If you are hitting the trail on foot or by bike, you are going to want hiking cooking gear that is ultralight and durable. Titanium cookware is a great choice for this scenario, thanks to its unmatched strength-to-weight ratio. Our Ultralight Titanium Cutlery balances form with ultralight utility, pairing perfectly with our Ultralight Titanium Plate. And, on a frost morning, nothing beats our Titanium Single-Wall Mug for keeping your coffee warm.
Car camping or travelling with 4WD? You can get away with carrying extra weight and bulk. While some people prefer to utilise things from their home kitchen, we still opt for durable titanium dinnerware that is better suited to outdoor use.
Whatever your adventure plans, don’t forget the essentials like a stove and fuel, pots or pans, cooking and eating utensils and clean-up supplies. And, as always, consider how much weight you’ll be carrying, how long you're going for, what food you’ll be preparing and how many people you’ll be feeding.
Titanium is ultralight yet virtually unbreakable and corrosion-resistant, so it will not easily rust or degrade over time. And, very importantly, titanium is non-reactive, meaning it is non-toxic and will not mix chemicals into your food.
However, titanium cookware is usually more expensive than stainless steel or aluminium alternatives. It doesn’t have the best heat distribution properties, which means hotspots can form when you chook, causing food to burn. You’ll need to stir regularly and keep the heat relatively low to avoid this.
So, is titanium worth it? It depends on what you’re planning to do. If weight and durability are not a big deal, then a titanium cookware set may not be necessary. On the other hand, if you want a camping cookware set that will last you a lifetime and offers the very best when it comes to weight, strength and durability, then titanium is 100% worth the price.
Another thing we love about titanium is that it is easy to clean and care for. A little effort will go a long way towards keeping your Alton titanium camping cooking gear in excellent condition for years. Here are the basics of caring for titanium camp kitchen gear:
- Hand-wash your titanium camp cookware after each use. Use warm soapy water and a soft sponge or cloth. Be sure to avoid abrasive scrubbers, which will scratch the surface of the titanium and cause damage.
- Always thoroughly dry your titanium cookware and store it in a dry place. While titanium is corrosion-resistant, you should keep it dry and moisture free.
- Cook over medium to low heat to avoid overheating. Excessive heat or putting an empty pot over heat can cause warping, regardless of the cookware material.
Looking for more cooking and titanium care tips? Our Campfire Cooking Field Guide has everything you need to know.
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