To make the best of a camping trip, it is essential to pack along some sturdy, small and multi-purpose camping cookware so you can use these pieces conveniently to prepare a few meals at the campgrounds for yourself and the rest of the gang! This makes the choice of camping cookware a pertinent one since basic amount of campsite cooking is required at some point in time and the smaller and easily portable type of camping cookware is the best for lugging around since you also have camping equipment like bags and tent to think of!
Compact camping cookware that is lightweight is easy to pack and carry around serving many purposes too: commonly, a camping cookware kit consists of the ordinary cooking pot, skillets in various sizes that fit into each other (to save you packing space) and other items that are simple to transport.
The cookware material you choose is of utmost importance as each type – cast iron, titanium-made products, aluminum or stainless steel cookware – comes with its own advantages and disadvantages.
Camping cookware sets made of Aluminum, titanium and stainless steel weigh less and are therefore not cumbersome to transport while the first also has a non-stick range, which may be a little costlier. The disadvantage to camping cook ware sets made of metal is that these have a tendency to rust and therefore storage is recommended only after these items are fully-dry. Cookware made of Cast iron is hardy and with a bit of special looking-after, these kits can are very long-lasting, though they are not exactly lightweight and can be tedious to lug around as compared to cookware sets constructed of the previously mentioned materials.
While simple pans, skillets and pots are the basic camping cookware set’s priority members, other essentials include cutlery, fundamental for enjoying mealtimes in the outdoors and utensils needed for the type of meals you wish to make at the campsite.
Some meals may just call for basic spoon-knife combo while others may require the whole enchilada of a mini-kitchen such as a spatula, measuring cups, pincers and elaborate forks. There are even the special folding utensil kits in the market today that fit in neatly (nesting sets) enabling minimum use of premium space and are easy to store too.
Those mulling over price tags and storage solutions for camping cookware have a neat and affordable option in the purchase of a simple spoon made of wood, of which the handle has been carefully sawed off (to prevent splinters) and a bowl besides the cheap and cheerful option of buying plastic cutlery sets. These simple and cost effective sets in plastic cookware consist of a wide array of cutlery and are convenient to use and store.
Keen on traveling light and packing that way too? Then, lessen the load of camping cookware by pre-preparing meals in your kitchen before leaving; chopped veggies, sauces packed into compact containers/food-grade bags of plastic, essential cutting equipment (board and knife – more than one of the latter kind) and a variety of spoons will make campsite cooking easy on you. Choose simple meals to cook during campouts that minimize carrying extra cookware, avoid elaborate recipe-ingredients and stick to easy, simple cooking methods, such as Aluminum foil cooking – fast to cook, good to eat meals!
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