Cutlery is something that is all too easy to look over when you're planning a big camping trip. You'll remember the mess tins, pots and pans but the actual instruments of eating can be forgotten. Anything can be used as cutlery in a pinch but there's something so undignified about eating a plate of beans with a house key or tent peg.
There's an array of items available out there, from the humble spork to proper five-piece travel sets. We’ve done the hard work for you and assembled the best options available for your next camping trip.
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Lund London Cutlery Set in Travel Case
The eco-friendly option
Made using rice husk (a byproduct in rice production), this stylish cutlery set is an environmental choice. The cutlery case will ensure the knife, spoon, fork and chopsticks remain hygienic on your travels. It's also available in three colours; pink, mint and grey.
Light my Fire Camping Cutlery
The future of sporks
The humble spork u2013 it's not a monstrous hybrid, it's your culinary companion. It's light, eco-friendly and useful. Sausages with one end, beans with the other u2013 wipe it off, throw it in your backpack and away you go.
Colapz 7-in-1 Travel Cutlery Set
A very clever design, this space-saving kit can perform seven vital culinary duties, including that all-important bottle opener. As well as being the usual spoon, fork and knife (both smooth and serrated), it offers chopsticks as well as two different tongs (salad and serving).
Titanium Long Handled Spork & Titanium Long Handled Spoon
Why do you need a long spoon? Well, if you're eating out of pots and camping meal bags, you need the extra length to reach all the way to the bottom. Camping involves cooking over gas stoves or open flame u2013 the length will keep you from burning your hand.
5 Pcs Premium Stainless-Steel Camping Cutlery Set
A proper cutlery kit for campers
For those who like to take a little decorum on the trials with them, this set is similar to a standard home cutlery set, complete with a bottle opener. The neoprene carry case will keep them all together when not in use.
Ecoart Silicone Collapsible Cup and Bowl Set with Spork
Space saving design
The ultimate in space-saving sets, ideal for backpackers, hikers and trekkers. When the food or drink is ready, pop up your bowl and cup. When you're finished, rinse them out and pop them closed u2013 their silicone construction means that they bend and flex, they won't interfere with your hiking pack. They're lightweight, and they'll last. You can now get a huge unicorn pool float on Amazon (plus loads of other cool ones)
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