Enjoying fresh, hot baked bread on the trail always was a dream of mine. However, most ovens for baking in the outdoors are quite heavy and bulky. So when I found the Outback Oven Ultralight on Amazon, I decided to give it a go and have added it to my camp kitchen gear list. I actually bought one four years ago and since then have tested it on various car camping and hiking trips.
What is Outback Oven?
Sold by Backpacker’s Pantry, Outback Oven is a portable convection oven for baking in a backcountry. The kit consists of an 10” pot parka (convection dome), riser bar, scorch buster, reflector collar (I’ve never used it with remote canister backpacking stove) and a thermometer. It’s designed to work with your own cook set (pan plus lid), which can be of 10” in diameter or less.
I found that pan from Trangia Cooking Set (400246) ideally fit with Ultralight Outback Oven.
Outback Oven Ultralight is a great device for bringing variety into your backcountry cooking. With a little practice, you can make delicious pizzas, pies, cakes, lasagnas or casseroles – anything you bake at home. Outback Oven Ultralight is light enough (9.5oz) to carry over short distances and compact enough to fit inside a backpack.
Manufacturer: Backpacker’s Pantry
Average Price: 49.90 USD
Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 3 inches
Weight Listed: 9.5 oz/ 269g
Easy to set up and use
Low fuel consumption
Requires stoves with simmer function (ability to maintain a low flame);
The flame should be regulated very carefully. If the flame is too high, food will burn on the bottom; if a too low food will be undercooked.
Not for use with stoves that have burners mounted directly above their fuel source, oven heat may cause the fuel tank to pressurize over and rupture!
Do not use an Outback Oven with a windscreen that encloses fuel tank and stove together!
Car camping, gourmet backpacking, short hiking and canoe trips
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