Did you know that approximately 11% of American households own a recreational vehicle? This number is increasing each year as more and more US citizens fall in love with the joys of camping. Some of these joys include breathing fresh air, playing games outside, eating breakfast and lunch, etc.
For many, setting up a basic kitchen table in the middle of nature and eating outdoors is more fun than eating at home. But how do you set up a campsite kitchen? Keep reading to find out.
Don’t Eat in Your Tent
This might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s worth remembering it. Although it might seem comfy to eat in your tent, don’t do it. Accidents can happen at any time, not to mention that most tents don’t provide sufficient ventilation for cooking inside.
To set up your campsite kitchen, clear some space outside, somewhere close to your tent. Remove tree branches, rocks, and other forms of debris. Place your cooking gear close to your tent, but not next to it. If a flame from your gas stove goes out of control, you don’t want it to be next to your tent, right?
Use a Sturdy Folding Table
A fold up table or folding table is essential for your campsite kitchen. It should be sturdy enough to hold all your cooking utensils as well as the campsite gas stove. Fold up tables come in various shapes and sizes and they can be made from different materials.
Ideally, your folding table should be larger if you’re cooking for more people. For example, if you go camping with 5-10 people at one, get a larger folding table. Some campers use more fold-up tables put side by side.
Have Flashlights Nearby
When it comes to lighting options, flashlights shouldn’t be left out. Make sure that you have at least one or two nearby because you don’t know when darkness might come and you haven’t finished cooking and eating.
If you like to eat outside during the evening, make sure that you add multiple light sources around your campsite kitchen. These light sources are best hung from above and illuminate your dishes, gas stove, and other cooking utensils.
Keep a Portable Fridge Handy
Portable fridges are a blessing when it comes to going to a campsite. They can hold a lot of food and beverages – they are also easy to transport and maintenance-free. When you set up your campsite kitchen, make sure that you keep your portable fridge close to you. This eliminates dead traveling times when cooking.
Also, avoid placing heavy weights on a portable fridge because this can cause damage to the appliance. Your portable fridge is best placed close to the gas stove, so you have all the important cooking elements in one place.
Go Ahead and Set Up Your Basic Kitchen
Setting up a basic kitchen is not difficult if you have all the tools in one place and plenty of free space available. Now you have learned the ropes, it’s time to put everything into practice next time when you go camping!
Also, if you’d like to experiment with different dishes or you want to learn more camping tips and tricks then read the other articles on our website.