3 Eating Outdoor Essentials from Mountain Warehouse

3 Eating Outdoor Essentials from Mountain Warehouse

As we are such a total novice at family camping, I didn’t really know what to bring with us. So I’ve ordered the 3 essentials from Mountain Warehouse. I think these will get us through our very first family camping trip at the Big Family Festivals.

3 essentials from Mountain Warehouse


1) Campingaz Portable Stove – £14.99


With its sturdy plastic case, the Campingaz Portable Gas Stove can be easily and safely transported and stored, while its integrated piezo ignition system is simple to use and extremely reliable. Featuring an easy clean fixed enamelled pan support for additional stability. It also features a cartridge safety locking system for correct and safe cartridge insertion every time. 

  • Enamelled pan support
  • Cartridge safety locking system
  • Carry case included
  • Piezo ignition
  • Power: 2,200W
  • Operates off: Campingaz® CP 250 cartridges
  • Runtime: up to 1hr 30min on Campingaz® CP 250 cartridge
  • Boil time: 5min 25sec
  • Weight: 2.5kg
  • Fits Pan Sizes: 12 – 26 cm (min./max.)

I know, I’ve said before I was going to do a fire camp style but with all the rain we had it was no fun, but luckily this stove saved the day! I mean, with all the heat it can generate. It was so nice and warm.

I bought the gas canisters separately from local Halfords Store. I bought 4 canisters for the price of 3, (£1 each). Thinking that we would need a canister a day, so I bought four just incase. But by the end of our trip, I had a closer look at the canister and it said 1 canister should last about 1 hour. But we had used about 1 and half canister for the whole trip! This is such a great value as we were using a lot of heat to keep ourselves warm.


2) Family Camping Cookset – Charcoal

– was £39.99 Save 55% Now £17.99

Eating Outdoor Tips For A More Memorable Family First Camping Trip

I found these are very useful and compact. They are designed in the hard anodised aluminium. There are two saucepans and universal lid which are lightweight and durable. With folding silicone handles that are stackable composition. This is great for packing and travelling with. The Family Camping Cookset is just what you need for some outdoor eating at camping, festivals and general outdoor use.


2) Family Picnic Set – Patterned

– was £59.99 Save 55% Now £26.99

Eating Outdoor Tips For A More Memorable Family First Camping Trip


  • Lightweight – Lightweight and durable, the holdall has a handy shoulder strap and carry handles
  • Dimensions – 49.5cm x 29cm x 30cm
  • Contents 
    • Twelve piece stainless steel cutlery set
    • Four plates
    • Four wine glasses
    • Knife
    • Cutting board
    • Salt & pepper shakers

I absolutely love this Family Picnic Set. It has got everything that you need. It is not just the clever designed that I admire, it is very colourful, stylish and practical too. The perfect way to go picnicking. It is lightweight, so there is no issue carrying this to your ‘spot’. There is also internal cooler compartment keeping your food and drink chilled as you go.

This gives the kids much exciting to a “real” picnic (lots of mummy’s points here) with a myriad of utensils and pockets, the Family Picnic Set is a great idea for family days out and camping trips too. I must admit after our little camping trip, my kids have also been playing cafe with them too. I would highly recommend this picnic set to all!


So I guess we have survived through our very first family camping trip ever at the Big Family Festivals despite the heavy rain. Hoorah!


Nevertheless, I kept thinking what I actually should be bringing – food wise- to make our first family camping trip a little bit more special and more memorable for the whole family to enjoy. I have therefore asked for some tips from my fellows bloggers. Check out what they’ve said here: Eating Outdoor Tips For A More Memorable Family First Camping Trip.


What do you think of our 3 Eating Outdoor Essentials from Mountain Warehouse? What other camping Eating Outdoor Essentials would you add to the list here? Do comment below, we love to hear it from you.


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3 Eating Outdoor Essentials from Mountain Warehouse

*Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. We received the 3 essentials from Mountain Warehouse in return for an honest review. All photos and opinions are of my own. Thank you Mountain Warehouse for helping us enjoy our first time family camping experience.


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Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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  1. 02/09/2017 / 4:56 pm

    Ooo I got my parents something very similar to the picnic set as they now have a caravan – I would say it was a hit! ☺ #snappedup

  2. 05/09/2017 / 12:56 pm

    This summer we did not camp and picknick enough outside, good ideas for next year. thanks. #explorerkids

  3. 06/09/2017 / 2:07 pm

    I am so not the camping type but I can remember my father using our camp stove and pots/ pans to cook up some very yummy dinners when he used to take us camping. These look fabulous.

    • 11/09/2017 / 11:26 am

      Neither is my O.H., but I’m so made him! lol! I think its best to camp when dry – we went thorough rain non-stop! It was not so fun. But fun in a muddy way. lol!

