I’m taking the family to Yosemite for 3 nights camping in the valley. Most of my camping in the last decade has been either backpacking or fast and light car camping where I’d just throw something on the grill or eat out of a can so my camping kitchen isn’t what it should be for prepping french toast or a proper BBQ around a fire. A few months ago I bought the REI Pack N Prep Tote/Table, which is awesome, especially for primitive camping without any facilities like a table. Now, I’ve bought a new round of things to go inside it.
New Camp Kitchen Gear
Note: I’m still aminimalist, so some of this may seem a little undersize to the boyscout types, but I think it’ll work for us. It’ll also all fit inside the Tote/Table.
MSR Stowaway Stainless Steel Cooking Pot
- Built in handle
- steel (aluminum is not great)
MSR Alpine Kitchen Knife
- Small and light
- Protective Case
We have a kings ransom in water bottles. These are for the important stuff: Syrup, Cholula and Cream
REI Stainless Silverware
- Steel: aluminum is too weak, plastic is too melty
- Feel like regular utensils
- Small enough for the dude
REI eCycle Snack Container
This is for sugar. We like our sugar with coffee and cream.
- recycled plastic
- secure attached lid
- holds a lot of sugar
REI Campware Sierra Cup
This is for my son. He’s 2.5 years old and this should stand up to getting dropped, stepped on, thrown, and rapped on the table.
- Steel = Strong
- Fold away handle
REI Campware Silicone Spatula
This is just like the nice fancy one we have at home, except my wife won’t rag on me for leaving it dirty in the sink for a week.
- Steel handle won’t burn or get chewed up by the dog, or rot if left in a wet pot for a month
- Spatula is also sort of a spoon
GSI Salt and Pepper Shaker
I thought about getting a multi spice shaker, but when I camp I season with salt, pepper, bacon or cholula.
That’s it. Will check back in once I’ve broken it all in on our Yosemite trip!