Over time, people start to accumulate an awful lot amount of stuff. The first step to decluttering is to start thinking about functionality when you purchase an item. Will it work for you outside of the house? Is there really a nice for two cast iron skillets of the same size when you can just use one that seasonably goes from the countertop to the campfire.
Here are the best 13 kitchen items that move from the countertop to deer camp to the casual campfire with ease.
1. Lodge Cast Iron Pre-Seasoned 12-Inch Skillet
When you buy a Lodge, you're buying reliability, quality, and timelessness. These pre-seasoned skillets are made to last and conduct heat evenly from the stovetop to the open campfire. The 12-inch size is perfect for campfire dinners.
Find the skillet here.
2. Stainless Steel Slotted Turner
This slotted turner is just a fancy name for a spatula and works for everything from meat, vegetables, and scrambled eggs. Metal spatulas work best on cast iron, perfect for scraping up bits for cleaning and the like.
Simply pack it in your camp gear when you're heading out and there you go, versatility from field to table. Find the turner here.
3. Santa Fe Campfire Ceramic Coffee Mug
Lead-free and thick-walled, these ceramic coffee mugs are not only made for the campfire setting, but they are also on-trend with the idea of lumber-chic that's coming around with the country design aesthetic.
These mugs have Joanna Gaines' written all over them, and they're durable enough for those 4 a.m. cups of coffee in the treestand. Find the reliable mugs here.
4. Stainless Steel Baking Olive Oil Bottle Cooking Spray Dispenser
This seems silly, but hear me out. No matter what you're cooking on the campfire or on your own kitchen stove, olive oil is probably what you're using to cook your food in. This dispenser bottle works not only in your kitchen, but is also spill-proof, meaning your backpack is safe from nonstick cooking spray leaks.
Find the dispenser here.
5. 12-Inch Stainless Steel Barbecue Skewers
These grilling skewers, in a set of 12, easily go from the stovetop or your own barbecue grill, to the campfire. The stainless steel design and easy-grab rings are two reasons these make the perfect on-the-go tool for fresh venison kebabs.
Find the skewers here.
6. YETI Rambler Tumblers
This two-pack of 30-ounce rambler tumblers are the original fan favorite. They are perfect from the commute to work to the long hours in the treestands and seriously live up to their name with their double-walled vacuum insulations.
Find the tumblers here.
7. Arctic Ice Alaskan Series Reusable Cooler Pack
These cooler packs go from the soccer game on Saturday morning to the deer camp on Sunday morning. Reusable up to 100,00 times (it's proven, y'all), just grab and pack these cooler packs.
Find the packs here.
8. Jim Baldridge's Secret Seasoning
Baldridge's seasoning is a local deer camp favorite and is sourced locally in Nebraska. Buy American, right, y'all? The 12-ounce packaging means you can take it for the weekend, and still have enough left to bring home to a happy wife for the week's dinners ahead.
It tastes delicious on everything from vegetables to meat to fish. Find the seasoning here.
9. Folding Bamboo Cutting Board
This folding cutting board looks refined and sharp on the countertop at home, and also folds right in half for easy transportation to the campfire. The handle is perfect for campfire cooking.
Find the cutting board here.
10. GSI Outdoors Java Press Coffee Maker
If instant coffee isn't your style and you also can't get behind your office's Keurig machine, this personal French press coffee maker is exactly what you need. Making 30 to 50 ounces of pure, clean coffee in a double-walled container, depending on the size you choose, you'll never look at a Keurig the same way again.
Find the container here.
11. Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven
There's nothing like a stew over an open campfire, and there's nothing quite like a one-pot Dutch oven meal straight from the oven on a Sunday night. Yes - it's not cast iron, but it's enameled cast iron. That means no annoying seasoning practices to follow.
To prevent the bottom from turning black with soot when using it outside, simply cover with heavy duty aluminum foil. From your own kitchen to the hunting camp indeed. Find the Dutch oven in its 9 colors here.
12. Hardypac Heavy-Duty Aluminum Foil
Believe it or not, heavy-duty aluminum foil is not on every outdoorsman or woman's wishlist. And it should be, because what good is aluminum foil if it's not heavy-duty?
Skip the low quality stuff and go right to the source here.
13. Chainmail Scrubber Cleaning Tool
This cast iron chainmail scrubber is the perfect size to pack away for the cast iron cleaning jobs at camp and in your own kitchen. I love it so much, I wrote a personal review raving about it here.
Find the scrubber you need here.