(Inga Hendrickson)
2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide

The Best Camp Kitchen Gear of 2021

This setup looks as good as it cooks


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MSR Guardian Gravity Purifier ($250)

(Courtesy MSR)

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.

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Igloo Reactor 24-Can Backpack Cooler ($120)

(Courtesy Igloo)

Soft coolers still reign for portability. Igloo’s fits food and drink for a weekend, and performs as well as pricier models.

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Hydro Flask Outdoor Kitchen Collection 1 Quart Bowl ($25)

(Courtesy Hyrdo Flask)

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.

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Stanley Legacy Quadvac Trigger-Action Mug ($25 and up)

(Courtesy Stanley)

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.

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VSSL Java Coffee Grinder ($145)

(Courtesy VSSL)

The Java’s hand-powered burrs produce a wide range of grinds, from French-press coarse to AeroPress fine.

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REI Co-op Camp Prep Table ($100)

(Courtesy REI)

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.

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Camp Chef 4 Piece Carving Set ($72)

(Courtesy Camp Chef)

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.

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Yeti Roadie 24 Cooler ($200)

(Courtesy Yeti)

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.

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Eureka Sprk+ Camp Stove ($55)

(Courtesy Eureka)

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.

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From Summer 2021 Buyer’s Guide Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson

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