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The best camp cooking gear for adventurous chefs

Level up your camping supplies

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A stainless steel grill with a pot that has steam rising from it. There is a fire burning under the grill. There is a person using a wooden spoon to stir food inside of the pot.
The stainless steel Wolf and Grizzly portable grill packs down small and allows you to cook over a fire anywhere.
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Camping season is almost upon us, and even the most seasoned adventurers are likely due for a refresh with their camping gear. And whether you enjoy the great outdoors from the comforts of an adventure van or the four walls of a tent, one of the easiest ways to level up your experience is with top-notch food and drink.

We’re not saying you can’t rough it with foil-packet meals and hot dogs, but a bit of thoughtfulness—and the right cooking gear—can make a huge difference. Fortunately, there are a plethora of new products out there for adventurous gourmands, from sleek flasks to high-design cutting board and knife sets. Below, 10 picks for chefs who like to have some adventure—in the kitchen and outdoors.

Looking for even more gear? Don’t miss our ultimate van life camping guide, full of 90 tried and tested items that make camping a bit easier.

Stainless Steel Wine Glasses from GSI Outdoors have bases that nest into the rim for packing. $13.95, Amazon.
This Chopping Board set from Snow Peak includes a handy holder, knife, and board. $49.91, Amazon.
The Fireflight from High Camp Flasks includes two 6-shooter tumblers and a 750 ml flask with a magnetic locking system. $99, High Camp Flasks.
BioLite’s Basecamp Wood Burning Stove System weighs less than 18 pounds and can grill or boil for large groups. $199.95, Amazon.
Snowpeak’s stainless steel, 1-liter Barista Kettle makes gourmet coffee a camp standard. $140.70, Amazon.
The Wolf & Grizzly Portable Grill packs down small and makes dinner easy. $99, Amazon.
The Opinel Nomad Camping set includes a serrated knife, corkscrew, peeler, cutting board, and cleaning cloth. $85, Amazon.
Amp up the flavor with this 9-piece spice starter set. $29.97, Amazon.
Snow Peak’s streamlined take on an old classic—the dutch oven—is crafted in Japan. $119.95, Backcountry Gear.
The Omnia Oven works on any type of burner or grill to bake pizza, desserts, and breads. $67, Amazon.