Make amazing meals wherever you travel with these handy tools.

By Julia Heffelfinger
August 09, 2019
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Whether you’re car camping, fishing or heading out into the backcountry, there is no reason to compromise on your meals. With the right gear, you can set up a functional kitchen just about anywhere. From a chic great outdoors-approved dinnerware set to a foldable heavy-duty grill, these tested-and-approved tools will have you campfire cooking like the love child of Martha Stewart and Bear Grylls. Whether you’re set to hike the Appalachian Trail or prefer a glamping setup close to your car, these camping essentials will ensure you’re being fed properly. Read on for 12 items to pack for your next outdoor adventure.

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1. Packable Camp Grill


If your campsite doesn’t come with a grill, don’t worry. This collapsible grill grate is welded with heavy duty steel and will fit right over your campfire. It’s easy to fold up and slide into the trunk of your car, plus the 24-by-16-inch grate has just enough surface area for a skillet or two and a pot of hot water.

Texsport Heavy Duty Camp Grill, $39 at .com

2. Cast Iron Skillet