One of our favourite things about camping is having the opportunity to cook up a storm in the great outdoors. There’s something comforting about watching the steam rise from a bubbling pan as your well-earned meal is cooked to perfection. This is a shared love for many campers, and especially when on a camping holiday with the family, mealtime represents the perfect opportunity to share some quality time with the ones you love.
That’s why we wanted to put together a list of the most essential pieces of camping cookery equipment that you’ll need to take with you on any trip.
What cookery equipment should I bring on a camping trip?
Starting from the ground up, the first thing you’ll need is a stove. The four types of stove most commonly purchased by campers include:
- Gas stoves
- Liquid fuel stoves
- Alcohol burners
- Solid fuel stoves
And you can get more detail on each of them in our Camping Cookware Buying Guide.
Probably the most popular with casual campers and families are the gas stoves - they’re so easy to assemble that they can be set up and ready to use in a matter of minutes. They are also very safe; another reason they are so popular with families.
Check out our full range of camping stoves and cookers.
Kettles to take camping
Being British, a good cup of tea is always going to be high on the agenda, whether you’re camping near Snowdon or glamping on the South coast. This means a kettle is a fundamental part of any camper’s cookery set-up because, let’s face it, even in the changeable British weather there are few things more comforting than sheltering in your tent with a freshly-brewed cuppa.
One of our favourites is the Outwell Collaps Kettle - it’s light, durable and has that familiar whistle to let you know when the water is boiled. The best thing? At £9,99 it’s an absolute steal.
See our full range of camping kettles.
Best pots and pans for camping
When it comes to buying pots and pans for camping, almost anyone will be able to find exactly what they need based on their specific requirements. However, if you’re looking for the best all-rounder, we highly recommend looking at the Kampa Gobble Cook Set - perfect for two people.
With a lightweight 1 litre saucepan, pot grip and spork (surely every camper’s favourite utensil), it has all the essentials required for cooking on a camping trip. But more importantly, it comes with 200 ml (60-90 minutes use) of bio-ethanol gel fuel. This is one of the latest innovations in camping cookery, and is smokeless, non-toxic, and non-drip.
We hope you’ve found this list of essentials useful - do you have any favourite products that you’d like to add to the list?