July 19, 2010
While cleaning out my camper, I’ve realized that all my pots and pans are about 25 years old and from my scout days. Maybe time to upgrade?
Do cookware do you use? Maybe a picture of them or a link. Do you have cookware for the camper and different stuff for the campfire? Not sure what would work best.
JoeCamper, EwwwBugs, 4 kids, 2dogs and whatever else fits in my truck.
04 Dodge Ram 1500, 2010 Coleman Avalon
September 14, 2012
I was lucky enough to find a "matching" set at different trips to Goodwill for my pots in red enamel with Teflon (not scratched!) interiors. The lids have strainers built in and they turtle inside each other. Nothing beats my Lodge skillet though. That is a must for camper or campfire and I’m sure you have one, Joe. Don’t give it up. Just watch the size of your stove/oven and match that to you search for pots and pans. Of course, if you want to treat yourself, new is nice! I find the most important pot to have is a small Dutch oven for stovetop for making soup, boiling pasta water, etc. A couple of sauce pans heat up chili, beans, hot dogs, veggies, etc., if you are cooking inside due to weather conditions. We don’t cook on an open fire but use a gas grill, so pots and pans still need to be small.
Other than pots and pans, the best thing for food prep and storage is disposable plastic containers with lids. Square fits in the fridge better than round, and they can be used a few times after washing before the lids won’t fit anymore.
December 14, 2010
After wearing out (after a decade or more) a nesting set of non-stick cookware, we sprang for a set of Magma cookware. Originally designed for boats, they nest very well, in about 1 cubic foot of space. At 13# or so for the set, they aren’t lightweight. We chose the plain stainless, not non-stick, and have a couple of non-stick skillets for eggs, stir-fry and the like. The non-stick seems to wear out every couple of years, no matter how much we baby it. The Magma will last us the rest of our camping lives – or longer.
We got the "10-piece" set – that includes the bungee to tie it together, so it is really 9 pieces – pans, covers and handles.
This was our second season using the Magma, and they have been great. I made a bag to tote them, when we kept them in the car. So far, we’re storing them in the TT cupboard.
This is not the seller we used, but here’s the set:
We don’t cook on a campfire, so can’t comment on how they would work there. We use cast iron a lot at home, but almost never take it camping.
ETA: We actually began camping with leftovers from the house, but decided a nesting set would be helpful within a couple of years.
March 3, 2011
September 20, 2012