In terms of cooking, the griddle is ace. It’s flat on one side and ribbed on the other, and quite easy to clean (although you need a big kitchen sink!). The heat is pretty even, with sausages at the edge browning slightly slower than the middle, but with minimal shifting needed to keep things even.Read more
The two big burners each come with removable grill-plates (shown in the first picture), under which sit a pair of enormous and powerful burners. Campingaz call these Xcelerate burners, and they kick out a whopping amount of heat. Boil time is pretty low.Read more
This one pot CampingGaz stove is a big step up from the wobbly canister types I recall using during my early forays into camping. If you like your life a bit on the wild side, with perilously balanced pots you’ll probably not want to read any further.
However, if like me you like the reassurance of your dinner staying put whilst cooking then read on, as this may well be the stove for you!
The Grilliput has the advantage over those throw-away barbeques in that it will last forever, and it’s a great talking point too. At £30 it’s a bit of a bargain for those of you who love to barbeque, and it would fit in to any situation from festivals to glamping.Read more
The Kelly Kettle is a phenomenal piece of kit – rugged and robust, virtually maintenance-free and not that expensive at under £70. When you factor in that, if this is your cooker of choice you never need to pay for fuel, the savings can be understood. For these reasons the Kettle is a favourite for bushcraft and survival lovers, and we can see why.Read more
The Flash is supplied with a bunch of components which all nestle inside the 1L pot when not in use. This is a great space-saving design and even more clever when you realise that you can also fit a 100g gas canister in there too.Read more
Whilst some outdoor gear is minimalist, functional and practical and you have to make certain concessions because of it, atRead more
The thing about camping stoves is that quite a lot of the energy from that little gas canister you’ve carriedRead more
At 73g the MicroRocket is a lightweight stove by any standard. Coupled with the piezo-ignition pen it negates to need for carrying any other lighter unless you smoke and the whole kit comes in at 120g. It is thirstier on gas than some of its big brothers, and produces a smaller burn pattern, but these things are a balance.Read more
The Njord packs down to about 475mm long by 210mm, so think something along the lines of half a skateboard. It is pretty lightweight and I’d say ideal for any trip where you’ll need lots of cooking ability but minimal weight – a festival perhaps.Read more
The main pot has a capacity of a litre (plus boiling room) and is fitted with a pair of fold-away rubber-coated handles which are very sturdy and pretty comfortable to use. The ‘lid’ of the Pot is actually a second pan which could be used for making scrambled eggs for one, or heating a portion of beans. It also works remarkably well as a lid, keeping that heating efficiency to a maximum.Read more
Praise be to Outwell who have obviously employed some proper blokes to design this stove, and proportioned it with a 70/30 ratio of sausage-cooking grill space to lentil warming pan space. This is a proper blokey gas stove for those occasions when you find yourself in a camp site that doesn’t allow a real fire (I know, it’s weird but they do exist).Read more
Trekmates have the exclusive UK licence for a system which uses a chemical reaction between a sachet of ‘secret ninja stuff*’ and water to create an intense heat for up to an hour. The secret ninja stuff sits inside a large teabag, which in turn is kept inside a waterproof pouch. To make things steamy, you simply remove the teabag from its pouch, stick it into the green mug and add 100ml of water – any water, clean or dirty.Read more
The Rocket lit reassuringly with a whoosh and cooked as expected – taking about 5 minutes to warm through dinner. It provided a powerful jet – burning off the tin’s white plastic lining and adding a delicious faux melted parmesan to our food.Read more
It’s designed to help you make simple meals and the odd breakfast fry-up without any fuss, and it does. We’ve cooked for four a few times on it without any effort and Mrs Muz insists we once managed to cater for… get this… eight!Read more