Gear Showcase: September, 2023

Photo By: Overland Cookery

There’s just something about a meal that takes place in the backcountry. Whether alone or with friends, the simplest of dishes or a feast you’ll never forget, everything just tastes better after a long day on the trail. This month, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pieces of kit that can help you create delicious memories on your next overland adventure.

CoolerClips — Cooler Accessories

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Photo by Cooler Clips

CoolerClips is the perfect cooler accessory to join you on your next outdoor adventure. They are handmade accessories, cupholders, table boards, and rod holders that attach to hard and soft coolers. They fit on all the major brands, Yeti, RTIC, Orca to Igloo, etc., made from durable HDPE material, which is used throughout the marine industry. Making them compatible with food, UV resistant, and practically indestructible like your cooler.  

The cupholders come in two sizes: either three cups for smaller coolers or four cups for larger coolers. They are designed to handle V-shaped cups/tumblers. You have the option to add webbing to hold cans and bottles of water. All cupholders also have wine glass slots to hold two wine glasses. Tableboards are sized the same. Rod holders feature two or four-rod setups again based on the size of your cooler.   

The “C” clip slides into the tie-down hole on the cooler, allowing the accessory to simply slide on. With the unique U-shaped design, you can still load a tie-down strap with the clip in place. For Softcoolers, we provide V brackets that slide into the Molle webbing to provide an anchor point for the C clip. You can either do single decks, one accessory, or double decks, two accessories. When it’s time to leave, simply throw them back in the cooler, and you are off to your next destination. 

MSRP: $49

Dirt Road Tools — The Road Grill

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Photo by Dirt Road Tools

Photo by Dirt Road Tools

Dirt Road Tools, a new outdoor gear company, is launching its first product, the Road Grill. The Road Grill is a portable and collapsible fire pit that features a variety of innovative design elements that make it the perfect choice for camping, tailgating, and other outdoor activities. The fire pit is made from durable aluminum and features a non-toxic Cerakote finish that protects it from high temperatures and corrosion. 

The stainless-steel fire pit base is adjustable, so you can raise or lower it to get the perfect heat. It is easy to set up and take down. When folded, the fire pit measures just 18x16x4 inches. Everything comes with a durable carrying case, making it easy to transport. The Road Grill currently has two cooking attachments available: a stainless-steel grill and a pre-seasoned carbon steel griddle. Both have removable handles that make them easy to use and store. 

Multiple attachments can be used at once, and they can all raise, lower, or rotate out of the way when needed. Dirt Road Tools is working hard to finalize the engineering prior to production, which is being done in Arlington, Washington. Pre-order today to get $100 off your Road Grill.  

MSRP: Starting at $100

Dryad Cookery — Kitchen Tools

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Photo by Dryad Cookery

Photo by Dryad Cookery

The wilderness is unforgiving. It demands resilience, adaptability, and a touch of finesse. When it comes to outdoor cooking, the tools you choose can make the difference between a memorable feast and a forgettable fiasco. Dryad Cookery’s spatulas and tongs are crafted from titanium and G-10. These aren’t just tools; they’re a statement of intent, a commitment to culinary excellence even in the harshest of environments.

Titanium is often hailed as a wonder material, and for good reason. Boasting the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal, it’s incredibly durable without being cumbersome. For the outdoor chef, this means a spatula or pair of tongs that can withstand the rigors of open-flame cooking, accidental drops, and the occasional over-enthusiastic steak flip, all while being light enough to pack alongside your other overland essentials.

But the benefits of titanium don’t stop at its strength. It’s also remarkably resistant to corrosion, even in saltwater environments. So whether you’re grilling by the beach or simmering a stew high in the mountains, your tools will remain pristine. Plus, titanium doesn’t react with food, ensuring that your dishes remain untainted by metallic tastes.

While titanium might steal the limelight, G-10 is the unsung hero in Dryad Cookery’s lineup. A high-pressure fiberglass laminate, G-10 is known for its incredible toughness, resistance to moisture, and insulating properties. In layman’s terms? It’s virtually indestructible. For handles, this means a grip that won’t warp, crack, or become slippery, no matter the conditions. The textured finish ensures a secure grip, which is crucial when you’re handling hot food or cooking over an open flame.

What truly sets Dryad Cookery’s tools apart is the synergy between titanium and G-10. Together, they create a product that’s more than the sum of its parts. The lightweight strength of titanium combined with the rugged durability of G-10 results in tools that are perfectly balanced, both in terms of weight and performance. Overland cooking is as much about the journey as it is about the destination. It’s about embracing the challenges of nature and turning them into opportunities. With Dryad

Cookery’s titanium and G-10 spatulas and tongs, you’re not just equipped to face these challenges; you’re poised to master them. For the discerning overland chef, there’s simply no better choice.

