Here’s some choice equipment for cooking like a pro in the wild. Toss the packets of dehydrated soup and make a real meal at the campsite instead.
1. Combekk Dutch Oven With Thermometer
This Dutch oven is, in fact, made in the Netherlands. Combekk’s 4-liter pot is crafted from recycled iron—railroad track, mostly—and has a thermometer built into its sidewall. Set the whole thing in the campfire coals; the 6-mm-thick bottom keeps heat distributed evenly.
2. Bialetti Mini Express 2-Cup Stove-Top Coffee Maker
A morning espresso blocks the sleep-inducing adenosine molecules in your brain, making you alert enough to read a trail map. Bialetti’s fountain pours two shots in about five minutes. Like the popular moka pot, it’s unfussy and made of durable aluminum.
3. Igloo BMX 25 Cooler
Igloo’s new BMX line is a departure from the decades-old brand’s usual style. The 25-quart cooler has been modernized with beefy latches, stainless steel kick plates, and tie-down loops for securing the load in your ride. It’ll keep ice icy for four days at 90 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can stay awhile.
4. Coleman Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Growler
The tent has been pitched, all the gear has been stowed away. Now you deserve a beer. Coleman’s new growler holds several of them. If you don’t finish all 64 ounces of craft brew on the first night, this double -walled flagon maintains its chill for up to three days.
5. Cuisinart Venture Portable Gas Grill
When it’s all packed up, the car-camping-friendly Venture looks more like a picnic basket than a grill. That simplicity belies its smart, versatile design. The wooden lid doubles as a cutting board that can be nestled snugly onto the base—which in turn doubles as a stash spot for the propane canister.
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