Best camp cookware is essential for outdoor culinary adventures. The editors at Fish Alaska have selected the must-have gear for your next camping trip. Alongside recommendations for durable cookware, we share a favorite Alaska recipe book, top picks for beef jerky, and more to elevate your outdoor dining experience.

Best Camp Cookware

Old Trapper Old Fashioned Beef Jerky

We always take snacks with us on the boat, or in the backpack. Old Trapper Old Fashioned Beef Jerky is becoming a mainstay in our tester’s kit. He says he likes it better than the other brands he’s tried. Old Trapper jerky is made in Oregon. It has a shelf life of a year, but it never lasts more than a couple days.

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Toadfish Coastal Kitchen Collection

There are times in our lives when we go minimal—packing by the ounce and multi-purposing every item in our pack. Then there are times when we want luxury, finesse, and polish. That’s the time for this collection of seafood tools from Toadfish. This beautiful set includes custom designed tools for mastering oysters, shrimp, and crabs in style. The right tool for the right job makes it easier to put a beautiful plate down at your next soiree.

The Salmon Sisters: Harvest & Heritage

This book of recipes and traditions offers a glimpse into the life and history of Alaska and The Salmon Sisters, Emma and Claire. Harvest & Heritage includes 60 recipes featuring local and seasonal harvests from spring fiddleheads to summer salmon, fall berries, and winter oyster stew. With beautiful images and timeless traditions, each recipe reflects the plants, animals, and people who persevere in this incredible place.

best camp cookware

Souper Cubes

This innovative product offers an excellent solution to the question of how to portion and freeze foods. Super Cubes are heavy-duty, food-grade silicone trays (with lids) that come in a range of different portion sizes including 2 tbsp, 1/2 cup, 1 cup and 2 cups. We’ve used them to freeze tomato sauce, deer stew, chili, fish stock, and pesto sauce. The 2-cup size is the one we’ve used the most. Once your portions freeze, you can either store them in the container with the lid on them in the freezer, or as we do, remove them from the container and store in Ziploc bags or wrapped in plastic and then vacuum sealed.