The Best Camp Kitchen Gear of 2021
This setup looks as good as it cooks
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MSR Guardian Gravity Purifier ($250)
This ten-liter filter removes 99.9 percent of bacteria, protozoa, viruses, sediments, and microplastics via two-stage 0.02-micron hollow-fiber and activated-carbon filters. Just hang it from a tree and you’ll have a liter of water in two minutes.
Igloo Reactor 24-Can Backpack Cooler ($120)
Soft coolers still reign for portability. Igloo’s fits food and drink for a weekend, and performs as well as pricier models.
Hydro Flask Outdoor Kitchen Collection 1 Quart Bowl ($25)
This hefty double-wall insulated steel bowl holds big portions, perfect for after a long day out on the trail. It also comes with a lid (we used it as a cutting board) for storing leftovers.
Stanley Legacy Quadvac Trigger-Action Mug ($25 and up)
The legacy prevents spills with a push-to-sip lid you can use one handed. It also fits in most small camp-chair cup holders.
VSSL Java Coffee Grinder ($145)
The Java’s hand-powered burrs produce a wide range of grinds, from French-press coarse to AeroPress fine.
REI Co-op Camp Prep Table ($100)
Adjustable legs mean the Camp Prep stays level even if the ground is not. The steel and aluminum build is stable yet light and easy to haul.
Camp Chef 4 Piece Carving Set ($72)
Don’t compromise at camp. Both the seven-and ten-inch knives in this set (which includes 16-inch tongs and a carving fork) have balanced blades that handle meat and veggies easily.
Yeti Roadie 24 Cooler ($200)
Yeti made its popular model just over a pound lighter, upped the insulation by 30 percent, and removed the drain plug, which bumps up the volume by 20 percent. The tall cubic shape is even better for packing.
Eureka Sprk+ Camp Stove ($55)
This stove sets up in seconds, and its 11,500-BTU burner brings a liter of water to a boil in four minutes. More impressive is the precise temperature control that kept our pancakes fluffy and our eggs over easy.