Best Value Camping Cooking Gear

Motorcycle camping is all about marrying the thrill of the open road with the rustic charm of outdoor living. But when it comes to selecting the best value camping cooking gear, space is as precious as the last biscuit in the tin. Each piece of gear must earn its keep in your luggage. As you plan for simple motorcycle camping food ideas, the spotlight shifts to finding the right cooking tools that transform those basic ingredients into hearty meals. So, let's delve into some indispensable cooking gear that'll make your open-air culinary escapades as exhilarating as the ride itself.

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A nesting cookware set made of stainless steel, that includes a pot, pan, kettle, and a lid, all designed to fit snugly into each other, is a real space-saver.

While anodized aluminum cookware has its perks, such as being lightweight and heating up quickly, stainless steel is a more robust and reliable material. It can withstand the inevitable knocks and temperature swings of motorcycle camping, ensuring you'll be cooking hearty meals for years to come. Importantly, its non-reactive properties allow you to cook a wide range of foods without fear of metallic taste contamination.

Our Top Pick: MOUFIER Camping Cookware

This 17-piece portable camping cookware set is the Swiss Army knife of outdoor culinary tools, featuring everything from stainless steel pots, pans, and a kettle to plates, cups, and foldable cutlery. Crafted from high-quality, food-grade stainless steel, this set is not just durable but also puts your health first, being resistant to high temperatures, oxidation, and corrosion.

The design's easy assembly and simple-to-clean features ensure a hassle-free experience, establishing it as a must-have for motorcycle touring and camping aficionados. Not just ideal for bike trips, but also well-suited for various other outdoor activities, this all-inclusive cookware set is, in our opinion, one of the best value camping cooking gear on the market.

Fire Starters

Do you really need them if you opt for a gas burner to light up your culinary stage under the stars? While a gas burner offers convenience and control, having a reliable fire starter on hand offers more than just a backup plan. Whether it's waterproof matches, a trusty lighter, or a comprehensive fire starter kit, these essentials come in handy, particularly in damp or unpredictable conditions.

But beyond the practicalities, the act of building and sitting around a campfire has been a part of human history for thousands of years, and it does seem to offer several mental health benefits.

Our Top Picks:

Blow Torch with 4 Butane Gas Bottles

The multipurpose Blow Torch is a perfect fire starter. Lightweight and with a powerful flame temperature of up to 1,300°C, it will light up any campfire with ease. It features adjustable flame control and offers a simple push-and-twist gas cartridge attachment. Each cartridge lasts a long time, so for a camping trip, one is often more than enough.

Tiger Tim Fireglow Cubes

One of our top pics as they light instantly and last for a long time catching the bigger logs with ease.

Gas Stoves

With the right selection of camping gas stove, your outdoor culinary escapades can go from laborious to luxurious even when you're on two wheels. A dependable stove not only simplifies meal preparation but also adds a touch of comfort to your adventure. Easy to pack and lightweight, they fit effortlessly into your luggage without weighing you down.

Our Top Picks:

Msr WhisperLite International Combo Stove 2020

The 2020 edition of the MSR WhisperLite International Combo Stove is the product of nearly two decades of field use, customer feedback, and meticulous engineering. This upgraded multi-fuel stove now boasts a one-piece, stamped stainless steel leg assembly that enhances its stability, simplifies its maintenance, and reduces its overall weight. These improvements are complemented by a host of other subtle engineering tweaks designed to ramp up the stove's overall efficiency. Whether you're a backpacker trekking across continents or a motorcyclist looking for a compact yet versatile cooking solution, the WhisperLite International continues to be the best value camping cooking gear.

*Note the stove fuel canister is sold separately

Odoland 6800W Camping Gas Stove

This 6800W Camping Gas Stove has earned fantastic reviews, and it's easy to see why. Capable of boiling a litre of water in just two minutes, the stove is both efficient and powerful. Constructed from durable materials like aluminium alloy and stainless steel, it features a piezo ignition and a flame control system for simple, effortless operation.

The stove is compatible with two types of gas tank connectors and works with any 7/16 thread single butane or butane-propane mixed fuel canisters, meeting EN 417 standards. It's also lightweight, foldable, and includes its own carry case and storage box, making it an excellent choice for a variety of outdoor activities.

