Tips to make a windscreen for your cooking gear when backpacking

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So you want to go out camping and need a good shelter for your cooking gear? We have been there, done it with the wrong and right materials and want to tell you something about it. Whenever you go and make a windscreen for your cooking gear, you should never use materials like cardboard, paper or plastic materials. These materials are not strong enough to hold the wind from picking up your stuff and that you’re fire to cook catches fire. There is even a story of a man who used a cardboard as a windscreen in Spain last year; the whole camping burned down because of the cardboard catching fire.

We explained how to not go with a windscreen; so which materials should you use to make sure you have a good solid windscreen? The answer is steel or aluminium. This is strong enough to not catch the wind and will never catch fire. Some windscreens of these materials are starting at $1. Some great tips about this can be found here. However let’s explain how these materials will last; they are easy to carry around since a windscreen is never heavy. They are also foldable when you use them and will easily fit in any regular size backpack. Because of this, you can take it with your cooking gear in just one small corner of your backpack, on the bottom or on top. Always remember ; safety first! When you like camping in the mountains it is even more important to brig a windscreen for your cooking gear. The most beautiful spots can be taken in the mountains to cook; but remember, wind is more suffere on a mountain!

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