The Ultimate Camping Cookware Quiz

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How does camping cookware differ from your regular kitchenware?

Camping cookware is constructed to withstand a lot of moving around.

What is a critical factor of cookware for backpackers?

An important critical factor is the weight of the cookware, since backpackers carry everything in their packs.

Why may you decide to forgo the camping percolator?

The camping percolator takes up too much space for a single-use item.

What is an alternative to packing a camping tea kettle?

You can just use any old pot to boil up water for tea. There's no reason to use up space for a tea kettle.

What may a pot to boil water be used for?

A pot to boil water is a campsite staple and may be used to cook pasta, make coffee or sterilize utensils.

What multi-purpose utensil can be used to slow roast meat in a pit?

A Dutch oven is a multi-purpose cooking utensil that can be used to slow roast meat in a pit or bake bread.

A Jetboil system works well in what conditions?

A Jetboil system works well at high altitudes and in cold temperatures.

What cooking system is designed for some heavy duty campsite cooking?

For heavy duty campsite cooking you may choose from Coleman's "Fold N Go Grill" or Cadac SA's Safari Chef Grill.

What cookware results in fast, even cooking?

Heavier cookware will result in fast, even cooking.

What material results in faster, more even cooking?

Cast Iron cooks food faster and more evenly, but it is very heavy.

What cooking material is the lightest?

Aluminum is the lightest cooking material.

What is an advantage of titanium cookware?

Titanium cookware is lightweight and very strong.

Which stove fuel is the most volatile?

Naphtha is the most volatile of the stove fuels.

What is a disadvantage of using kerosene?

Kerosene is inexpensive and easy to find, but it is smoky and has a bad smell.

Why is methanol a poor choice for cold weather campsites?

Methanol creates half the heat of naphtha.

Why can't campers just gather wood to fuel a campfire?

Gathering wood may be destructive to the environment and wood could be wet and unusable.

What kind of soap should you use to wash camp pots, pan and eating utensils?

When on kitchen duty, use biodegradable soap.

If you don't have soap, what is an alternative for cleaning cooking utensils?

Sand and snow are cleaning alternatives to soap and should be followed by a hot water rinse.

What should you do with leftover food particles?

Scatter leftovers on the ground away from the camping area and water source.

How can you protect the non-stick surface of pots and pans when storing them away till the next camping trip?

For protection, put a layer of cloth between pots and pans with non-stick surfaces. A paper towel may be used as a protective layer also.

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About This Quiz

Cooking in the great outdoors is the ultimate camping experience, provided you purchase the right cooking equipment for your individual needs, whether simple or elaborate. Take this quiz to learn more about getting the right camping cookware for you.

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