MSRP: Starting at $45

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Ironman 4×4 — Kitchen Kit

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Photo by Ironman 4×4

Photo by Ironman 4×4

With four sets of utensils as well as all the necessary accessories to cook up a storm, this mess kit is an essential part of any camping adventure. The utensils in the kit are constructed from stainless steel, and the cutlery and utensils are dishwasher-safe and resistant to rust. Keep your utensils and cooking supplies organized with the included foldable storage roll. Compact and easy to stow away for all outdoor activities and overland adventures. Use the included carabiner clips to hang this anywhere around the campsite. This camping kitchen kit comes with all the necessary tools to equip four individuals with forks, knives, and spoons, as well as all the other nice-to-have cooking accessories. The Kitchen Kit includes forks, knives, spoons, a cutting board, tongs, a spatula, and more. 

MSRP: $75

Overland Cookery — Chef Services and Cookbook for Vehicle-Based Adventure Travel

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Photo by Overland Cookery

Photo by Overland Cookery

Photo by Overland Cookery

Established by author and chef Jason Schaub in 2017, Overland Cookery offers industry-leading remote destination dining services for expeditions traveling earth’s most rugged terrain. From corporate media events to private parties, Overland Cookery curates unparalleled wilderness dining experiences in the world’s most magnificent locations.  

Dream of hosting a wedding at Alstrom Point or launching a product with automotive journalists on the Mojave Road? Overland Cookery’s expertise ensures you and your guests will be treated to world-class food in the most extremes of terrain.  

In addition to his private chef services, Jason has authored a cookbook under the same name, Overland Cookery, detailing the logistics and rationales underlying vehicle-based adventure travel meal planning.  

Chef Jason, who holds a Master’s of Public Health Nutrition, was frustrated with the lack of a robust method for meal planning overland adventures. So, tired of re-inventing the wheel on every trip, he decided to create one.  

Now in its second edition, the Overland Cookery cookbook provides readers with everything they need to prepare excellent meals while overlanding. The cookbook is designed to take readers away from what Jason refers to as “standard camping fare,” uninspiring meals often overly reliant on processed foods high in sodium and saturated fats. A dash of foresight in the planning stages of the trip while utilizing Overland Cookery’s meal-planning methods opens the door to tremendous gains in creative menu development when out on the trail.  

The Overland Cookery cookbook utilizes a novel ingredient-perishability ranking system based on USDA and FDA standards, enabling readers to plan meals up to two weeks in advance without having perishable food go bad in either dry or cold storage.  

MSRP: $70

SKOTTI — SKOTTI Grill

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Photo by Skotti Grill

Photo by Skotti Grill

SKOTTI Grill is a versatile, powerful & portable gas grill that redefines the concept of outdoor cooking. With its exceptional features and benefits, it’s the perfect cooking tool for adventurers, hikers, campers, and anyone seeking an unforgettable grilling experience. 

SKOTTI Grill is completely collapsible: It is made out of 9 separate stainless steel pieces that pack flat into the tarp bag that comes with the grill. In combination with its light weight of only 6.6 lbs, this makes the SKOTTI Grill a perfect portable gas grill for any outdoor adventure – use it as a camping grill, take it with you on a fishing trip, or simply make a quick BBQ in your backyard after work – the possibilities are endless! 

You might think that its multiple parts make it hard to set up, but you couldn’t be more mistaken! After a few times trying, you’ll be able to set it up in less than a minute. Fire up the grill, and you’ll be ready to go in another two minutes, allowing you to spend more time enjoying your favorite outdoor activities. Whether you’re on a hiking trip or embarking on other adventures, this swift setup ensures you won’t miss a beat. 

While the SKOTTI Grill is a gas grill, it is not just limited to one fuel source. While it excels as a gas grill, it can easily be used with charcoal or wood. For that, simply leave out the burner pipe and radiation plate, fill the bottom of the grill with some dirt or sand, and fill it up with charcoal or wood. 

We understand the importance of easy maintenance, which is why the SKOTTI Grill is a breeze to clean. All nine individual parts are dishwasher-safe, ensuring a thorough and convenient cleaning process. Say goodbye to the hassle of scrubbing and let the dishwasher do the work, providing you with more time to relish your outdoor experiences. 

Don’t let its compact size fool you; the SKOTTI Grill packs a powerful punch. With an impressive 8500 BTU/h, this portable gas grill ensures you achieve exceptional outdoor grilling results. 

