Camping is an exciting experience that allows you to have a lot of fun and create memories that will last a lifetime, but it may also be challenging in some ways. Cooking will be one of the most challenging aspects of your camping journey.
I used the word difficult rather than impossible. This means you can set up your own outdoor kitchen at the campsite if you remember to bring the necessary items:
The most important item here is a camping stove. A camp stove is required for cooking food or boiling water when camping. Choose your stove depending on the sorts of meals you intend to prepare and the pots and pans you’ll need. Also, keep in mind that camp stoves require fuel.
A CUTTING BOARD
In the woods, you won’t be able to locate a clean spot to put your food. If you want to chop those vegetables before cooking them, you’ll need a cutting board. Unless you intend to eat canned stuff there.
UTENSILS FOR COOKING
You don’t want to use tree twigs as chopsticks. Yes, don’t forget to bring your kitchen utensils.
The following are some of the most often used kitchen utensils needed during camping:
- A slotted spoon
- A cheese grater.
- A tin opener
- A pair of razor-sharp knives
- Frying pans
Need an oven? Find your best oven for baking.
Some of you might find it funny that I am putting tea/coffee tools in an ‘essential camping kitchen items’ list but those, including me, whose brains stop working and head throbs unless the caffeine hits them will know why this is an essential. You can find a lots of travel coffee kits or portable coffee makers on amazon.
REUSABLE FOOD CONTAINERS
When camping, follow the leave-no-trace method. Reusable containers are more environment-friendly than the disposable ones; they may be used to store both fresh items and leftovers.
Seasonings are a must-have addition to your camping cooking equipment list if you want to add flavor to your cuisine. To spice up your food, have salt, pepper, soy sauce, and other ingredients on hand.
When camping in the woods, you will need to boil some water at some time. A stainless steel camping kettle is a must-have kitchen equipment item for making a brew, washing up, or preparing pot noodle.
COLLAPSIBLE WATER CONTAINER
Boiling water is required to prepare camping meals that involve rice, pasta, or potatoes. Bring a portable water bottle to fill at your campsite’s tap, and keep a supply at your pitch for your evening meals.
DINING TABLE ACCESSORIES
Whether you have or don’t have a dining table, you still need the accessories when you dine. The following is a list of dining table accessories you should pack:
- Cutlery sets.
You need to pack these things according to the number of people (1 per person).
CAMP SINK OR WASH BINS
You need to keep the environment as well as your outdoor kitchen clean, get yourself a camp sink to do this job. The sinks can also be used as an extra storage when you’re out of space.
No matter how much you think about packing, spend money on stuff and try to plan everything, something somewhere might be missing, don’t get discouraged when facing that situation. Anyone can be a DIY person and find a solution for every problem when they find themselves stuck somewhere.