With a nesting 2-liter saucepan, nonstick frying pan, detachable handle, lid with strainer, and two each of interchangeable mugs and insulated bowls, this cookset can handle most cooking needs for a group of four, if you bring separate plates. The carry sack doubles as a sink for washing dishes.
For precise cooking (as opposed to simply heating), this model has an adjustable flame that goes from flicker to full-blast. Its sturdy, stable base holds a pot up to 10 inches wide, and the stove works with a variety of fuel types. Windscreen included; fuel bottle and fuel sold separately.
Small but mighty, this stovefolds up to fit in a palm-size carrying case but puts out a lot of power to heat food quickly. The auto-start feature and adjustable flame make it extra easy to use. Fuel canisters sold separately.
The cuteness factor might be enough reason to buy this folding set, but you’ll soon appreciate its usefulness. The grater doubles as a strainer, the spatula has a serrated cutting edge, and the ladle is also a measuring cup.
You’ll be surprised how much you can do with a surface that’s roughly the size of your hand. This board weighs only 2.4 oz. but is plenty sturdy, and big enough for cutting up quesadillas or dicing avocado.
Compact enough for a pocket but rugged enough for cooking, this knife is a perennial favorite for its classic good looks, durability, and razor-sharp blade. The Opinel company, located in the French Alps, has been manufacturing their folding knives since 1890.
Here’s an example of how well-made equipment can really enhance your outdoor experience. In the backcountry, where you have to rely on streams or lakes for water, having a filter that's easy to use, lightweight, and reliable is key. Unlike comparable models, this one is built to last and there aren't a bunch of small pieces to lose. The Katadyn is compatible with basically every bottle or bladder, so you can share it with anyone you hike with. And the flow rate is pretty fast, so you can get back on the trail or started cooking quickly.
Lightweight (only 2 oz.), sturdy, and beautiful, this titanium plate has rounded edges, meaning it will capture the sauce on your backpacking panang curry as well as the dripping syrup on your French toast.
Don’t let the bears take your food! This canisterhas a wide mouth and transparent sides for easy use, and rugged, shatterproof construction to foil grizzlies as well as black bears. Bring several to accommodate a group.