Summer 2021

How to Choose Camping Cooking Equipment

Whether you are planning a weekend getaway or a full family adventure, meals are an essential part of the equation. Check out our expert’s advice on finding camping cooking equipment that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

Types

A Camping Grill: A camping grill is an essential to any camp cookout. You can cook food directly on it, and they are easy to set up and move around. The heat intensity on this grill is perfect for quick meals; however, be careful when placing cookware directly on the grill as the high heat may cause it to melt. 

Camping Stoves: Camping stoves are designed with individual burners and are made to cook food using pots and pans. You can find everything from lightweight, small, single-burner models for backpackers to large multi-burner stoves designed to provide cooking space for big groups

Camping Grill-Stove Combos: These combinations are the hybrid of camping grill and stove. The grill-stove combos are truly the best of both worlds.

Specialty Stoves: If you’re a seasoned veteran and want to step outside the box of traditional camping appliances, you can also choose our specialty stoves. 

Fuel

Propane: Propane is convenient, efficient, and easy to light. Most appliances can also be adapted to use larger refillable propane tanks. Remember that propane is temperature-sensitive and should only be used in temperatures above 0° C.

Naphtha Fuel: Naphtha Fuel is clean and easy to light. When using Naphtha fuel, the fuel tank must be filled while attached to the appliance. A bonus is that Naphtha fuel is reliable in extreme weather conditions and high altitudes. 

Butane and Isobutane Mix: This fuel mix is convenient, clean burning, and easy to light. Butane is temperature-sensitive and therefore, should only be used in temperatures above 0° C. Isobutene is reliable in all temperatures and weather conditions. 

Note:
It is important to consider burn time, burn temperature, temperature sensitivity and canister disposal, as well as where and how you plan to use it. Some campgrounds and other sites have rules about the type of fuel that may be used, so make sure to do your research.

Some fuels can be more difficult to find in parts of the world other than North America, which could be an issue if you’re transporting fuels regulated by the aviation industry.

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