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1. Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set
The Stanley adventure cook set is a classic within the community and for good reason.
It’s reasonably priced, made of stainless steel (so you know it’s durable and can even be used over coals or near a fire) and it’s compact.
It has two cups nested inside of it and has a locking lid to keep it all securely inside when not in use. It can be stashed practically anywhere inside of a vehicle or pack.
Stanley holds a reputable reputation within the outdoor community because of their quality products and this is just one of the best and most raved about. Highly recommend it.
Pros/Compact, comes with two cups, stainless steel
Cons/Since it’s stainless steel it’s not as lightweight as aluminum
Bottom Line/Great to have on any adventure
2. 16 Pcs Camping Cookware Set
This looks like a lot of stuff, but it all packs down nicely and it’s fairly lightweight.
This set comes with:
- Pot, with lid
- Mini stove and stove storage box
- 2 bowls
- 2 soup spoons
- wood spoon
- steel folding knife, spoon, fork and spork
- cleaning sponge
- nylon bag to carry it all in
It’s made of aluminum alloy which makes it extremely lightweight. Everything packs in between the pot lid and pan which makes it compact and easy to transport.
I will say that while it does come with a mini stove, there’s no place for a mini propane canister to fit inside, so that is one down side.
Otherwise, this is a fantastic set that gives you everything you need for any type of outdoor meal.
Pros/Lightweight, compact, plenty of cookware
Cons/No room for propane canister
Bottom Line/Great set to have for two people or even a family
3. Outdoor Camping Stove Cookware
This is a simple cookware set. It has the top and bottom pieces which can each individually be used for cooking/boiling water.
The handles flip out to easily handle the pot and each handle has rubber on it to keep from burning hands.
It also comes with a mini stove which can be placed inside of the pots for portable access. There is room in there to also place a mini propane canister so that’s a big plus.
It also comes with a mesh bag to carry it all in.
It’s a simple, yet convenient, cookware set for very basic cooking/water needs.
Pros/Simple cookware, lightweight, compact
Cons/Mesh bag isn’t the greatest quality
Bottom Line/Great for most any outdoor adventure
4. ZUZU Babe Camping Cookware Pot and Stove Set
This is such a unique cookware set. Even though I said I wasn’t going to mention any type of actual cooking device, this is a whole system that comes together so I couldn’t help but mention it here.
This is made out of stainless steel so can be used over fire. Which good because the stove you see there uses little twigs and small branches to create a fire.
You place the pot and pat on top to cook over the fire. This is unique because the stove actually fits inside of the pot, then the pan is the lid and it seals together to be a compact setup.
No need to carry propane, just find some twigs or other small branches to get a fire going. Great setup!
Pros/Compact, stainless steel, uses fire to cook
Cons/Won’t be great for places with burn bans
Bottom Line/Great setup for those looking for a fire cookware set
5. Jetboil Genesis Basecamp
I love the Jetboil brand, they’re durable, reliable and they just work!
This happens to be an all-in-one setup. The stove actually folds and is placed inside of big pot. The pan acts as the lid then they’re all placed inside of a bag for easy carrying.
These have 10,000 BTU propane burners! They’ll get your food cooked or water boiled in no time!
I will say this is kind of a bulky setup so maybe not the most ideal for backpacking, but could work for tent camping, overlanding or car camping.
This uses the 5# propane canisters instead of the little ones.
Pros/Efficient, plenty of cooking space
Cons/Bulky, will need to carry 5# propane canister
Bottom Line/Great for plenty of adventures
6. MSR Quick 2 System Cook Set
MSR is another well known outdoor company. This is a compact system made of aluminum alloy and which weighs only 1.12lbs!
It features one small pot and one large pot. It also comes with a couple deep dish plates and cups. They all nest together inside of each other.
You will need a small propane canister and propane cook stove, which won’t really fit inside of this.
Otherwise, this is a stellar setup that is super lightweight and compact, great for just about any adventure.
Pros/Compact, lightweight, comes with cups and plates
Cons/Propane and cook stove won’t fit inside
Bottom Line/Great for just about any adventure
Which cookware set will you take on your next adventure?
I have a variety of cookware sets to fit our outdoor needs. Whether it’s backpacking, tent camping, car camping, RVing, overlanding or something else; we have a cookware set that is perfect for the occasion!
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