What do you consider to be the best cookware kit?

Topher Walters

Adventurer
I have and really like the Sno-Peak set. They contain just about everything I need and they are large enough for full sized meals. They pack down small enough for camping gear. For those of you that have the Sno-Peak sets I have yet to figure out how to keep food from sticking in the frying pan. I have tried all of the usual ideas but just have not been successful. Any hints thanks.
 

Andrew Walcker

Mod Emeritus
peasbugs said:
,,,For those of you that have the Sno-Peak sets I have yet to figure out how to keep food from sticking in the frying pan. I have tried all of the usual ideas but just have not been successful. Any hints thanks.
I have the same problem with mine. I ended up steel wooling the interior finish of the pan because it was flaking off anyway. I have seasoned my pan but it still sticks.
 

Seth Kendall

Adventurer
I don't have a ton of advice on pots and pans since most of my stuff doubles as backpacking gear. But, I use the MSR Duraliite series.

Water, many times, is to precious a commodity to wash lexan plates. However, anyone who is interested in treading as light as possible out there should consider these as alternatives to paper plates, bowls and utensils. They are compostable (read quickly and completely compostoble), and I have found them to be cheaper than paper and plastic products. This is just one of many companies and websites that sell these types of products.

Plates, Bowls, Cups, Etc.

Utensils, Bags, Cups

Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Napkins
 

paulj

Expedition Leader
I know that bare aluminum and stainless steel do not take the kind of seasoning that you get on cast iron. Carbon steel as used in woks, Mexican comales (griddles) and French crepe pans also takes seasoning. I suspect titanium falls in the no seasoning category.

As for cleaning, Bar Keepers Friend, a cleaner based on oxalic acid, does a good job on stainless steel.

paulj
 

bigun

Observer
paulj said:
As for cleaning, Bar Keepers Friend, a cleaner based on oxalic acid, does a good job on stainless steel.

paulj
Thanks for the tip I tried it last night cleaned my pots brighter than when they were new!!
 

BigAl

Expedition Leader
I found this a good accessory for the kitchen box. It's stainless and can be put directly on the stove to heat. I've seen them everwhere for ~$5
 

nwoods

Expedition Leader
BigAl said:
I found this a good accessory for the kitchen box. It's stainless and can be put directly on the stove to heat. I've seen them everwhere for ~$5
Ah yes, the ubiqutious Sierra cup, I have several, and they see a lot of use.
 

Corey

OverCamping Specialist
You will laugh at what I use, but I have been using it for camping since I had my two tent trailers long ago.
http://www.revereware.com/index.asp?pageId=106
The Copper Clad ones.

My parents used Reverware, and I bought a set for myself about 20 years ago.

But...the set I am using for camping was my grandparents.
The set is from the 50s maybe, could be older, but looks just like the modern set I bought 20 years ago.

The handles, steel, and copper bottoms look the same still.
I have gotten a lot of use out of their old Reverware set.

I do like the GSI and the Snow Peak sets, so I may look into them later.

For a fry pan though, I am using a heavy duty non stock skillet I got at Safeway.
Frying eggs or making omeletes in a stainless pan they tend to stick, so I like the non stick pans for eggs.
 

kellymoe

Expedition Leader
I really like the T-Fal set, I must track that down somewhere. Looks like it would suit my needs perfectly. That and I just cant bring myself to become a Snow Creek cult member:rolleyes:
 

Gear

Explorer, Overland Certified OC0020
kellymoe
I really like the T-Fal set, I must track that down somewhere. Looks like it would suit my needs perfectly.

Here you go! :wavey:

http://cgi.ebay.com/T-FAL-TEFAL-CAM...ryZ20631QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


Side note - I lost my set several years ago when I lent it out to my sea kayaking buddies. Seems they forgot to clean it one night and the coyotes came in and took the hole pot set in the middle of the night. They scoured the shores of Baja for several hours and ended up using one small pot for the rest of the trip. To this day I would love to get another set. I just don't know what I would do with the two other sets I have now!!
 

kellymoe

Expedition Leader
Gear said:
kellymoe


Here you go! :wavey:

http://cgi.ebay.com/T-FAL-TEFAL-CAM...ryZ20631QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


Side note - I lost my set several years ago when I lent it out to my sea kayaking buddies. Seems they forgot to clean it one night and the coyotes came in and took the hole pot set in the middle of the night. They scoured the shores of Baja for several hours and ended up using one small pot for the rest of the trip. To this day I would love to get another set. I just don't know what I would do with the two other sets I have now!!
Thanks,

I think I'll do that. Richard aka mudymudskipper recomended ebay also. Thanks.

Kevin
 

Mike S

Sponsor - AutoHomeUSA
Several years ago I was on the hunt for a good cook kit and could not findone that you could actually cook with (IMO). So I went to Costco and bought a full set of aluminum non-stick cookware. I sorted through them and picked out what I wanted to take on my trips - the rest went into the kitchen. The non-stick is excellent for camping, since it is easy to clean with very little water.

It is my goal to be able to prepare meals as well and as conveniently when camping as I do in my kitchen at home. I am close to this goal.

Than a year or so ago my wife bought me the Cuisinart set that Spressonman mention in his post. It works pretty well, but would be much better if it was non-stick. It is compact and heats evenly on my Riverrunner stove.

For plates I have some HD plastic ware that I found at West Marine - with rubber inserts on the bottoms so that they will not slid around - pretty handy.

M
 

bigredpigdriver

Adventurer
I know its heavy but my 12" DO cook and eat right out of it...I have 10" now im starting to season and use since I dont have kids with me anymore (collage:victory: ) and have been using them for years and loving them
 
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