Cook System By Wolf And Grizzly – Outdoor Cooking Re-imagined
Experienced outdoors-people know that wood smoke is the best seasoning on the planet. But cooking your food over a campfire can be troublesome – the required gear is bulky and heavy, and sometimes the fire you have to build is so big as to be damaging to the landscape. That’s why a new camping grill on Kickstarter grabbed our attention. The Cook System by Wolf and Grizzly is light, compact, and versatile. Just the thing you need for extended paddling trips, car camping, or fishing trips.
The beauty of this camping grill is its modularity.
Let’s start with the grill: the heart of the system. Wolf and Grizzly used 304 food-grade stainless steel on all of the Cook System’s components, grill included. The grill frame adjusts to 8 or 6 inches depending on your preference and situation, and can also lay flat if you want to bake something in the coals. If you want to rest a cast iron skillet on top of it, go for it: the grill can hold up to 30 pounds.
It packs down small as well, weighing just 2 pounds and measuring 16 x 1.5 x 15 inches in its collapsed state. And to keep things tidy, the grill comes with a micro-fiber cloth and a custom-designed cleaning tool.
The grill’s primary feature is a traditional grilling surface (a series of rods designed to hold objects above the flames) and features Wolf and Grizzly’s innovative railing system. The railing system interfaces with the Cook Set (see below) and allows you to push Cook Set elements back and forth across the rails to find (or avoid) hot spots. Very slick.
The Cook Set
The Cook Set is a wonder of nesting and modular functionality. It gives you a two-liter pot, griddle, and hibachi cooking surface, all of which slide onto the railing system (mentioned above) to help you complete virtually any camp cooking task you can dream up. Did we mention the bamboo chopping board? It nests down inside the pot along with everything else. If you need an elevated cutting surface, you can drop the cutting board into the hibachi, then slide the whole thing onto the railing system. Talk about elegance.
A lid with straining holes and a handle complete the package and a tiny but functional pot gripper. The whole kit weighs just 3.5 pounds.
The Fire Safe
You can set the grill (and associated Cook Set items) directly over a fire, of course. But if you are cooking in a wilderness area and want to minimize your impact, use the Fire Safe. It’s a stainless steel frame and insert that you can build a fire in, then set the grill on top. Just light your wood (or charcoal!), burn it down to coals, and grill away.
The Fire Safe packs down small, just like everything else in the Cook System. Once it’s folded up, it is less than an inch thick.
As a Kickstarter project, the Cook System by Wolf and Grizzly has three different tiers at which you can pledge. Tier 1 gets you the Cook Set only ($129), Tier 2 adds the grill to the package ($209), and Tier 3 includes the Fire Safe as well ($269).
Remaining supplies are limited, so if you are interested in this aesthetic, functional camping grill, we recommend making a purchase now.