Cooking a meal while camping is always a good time but to really get the most out of the experience you should branch out beyond the typical hot dog and marshmallow menu. Here are some of the best tools you can bring along during your next camping outing to create some really epic fireside fare.
Mesh Grilling Bags
There’s nothing worse than putting the perfect grill marks on a vegetable or small piece of meat only to have them slip through the grill grates and burn to ashes. These mesh grilling bags from food52.com will make it easy to grill even the smallest food items.
Coverware Drink Tops
We’ve all been there. You go to take a sip from your cup and find that a gnat is paddling around in your beverage of choice. While some might not mind the extra protein, these cup toppers form coverware will help keep the bugs out of your drinks.
Table In A Bag
Another item from food52.com, the Table In A Bag makes a convenient addition to the car camping kit. It rolls up easily and stores inside its own carrying bag but is plenty big for a couple of folks to eat on or prep meals when it’s assembled.
Texsport Dutch Oven Tripod
If you’re cooking over an open fire, this tripod is likely the best piece of equipment you can add to your gear. It’s sturdy enough to hang a heavy Dutch Oven but you can also hang a coffee percolator, water jugs; anything you’d need to boil water in.
IceMule Coolers Backpack Cooler Bag
This is the perfect piece of kit for that hike from the campsite down to the lake. This backpack cooler will fit a 12-pack of soda or beer, or up to five bottles of wine. When it’s not in use, you can crush it down to an easily storable size.
Cuisinart Portable Gas Grill
If cooking over an open fire isn’t really your thing, or if you’re camping in a region with open fire restrictions, this portable gas grill may be the answer to your mealtime needs. It sets up like a full-size grill but only weighs 13 pounds. Plus, it has enough cooking surface for you to prepare a one-shot menu for even the largest of camping parties.