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Cooking is arguably the best part about camping.
However, just like most things done outdoors we do require some equipment to do it comfortably and effectively.,
In today’s article, we will be going over some of the most useful camping kitchen accessories for cooking and eating, including a camping kitchen table. Let’s get to it!
Table of Contents
- A Sturdy and Heat-Proof Camping Kitchen Table for Cooking
- Have Two Stoves for the Space of One
- Cooking Utensil Organizer
- Cook Delicious Meals in a Camp Oven
- Have a Trailer? These Accessories Still Work!
- Camping Kitchen Accessories – Final Thoughts
- Other Recommended Camping Gear
A Sturdy and Heat-Proof Camping Kitchen Table for Cooking
Cooking on a plastic camping kitchen table isn’t a great idea as the heat can melt the tabletop. Also, when on uneven ground those tables aren’t stable which can lead to problems with cooking.
In our opinion, one of the best tables to use for cooking is the Tailgater Tire Table.
This is a camping kitchen table that mounts on the tire of your truck making it completely stable regardless of the terrain you are on.
It is made from aluminum; therefore, it can withstand the heat of your camping stove and pans without issues.
Furthermore, this camping kitchen table is rust-proof and can hold up to 50lbs.
Installation is easy as there are no tools or car hitch required. You just need to make sure that you have approximately 2 inches of clearance between your tire and fender for the table mounts to slide inside.
Cooking isn’t the only use for this table though. It can also be helpful for seating around camp, eating, or just as an area to place items such as camp lights.
This is a great camping kitchen table that will last many years and will come in handy on your camping adventures – especially if you are planning on cooking often.
Have Two Stoves for the Space of One
Space is perhaps one of the biggest issues faced by overlanders. Let’s be honest, most of us enjoy taking more stuff than we need on our journeys.
Because of this, we love everything that takes less space than the purpose it can serve.
For example, the Jetboil Genesis features two burners; however, it folds into the size of one.
It can be also paired with other Jet link-compatible stoves or a Luna satellite burner to create an outdoor cooking range.
Power is rated at 10000 BTU, and Jetboil states that it can boil water in just over three minutes.
The stove also comes with a windscreen to help it function effectively even in bad weather. You also get a bag that makes carrying it around easy.
The size and power of this stove make it the perfect companion for camp cooking. It won’t take up much space in your car, but it will be able to cook those delicious meals.
Cooking Utensil Organizer
Cooking utensils might be the most annoying items to lose in the back of your truck.
They always seem to find their way down the deepest and darkest holes.
This leads to frustration – especially after a long day on the road. To avoid this, we recommend you get a cooking utensil organizer.
This is pretty much a bag with pockets for each specific cooking utensil.
The kit includes:
- 1 Stainless Steel Spatula.
- 1 Stainless Steel Soup Ladle.
- 1 Stainless Steel Steak Fork
- 1 Towel
- 1 Plastic Cutting Board with Non-Slip Silicone Edges
- 1 Stainless Steel Tong with Silicone Handle and Locking Feature
- 1 Food Scissors that can be used as a Nutcracker as well (Comes with a Plastic Cover)
- 2 Plastic Spice Shakers (Come with a 2 Feature Lid)
- 2 Knives with Plastic Covers
- Travel Bag
As you can see, you will have all the things one would need to cook a meal at camp.
All items are of good quality and the kit should last a long time as it is made with tough woven cotton which protects the utensils. Also, most of the items are stainless steel.
With 4,770 reviews and a 4.5/5 rating, you can be sure that this product will serve you well on your camping adventures.
Cook Delicious Meals in a Camp Oven
In Australia, camp ovens are a very common camp cooking item. However, in the US you do not see them as often.
That is a shame as they can provide a delicious meal without needing to put too much effort into preparation.
You can put a bunch of ingredients inside, close it up and let it cook inside the fire.
Furthermore, their large size means you can cook for the whole family in just one pot.
This specific camp oven is made by Lodge. It offers a flanged lid that holds hot coals and flips over for griddling. Also, the legs of the oven keep it at the perfect distance from the hot coals.
The oven comes pre-seasoned with soy-based vegetable oil. The more you use your camp oven the better the seasoning will become.
Along with the camp oven, you will also get a cookbook with some great recipes to try on your camping adventures.
Lodge is a family-owned business, and these camp ovens are made in the USA.
Have a Trailer? These Accessories Still Work!
The kitchen accessories listed above are great for all kinds of camping situations – even if you have a trailer with a kitchen!
For example, the So-Cal Teardrops 510XS is a great off-road teardrop trailer with a galley kitchen that enables you to whip up awesome meals when you’re in the wild.
In back, there’s a galley with a two-burner stove (that’s mounted in a sliding drawer to save space), a nested sliding utensil drawer to keep your kitchen utensils neatly organized, and loads of storage for your kitchen items.
As you can see above, the galley is a functional, organized space that will help you keep your belly full when you’re out adventuring.
Of course, you can add the Tailgater Tire Table to one of the wheels on the So-Cal Teardrops 510XS and have even more space for meal prep or eating. Use the Jetboil Genesis to give you double to cooktops, and bring along your utensil organizer in case you need additional options to keep your kitchen items organized.
Heck, throw the dutch oven on the 510XS’ stove and you’re ready to rock!
Aside from the great galley and the many superb features that enable this trailer to get way off the beaten path (which netted it a first-place ranking on our 2021 list of the best off-road teardrops), this trailer has a well-appointed cabin that will keep you comfortable while camping.
There’s a four-inch mattress for cozying up for a good night’s rest. There’s also an AM/FM/CD radio if you want to jam out before hitting the sack.
The trailer comes with a 12V outlet and a USB port for charging your devices, along with tons of interior lighting in case you want to spend some time with a good book.
Power is delivered via a 12V system with a group-25 Interstate deep-cycle battery and an onboard three-stage marine charger. For those occasions when you’re camping in or near civilization, there’s shore power hookups to charge your batteries.
Best of all, though, is that So-Cal Teardrops builds each trailer for each specific client. So if there’s a feature you need or want, just let them know, and they’ll figure out a way to accommodate it!
In terms of campsite setup ideas, a custom-built trailer for your specific needs isn’t a bad way to get things started!
Camping Kitchen Accessories – Final Thoughts
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A great meal is the staple of every camping trip. With a good camping kitchen table and the rest of the accessories mentioned above, you will have the perfect base for delicious meals.
If you have any further questions regarding camping kitchen table, cooking accessories, or anything else off-road or overland related head over to the forum section of our page.
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