On Monday we looked at a few fun pieces for jazzing up the tent and around the fire … now it’s time to move on to the camp kitchen and table. Let’s go camping!
Keep things neat and tidy by stowing trash and recyclables in this rubbish bin with stand (no.1) from Snow Peak. For cooking, all you really need is one good pot (no.2), a classic cast iron skillet (no.9), sharp knife (no.7), cutting board (no.11), tongs (no.12), oven mitts (no.4), and a few tea towels (no.10) for drying dishes. For coffee and tea, you will also be needing a kettle (no.5) and french press (no.6). And when the food is ready, a few of these net food covers (no.8) would come in quite handy for keeping flies away.
And now for the table! A pretty cloth in a dark hue (no.7) is a must (or try a cute + wipeable oilcloth version). Fancy cloth napkins (no.2) would be fun, but you could just as easily snag a bunch of cheap-and-chic cotton paisley bandanas in black (no.9) and use those. Real flatware (no.3) and enamelware dishes (no.10) are essentials (don’t even think of using plastic!), and a large bread board (no.6) is a great versatile tool for serving.
For storage and organization, I love the idea of using french market baskets (no.1) to store dry goods by meal (one for breakfast, one for lunch, etc.). Just be sure to put all food away in a bear box or locked car promptly after meals … you know what happened to us when we didn’t! One of these caddies (no.4) would be lovely to store silverware in at the table between meals, and of course a flask (no.5) to take nips from, and a lantern (no.8) to illuminate the table after dark are no-brainers, right?
Whew! I think that about covers it. Did I miss anything? I hope you enjoyed these roundups as much as I enjoyed putting them together!