Camp Kitchen Checklist
Packing your camp kitchen depends on just how much of a cook you consider yourself to be. Some like to lean fully into “campground chef” status, while others just want to whip something up and get on with their adventure. Either way, setting up the perfect campground kitchen is an important part of your camping experience.
This checklist provides fantastic starting point for equipping your ideal campground kitchen. Keep in mind, this list includes everything you could possibly require -- if you’re less of a foodie, don’t feel compelled to check every single box before your next trip!
Cooking and Food Prep
Stove - Camp stoves come in all shapes and sizes to help you craft your ideal set of meals in the great outdoors. In order to determine which camping stove is best for you, you’ll need to think through what recipes you hope to make, how many burners you need, how much surface area you can count on for cooking, wind protection strategies, type of fuel, and how quickly you want the stove to boil water. Popular types of camping stoves include canister stoves, alcohol stoves, liquid-fuel stoves, and multi-burner stoves.
Fuel - Be sure to check your fuel levels to ensure you have plenty of fuel for your trip. Different camp stoves take different types of fuel, so if you already have a stove, then make sure to get its corresponding fuel type. If you’re still shopping, know that you can choose from butane, propane, isobutane, and liquid fuel stoves. You’ll want to consider how portable and available your fuel type is before making a decision, plus how well it burns.