Camp Kitchen Equipment List

Camp Kitchen Equipment ListCamp Kitchen Equipment List

This Camp Kitchen Equipment List is what every camper should use to set up a full blown kitchen at your campsite. With a little planning and foresight you can set up quite a nice camp kitchen when camping. This will let you cook all kinds of great meals. There is no hard and fast rule that you have to eat burnt hot dogs camping. Try a nice spaghetti dinner, or a full course steak and potatoes meal. There is definitely something to eating well even when you are camping.

The Camp Kitchen Equipment List below shows two columns of check marks: the first makes sure you own (or have located) everything you need for your trip. The second column is for checking them off a when they are actually packed. This is a great way to double check that you have, and have packed, everything you need. This system has saved me frustration more than once when going camping!

The Camp Kitchen Equipment List is broken down into three separate sections:

  • Roughing It: Camping gear you will absolutely need for a basic camp kitchen.
  • Prepared Camper: Camping equipment that will round out your camp kitchen and nice to have.
  • Deluxe Camper: Not necessary but really nice to have in certain situations.

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Roughing It: Camping Kitchen Equipment List

This is the must have camping equipment you should take camping to make it a successful and enjoyable trip.

This list is the one you want to reference if you would like to set up a full kitchen when camping. With a little planning you can have a great kitchen set up to make just about any meal you want when camping.

Bar SoapGreat for keeping yourself clean when camping.
Camp StoveA nice 2 burner camp stove works well to cook different things.
Campfire GlovesYou will need some gloves to avoid burns when turning or removing food.
Can OpenerDon't be stuck with food you can't get to.
Cast Iron PanVery durable. It will cook almost anything on any heat source.
Dish ScrubberScrub dishes, hands, or anything else. Camping is dirty business!
Dish SoapGood for dishes, car grease, and pine sap.
Gas LanternGas lanterns can usually attach to the top of the propane tree.
Hand TowelIf you have room, take an extra hand towel as well.
Heavy Duty Cooking FoilMake sure to get the heavy duty or it might burn up in the fire.
Leather GlovesGloves are a good idea for cutting or if a handle is too hot.
Paper PlateHeavy paper plates hold up in the weather. Then just burn them in the fire after.
Paper TowelsEasy cleanup as well as extra fire starter if you need it.
Pocket KnifeA good pocket knife is a vital outdoors tool.
Propane TankA large propane tank can run lights, stove, and heaters all at once.
SkewerTwo prongs are best for skewers as it allows many more things you can cook.
SpatulaA long handle is very helpful. Make sure it is a metal one.
TongsAvoid tongs with any rubber or plastic coating on the end.
Trash BagsImportant for trash and your dirty clothes.
WashclothSmall and handy for cleaning up spills, washing hands, and more.
Wooden SilverwareDisposable wooden silverware is environmentally friendly.
Ziploc Bag AssortmentTake an assortment of bags for many different uses.

Prepared Camper: Camping Kitchen Equipment List

This is the camping equipment that is nice to have but not vital to a good camping trip.

Beach TowelIt is always good to take a towel.
Camp KitchenA table and shelf combo for cooking with stove and other accessories.
Camp OvenBake pizza, cookies, and even cake when camping!
Coffee PotMake coffee, tea, and purify water.
CupsGood for drinks but also can be used for soups or stews.
Large Plastic ContainerClear plastic container for packing and easy retrieval.
Large PotA large pot is great to have and very versatile.
Measuring CupsUse just the right amount of ingredients when cooking.
MugKeep drinks hot or cold plus make sure bugs stay out!
Propane HoseTake an extra hose if needed.
Propane TreeConnect to large tank to fuel multiple propane appliances.
Reusable PlatesUse reusable dishes for less of an impact on the area when camping.
Reusable SilverwareBe ecofriendly and use reusable silverware when camping.
Serving SpoonGreat for stirring food and serving meals.
Slicing KnifeCut up all those tasty ingredients.
Spare PropaneIt's a good idea to have 1 or 2 spare small tanks just incase you run out.
Wet WipesVery handy for messes and to sanitize hands for meals.

Deluxe Camper: Camping Kitchen Equipment List

This camping equipment is definitely not required. But it can really make a trip more enjoyable especially when the weather turns bad or something unexpected goes wrong.

Camping CookbookFind great camping recipes for your outdoor adventures.
Cleaning PanA pan for doing dishes and washing hands is great camping.
Cooking TimerCook your food for just the right amount of time!
Dutch OvenStep it up a notch and cook all kinds of dinner and deserts in the fire.
Filet KnifePrepare all those fish you are catching right.
GriddleGriddle for cooking up lots at once.
Knife SharpenerKeep those knifes sharp for safety.
Meat ForkEasily flip those fat steaks you cook when camping
Meat ThermometerMake sure everything you cook actually gets cooked all the way.
Sauce PanUse for sauces, noodles, and soups.
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That wraps up the Camp Kitchen Equipment List. The list is long but you want to have the right tools for the right job.

Now, check our other lists. These lists tackle specific situations or activities that you may want to enjoy when camping. Make sure you have everything you need!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggested additions to this list please post your comments below. Happy Camping!