Firebox Ultra Camping Cook Kit - Cast Iron Taste But Not The Weight!
Have you ever noticed that there are tons of camp stoves on the market but not a lot of cookware designed for camping? Having a great camp stove doesn't mean much if you don't have a good pan to cook with, everybody wants cast iron until you have to pack it up and carry it, so what is the solution?
Well, the good folks over at Firebox have come up with the ultra cook kit that is great compact cookware to go with your portable stove. The complete set includes pans and plates that are designed for camping, this means that they are compact, durable, and lightweight.
The cookware consists of six main items: A 8-inch fry pan, a 10-inch fry pan, an 8-inch camp plate, a 10-inch camp plate, an 8-inch cowboy plate, and a 10-inch cowboy plate. What's the difference between a camp plate and a cowboy plate you ask? Camp plates are shallow and only 1/2 inch deep well a cowboy plate is 1.5 inches deep. Of course, the whole system is nesting, so it doesn't take up a lot of space in your pack.
None of the pans have built-in handles as this would take up too much space, instead, the kit comes with plier like tools that allow you to clip the pans and plates securely along the edges so that you can lift them even if they are hot. The lifter tool on its own is a fantastic camping tool because you can pick up other objects like cans and metal bottles that might be hot.
The Firebox Ultra Cook Kit’s frypans are made from aluminum that’s coated with a ceramic layer, which, according to the outfit, allows you to season it the same way you would a cast iron pan.
You will be able to order the cookware in either an 8-inch kit or a 10-inch kit, but not just yet. Firebox just ran a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $74,000 to bring this product to market.
So if you want to cook like it's cast iron but you don't want the weight maybe check this one out on their Kickstarter page so you can be informed when it does become available. Firebox on Kickstarter