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Essential Campfire Cooking Gear

Old Campfire Coffee Pots
Old Campfire Coffee Pot

A Good Heavy-Duty Coffee Pot
If you use a campfire for cooking, – a good campfire coffee pot is a must-have.

Even if you use a camp stove to do most of your camp cooking, having a coffee pot that can stand up to an open flame, (campfire), will become a part of your experience.

Is this your coffee pot?

These might not win any beauty contests, – but you can see they are veterans of campfire use.

Old Teakettle and Camp Coffee Pot
Coffee Pot and Kettle
Old Teakettle and Camp Coffee Pot
Campfire Tea Kettle

If you know that you will never be using a campfire to heat your coffee pot, then all you need is one with a side handle. But otherwise, you should consider one that also has a wire bail-type handle on the top.

Old Campfire Coffee Pots
*Click the image to see this coffee pot on Amazon.com

Not only does it give you more control to hold the pot by the bail, and use the side handle to pour, but the bail also gives you the flexibility to hang the coffee pot over the fire instead of just being able to set it in coals or on your cooking grate.

If you’re not sure what type you want or need, think about these questions:

  • Will you be using it on a campfire or camp stove – almost any coffee pot will work on a camp stove, but not all coffee pots will work well with campfire use, for instance; plastic handles are a hazard on a coffee pot on a campfire.
  • How will you brew your coffee, – cowboy-style with the grounds tossed in, or percolator-basket style? (a percolator is the worst way to make good coffee)
  • What size do you need – if it is only for coffee, (and not for a large group), then a 9-cup would be fine, but if you plan on using it to heat hot water for other uses, or for a large group, then consider a larger 20-cup size. (you can still brew any amount you want.)

A campfire coffee pot can always be used on a camp stove, but not all camp stove coffee pots will be safe to use on a campfire. A pot with a metal side handle or a top wire bail handle is recommended.

Where to get them, and how much to pay:

  • It may not be your ‘cup of tea’, but you can frequently find coffee pots suitable for camp use at garage and yard sales, or flea markets. Usually for $1 – $5.
  • You might find enamel camp stove-type coffee pots in department stores, but other than that your best bet is a camping supply store or online.
  • You can spend $50 buying a “Cadillac-version” enameled/speckled pot, but typically a reasonable range would be $13 – $25.

A Tip and a Note: Most campers know about the tip to coat the exterior of your coffee pot with liquid dish soap, and the soot and black stuff from campfire use will wash right off, – and it’s true, it works.

Here are several choices to give you an idea of what’s available:
** I highly recommend Amazon.com for camping supplies. Their prices are usually lower than our local camping stores, the free standard 3-5 day shipping is almost always faster than that, and their return policy is even better than Walmart’s.

Coleman 9-cup camping coffee pot

Coleman gear has been camp tested for years, and it works. This is a light-weight 9-cup aluminum coffee pot with all the right features, and it’s only around $13
Coleman 9-cup Aluminum Camp Coffee Pot

Stansport Aluminum 20 Cup Percolator Coffee Pot

Stansport has good camping gear too! This one would be my choice, because of its capacity, and it’s only about $4 more than the Coleman above.
Stansport 20-Cup Percolator Camp Coffee Pot

Stansport Aluminum 20 Cup Percolator Coffee Pot

This Graniteware model is a nice choice too! At around $20. But it’s a coffee boiler, not a percolator, which is fine for cowboy-style coffee.
Graniteware 3 Quart Coffee Boiler

Gus Tip:
Five Gold Star Camping Tip

Folger’s single-serve coffee bags are an easy way to make a great-tasting cup of coffee with very little effort. Just don’t use more than 6oz. of water per bag, or use 2 bags for mugs.

Amazon.com is my usual camping supply and equipment source, it is highly recommended. When an item needs to be checked out first, I go to a “brick and mortar” store, but unless they have an unbeatable sale, my orders go to Amazon. See ALL Camp Coffee Pots on Amazon


Here are a few more pieces of camping gear you might be interested in:

Even if you are not interested in buying now, they will give you an idea of the choices you have and the prices you can expect.


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