This complete nested cooking set lets you prepare and serve meals on camping trips without lugging along extra bags and weight.
I'm not a camping type of girl. It's just not my thing--I prefer to view nature from the windows of my hotel room. But some people really enjoy camping, and those people might appreciate what's offered in this "full-featured cook system" from MSR, a division of Cascade Designs.
The Flex 4 system is designed for groups of four or more (a smaller set is also available) and includes a 3.2 liter nonstick pot, a 5.3 liter hard anodized pot, two strainer lids, four plates, four mugs, and a pot handle.
But the brilliance of the set is in its nested design--the whole thing is just 6.25 inches high when it's put together. And it weighs less than 4 pounds, meaning you can carry it in your backpack while you hike up a mountain (although, again, I would personally never do such a thing).
The plates in the kit are actually deep dish bowls, which work equally well for soup or pasta. Or, ostensibly, the fresh boar you hunted and roasted.
It's a bit pricey--you can find it online for around $160--but my camping friends tell me that's what quality supplies cost.