With campfires banned in so many beloved backcountry spots, a decent fry pan becomes essential for cooking the important essentials like eggs and fish. Evernew’s frying pan comes through on all counts, and can pull double duty as a lid for my cookpot, or as a shallow double boiler. I slap a little butter (or ghee, which is more shelf-stable) and a side of freshly-caught trout in this pan and get a great result without breaking any backcountry fire regulations. The nonstick coating is a silicon-ceramic variety, and I experienced little stickage on a 7-night outing in Wyoming’s Wind Rivers. (Note: as with all titanium cookware heat dispersion is not great so be diligent while frying).
Companion Stocking Stuffer
GSI’s mini spatula is a must-have item in any hiking gourmand’s kitchen. The nylon material resists melting even at higher heat, the flat blade on the bottom prevents food from sticking, and the grooves on the underside of the handle keep it from slipping into your dinner while you cook.