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Camp Kitchen Checklist

Our checklist for camp chefs is intentionally comprehensive so you don't forget anything important at the campground. Useful for backpacking chefs, too.

Cooking/Eating Supplies

  • Stove
  • Windscreen
  • Fuel
  • Fuel bottle(s)
  • Cookset (1-2+ pots)
  • Frying pan
  • Pot grabber
  • Food-storage canister
  • Water bottles
  • Plates, bowls
  • Mugs/cups (measuring cups)
  • Utensils (with knife)
  • Matches/lighter
  • Fire starter

Kitchen Deluxe

Suggestions primarily for campground campers:

  • Coolers
  • Cutting board/surface
  • Paring knife
  • Spatula
  • Whisk
  • Can opener
  • Bottle opener
  • Corkscrew
  • Measuring spoons
  • Hot-cold vacuum bottle
  • Portable coffee/espresso maker
  • Rolling ice cream maker
  • Camp furniture (chairs, table)
  • Dutch oven
  • Tablecloth
  • Lantern
  • Kitchen organizer
  • Grill rack
  • Foil
  • Egg holder(s)
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Pot scrubber/sponge(s)
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Drying rack; clothesline w/clips
  • Trash bags; resealable bags
  • Hand-crank blender
  • Extension sticks/roasting items
  • Camp sink
  • Collapsible water container(s)
  • Funnel(s)
  • Saw/axe

Mornings

Choose according to personal tastes and needs:

  • Coffee
  • Dry cereal/granola
  • Quick-fix oatmeal
  • Breakfast bars
  • Batter mix
  • Syrup
  • Tea
  • Powdered milk
  • Freeze-dried eggs/breakfasts
  • Cocoa/drink mixes
  • Fruit (fresh and dried)
  • Jelly/jam

Midday/Evenings

  • Energy food (bars, gels, trail mix)
  • Bagels
  • Dried meat
  • Peanut butter
  • Freeze-dried meals
  • Rice
  • Durable vegetables (e.g., carrots)
  • Recovery bars/drink mixes
  • Cooking oil/spray
  • Salt/pepper
  • Soup mixes/bouillon cubes
  • Crackers/chips
  • Cheese
  • Fig cookies
  • Drink mixes
  • Pasta/sauces
  • Chocolate/sweets
  • Marshmallows
  • Spice kit
  • Herbs
infographic showing what to bring in a camping kitchen

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