Fifth Element Camping
Fifth Element Camping
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Cooking Outside

From gourmet to freeze dried just add water meals, prepping & eating outside should be fun. Here are a few products we still use & some that satisfied us before our Camp Kitchen was completed.

Cooking Outside

From gourmet to freeze dried just add water meals, prepping & eating outside should be fun. Here are a few products we still use & some that satisfied us before our Camp Kitchen was completed.


Keep your kitchen utensils & gear organized. A top quality bag made in the USA. We hang this bag on the side of our Camp Kitchen with everything organized & within easy reach. The top notch construction means this bag will be with us for a very long time. Blue Ridge Overland Gear has a complete line of soft goods, all made in the USA. Check them out. Not available on Amazon, but a click though is linked below.


Impressive nesting design packs it all in. This set includes 4 plates, 4 mugs with insulating sleeves & sip-it tops,  4 nesting bowls, 2 & 3 Liter pots with strainer lids, folding pot gripper (aka pot handle) & a welded sink that doubles as a storage bag. Pretty much everything you need all in one cool color coded package. Packed dimensions  9.10'' Round x 5.80'' Tall


We love this burner/grill combo stove. This was our go to before our Camp Kitchen was completed. Do yourself a favor and line the inside, under the grill below the burner, with tinfoil. This makes clean up way easier.


Forget the grill and bring a Dutch oven instead. Cast-iron construction means it will last a lifetime, and the seasoning gets better the more you use it. Four sturdy feet allow you to set the oven right in the fire, and the lid doubles as a griddle.


If you're tired of buying fuel and prefer open flames, this is the stove for you. This is the largest cookset by Solo Stove and it's a pleasure to use. Uses twigs, leaves, pinecones and wood as fuel. This system conveniently nests together Packed size: 6.7"H x 7"W. Please keep in mind this for use with stainless steel or titanium cookware only. 


Available in three sizes, these sturdy tables are perfect for camping. The aluminum build makes it lightweight and durable. Our one complaint would be the pack size of the table legs, but that is nit picking. Packed sizes are all 5"W x 7"H (the tops fold up accordion style) with the legs and storage bags at the following three sizes; 40" (Square), 43" (Regular) & 55" (XL) inches long.


Dishes unfortunately need to be done. This little scrub brush will help you conserve water and dispenses soap at the push of a button.


A compact multipurpose folding tub. We use these to wash larger pots and dishes. The fold flat design is perfect for travel.


Prepare small meals or boil water fast for coffee/tea. This little stove is so convenient and small, it lives full time in our Element. You will find isobutane fuel in three common sizes; 100, 230 & 450 Grams. We recommend the 100 gram size for this sized JetBoil since it will pack inside the unit.


The best little utensil set we've ever used, the unique 5 in 1 design is impressive & actually useful. They snap together for storage & are available in three colors.


Great for hot pot handles, a place to set hot items down & a gripper to open stubborn jars. They pack flat & are easy to clean.


Durable, BPA free, stackable, won't tip over & a built-in on/off spout. Not much more to say here, but this is what we use to store our water. Available in 4 or 7 gallon versions. We prefer the 4 gallon which is 34lbs full of water vs 59lbs for the 7. Additionally the 4 gallon is 10.75” tall vs 16” when stored as pictured.

We have also listed the replaceable cap and spigot set below…


An inexpensive colorful knife set with matching covers.  The covers are a great addition & make them safer to pack for travel.


A light weight compact folding cutting board. (weight) 6.2 oz , (packed) 7.4" x 5.3" x 0.3" (unfolded) 7.4" x 10.6" x 0.15"


The tried and true classic, from a day in the park to extended road trips, this is a must have. Tons of colors and designs to choose from.