Feast By Firelight
Camping shouldn’t be all burnt sausages and kids running around like the stay puft marshmallow man. Culinary glamping delights are part of what make the boutique camping experience so special. But a full field kitchen is probably beyond the realms of most luxury family tents, and if you’re not pitched up at Yurtel, with a well-stocked bar, celebrity chefs and beautiful home baked breakfast spread, then we would recommend a few stylish foodie gadgets to lux up the camping menu for a proper glamping escape.
A Primus Onja Stove went with Amundsen to the South Pole and Hillary and Tenzing up Mount Everest. It should hopefully cope with whatever festival site, pre-pitched tent or luxury glamping you’re planning. Despite its compact size, it’s also large enough to cater for large gatherings. The casing is elegant and functional, sheltering two burners from the wind, and it comes with a sturdy carrying strap and an oak lid that functions as a chopping board or serving plate.
The Yeti Hopper Two was designed to give you a cold §beer or ice, for the perfect G&T long into your adventure in the remote Alaskan wilderness or to cater for your
safari tent, luxury yurt village or pop up campsite. It’s made from the same material as whitewater rafts, so is extremely tough, 100% leakproof and keeps ice frozen for days. Easier to load, and unload, it will keep any gourmet ingredients perfectly chilled inside your boutique bell for your glamping.
We know it’s not strictly to cook with, but having your own music whilst you lightly grill the steaks outside your deluxe bell tent, will make dinner time a lot more entertaining. The UE Roll 2 is designed specifically for outdoor use, with its features such as Bluetooth connectivity, waterproof material and a satisfyingly long battery. If it’s glamping tent hire you’re after, don’t sell it short without your own boutique festival soundtrack.
Fire gets an upgrade with the award-winning BioLite Campstove 2. It features 50% more power, an integrated battery, and an updated LED dashboard for improved control and feedback. Burning only wood, the CampStove 2’s fan creates a smokeless fire that can cook meals and boil water in minutes while turning its heat into usable electricity. Luxury camping hire doesn’t necessarily provide all the kit, so bring along the compatible KettlePot and Portable Grill, so you can cook up wood-fired meals and charge devices using only the sticks around you. Boutique camping just got more sustainable.
The Bison Gear Rolling Grill is one of those brilliantly simple ideas that will give you beautifully cooked food without sacrificing any sausages to the god of fire. A culinary challenge even in the best alternative camping site or festival tent. The unique design allows you to roll up the grill into a compact size and set up in less than a minute. It includes chained stake stand posts so you can adjust the height and an air fusion hollowed grill to prevent burn marks.
The GoSun GoTM uses cutting edge solar technology to bake, boil or fry a meal using nothing but energy from the sun, even in clouds, wind and freezing conditions. Cue the classic camping holiday. Heating up to 280°C while staying cool to touch, the stove’s performance is only made possible from a combination of space-age materials and clever engineering. Perfect for smokeless campsites and those wanting a more upscale culinary glamping experience.
There was some heated debate at Yurtel about whether the classic Kelly Kettle or this new nesting stove was better. A crucial decision whether you’re camped out in an ensuite hut, pop up tipi or boutique bell. We couldn’t decide so have included both. The Kombuis has the advantage of combining a stove with a pot and a pan that all nest together in a rig that’s just slightly big than a pint glass. The Kelly Kettle will make you feel like an early pioneer (even if you’ve never been glamping, let alone camping) with its ability to boil water in 3-5 minutes using a few pine cones, some dry grass and a bit of bark.
Finally, the SOG Baton multitool is a tin opener, screwdriver, file, pliers, bit holder, knife, bottle opener, wire cutter, small screwdriver and needlenose pliers. We have no idea what that last one is but think it sounds brilliant anyway. Perfect for impressing your alternative camping pals.