  4. 07/09/2017 / 5:19 am

    These look great, so lovely to get back to nature and enjoy eating outdoors #ExplorerKIds

  5. 08/09/2017 / 12:56 pm

    There is something so great about cooking and eating outside. I don’t think we managed enough of it this year

    • 11/09/2017 / 11:31 am

      I’d love to go camping more, but its just the weather – so unpredictable! lol! x

  6. We also use a Campingaz stove when we go camping, and I love it! My only gripe with picnic sets such as this and family outdoor cooking sets is that they’re all designed for 4 people max, which means they never suit our family. #ExplorerKids

    • 11/09/2017 / 11:35 am

      Campingaz stove are great aren’t they! I love it too! Oh yes, that is a little unconvenience, but I did pack extra plates and cutlery inside the bag too. Plus extra plastic cups at the side – just in case. 🙂 x

  7. 08/09/2017 / 10:45 pm

    Wow that picnic set is amazing! We have camped out int eh garden once this summer to give the kids an idea of what it is like but haven’t thought about camping cooking! #snappedup

    • 11/09/2017 / 11:39 am

      I know! It is so convenience for us and trendy to carry around too. These are the absolute basic for me and I find it works well. I hope the kids like camping in the garden and are now ready for the real thing. 🙂 x

  8. 09/09/2017 / 8:51 am

    I love that picnic set! It has everything you need! I would include camping stove, good utensils, warm clothes and a torch to the list too 🙂 #explorerkids

    • 11/09/2017 / 11:44 am

      Me too! Oh yes! Good call! I will be doing a review about our camping lamp soon – so keep an eye out. 🙂 We did make a mistake of not taking enough warm clothes as thinking – oh its summer – but then it was pouring down all the way through the weekend. lol! So typical! lol! x

  9. 10/09/2017 / 5:48 pm

    Oh wow these camping essentials from Mountain Warehouse look soooo well made! That portable stove is amazing. And I love the picnic set!!

  10. 10/09/2017 / 6:55 pm

    Ooh we have just started camping and are looking for a good camping stove and all the kit. I love the mountain warehouse shop, they have some amazing things at really good prices! These all look great!

    • 11/09/2017 / 11:51 am

      Yes, I would most certainly recommend this camping stove from mountain warehouse. It is so convenience. & Yes the price are great too. Have a browse they have so many great items and great prices too. 🙂 x

  11. 10/09/2017 / 9:00 pm

    We had our first family camping trip this year and now that we love it, we will be investing in all the gear! I love the look of the camping stove and that picnic set is fab!

    • 11/09/2017 / 11:56 am

      I hope you all had a great time. Yes, the camping stove and that picnic set is so convenience and works so well for us. 🙂 Let us know how you get on with your next adventures. We’d love to hear all about it. x

  12. 10/09/2017 / 9:51 pm

    I had no idea that a camping stove could be so cheap. I keep avoiding camping as I assume it is going to cost loads to kit us out but it doesn’t look as if it needs to be that way. Mich x

    • 11/09/2017 / 11:59 am

      I know! I thought the same too until I actually done some investigation. I’m so glad this is so useful to you. xx

  13. 11/09/2017 / 2:26 am

    Might have to start going camping again as we’ve had quite a long pause from it. Good idea about the heating though and I’m surprised the canister lasted that long

    • 11/09/2017 / 12:01 pm

      I was really really surprised how long the canister lasted too. Such a bonus!

  14. 11/09/2017 / 11:48 am

    That picnic set is amazing. You’ve inspired me… We need to go camping!! I’ve only ever been once before. I really enjoyed it though.

    • 11/09/2017 / 12:15 pm

      I know! It is such a great kit to have. I am so glad that I have inspired you. Do let us know how you got on. 🙂 xx

  15. 11/09/2017 / 11:52 am

    Well done on surviving your first camping trip, although I am not surprised with those fab Mountain Warehouse goodies. That stove looks brilliant and really good value for money. I also love your picnic hamper and I can’t get over the price of it – a bargain! Might have to go and have a snoop on their website now.

    • 11/09/2017 / 12:04 pm

      lol! Thank you so much Emma. I was quite surprised as well. lol! Yes, Mountain Warehouse have such most convenience items with such great price. I love my picnic hamper – it so trendy to carry around. 🙂 x

  16. 11/09/2017 / 12:18 pm

    These look fab. We have yet to go camping yet as a family but I am pretty sure we will. I love the picnic hamper – it beats my carrier bag of food!!

    • 11/09/2017 / 12:29 pm

      I love my picnic hamper too. You can pack so much things in it. 🙂 x

  17. 11/09/2017 / 5:49 pm

    I’m not a camper myself but my son goes with his dad so I will get him to have a look at these, they all seem really reasonable prices.

    • 12/09/2017 / 11:16 am

      Awww. that’s nice. Boys’s time. Yes, do have a look at these. They are such good price and value for money. 🙂

  18. 11/09/2017 / 9:37 pm

    Love that picnic set!! We need something like that although won’t be needing it until the warmer months now!

    • 11/09/2017 / 9:46 pm

      It’s great isn’t it. My kids now play cafe with them indoor. 🙂 Life indoor is never dull! lol! 😉 x

  19. 17/09/2017 / 10:44 am

    We had the same stove when we went camping for the first time. Its so simple to use would highly recommend. Unfortunately our pans did not do so well so we are now on a hunt for a new set. Will have to check these out!

    • 17/09/2017 / 3:00 pm

      Yes, it is very simple isn’t it. I like that it come with a portable case too. Hope you’ll find your perfect camp pan set. Mountain Warehouse does lots of lovely set there. Do go and have a look. 🙂 x

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