2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Eat/Food
You know the feeling. You’ve been wandering around the department store for the past 2 hours. Reading packaging…picking up items…putting them back down. It’s almost like the holiday gift-buying season is some bizarre stress test that’s designed to take you down.
We’ve gathered the products that every grill master and outdoor cooking lover on your list will love. Regardless if you’re looking for something budget-friendly, or the perfect item to leave a lasting impression – here it is: the 50 Campfires 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Eat/Food.
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Trail mix makes a fantastic office gift or stocking stuffer. Come the holiday season, why not kick plain old trail mix up a notch with the addition of home-made dark chocolate toffee! That’s exactly what Tungsten Toffee does in this Colorado-made mix. It features whole and sliced premium California almonds, organic raisins, plump dried cranberries with a quarter pound of bite-sized toffee nuggets to boot. All of the pleasures with none of the guilt … okay … maybe just a little guilt.
Tungsten Toffee is a family educational experience that went viral. They acquired an old recipe from a family friend and tweaked it for production at 8500 feet in the Colorado Rockies. They got it right and now turn out toffee that melts in your mouth. Share a 12-ounce bag of Tungsten Toffee joy this holiday season.
If you’re looking for camping food that won’t slow you down when you’re out hiking or exploring, Yumbutter has you covered! Yumbutter has been changing the game with portable packaging to take with you on-the-go. This organic seed spread is both delicious and nutritious. The folks at Yumbutter are all about quality – these pouches are packed with protein and Omega3. You can’t beat that on the trail!
Yumbutter Superfood Set: Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, Sunflower Butter, and Cashew Butter rise together in all of their protein-packed, amino acid-filled glory to give you real nutrition on the go. Packed with chia seeds, hemp seeds, goji berries, and lucuma, our potions were made to fuel your adventure… times four.
Arbuckle’s makes the claim that it’s the coffee that won the west! Following the Civil War, brother’s John and Charles Arbuckle introduced the brand new, cutting edge idea of selling roasted coffee in one-pound packages. Before that, coffee was sold green and had to be roasted in a skillet over the fire before grinding and brewing. One burned bean could ruin a whole batch! Arbuckle’s Ariosa Blend became so popular in the Old West, most cowboys didn’t even know there was any other.
Treat the adventurous campers on your gift list to that same great taste and sense of adventure with a pound of Arbuckle’s Ariosa Autodrip coffee. They can use it in a fancy pants campsite coffeemaker or press, or a generous handful in the bottom of a big old pot to brew up some real cowboy coffee. Make the most real cowboy coffee there is!
Camping and beef jerky go together like … well … camping and beef jerky! When your favorite camper is ready to advance beyond the convenience store meat sticks, he or she needs The Great American Jerky Cookbook!
This tremendous tome offers up 52 recipes for delicious jerky marinades and simple, easy to follow instructions for making the world’s greatest jerky at home. It also covers equipment, including how to use an ordinary home oven for jerky making. Learn the best types of meats to use and which to avoid; how to prepare and cut meat for the most tender jerky; how to use marinades; how to dry the meat; how to test jerky to make sure it’s done; and how to store it.
Cooking outdoors, over an open fire, with the stars shining bright in the sky above you … it’s a wonderful, romantic, nostalgic scene. Unfortunately, in reality it can be uncomfortable, inconvenient, and even dirty. That’s IF you’re not prepared.
Ask anyone who has tried it, and they’ll tell you the number one thing that helps make camp cooking more pleasurable than pain is a solid, organized work surface. Enter the GIC Outdoor Slim Fold Cook Station. This super-convenient, multi-platform work surface folds flat for easy storage and transport. It features an aluminum counter top, storage rack, and four fold-out side tables. They include built-in beverage, wine glass, garbage bag and utensil holders, too.
What better way to close out the 100th Anniversary year for America’s National Parks with a commemorative gift cast in iron … quite literally cast in iron? The Camp Chef set will remind your favorite cast iron chef of you and of America’s greatest idea every time they use it for decades … perhaps centuries … to come. The Camp Chef National Parks Cast Iron Set includes a six quart 12-inch Dutch Oven, a 12-inch cast iron skillet, and a lid that fits both.
This cast iron cookware comes properly seasoned and ready to use. Features include: dual pour spouts, comfort designed handle, legs on bottom of Dutch Oven, a helper handle to provide support while carrying or pouring, and Camp Chef’s Dutch Oven Cooking Guide that includes great recipes and helpful camp (and in-the-home) cooking tips. Let them know you care by giving the gift of Camp Chef cast iron.
Whether you’re ravenous after a long hike or wanting to start your morning with a hot and ready meal, Mountain House freeze-dried meals have become a camping staple. Packing for a day hike? These lightweight packages are easy to stash and even easier to enjoy. Mountain House 3 Day Emergency Food Supply features 9 tasty meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with high-quality ingredients and home-cooked flavor.
