Backpackers need to go trim and light on utensils, but car campers can use regular restaurant-style cooking utensils as weight (and size) are not a factor. Stainless tools clean up faster and will never rust, and full-size tools are best for barbequing on an open fire. A spatula (or two) is a minimum. A large spoon, ladle, and slotted spoon are also handy to have. If you’re cooking with cast-iron pots, consider using wooden utensils that won’t scratch the iron surfaces, which can cause them to rust.