The Ultimate Hardware

May 2, 2004
Outside Magazine
Outside magazine, July 1996

The Ultimate Hardware

Camp stove (Coleman Peak 1 Apex II or MSR WhisperLite Shaker Jet)
fuel bottle (MSR or Sigg). In summer, figure on one-third of a quart of fuel per
stove per day.

  • Small funnel for filling stove with fuel
  • Lightweight water filter (Basic Designs Ceramic, PUR Explorer, SweetWater Guardian, or MSR Waterworks II Ceramic)
  • Resealable plastic bags, assorted sizes
  • Twelve-inch folding grill
  • Three-quart pot, stainless steel flat lid, no handles
  • Pot grabber
  • Stainless steel frying pan, ten-inch diameter, two inches deep, flat lid
  • Swiss Army knife
  • Plastic spatula
  • Wooden spoon
  • Plastic whisk
  • One 12- to 16-ounce plastic cup per camper
  • One eight- to 16-ounce plastic bowl per camper
  • One metal knife/fork/spoon per camper
  • Several different sizes of wide-mouth Nalgene bottles
  • Three-gallon collapsible water container
  • Small strainer
  • Large mesh bag
  • Several bandannas
  • Plastic pot scrubber
  • Lighter or wooden matches packed in small Nalgene bottle
  • five 12-by-12 inch squares of heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • One pair cotton gloves
  • Small backpacking lantern
  • Large plastic garbage bag

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