Toque’s Tool Kit
Even a talented chef can do only so much with a Swiss Army Knife. Pack the MSR Alpine Deluxe Kitchen Set (pictured, $55, Msrgear.com) and you can slice, stir and season like Mario or Bobby. Plus, the corkscrew ensures that everyone else can enjoy a glass of wine while you toil.
Having a cold brewski or a chilly Pepsi post-rock-climbing sounds great at day’s end. But having a bottle break in your pack and soak your sleeping bag sounds positively hellish. The insulated Carbonated Drink Bottle ($20, Stanley-pmi.com) keeps bubbly beverages carbonated, frosty and safe.