When I was growing up, our camping gear consisted of a hodge-podge of items that had been thrifted, handed down, or picked up at a yard sale — all in fine condition, but not one thing matched another. While the aesthetic value of camping gear has just about nothing to do with its function, there are advantages to buying a brand-new set that go beyond its looks. These sets from SunnySports are a great way to accumulate everything you need for your camp kitchen, while keeping things neat and organized with smart design touches. Whether you’re new to camping or are ready to upgrade your gear, these ready-made sets are a great investment.
This cookset from GSI Outdoors is terrific both in function and in storage capability. It comes with a fry pan, 2-liter and 3-liter pots, removable pot gripper, 2 strainer lids, and a set of 4 plates, insulated mugs, mug sipper tops, and bowls. Every piece in the set nests inside the largest pot, which is then contained and protected by the carrying case that doubles as a sink! This packages makes easy work out of packing up your kitchen and accounting for all the pieces.
Pots and pans won’t do you much good at all without the appropriate cooking utensils. While you may be able to eat with your fingers, we’d be really impressed if you could cook with them. Get this utensil set from MSR that includes a spatula, strainer, and spoon, each with a folding handle for compact storage. Safe for use with non-stick coatings.
Now that you’ve got the important pieces of your kitchen together, it’s time to fill in the gaps with cutlery and other little bits. A great way to do this is with this GSI Outdoors kitchen set, which includes cutlery for four, telescoping handle spoon and spatula, whisk, cheese grater, salt/pepper shaker, 2 small squeeze bottles, cutting board, towel, and dish sponge, all encased in a zippered closed-cell foam case to keep everything organized and ready to use.