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Excellent Materials for Camping Cookware

One important decision to make is what materials the camping cooking equipment should be made from. This relates to weight, ease of packing and durability. Here are some of the options:


Stainless Steel Camping Cookware


Stainless steel is one of the most common cooking materials used when camping. Although something like titanium may be better at resisting heat, stainless steel is highly resistant to scratching and is a good choice for smaller groups, couples or solo travellers. It's also a good choice for a regular camper rather than an occasional camper. Items that could be useful to take on a camping adventure are:

  • Thermal Travel Mugs
  • Whisky Hip Flasks
  • Whistling Camping Kettles
  • Mugs (including folding mugs)
  • Cutlery and tin openers
  • Petroleum lamps
  • Portable barbecues
  • Cooking pots
  • Folding Stools


Titanium Camping Cookware


Titanium cookware has a coating to make it completely non-stick making it easier to clean. This metal strikes a good balance between weight and durability, however some kit made from it can be a little more expensive than other products on the market. There are few camping products available at present but it is a growing market.


Melamine Camping Cookware


This material is a bright, flexible and durable option for cutlery, mugs and plates. It is typically coated to be 100 percent non-stick. It packs down easily and is not difficult to store or clean. Designs tend to be bright, modern and fresh. Useful melamine camping cookware includes:

  • 16 or 24 piece dinner sets
  • Plates of various sizes
  • Brightly designed kitchen and serving bowls
  • Mugs and Cups
  • Butter Dishes
  • Salt and Pepper Shakers
  • Children's Kitchenware
  • Baking trays


Plastic Camping Cookware


The good thing about plastic is that it's a hard material to damage. Plastic cookware, especially utensils, offers a lightweight and space-saving alternative to metals. Collapsible items allow further room to be saved when packing. Useful plastic camping cooking items include:

  • Egg Boxes
  • Sporks
  • Mugs
  • Plates
  • Cutlery
  • Cutting Knives
  • Wine Glasses
  • Thermos
  • Pitchers
  • Beer Glasses
  • Jerry Cans
  • Salad Bowls
  • Water Bottles


Enamel Camping Cookware


This is a very tough metal and so another good choice for camping gear. On the downside, Enamel dents more easily than some other materials. Camping cookware that can be found in enamel are:

  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Mugs
  • Teapots
  • Baking Tins
  • Milk Pans
  • Pans