Even better? These meals require virtually no prep work! That’s right, simply boil some water, pour it into the pouch, and dig in! 1-step meals that are ready in ten minutes flat – who’s hungry?
If you have car campers who cook outdoors on your holiday gift list … (and who doesn’t?) … you can bet they’ve heard of the CanCooker. Anyone who has one, loves it! Those who don’t … WANT ONE! So what could make a better camp cooking themed holiday gift?
The CanCooker utilizes nearly any heat source to cook nearly any food with steam. The food is assured of being moist, tender, and not sticking to the sides of the cooker. Nothing but food and steam, means no fat added and that means incredibly delicious, healthy meals at any campsite.The CanCooker has a capacity of 4 gallons and can feed up to 20.
Coleman QuikPot Propane Coffeemaker
The one-pound propane tank is a beautiful thing. When it’s turning out fantastic drip-brewed coffee at sunrise in an otherwise unpowered campsite, it’s even more beautiful! That 16.4-ounce cylinder will last up to four and a half hours when attached to the Coleman QuikPot Coffeemaker turned on high. From start to finish, this coffee cooking machine will turn out 10-cups of coffee from ignition to “cream or sugar” in just 18 minutes. It includes Coleman’s trademarked Instastart ingnition for push-button, matchless lighting.
The pause ‘n serve feature lets you get your first cup while the rest is still brewing. Anywhere you go car camping without power, this is the coffeemaker for those who got to have that first cup, first thing … every day! It comes with a 3-year limited warranty.
GoSun Sport Solar Oven
Imagine cooking a delicious, nutritious, fast, and convenient camping meal … with NO FUEL! Simply the heat provided by the sun. It’s not a dream. It’s real with the GoSun Sport Solar oven.
GoSun’s compound parabolic reflectors and tubular design converts nearly 80 percent of all sunlight striking the reflectors into useable heat. It’s a near perfect insulator allowing the unit to cook in the most challenging conditions. By capturing sunlight from the broadest range of angles and focusing it on the oven, the GoSun does not require frequent adjustment, making it the lowest maintenance, fuel-free cooking system. It will bake, roast, or steam a meal in minutes reaching up to 550 all the while remaining safe to the touch. It’s easy, delicious, and fuel free cooking at any campsite.
Nothing is quite as welcoming upon walking into a cabin or wall tent as the flames licking the inside of a woodstove. Wouldn’t it be great to pack up that feeling and take it to every camping destination?
Voile! The Winnerwell Woodlander Deluxe Cook Package allows you to do exactly that. This compact yet incredibly rugged and durable stainless steel woodburning stove is ready to go … and easy to assemble once you arrive. The removable hot plate cover opens to allow the flames to lick the bottom of the pot and closes to offer more heat control while cooking. Accessories including floor mat, stovepipe, legs, hot water reservoir, tender, carrying case and more. Even used on its own in the great outdoors, the Winnerwell cook stove can heat your vittles and your tootsies – and those of the ones you love.
A “serious” camp cook needs a serious set of knives … and a good way to carry them from campsite to campsite. Come the holiday, any serious camp cook on your gift list would be thrilled to unwrap the F. Dick 6-Piece Professional Knife Set in its own roll bag.
The kit includes a chef’s knife, a boning knife, a meat fork, a pairing knife, a slicer knife, and a sharpener. All knives and the fork are constructed from top quality forged steel. Each component of the set has its own space in the roll up vinyl bag. This makes it easy to keep safe and clean in with the other camp cooking gear. This is the kind of “camping” related gift that’s totally unexpected and even more appreciated.
$500 and up
How much do you love wood-fired pizza? Better question – how much does the most specialest camper on your holiday gift list love wood-fired pizza – even at the campsite? If the answer is it’s a deep-seated passion … a summer outdoors necessity … then consider the Forno Ciao Wood Burning Pizza Oven.
Now this beauty is going to set you back a good paycheck, but the technology and lasting value in this thing make it worth the money. Standard on all Alfa Pizza Ovens are a pyrometer to keep track of the heat in the combustion chamber, easy draft control, and the quality for which they are renowned. Oh … it also breaks down into three pieces for easy transport to the campground, beach, or tailgate bash. The ultimate gift for the ultimate wood-fired pizza lover.
Got somebody on your holiday gift list who lives by the motto “go big or go home” perhaps? If so, the pressure is on to deliver a really big box under the lighted tree. Orion makes choosing easy and provides a top-quality product, built to last a lifetime!
The Orion 85 … their largest cooler … is certain to live up to your grandest expectations. This is the cooler that let’s its owner answer every question about the next camping trip with two beautiful words … “Bring it!” This is a monster of a rotomolded cooler that can truly do it all. The Orion 85 is available in a variety of colors including forest, sky, dorado, jungle, Bluefin, and blaze.
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