Camping and touring is all about being back to basics and enjoying the great outdoors. Being away from home doesn’t mean you should have to go without your favourite comfort foods from home. We’ve put together a list of some of the best cooking gadgets out there to help your camping trip run a little more smoothly. From fancy tech to simple ideas, these cooking gadgets are sure to help you out and make you the envy of your pitch neighbours.
Some of us need our morning coffee before we can function, even more so after a night under canvas! You don’t have to let camping mean poor quality coffee. The Cafflano Klassic is the world’s first all-in-one pour over coffee maker. The cup has its own integrated grinder for the perfect cup of fresh coffee wherever you’re pitched.
There are some of life’s little luxuries that you just cannot go without – and toast is definitely one of them! This handy camping toaster toasts two slices at the same time, on your gas camping stove. It also folds away flat for easy storage. So pack up the jam and Marmite and get everyone set up for a day of adventures.
This camp stove is a nifty little piece of technology. Set up camp, gather some twigs and put the Biolite to work converting biomass into a smokeless fire for cooking and converting the heat to electricity to charge your gadgets. The CampStove2 burns wood, pinecones and wood pellets - boiling a litre of water in 4.5 minutes.
Don’t forget to pack the kitchen sink! A washing up bowl is an essential on any camping or touring holiday. This wash and drain bowl from Joseph Joseph comes with its own plug and large carrying handles making those trips to the washing up area just that little bit easier. Open the plug strainer and it can even be used as a colander.
Space saving gadgets are always a big hit when camping or touring. Here’s a handy one you can keep tucked away in the caravan. The Hydaway is a reusable water bottle that packs down small enough to fit in your pocket. It holds 600ml, features a flip up straw and looks great too!
Many caravan and touring parks do not allow open fires, or you have to use designated BBQ areas to cook up the burgers and sausages. These same parks often have many fully serviced pitches offering electric hook ups. With the Andrew James electric BBQ you can still enjoy your favourite summertime grub with the safety of no open flames or embers.
Sometimes the simple ideas are the best ideas. If packing light is your thing, then the Spork is the tool for you! An all-in-one knife, fork and spoon – this is a widely loved camping gadget. Perfect for picnics, you’re sure to find it a useful addition to your camping kit.
The wood or gas fired Roccobox is a portable pizza oven. You can create authentic stone baked pizzas in minutes, cooking at temperatures of up to 500 degrees. It is versatile too – meaning you can use it more like a barbecue or conventional oven if you wish. You’ll be the envy of the campsite with the smell of freshly cooked pizzas in the air.
Toasting marshmallows is a favourite camping experience for kids and big kids alike. What’s not to love about hot marshmallow goo encased in a crusty sugar coating? Keep your little ones safe with these telescopic marshmallow toasting forks which let you toast your treats at a safe distance from the heat.
No British camping trip would be complete without a cup of tea. Get in touch with your inner caveman by gathering up some fuel such as twigs, paper and grass and lighting a small fire in the base of the Ghillie Kettle. Because of the large surface area, you’ll be amazed at how little you need to boil this 1.5 litre kettle – making enough for 6 cups! You can cook on it too.