4 Backcountry Uses for a Frisbee

June 30, 2015

Add this to your list of camping hacks. Sure, there are a zillion different solutions for backcountry plates and bowls. You can choose from a massive selection made from plastic, titanium, stainless steel, or even collapsible silicone. Or perhaps you prefer a lightweight plastic food container. Or maybe you just eat straight out of the pot and don’t carry any plate or bowl at all.

But one of my favorite solutions is a lightweight Frisbee, such as the Wham-O! Pro-Classic. Why? It’s like an oversized plate and bowl in one. As a big guy and big eater, I love its larger size. When I eat sloshy meals, the Frisbee’s upturned, vertical edges helps keep it contained. The larger size and shallow depth also helps boiling-hot food cool down quicker for more rapid consumption. Its diameter is big enough to rest on your lap for use as a cutting board. It slides easily into your pack for easy stowing. And, of course, you can actually use it to play Frisbee with your friends.

Sure, it’s not the lightest option out there (the Pro-Classic weighs in at 4.5 ounces), but it is without doubt one of the most fun solutions you can find for your dining needs.

Disc on!

Equipped is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.

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Equipped blogger Matt Heid is AMC's gear guru: He loves gear and he loves using it in the field. While researching several guidebooks, including AMC's Best Backpacking in New England, he has hiked thousands of miles across New England, California, and Alaska, among other wilderness destinations. He also cycles, climbs, and surfs.