Camp Stove Windshields

Composed of folding aluminium plates, a compact yet sturdy windscreen is designed to protect your camping stove from the unpredictability of the elements. By shielding the flame, it not only enhances fuel efficiency but also speeds up cooking time, so you're not left twiddling your thumbs waiting for that cuppa or grub.

Our Top Pick:

12 Plates Stove Windscreen

Water Purification

Carrying a water purification system on your motorcycle tour is essential, as drinking unfamiliar water can sometimes upset your body. It is widely accepted that to ensure the water is bacteria-free, you should bring it to a rolling boil for at least one minute at lower altitudes and at least three minutes if you're at altitudes greater than 2,000 meters (6,562 feet), where water boils at a lower temperature due to reduced air pressure.

While boiling is effective, it's important to note that it doesn't remove chemical contaminants, heavy metals, or particulates. Therefore, if you suspect the water might be contaminated with more than just microbes (due to mining, fracking, or agricultural runoff upstream, for example), you might also need to use filtration.

We'll be delving into the best filtration system on the market, ensuring you have safe drinking water. This is incredibly handy, not just at camp but anywhere on your travels. And there's nothing quite like taking a break amid the beauty of nature, hydrating with water straight from a mountain stream. These compact systems have been our trusty companions for years, providing peace of mind on countless tours.

Our Top Pick:

Platypus High-Capacity Water Filter System

Compliant with EPA/NSF guidelines, it's a bastion against 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.9% of protozoa, squashing worries about giardia, cryptosporidium, and other common pathogens.

This filter system stands out for its functionality and ease of use. Simply fill the reservoir, find a branch or any elevated spot, and let gravity filter through four liters of water in mere 2.5 minutes—perfect for both hydration and meal prep. The kit comes equipped with separate clean and dirty water reservoirs, a hollow-fiber microfilter, hoses, shutoff clamp, and a storage sack. The filter's longevity is impressive, too, with up to 1,500 gallons per cartridge at a flow rate of 1.75 liters per minute. Lightweight at just 11.5 ounces and manufactured in the USA, it's an indispensable tool for any serious motorcycle adventurer's gear list.


Embracing the spirit of adventure doesn't have to mean compromising on the pleasures of a well-cooked meal. So gear up, hit the open road, and let your motorcycle touring adventure be complemented by the joys of cooking with the best value camping cooking gear. There's a whole world of delicious camping food ideas and experiences waiting to be discovered, and with the right equipment, you're all set to cook up a storm wherever you may roam.

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Fun Facts

Did you know the world's longest motorcycle was over 26 meters long. It was presented and measured at Lakhota lake, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India, on 22 January 2014. The bike was more than 4 m (13 ft) longer than the previous record holder's.

To ensure that his super-stretched motorcycle would be able to perform like a conventional motorbike, the constructor rode it along a road for 100 m (328 ft) without putting his feet down.

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Never grab the front brake; squeeze it!

Grabbing the front brake abruptly can cause the front wheel to lock, as it doesn't allow time for the bike's weight to shift forward.This significantly reduces the front tyre's grip on the road and may result in loss of control, posing a serious risk of an accident.

Did you know?

The aerodynamic drag on a motorcycle can increase by up to 40% just by the rider sitting upright instead of in a tucked position. It's a wind-resistance thing—like trying to walk through a pool vs. gliding through it!

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Forget the fuss of hotels; discover the liberating joy of motorcycle camping with us, and elevate your road trips from memorable to absolutely legendary!

Having the camping gear with you grants the freedom to decide where and how you want to spend your nights, including the option of choosing a hotel bed if desired. Though it's common to camp every day due to the desire for fresh air and the outdoors when you're prepared.

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Riding a motorcycle is like savouring a five-star Michelin meal when you're absolutely famished. It's an experience that not only satisfies an immediate craving but also leaves a lasting impression. Just like that first bite of an extraordinary dish makes you forget the world around you, so does the initial twist of the throttle. Your focus narrows to the sensation of the bike, the road, and the rhythm of your breathing. It's an immediate way to bring mindfulness into your day.

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So next time you feel weighed down by the demands of life, remember that your two-wheeled 'Michelin experience' awaits you. One session on the road can recalibrate your mood quicker than you can say 'Michelin star.' It's the sort of lifelong journey that never disappoints, always offering new flavours for your soul to relish.

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