Below are the items that make up my tiny travel kitchen. I love these so much. I update these as necessary, so please check back for any changes. XO
Water Purifier | SteriPen Ultra UV
I don't mess around with water anymore, as I've been too sick from water that was supposedly safe. I'm so grateful for this SteriPen Ultra UV Water Purifier because it's "proven to be safe and effective, eliminating over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa that cause water-borne illness." This means I don't have to buy bottled water (eliminating plastic waste), nor haul my own water, most of the time. It's also much smaller than my old filter, so it easily fits in my Pacsafe/Travelon.
Tiny Travel Can Opener | No Sharp Edges
We once had two options for a travel can opener: an exposed blade that could cut your finger off or a household can opener too heavy to lug around. Now there's this. It doesn't hurt my hand while twisting. It leaves no sharp edges behind. It's tiny, but still comfy. I find it a must have on road trips, in hotels, Airbnbs, boats...everywhere.
Mini Tongs | Silicone
These are adorable, small, lightweight, and they have a ring that holds them closed when not in use. These make it easy to pick up food or toss food together. They are quick to clean and a fun treat to have on hand. I love them! BONUS: when it's cheaper to purchase these in multiples, the extras can be perfect gifts for others.
Immersion Heater | for Hot Water Nearly Anywhere
I find one of the easiest ways to enjoy quick/economical nourishment (and warm/wake oneself up) is to heat water for tea, coffee, veggie broth, hot cereal, etc. Since lodging facilities don’t always have cooking appliances in rooms, and since I don't want to have to always head out somewhere to eat, I think it’s invaluable to carry an immersion heater.
Hibiscus | Tea*
Hibiscus tea makes it easy for me to consume the antioxidant levels that I should consume throughout each day. Mixed with matcha tea and a chunk of fresh ginger, it tastes amazing (no sweetener needed). It's not always easy to find in stores, though, so tossing a box in my luggage gives me a two week supply. *Is hibiscus tea one of the healthiest teas? | How should we protect our teeth from tea?
Mug + Pot + Bowl | to Drink, Cook, or Carry Food
This lightweight cup/pot/bowl does it all. It's an invaluable little mixing bowl, can cook a meal, plus store food in the fridge, freezer or day pack, and be used to drink beverages. The handle makes it possible to hook on your pack. BONUS: when packed, it stores my tea above.