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.

Have Packed Equipment Description
Bar Soap Great for keeping yourself clean when camping.
Camp Stove A nice 2 burner camp stove works well to cook different things.
Campfire Gloves You will need some gloves to avoid burns when turning or removing food.
Can Opener Don't be stuck with food you can't get to.
Cast Iron Pan Very durable. It will cook almost anything on any heat source.
Dish Scrubber Scrub dishes, hands, or anything else. Camping is dirty business!
Dish Soap Good for dishes, car grease, and pine sap.
Gas Lantern Gas lanterns can usually attach to the top of the propane tree.
Hand Towel If you have room, take an extra hand towel as well.
Heavy Duty Cooking Foil Make sure to get the heavy duty or it might burn up in the fire.
Leather Gloves Gloves are a good idea for cutting or if a handle is too hot.
Paper Plate Heavy paper plates hold up in the weather. Then just burn them in the fire after.
Paper Towels Easy cleanup as well as extra fire starter if you need it.
Pocket Knife A good pocket knife is a vital outdoors tool.
Propane Tank A large propane tank can run lights, stove, and heaters all at once.
Skewer Two prongs are best for skewers as it allows many more things you can cook.
Spatula A long handle is very helpful. Make sure it is a metal one.
Tongs Avoid tongs with any rubber or plastic coating on the end.
Trash Bags Important for trash and your dirty clothes.
Washcloth Small and handy for cleaning up spills, washing hands, and more.
Wooden Silverware Disposable wooden silverware is environmentally friendly.
Ziploc Bag Assortment Take 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.

Have Packed Equipment Description
Beach Towel It is always good to take a towel.
Camp Kitchen A table and shelf combo for cooking with stove and other accessories.
Camp Oven Bake pizza, cookies, and even cake when camping!
Coffee Pot Make coffee, tea, and purify water.
Cups Good for drinks but also can be used for soups or stews.
Large Plastic Container Clear plastic container for packing and easy retrieval.
Large Pot A large pot is great to have and very versatile.
Measuring Cups Use just the right amount of ingredients when cooking.
Mug Keep drinks hot or cold plus make sure bugs stay out!
Propane Hose Take an extra hose if needed.
Propane Tree Connect to large tank to fuel multiple propane appliances.
Reusable Plates Use reusable dishes for less of an impact on the area when camping.
Reusable Silverware Be ecofriendly and use reusable silverware when camping.
Serving Spoon Great for stirring food and serving meals.
Slicing Knife Cut up all those tasty ingredients.
Spare Propane It's a good idea to have 1 or 2 spare small tanks just incase you run out.
Wet Wipes Very 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.

Have Packed Equipment Description
Camping Cookbook Find great camping recipes for your outdoor adventures.
Cleaning Pan A pan for doing dishes and washing hands is great camping.
Cooking Timer Cook your food for just the right amount of time!
Dutch Oven Step it up a notch and cook all kinds of dinner and deserts in the fire.
Filet Knife Prepare all those fish you are catching right.
Griddle Griddle for cooking up lots at once.
Knife Sharpener Keep those knifes sharp for safety.
Meat Fork Easily flip those fat steaks you cook when camping
Meat Thermometer Make sure everything you cook actually gets cooked all the way.
Sauce Pan Use 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!