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Best Outdoor Cooking Gifts

Best Outdoor Cooking Gifts

What do you give the outdoor enthusiast who already has everything? Wilderness culinary essentials! Give the gift of an elevated dining experience with products invented for rugged, outdoor use. These are our favorite camp and trail cooking products:


Yeti Cooler – Yeti coolers can hold ice for up to 7 days! No matter where the adventure takes you, be prepared with the cooler that is ready for anything. Yeti coolers are heavily insulated, leakproof, extremely durable and certified Bear-Resistant. This compact size holds 20 pounds of ice and won’t take up the entire back seat of your car. Imagine leaving a Yeti full of beer in your car, only to return from a backpacking trip 3 days later and your celebratory beverages are icy cold.

GSI Outdoors Backcountry Cookware – Don’t forget essential cooking tools again with this 24-piece set. Weighing in at just under 2 pounds the GSI kit includes 4 forks, 4 spoons, 4 knives, a collapsible whisk, pivot spoon, pivot spatula, mini cheese grater, utility knife, spice shaker, 2 condiment containers, a cutting board, scrubber, camp towel, and a ballistic cloth case.

Luminoodle Portable LED Light Rope – This waterproof, USB-powered light string can be strung, hung or hooked nearly anywhere for widespread, hands-free light. The Lithium 4400 battery can be used to power any of your USB devices. If you need extra light, switch the battery into lantern mode for 4 extra LEDs. This is a multi-use and very functional way to illuminate cooking and dining areas.

Grilling Grid – Most campsite fire rings come with dirty grill grates with pegs too wide to cook anything besides steak and hot dogs. Enhance your campfire cooking capabilities with a non-stick safety edible grill pan that is both easy to use and easy to clean. Use a grilling grid to make fajitas, fresh caught fish, flat-bread pizzas, stir-fry, fresh vegetables, chicken, grilled cheese sandwiches, and so much more!

Pack friendly

Ultralight Bear Bag – The Ultralight Bear Bag will keep bruins, whistle pigs and other critters out of your miso soup and toothpaste! The outer pouch has a velcro closure ideal for stowing the paracord and Rock-It Launcher, and the entire bag and accessories fold into itself for compact carrying. Simply load your food, cookware, and personal items in this 1300 cubic inch bag, attach the 50 paracord, place a rock in the Rock-It Launcher, wind up and let it rip. Bear Bags are must-haves when camping in areas with bears and critters.

Sea to Summit X-Set – Sea to Summit nailed it when they invented the X-Series. The 1.4L X-Pot is a fully featured cooking pot that combines the heat-distribution of aluminum with the flexibility of silicone. All three pieces fold flat, allowing the entire system to take up minimal space in a pack. The pot’s aluminum base offers fast boil time and works on a variety of stoves.

Spyderco Lightweight Knife – A reliable and lightweight knife is a wilderness essential. Inside Spyderco handles are dual skeletonized stainless steel liners which strengthen the knife without additional weight and double as an anchor for more sturdiness and rigidity. The blades are full flat-ground VG-10 with a thinner highly refined cutting edge and a larger 13mm opening hole.  Spyderco is a respected brand with a cult following in the outdoor community. A durable, lightweight knife is a gift that lasts forever.

MSR PocketRocket 2 Ultralight Backpacking Camping Stove – The PocketRocket has become an industry standard, trusted by everyone from campers to extreme alpinists. With adjustable temperature control, this stove runs off an all-season blend of Isobutane/Propane fuel. MSR took an already successful product and made it better, The PocketRocket 2 is now even lighter, smaller and accommodates a wider range of pot sizes (including the Sea to Summit X-Series above!)

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