The Best Camping Cookware for Your Next Adventure

published Aug 15, 2023
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If you’re someone who enjoys the great outdoors, you know that we’re right in the middle of camping season. In general, peak camping season runs from the end of June to the last Sunday before Labor Day weekend (with some leeway depending on your location). That being said, before you head out on your next adventure, it’s important that you have everything you need for a successful trip, including the right cookware. Whether you’re sleeping in a tent or traveling cross-country in an RV, the right cookware is essential to any outdoor adventure. Below, we rounded up seven of the best camping cookware pieces, from picks perfect for the solo camper to those looking to throw on their wilderness chef’s hat

Do you have a piece of camping cookware you swear by? We want to hear all about it. Tell us about your favorite camping finds in the comments below. 

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Stanley may be best known for its famous drinkware, but there’s another place the brand shines: camping cookware. The Stanley Base Camp Cook Set is the perfect pick for anyone looking to get the most bang for their buck. Easy-to-clean and durable thanks to its stainless steel design, this set comes with 21 pieces including a pot, a frying pan, a cutting board, a spatula, a serving spoon, a trivet, four plates, four bowls, four sporks, a dish drying rack, and a locking bungee that helps keep all the pieces nested together for easy travel.

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Calling all solo campers: this one’s for you. Featuring a travel-size pot, pan, and an ignition canister stove, this set from Petforu has everything you need for your next hike or overnight adventure. Best of all, it comes packaged in a drawstring mesh bag, perfect for quick and easy attaching to your gear.

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Another all-in-one stunner, the GSI Pinnacle Camper Cookset is a lightweight customer-favorite made of hard-anodized aluminum and Teflon Radiance technology so scratches are never a worry. Best of all, it comes with all the color-coded serveware you could want with four plates, bowls, and mugs alongside the included pots and frypan.

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For a cast iron find, the Lodge Cast Iron Cook-It-All is our favorite pick. With the ability to act as a wok, skillet, grill, griddle, pizza oven, or Dutch oven, the cooking possibilities are endless. And thanks to its cast iron make, you know it’ll last you a lifetime's worth of camping trips.

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If you’re a fan of collapsible cookware, you’re going to love this next set. Featuring the three essentials every camper needs — a pot, a pan, and a kettle — this set from Sea to Summit features a collapsible design, transforming into a convenient, easy-to-carry system, perfect for your next adventure.

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The Bugaboo Base Camper Cookset is another pick from GSI we couldn’t help but share with you. Coming with a three-liter pot, a five-liter pot, a nine-inch frypan, a cutting board, a folding pot gripper, this nonstick set is perfect for anyone strictly in the market for a set focusing solely on top-performing cookware. Plus, with its blue and orange design, it’s easy on the eyes, too.

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At the end of the day, if there’s one essential you shouldn’t camp without it’s a simple pan. This pick from OXO is perfect for campers thanks to its removable handle and pre-seasoned design that develops a natural nonstick layer with use. Easy to clean, durable, and compact? What’s not to love?