If you are on your way to a camp you ought to keep yourself prepared with at least a few essential cookware, after all you will need to cook and eat even while enjoying the outdoors. The best cookwares you can carry to a campsite are those that are small and portable, you don’t want to carry unnecessarily heavy stuff and make your backpack difficult to bear. Special camping cookware, such as those that nestle within each other comfortably are quite popular nowadays and effectively handy.

Before choosing your cookware you will have to decide upon the kind of material that will work for you. Choose from stainless steel, titanium, cast iron and aluminum, each of them has their own special benefits so look for the one that seems to suit your needs the best. If your budget is high and you are looking for non-stick appliances then try aluminum. If you are looking for something a little more durable go for cast iron, it will last you long provided you take good care of it.

However, while aluminum cookware is light cast iron pots and pans tend to be heavy and cumbersome, so technically they are not the right choice for a campsite.

Apart from cookware you will also need utensils and cutlery to survive in a campsite. Of course how many and what kind of these you will need will depend on the sort of food you are planning to cook. If you want to keep it simple go no further than the simple spoons, knives and forks but if you intend to make things a little more elaborate try getting a set that includes everything including spatulas, tongs, measuring cups etc. If you are worried about how you will be storing these articles don’t sweat, you can even find folding utensil sets in today’s market! In case budget is an issue go for plastic utensils, these are not only cheap but also quite effective.

Here are a few tricks to make sure that you don’t need too much cookware while camping.

Firstly, try and take care of most of the pre-cooking details in your home kitchen before you set up. Chop the veggies, make the sauces and neatly wrap them up in tightly sealed plastic bags or even small containers. This way you won’t need to carry those cumbersome cutleries, those knives and forks and cutting boards and spoons all the way to the campsite. Carrying cutleries can be an awful pain, especially because they need to be cleaned immediately after being used and let’s face it who wants to clean dirty spoons after a hectic day and a hearty meal?