One of the things that went first was the sets of steel cups, that look great and work fine, but do demand a lot of space and weight. A product that recently cropped up, revolutionizing the way I camp and eat is the Finland-based company Kupilka. Kupilka specializes in producing outdoor dishes, cutlery and knives that are made out of their own biomaterial, that feels and acts a lot like plastic, but is environmentally safe and responsible. Their products are durable and quite hard for being made in such a way, which took me by surprise at first.
The Kupilka 37 is a 2-in-1 drinking vessel that is a hybrid between a soup cup and a tea cup, which makes it a fantastic all-in-1 sort of dish, which allows me to literally carry just one, instead of multiple items. The Kupilka line can withstand boiling hot water, as well as sub-zero temperatures (down to -30C), and can be washed by hand in the wild or even in dishwashers at home. They are very lightweight, compared to their steel and ceramic counterparts, and come finished with its own stylish marbling design, which is natural to the process, rather than added as a coating after production. Overall, I found the Kupilka line for outdoor dishware and cutlery to be the perfect fix for my weight issues. But even more important is the fact that Kupilka managed to create a biological plastic, which I hope catches on worldwide.
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Article written & Photo by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen