When shopping for cookware and utensils for camping purposes, you should make it a point to buy those that are made using materials of superior quality. That way, you won’t have to keep buying a new set since the previous one lasted only for a short time. Aluminum is the most commonly used and most preferred material for cookware and utensils. Aluminum is preferred because it is lightweight, sturdy and has good conduction abilities. It is also inexpensive. Sharing is something that is given a lot of importance in camping, that’s why they prefer slow cooking. Since aluminum has superior heat-conducting abilities, it can keep the meal cooking. Another good option is stainless steel. Aluminum may be the better heat conductor, but stainless steel is the stronger material.
Cookware made from this material is ideal for meals that need high heat and long cooking process. If you want durable cookware and utensils, you should choose the most durable material: titanium. Titanium does not cook as well as stainless steel although it is, indeed, stronger. While it is true that titanium and stainless steel are expensive, they are sure to last a long time, making for strong and durable camping cookware and utensils. Everything in a camp need to be an easy thing to handle, that goes for setting camp, to cooking of food and cleaning the utensils and cookware. That explains the popularity of highly non-stick cookware and utensils.
The quality of the non-stick coating of these utensils vary. It mostly depends on the material used to make them. The non-stick element helps to keep food from sticking onto the cookware and utensil making it easy to clean them after use. Keep in mind, however, that the delicate coating is sensitive to abrasion. When camping, you should try to find a way to keep your luggage or your camping gear light. Pack only the essentials and choose the lighter options. Choosing to bring plastic cutlery is one way to even out the imbalance that is caused by the heavy metal cookware that you have to bring. They are good too because they are inexpensive. You can get plastic cutlery, and containers.
Packing light would also require you to practice a bit of creativity or innovativeness. Instead of many utensils, you can choose one or two that can do many functions. As an example, six people can eat off two large trays together so you don’thave to bring six individual plates. Even the lids of pots can be used as plates. Instead of pot lids, you can use frying pans to cover them. One large cooking pot could be used to boil water, cook meals and make tea. Feel free to use your hands when it comes to eating and have one or two variations of serving spoons.
After the quality and material of the items have been chosen, it’s time to focus on the quantity. Your two choices would be to buy per piece or to buy an entire set. You can opt to buy the camping kitchen gear in sets, which is cuts cost and is a cheap choice when you intend to one piece and keep the rest for future use. But if you do not want that, you could also choose to buy them one at a time, only when you need them. Depending on the type of camping and other camping-related factors, you are sure to enjoy a lot of benefits from the usage of these cookware and utensils.