The best part about overland travel is being able to prepare some real meals while out on the trail. Here’s what you can find in “Alex’s Kitchen Kit”.
Cooking an awesome meal by the fire is pretty high on our list of priorities for a successful weekend trip. Eating MRE’s and freeze dried backpacking food on the other hand is not.
You can’t cook without tools, and adding to your kitchen kit is just another great way to spend more money on gear!
Alex’s Kitchen Kit:
- Rubbermaid Action Packer (8 Gallon)
- Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink (10 Liter)
- Sea to Summit Wilderness Wash
- SnowPeak Titanium Plates
- SnowPeak Titanium Mugs
- SnowPeak Utensil Sets
- SnowPeak Tongs
- REI Backpacking Cooking Kit
- Kitcken brush/scraper
- SnowPeak Mini Hozuki
- Black Diamond Lantern
- Toilet Paper
I love the Sea To Summit Kitchen Sink, it’s great for washing dishes and makes for a great hat in a pinch. Combine it with some Wilderness Wash and a MSR scraper for doing dishes and you’ll be golden. Now when it comes to cooking if I could only have one tool it would be a set of tongs. From the stove to the grill you can always find a use for them, and the fact that you can get a pair that say SnowPeak on them makes it that much better. There is also a lighter, why? Because I didn’t get into overlanding so I could do that Bear Grylls fire with my bare hands bull shit.
The SnowPeak Titanium 600 mugs are the perfect size for a beverage, or to heat some water for your morning coffee. They also look pretty awesome when combined with SnowPeak’s titanium plate and utensil sets. The best part about SnowPeak gear is that you’ll be able to cut down on the weight of your rig, saving 10 ounces makes a huge difference for your 6,000 lb truck!
I’ve had this backpacking cooking set from REI for over 5 years now, it’s a relic from when I was a backpacker. You can also see that I haven’t been using my Kitchen Sink as much as I should be. The whole kit is pretty small and compact, but it’s the perfect size for 2 people.
Lights, you can never have enough lights. Cooking in the dark is no fun and a head lamp makes life substantially easier when you’re working over a hot pan. The Black Diamond lantern is a great compact unit that puts out plenty of light for your campsite, and doubles as a flashlight. The SnowPeak Hozuki is my go to tool though, it has a magnetic loop on the top so you can attach it pretty much anywhere and it puts off a nice candle like glow.
Toilet Paper, if you have to ask you’re doing it wrong.
Why the Action Packer and not a Pelican Case? Coco our dog is telling you that if you need to store your kitchen kit in a pelican case, you better be throwing it out of a hovering helicopter or traveling with fine china.
So stop buying more lights for your truck and step up your Kitchen Kit game. Let us know what you carry in the comments below, I’m always on the lookout to add more gear to the collection.