About three years ago, I purchased one of these bad boys from REI.
This, my friends, is a camping essential. It’s a little stove!
On most camping trips, we bring a larger two-burner stove, plus this thing. The large stove is usually for cooking food, while we use the single-burner stove to heat water for coffee or to do dishes. It’s quick, it’s easy and we love it.
Last time, I wrote some tips on how you can eat a healthy, even highly restrictive, diet and continue to camp.
Now, I present to you ideas and inspiration. When it comes to food while camping, it’s fine to bring perishables. But I’d shy away from anything both perishable and likely to give you a case of food poisoning should it perish or not be kept at the optimal temperature.
It’s a long, TMI story, but the short version is that I have had digestive issues for years. Years. They’ve gotten much worse in the last several years – bloating, inability to lose weight, near-daily vomiting, daily sour stomach, general malaise – so much that I have totally changed what I eat and how I look at food.
Did we need the Bugaboo Base Camp cook set? Not exactly. We have been using my dad’s hand-me-down pots and pans for camping and they’ve worked great. There were just some downsides we could not get past: All the space they took up, they just didn’t nest very neatly, were hard to clean and one of the skillets had a fussy handle that never stayed on.
I know! We suffer so in this life…