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Camp Kitchen Checklist

What you bring for your camp kitchen will, of course, vary depending on what kind of trip you’re planning and your culinary preferences. If you fancy yourself a campground gourmet, setting up your personal camp kitchen might just be one of the highlights of your trip.

Whether you’re a newbie or experienced camper, it’s always a good idea to remind yourself of some basic food-handling rules. Use this comprehensive checklist as a starting point—then you can customize it to match your style and your trip. 

Cooking and Prep

  • Camping stove and fuel

  • Matches/lighter/firestarter

  • Cook pot(s) and lid(s)

  • Frying pan(s)

  • Pot holders and/or pot lifter

  • Cooking utensils (large spoon, spatula, tongs, whisk)

  • Bottle opener, can opener, corkscrew (or multi-tool)

  • Sharp knife

  • Cutting board

Setting the Camp Table

  • Plates/bowls (at least 1 per person)

  • Mugs/cups (at least 1 per person)

  • Eating utensils (forks, knives, spoons)

  • Napkins Water bottles

  • Tablecloth (and clips)

  • Lantern/lighting

Camp Kitchen Storage

  • Cooler(s)

  • Ice or ice substitutes

  • Bear- and/or rodent-resistant food containers

  • Egg holder(s) Small food containers (for leftovers)

  • Resealable bags

  • Large bins or bags (to transport and store kitchen gear)

Camp Kitchen Cleanup

  • Camp sink or wash bin(s)

  • Large refillable water jug

  • Biodegradable soap

  • Pot scrubber/sponge(s)

  • Trash/recycling bags

  • Quick-dry towels

  • Paper towels

  • Dish-drying rack

  • Clothesline with clips

Common Camping Food Basics

Consider keeping some slow-to-perish items in your camping food bin to use throughout the camping season, supplementing with other perishable ingredients as needed—don't forget the marshmallows! Here are just a few suggestions to get you started, but adapt the list to fit your needs.

  • Salt & pepper

  • Spices

  • Cooking oil/nonstick spray

  • Coffee/tea/hot chocolate

  • Sweeteners (sugar, honey, sugar substitute)

  • Oatmeal

  • Pancake mixSyrup Rice

  • Dried pasta

  • Canned foods (soup, chili, etc.)

  • Dried foods (fruit, jerky, etc.)

  • Energy foods (bars, gels, trail mix)Peanut butterJelly/jam


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