One of the best parts about camping is cooking under the open sky. We thought it necessary to speak to the 30 items you need to create a simple camp kitchen. Continue reading for the ultimate list of camp kitchen essentials and how to do it yourself!
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We love the smell of wood-burning from a campfire in the air. Camping offers so much freedom as well as connection to the environment. We always feel recharged during and after a camping trip. Camping always makes us so happy. Above all, camping and being in nature is such a big part of our blog, inspiring happiness through outdoor recreation.
Since we write a lot about our camping adventures, last weekend while camping in the Ozarks at Beaver Lake, we thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of camp kitchen essentials with some photos for our readers.
In reality, we try to keep things as simple as possible and to pack as light as possible. We do enjoy our creature comforts, though.
You can create your own camp kitchen from items you have around the house you aren’t afraid to use outdoors; for things you are missing or would like to have, watch for off-season sales to get the best price.
Our camp kitchen has been made randomly over the years! It doesn’t have to be pretty or perfect! Have fun creating your own flare.
Keep reading to see how we like to set up our camping kitchen.
Below is the list of items we recommend for setting up a simple camp kitchen for two:
We have been enjoying the newest additions to our camp kitchen by Net Zero Company.
Net Zero is big on creating reusable and plastic-free products which minimize waste.
We have purchased most of our items from REI, Walmart, Net Zero Company, and of course, Amazon.
We have a kitchen bag stored away and ready to go for all our road trips and camping adventures. You can do the same for your own setup!
Pablo and I never go car camping without these items unless we drive to a destination we know is already stocked up like a family member’s house, friend’s house, or vacation rental by owner (VRBO).
Having these 30 items for a simple camp kitchen ready to go allows us to get away in the woods while enjoying our creature comforts. We love to cook. Most of these items will fit in a reusable grocery tote to keep packing easy.
Of course, a simple list of items means less to write, right?!
Happy camping and eating,
Ashlee & Pablo
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I’m a travel and outdoor recreation writer with dreams to inspire happiness through an outdoorsy lifestyle. I want to help people live their best life by sharing free adventure guides. The USA has been my backyard most of my life, and it’s the place where you’ll find most of our escapades! I’m married to an expat Argentine, chihuahua Mom, and am passionate about the environment. I hold a BS degree in Biology and MS in Environmental Policy & Sustainability. We camp in our Aliner often, love road trips, hiking, and SUP’ing!