This week my family and I began planning our first camping trip of the year. Our youngest just turned 4 and we finally feel like we can tackle true hike-in tent camping.
In our house, if everyone isn’t fed no one has a good time so my first order is business is food.   GSI sent us the Pinnacle Camber set and frankly, it’s the perfect set for a small family of 4.

This amazing pinnacle camper is a nesting camping set that combines a frypan, 4 mugs, 4 bowls, 4 plates a 2-liter pot, a 3-liter pot with an integrated strainer into a 9×5.8 inch 3lb. 10oz. package. The kit comes with a nice carrying case and fits easily in the bottom of my Osprey backpack.

 

 

 

The strainer in the lid is useful and there is plenty of storage on the inside of at least three of the bowls/cups for spices, matches and extra gear the fold-able handle takes up one and it would be nice to have two of these. The case which doubles as a sink/water carrying device is nice also great to hang up in your tent to hold the set and keep it off the ground

Each of the cups has an internal sleeve that allows it to store coffee, spices or other ingredients which slide out to give you a mug/cup for drinking.  We ended up not using it for ingredients and instead used the outside sleeves as bowls for soup.

I also have a sample of the new GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Microlite 500 mug.  The mug claims it will keep beverages hot or cold for up to 8 hours.  I tested this on a hike up our local trail this morning and found that even though the outside was warm to the touch my water was still ice cold after 6 1/2 hours hanging off my backpack.

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