Embrace the spirit of adventure with the SKOTTI Grill, the ultimate companion for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re on a thrilling hike, camping in the wilderness, fishing by the lake, car camping with friends, exploring in an RV, or tailgating before the big game, the SKOTTI Grill will make your experience worthwhile…so get ready to savor delicious meals in the great outdoors with this remarkable portable gas grill! 

MSRP: $189

Tembo Tusk — Ultimate Skottle Grill Kit 

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Photo by Tembo Tusk

Photo by Tembo Tusk

The Ultimate Skottle Grill Kit includes all of the most important TemboTusk accessories in one place. TemboTusk created this kit for your convenience and to showcase just how useful each item in the kit is. There is no need to hunt around the website looking for everything you need. Only the most important items and accessories are included with the Ultimate Skottle Kit. 

Now, what exactly is included in the Ultimate Skottle Grill Kit? TemboTusk packs it with everything you could possibly need for your cooking adventures outdoors. A Skottle grill, Kovea burner, gas adapter, adjustable legs, and carry bag are the stars of the show. The kit also contains a stainless steel lid, steam tray, wind guard, and bamboo leg table. In addition, TemboTusk provides you with a free Buzzy Waxx tin, a wooden spatula, and a cast iron plastic scraper. The grill is fabricated in the USA and comes pre-seasoned, so it can be used immediately. 

Jerry L’Ecuyer founded Tembo Tusk in 2010 because he could not find what he needed in the market. Inspired by the South African roots of his wife, Jerry released his first product and entered the overlanding world. Most of the products TemboTusk makes are born into existence because Jerry personally needed them in his overland and off-road vehicle. In 2015 TemboTusk introduced the Skottle Grill to the American market. The “Skottle” means shallow dish in Afrikaans and is the main cooking appliance for South African campers in the bush. After its launch by TemboTusk, the Skottle Grill took off and was accepted by the overland public as their “go-to” for cooking while camping. TemboTusk manufactures robust, durable, American-made gear because they don’t like to buy the same gear twice. Their gear is designed to last a lifetime or more, and if it doesn’t, they will replace it.  

The TemboTusk Skottle can be used to cook anything, anywhere, anytime. You could be camping, tailgating at a game, or even at home! Some of the most popular foods to cook on the Skottle include cinnamon rolls, tacos, popcorn, and stir fry. Another TemboTusk fan favorite is any kind of meat. The Skottle has seen steak, fish, sausage, chicken, lamb, and so much more! Even vegetarians enjoy using the Skottle and cooking up deliciously seasoned vegetables. There’s nothing better than being able to enjoy a hot meal from a mountaintop, the side of a dirt road, or your own backyard. TemboTusk encourages you to get out of the kitchen and into the great outdoors, where there is so much more to explore! 

MSRP: $595

Xpedition Trailers — Voyager Kitchen

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Photo by Xpedition Trailer

Photo by Xpedition Trailer

There’s no better camp kitchen than the Xpedition Trailers Voyager kitchen. It’s designed, engineered, tested & built in the USA. For the outdoor adventurer who loves to cook, this kitchen-on-wheels has it all. The Voyager’s kitchen can be arranged in multiple configurations to provide as much or as little room to work as you need. Just need to grab things from the fridge and make a quick sandwich? The Voyager Kitchen has you covered with the fridge/freezer drop-down countertop. If you need all hands on deck to make an epic post-adventure meal, the three prep areas provide room for everyone without feeling on top of one another, so the whole gang can get in there and help.    

The Voyager’s gourmet galley-style kitchen, the largest in the teardrop industry, features a dual-burner stove with wind guard, fold-away lidded sink with hot & cold water, spacious cabinetry, an oversized drawer with cutting board, a large stainless-steel countertop, open shelving, and organizers for all your spices, tableware & kitchen tools. The kitchen pantry snack cabinet was thoughtfully designed with three different access points. 

In addition to all the space and features you could need, tack on the state-of-the-art REDARC RedVision® Power Management System, and you’ll find yourself extending those road trips longer & longer. Manage your trailer’s power, easily monitor your power & water levels, and control all your circuits & lighting with a tap of the finger on the REDARC® mobile app.  

And the best part? You can take the Voyager just about anywhere you want to go! The Voyager was built for those off-grid trails – with its customized in-house engineered X-Ride Suspension, off-road tires, rugged structure, and 4-season capabilities, and with a base dry weight of only 2,600 lbs, there really are no limits to where your adventures can take you. Plus, with its all-aluminum riveted construction, along with superior quality components, the Voyager will keep you living that overlanding life longer.  

MSRP: Starting at $51,700

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