What is a lid lifter?

Camp Oven Lid Lifters are a must-have tool that allows you to pick up your hot camp oven lid without burning your fingers.

The commercially made ones come in all different styles, but they all achieve the same goal. Also, there are many different things you could also use as a lid lifter.

You can pick one up at most camping stores, or you can even buy them online.

Types of Lid Lifters

  • Standard Lid Lifter

    The standard lid lifter is the most common commercial made lid lifter and readily available from most camping stores, it also offers better stability when lifting the camp oven lid.

  • Tent Pegs

    A tent peg can be used as a lid lifter, especially if you’ve forgotten to pack your lid lifter. However, tent pegs offer no stability when trying to lift a camp oven lid.

  • Fencing Wire

    If you forgot your lid lifter, then a lid lifter bent out of wire will save the day. However, i would not recommend it as a regular solution.

  • Stick

    Although not my first choice, and if I forgot to pack my proper lid lifter, a stick would stop me from burning my fingers, so it’s an option.

  • Welding Gloves

    A pair of welding gloves are great; they allow you to handle your hot camp oven and should be included in your kit anyway.

  • Multi-Tool

    A multi-tool can be used to lift the lid on a camp oven, but it will bring your hand really close to the coals.