We're a nation that loves a good barbecue (when the weather permits) so cooking outdoors is a big favourite. With so many options to choose from these days, there really is the perfect cooking appliance for your chosen activity. Whether you're a minimalistic backpacker through to a family camper cooking for many - you'll find all the cooking equipment you need with GO Outdoors. This guide will cover a brief introduction to cooking outdoors as well as some safety tips that are worth remembering.
With so many different cooking appliances on the market, it's worth noting what use you will need from your stove/bbq for your trip.
In this section, we'll explain the different types of gas you can hire from our stores and what they should be used for.
Butane is the more widely used gas for camping.
At GO Outdoors we stock two different brands of Butane.
On choosing your gas, the next thing you need to know is how to fit the hose and regulator, so that you can connect it to your stove/barbecue.
Carbon Monoxide poisoning is still a real issue for campers with around 50 people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning. This can be easily avoided by following some simple rules
If you need more information on the dangers of carbon monoxide, please visit: https://www.carbonmonoxidekills.org.uk/
When it comes to cookware and utensils, you may want to use your own pans, plates or cutlery. This is perfectly fine, but if you want to save on space and weight, you can purchase almost all cookware in a lighter camping variety. Camping cookware is specifically designed to save on space or weight, with items such as folding kettles, stacking pans etc.
Most camping pots and pans will be made from aluminium or steel, making them durable enough to last for many uses.
Whether you're taking everything (even the kitchen sink) or you're a backpacker looking to streamline your cooking needs, you should be able to find the cookware you need in our camping department.
In the age of the internet, wonderful camping recipes are a mere google search away, but before you go searching for the weird and wonderful things that you can cook with your camping stove, why not try out the GO Outdoors Camping Cookbook, it's FREE to download, and easy to print off and take with you on your trip.
FREE Downloadable Camping Cookbook
At our camping live event we were joined by Josh from Guy Rope Gourmet, who was kind enough to take us through a breakfast, lunch and dinner option for campers. We hope they inspire you: