The Best Camp Cooking Tools of 2016
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The best kitchen tools for base-camp chefs.
Southwest Disk UFO Discada Enterprise Wok
A two-foot-wide wok made of quarter-inch steel isn’t an unnecessary luxury: it’s a crucial part of your cooking arsenal. With 12-inch legs, it’s the perfect tool for cooking over an open flame.
Timbuk2 x Blue Bottle Sabbatical Coffee Kit
The bagmaker teamed up with the Bay Area java giant to create the ultimate portable brewing kit: grinder, kettle, dripper, scale, and mugs, all in one six-pack-size bundle.
GSI Outdoors Stainless Rim Plate
With a sturdy steel base, this plate isn’t light (nine ounces), but that’s not the point. We like enamelware for its classic mountain-man look. A set of these will put up with years of campsite abuse.
REI Evrgrn Picnic Table
There’s no need to schlep a full-size dining setup to your campsite. This compact folding table stands about six inches tall, measures 18.5 inches wide, and has stable aluminum legs and a bamboo top, providing a solid, no-tip platform for chips and salsa.
Jetboil Genesis Base Camp System Stove
This unapologetically maximalist stove puts out 10,000 BTUs per hour. That means it’ll have a 32-ounce pot of water boiling in just over three minutes. It also has a simmer feature for slow-cooking risotto.
Yeti Rambler Bottle
The masters of cold now make an 18-ounce bottle with a lid. Double-walled insulation keeps water icy for hours, while kitchen-grade stainless steel stands up to anything short of a sledgehammer.
Lodge 7 Quart Dutch Oven
Reasons we love cooking with cast iron: it’s tough, it’s durable, and the thick walls spread heat. Use it to make a savory stew, then, when you’re finished, tear open a box of store-bought cake mix, nestle the oven back in the fire pit, and voilà—dessert.
Edward Wohl #12 Cutting Board
Made from a single piece of maple, this sleek surface won’t delaminate like its cheap counterparts. At 22 inches long, it’s big enough for rolling out dough or chopping leeks.
Baking Steel Griddle
Propped over hot coals, this 14-by-18-inch slab of low-carbon steel evenly distributes campfire heat for perfect pizza or French toast.
Leatherman Juice CS4 Multitool
The Juice has all the tools you’d expect— can opener, saw, screwdrivers, knife—plus a corkscrew for popping open a bottle of campsite burgundy. Plus, we love that it comes in blue, not just gray.