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Ultraportable cook system turns campfires into backcountry kitchens

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Wolf and Grizzly continues growing its line of campfire cooking gear with the new Cook System
Wolf and Grizzly continues growing its line of campfire cooking gear with the new Cook System
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Wolf and Grizzly continues growing its line of campfire cooking gear with the new Cook System
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Wolf and Grizzly continues growing its line of campfire cooking gear with the new Cook System
Wolf and Grizzly gives backcountry explorers some light, packable cooking options
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Wolf and Grizzly gives backcountry explorers some light, packable cooking options
The components of the Cook Set nest together for easy packing
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The components of the Cook Set nest together for easy packing
The full Cook Set, from left: pot lid, pot, hibachi grate, griddle, cutting board, fold-up rail hanger insert, pot grabber
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The full Cook Set, from left: pot lid, pot, hibachi grate, griddle, cutting board, fold-up rail hanger insert, pot grabber
Instead of just a grill, the new Cook System lets camp chefs use two different styles of cookware/surfaces at once
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Instead of just a grill, the new Cook System lets camp chefs use two different styles of cookware/surfaces at once
Wolf and Grizzly is offering several different Cook System configurations on Kickstarter starting Aug. 26
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Wolf and Grizzly is offering several different Cook System configurations on Kickstarter starting Aug. 26
By getting the fire off the ground, the Fire Safe is a good start to leaving less mess behind
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By getting the fire off the ground, the Fire Safe is a good start to leaving less mess behind
With its simple folding hardware and drop-into-place design, the Wolf and Grizzly Cook System gets you cooking quickly
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With its simple folding hardware and drop-into-place design, the Wolf and Grizzly Cook System gets you cooking quickly
The hibachi grate lets you cook directly over the coals
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The hibachi grate lets you cook directly over the coals
Cook stews, soups, chilis and other foods in the 2L pot
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Cook stews, soups, chilis and other foods in the 2L pot
The standard Grill also comes with the full Cook System — the grate unclips and rolls up for travel, while the stand collapses via its folding design
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The standard Grill also comes with the full Cook System — the grate unclips and rolls up for travel, while the stand collapses via its folding design
The Wolf and Grizzly Fire Safe works seamlessly with the Grill for cooking, then folds down to envelope size
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The Wolf and Grizzly Fire Safe works seamlessly with the Grill for cooking, then folds down to envelope size
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With its original lightweight, collapsible Grill and folding Fire Safe, Wolf and Grizzly already offers some of the most portable, lightweight campfire cooking gear out there. Now it's launching something a little more comprehensive. Its new Cook System combines those old favorites with the cookware and tools campers need to prepare a meal. Optimized for light-vehicle adventures, the system is portable enough to take into the deepest reaches of the backcountry and complete enough to serve as a mini-kitchen for dishing out sumptuous meals that go much further than just restocking calories.

Wolf and Grizzly aim the Cook System at car campers and overlanders looking to save space over carrying heavy, residential-size cooking gear as well as lighter-traveling explorers like bikepackers and packrafters. Its multi-piece design makes it easy to pack exactly what you need for the trip and split components between multiple people to spread the weight.

The Wolf and Grizzly Fire Safe works seamlessly with the Grill for cooking, then folds down to envelope size
The Wolf and Grizzly Fire Safe works seamlessly with the Grill for cooking, then folds down to envelope size

W & G starts off with two familiar pieces of kit: its collapsible Fire Safe fire pan, which packs down to envelope size, and its height-adjustable collapsible Grill. The Grill still includes the rollable grate that makes for a super-packable live-fire cooktop, but it also works with a new attachable rail system that comes with the all-new Cook Set. The suspended rails hold the three pieces of cookware also included in the set: a hibachi grill, griddle and 2-L pot. Each of those cooking options is half the width of the rail frame, so cooks can pair any two together for simultaneous use over top the wood or charcoal fire below.

Cook stews, soups, chilis and other foods in the 2L pot
Cook stews, soups, chilis and other foods in the 2L pot

During travel, all three stainless steel Cook Set components nest together, along with an included bamboo cutting board, creating a compact package that's easy to store in or on a small or loaded vehicle. Also included in the set is a hot-pot gripper. The Fire Safe and Grill both pack individually into their separate carry cases. Wolf and Grizzly lists Cook Set weight at 3.6 lb (1.7 kg), Fire Safe weight at 2 lb (0.9 kg) and Grill weight at 2.2 lb (1 kg), for a total of 7.8 lb (3.5 kg) spread among the three packages.

The components of the Cook Set nest together for easy packing
The components of the Cook Set nest together for easy packing

Beyond serving as a packable all-in-one cooking solution, the Cook System is also designed to promote more "no trace" camping practices. "For too long, campsites have looked like grill graveyards," explains George Rizkalla, Wolf and Grizzly founder and CEO. "The world is ready for a compact solution that takes adventurers from campfire to fire-cooked meal, without leaving a mess behind."

Rizkalla isn't exaggerating. Both organized campgrounds and makeshift backcountry sites are often scarred by campfire remnants left to pile up and blow around in the wind. Coals, charred logs and unburned garbage pollute the landscape and make things unsightly for the next set of visitors. Wolf and Grizzly's collapsible fire pit (and others like it) will hopefully encourage users to pack their fire/cooking remnants out and keep campsites cleaner.

Wolf and Grizzly gives backcountry explorers some light, packable cooking options
Wolf and Grizzly gives backcountry explorers some light, packable cooking options

Wolf and Grizzly is raising money on Kickstarter offering various levels of Cook System kits. The full package with Grill, Fire Safe, Cook Set and accompanying accessories is available for a pledge of $269, the Cook Set plus Grill (no Fire Safe) for $179 and the Cook Set alone for $129. All packages include the corresponding carry cases. Existing Wolf and Grizzly Grill owners can use the Cook Set with their grill frames, so they need not buy a full set. Plans call for deliveries to begin in March 2021.

Source: Wolf and Grizzly

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A stove top does not a kitchen make.
ljaques
GLAMPERS will love those. (They're the only people who can afford the kits.) I like the idea of the bread pan for my BOB.