living.

Made of non-toxic materials, this Malone kit is not only a durable alternative, but it’s also a safe one that you can use to prepare food for the entire family. Furthermore, the fact that it features an FDA-approved aluminum construction is what makes it lightweight, yet still able to handle a wide range of jobs.

The food is getting cooked very fast and the unit’s size is ideal for preparing a balanced meal, while the kit itself is very easy to clean, maintain, and pack. The folding utensils are made of stainless steel, and they include a spork, a spoon, and a knife, leaving nothing out.

A loofah sponge that can be used for washing the dishes after you finished eating is a nice extra that will make your job easy. Portability is also an issue for camping items, and it is a great thing that the manufacturer thought about making this model as easy to carry around as possible.

Buy from Amazon.com for ($27.99) Camping enthusiasts often prefer to cook their food when they embark on outdoor adventures, and that is when a kit like this one comes in handy. Intended to help those who want to have a hearty meal in the middle of nowhere anytime they want, it is a complete kit and one that stands out from other models available.

It contains a mini stove with Piero ignition, which means that you will not have to bring a heating source separately. While this is a cookware set, some users say that you can’t expect to cook something more elaborate than instant soups and other similar foods.

The respective buyers say that the mini stove cannot develop the necessary BTU's to provide enough heating for cooking full-fledged meals. The pot and pan are lightweight, and while that may help with portability, it can be an issue if you go backpacking in areas with heavy winds.

If you are looking for a cookware set that will serve you and accompany you on many trips to the great outdoors, look no further than the Gold Armour CampingCookware. The stainless steel utensils fold for easy storage, and you will also receive a mini stove to use for boiling water and preparing instant noodles and the like.

Because the spork, spoon, fork, and knife are made from stainless steel, they do not allow any dangerous substances to leak into your food, and they are easy to wash. Also, you will appreciate that the pot and the pan are nonstick, which means that they won’t give you any headaches when you need to wash them. Buy from Amazon.com for ($28.99) If you are a passionate backpacker, there is nothing more important than having all the needed equipment with you, in case you don’t want to go back to civilization for at least several days.

With its folding utensils, and easy-to-use pot and pan, as well as its mini stove, it represents the essential means for preparing light meals. Whether you like hiking, camping, picnicking, or anything similar, you will discover that this set is excellent for a pleasant experience.

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