There is nothing quite like campfire cooking, and as anyone who has experienced it knows, that food always tastes better when cooked and eaten outside. Mankind has been cooking over open fires for tens of thousands of years, over campfires, fireplaces, embers and charcoal. Campfire cooking can be very easy, indeed, can be a pleasure when you have the right gear. And with this in mind, we thought we would share with you our current top 5 favourite items of gear to have with us on our camping trips. All of this gear is made by Petromax, a company known for its wide range of high quality products and accessories for outdoor cooking and food preparation. From grills and cooking plates to Dutch ovens and skillets, Petromax provides everything that you might need for cooking outside. A great aspect of the product range is that it has all been designed to work together so that different products can be combined with each other to provide a wide range of cooking options.
For example, we love using the Atago as a heat source for cooking on a griddle suspended from the Petromax Cooking Tripod , but the Atago itself is an unrivalled all-in-one tool that can be used as a conventional barbecue, a stove, an oven, and a fire pit and used with charcoal briquettes or firewood. The Petromax Atago can also be used in combination with a Dutch oven or a wok. Because the wok or the Dutch oven placed on top of the Atago is completely surrounded by stainless steel, the heat yield is very high, the Atago also comes with a grilling grate, which serves to transform it into a conventional barbecue. Regular readers of the magazine will have seen the TURAS team preparing many a delicious meal over a Petromax Setup and we love these products so much that we have created our own permanent Petromax camp kitchen.
The Petromax Perkomax is ideal to prepare an aromatic tea or coffee without much effort. The unique percolator principle gives coffee and tea a delicious flavour. The Perkomax is suitable for outdoor and indoor use, It can be used on a barbecue and over a campfire, as well as on a cooking plate, a ceramic glass cooktop and an induction cooker. The Perkomax can prepare up to nine cups of tea or coffee at a time. The preparation time varies depending on the temperature of the heat source and the quantity of water.
When heated up, the water rises to the top through a small tube thanks to the ingenious percolator principle. The longer the water circulates, the stronger the tea or coffee becomes. This unique principle releases the finest tea and coffee flavours. You can thus prepare an aromatic, full-bodied coffee at home or during a camping trip or any other outdoor activity.
COOKING TRIPOD AND DUTCH OVEN
With the Petromax Cooking Tripod, everyone will enjoy a great outdoor cooking experience. It can be easily and safely hung up a barbecue grate as well as a Petromax Dutch Oven. Due to its variable chain the distance between Dutch Oven or kettle and the fire can be easily altered at any time. The bevelled feet make sure that the tripod remains robust and safe on all kinds of surfaces. Each foot is continuously height-adjustable to keep the tripod evenly balanced in case of uneven ground. The tripod can be used with a Dutch Oven, hanging skillet/firebowl and you can also hang your Perkomax here to make a nice campfire coffee.
The Petromax Atago is an unrivalled all-rounder that can be used as a conventional barbecue, stove, oven and fire pit with charcoal briquettes or firewood. With its four basic functions, numerous preparation procedures and cooking methods are possible.
The Petromax Atago can be used in combination with a Petromax Dutch Oven or a Griddle and Firebowl. One simply has to place the cast iron cookware on the briquettes of the Atago, the Atago comes with a grilling grate, which transforms it into a conventional barbecue.
Without the grilling grate, the Atago can be used as a fire pit or in combination with the Petromax Percolator or Tea Kettle for preparing hot beverages.