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Camping is an excellent opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend some time in nature. However, just because you are roughing does not mean you must sacrifice good food and cooking experiences.
In fact, cooking and sharing meals in the great outdoors can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of camping. That’s why having a well-equipped camp kitchen is essential. A good camp kitchen makes cooking easier, helps keep things organized, and reduces the chances of leaving a mess behind.
In this guide, we will take a closer look at how to set up the ultimate camp kitchen, featuring the top camping gear from BTR Outfitters, Tire Table, and So-Cal Teardrops.
Table of Contents
- How Should Your Camp Kitchen Be Set Up?
- Bring Portable Prep Space for Your Camp Kitchen
- Invest in a High-Quality Stove for Your Camp Kitchen
- Have a Place to Serve and Eat
- Invest in a Trailer with a Camp Kitchen
How Should Your Camp Kitchen Be Set Up?
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An ideal camp kitchen should have three separate stations: a food prep station, a cooking station, and a serving station. Additionally, you’ll need storage bins for food and separate bins for plates, utensils, napkins, and other items. Ideally, you should also have a separate area for eating, so you don’t have to clean off the stations before eating.
The food prep station should have a table with enough room for vegetables and a cutting board. The table should be at a comfortable height to work on, and you should have enough space for all your food prep needs. The cooking station needs to have enough room for your stove, cooking utensils, spices, and anything else you need while cooking.
The serving station is where you will put the food once it’s done. It also needs enough room for plates, eating utensils, napkins, cups, water, etc. The serving station can also double as your eating station.
Bring Portable Prep Space for Your Camp Kitchen
Having a portable prep space is essential for any camping trip. The Nice C Height Adjustable Folding Table is an excellent option for prepping food because it really is height-adjustable and has storage underneath for cooking items.
The table itself has two large detachable storage bags under the tabletop, allowing it to hold many items, including drinks, snacks, keys, etc. This feature makes snacking during outdoor activities easier and cleaner. The table is waterproof, making it easy to clean spills or messes.
Additionally, it is lightweight and compact, making it easy to transport wherever you please. And since it’s also foldable, you’ll want to take this table everywhere.
Invest in a High-Quality Stove for Your Camp Kitchen
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A high-quality stove is essential for any camping trip, especially if you plan to cook your meals yourself. One such stove that stands out from the rest is the Partner Steel 2 Burner 18″ Stove With Windscreen. You can purchase this stove from BTR Outfitters, although they do not make the stove themselves.
The Partner Steel 2 Burner Stove is the go-to stove for overlanding enthusiasts. It is purpose-built to withstand harsh conditions and rough handling. The burners have individual controls and deliver 10,000 BTUs each, making it easy to cook your meals to perfection. Moreover, all hoses come with a safety valve that automatically stops the flow of gas, ensuring your safety.
The stove is made of high-grade aluminum and stainless steel and is designed to remain rust-free and low maintenance. It measures 12″ x 18″ x 3.5″ and weighs just 13 lbs, making it highly portable. It comes with a 4′ hose and regulator to hook up to large propane tanks, and a lid is included to protect the burners when not in use.
Have a Place to Serve and Eat
After cooking your meals, it’s time to serve and eat. The Tailgater Tire Table is a great addition to your camping gear that allows you to do just that. This table is easy to install and requires no tools or hitch. It mounts to your vehicle’s tire and can hold up to 50 lbs.
The table is made of powder-coated aircraft-grade aluminum that is lightweight and rust-resistant. It is stable regardless of the ground conditions and includes a retractable leg for additional support.
Apart from serving and eating, the Tailgater Tire Table can also be used for playing board games, working, and other activities, making it a multifunctional addition to your overlanding setup.
It weighs only 5.5 lbs and is compact and easily portable, measuring 29″ L x 23″ W x 1.5″ thick. This makes it an ideal option for improving the functionality and convenience of camp without adding big, bulky gear.
Invest in a Trailer with a Camp Kitchen
Investing in a trailer with a camp kitchen is a game-changer for any camping enthusiast. The So-Cal Teardrops’ Cal-Deluxe is a great example of such a trailer. It is the flagship model of the So-Cal Teardrops and is designed to provide maximum camping adventure.
The Cal-Deluxe is the widest and longest teardrop travel trailer of the So-Cal Teardrops lineup. It features extreme off-road capabilities, including a robust frame with gusset reinforcements, a straight axle with electric brakes and shock reservoir system, and mud tires.
The cabin has marine-grade cabinetry for the galley and interior, reinforced ribbing, and double-sealed openings. The Cal-Deluxe has a spacious cabin measuring 59” x 44.5” x 120”.
The rear hatch of the trailer opens to 80 inches tall, providing plenty of headroom for cooking. The galley is made of Baltic Birch and offers ample space for all your cooking essentials. There is a spot for a slide-out fridge or cooler and a slide-out two-burner stove. The galley also features spacious countertops, drawers, and cabinets to organize your food and cookware.
In other words, this trailer gives you everything you need to get off-grid while still being able to whip up some excellent meals. If you want the ultimate camp kitchen in the ultimate off-road teardrop trailer, look no further than the So-Cal Teardrops Cal-Deluxe!