Camping Cooking Equipment

Camping Cooking: 10 Basic Cooking Equipment

Cooking is one of the best parts of camping but you can enjoy this segment if you have a good meal plan with all the camping cooking essentials.  

So don’t forget to make a checklist of camping cooking essentials with you. If you don’t want to indulge yourself in lengthy search then here we are giving you the list of basic cooking essentials.

 The checklist will make sure the 10 must-have cooking equipment essentials are packed for your trip.

Stove And Fuel

A stove is a first and most wanted thing in your camping cooking without this you can’t cook anything.

The stove is needed for cooking food, making tea or coffee or even hot water. There are special camping cooking stoves with one or two burners.

It is also available in a portable and lightweight style so it takes fewer places.

Camping cooking stoves also need fuel. So you have to take the fuel you have for cooking. You can take fuel in a specified container according to your stove type. These cylinders or containers are also portable and easy to carry.

Silicon Or Foldable Mugs

Silicon Or Foldable Mugs

Buy a set of cups or mugs that are foldable but reusable. A tea set or cups and kettle is one of the essentials to have a great cup of tea or coffee in cold weather.

Lighters And Fire Packs

The lighters are also very important for cooking on the stove or for lighting a fire in cold weather.

Fire packs also give you the facility of quick fire. Try to take 2 to 3 matchboxes or windproof firelighters with fire packs. Keep them out of the reach of children and try to wrap them in some waterproof paper.


Buy good quality but lightweight dinnerware Instead of disposable glass, plates, and cups. In this way, you will have a long run camping cooking crockery plus you would be able to follow the campsite rules of ‘leave no trace.’

Cookware For Camping Cooking

Buy stainless steel or iron cookware as these are durable with heat retention. You can cook meat, make tea, boil water or heat soup in it. Buy normal-sized cooking pots to avoid storage problems.

Water Container

Water Container
Water Container

It is one of the essentials of camping as you need water in drinking, cooking or washing so take a collapsible water container and you can fill it from a clean water tap at your campsite. Otherwise, you can take water in it from home.

Cutlery Organizer

A cutlery organizer will help you to keep your cutlery neat and well protected. It will be in one place and within your reach. Keep all your folk, knives, tong, stick, etc in that pouch.

Herb and Spice Container

You need not fight with herb and spices anymore. Take a flexible container in which you could keep the herbs and spices you need in your cooking.


Camping Cooking: 10 Basic Cooking Equipment

You have to wash your dirty dishes even if you are on holiday camping. A portable basin with two washing and drying separate sinks helps you to wash your dirty dishes with ease after meals. It folds into a small briefcase so take less space. 

Portable BBQ Grill For Camping Cooking

A lightweight and portable BBQ grill is a good option for cooking in camping as it is foldable and easy to carry. You can enjoy BBQ at a beautiful campsite.


Keep your cooking equipment to a minimum and pack the essentials only. Camping cooking can be great fun for you and your family or friends so don’t indulge yourself in bulky packing and collecting things. So cook light and have fun.

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