Besides the portable stove, you must need some Camp Kitchen Checklist to put things after cooking or before cooking. You may guess that you really do not need to take all the things which you already are using in your home kitchen but for being a smart camper you should follow the below things while choosing the cooking stuff:
How to select the cooking stuff for your kitchen checklist:
– Make sure whatever you are taking with you is sufficient enough for your cooking activities.
Example: You will cook 2 recipes and you have two pots or pans or plates for those.
– The things have to be related to your recipes.
Example: You take the egg with you and you have a plastic egg holder.
– Make sure the things you are taking with you is good enough in quality for your cooking support.
Example: You take a knife and which is sharp enough to cut the vegetables easily.
– Make sure the things you are taking are not making your luggage extremely heavier.
Example: Take a plastic bucket to store vegetables which weighs less than others.
– Take the most essential things and leave the extra accessories.
Example: You take so many pans and pots but you are going to cook 1 recipe which is unnecessary.
– Choose the stuff according to the weather condition.
Example: You can replace your steal spoon with a wooden spoon if you are camping in winter just because steal remains cold for a long time where wood does not.
– Do not forget to take things for cleaning the mess after cooking or eating.
Example: Take biodegradable soap, sponge as well as whatever it takes to clean up.
Now, let’s see what the things you need must besides camping stove are:
Camp Kitchen Checklist :
First of all, know that the quantity of things can differ according to a number of persons as well as your recipe. Here we tried to highlight only those things which you may need most in an outdoor camp cooking. This is for sure that you may not need all the things from below but you can easily customize your list according to your cooking style from below:
Basic cooking preparation:
– Portable Stoves:
Remember, it is different between a backpacking stove and camping stove. Before you buy, you need to be confirmed that which stove is perfect for your camping type!
– Fuel for Stoves:
You will find lots of option in the market for your cooking fuel but it is good to know the pros and cons of fuel before you buy it.
– Matches or Lighters:
Lighters are better than matches Just because water can easily damage your match but it is always safe to bring a couple or more firing options.
– Cookware ( pots, bowls, plates):
Before cooking, you must have a plan but have you thought how many pots or bowls or plates will you need in this cooking as well as what size of them will be good enough! Set these things first then start your recipe.
– Utensils ( Large spoons, whisk):
This is very important to select the utensils just because you have to confirm that the utensils you are taking with you are good enough for your making of a recipe.
– Chopping Knife:
Have two or three knives just because more persons can help you with cooking. However, for the good sharpness, do not use your cutting knife in any forest work.
– Cutting Board:
Sometimes we forget to take a cutting board with us and we proceed work on the cooking table which is bad for both the knife and the table.
Besides a corkscrew, it is good to have a bottle opener or if you need a can opener and do not use your teeth to open them.
– Heat guard Gloves:
Sometimes it happens that we forget to wear heat gloves and very, unfortunately, we touch the pots on the stoves when it is too hot. So, first, wear your heat guard gloves than start for the firework.
– Frying Pan:
It may possible to cook without frying pan but you may already be experienced in a home that a frying pan can make your cooking more easier than cooking in the pot.
To be more organized:
– Water Jug:
You may already have a water bottle but a collapsible water jug can make your cooking more comfortable. It can store more water than a water bottle as well as very easy to access.
– Camp Grill, Grill Racks with Fuel:
Camp comes great when you grill something under the moon with little hot drinks in a cold situation and for that, you are going to need grill and grill racks with fuel.
This item comes handy when you are planning for a large group camping as well as it can be placed on a two burners camp stove.
– Axe and Saw:
This is an alternative option for you to cook when you are out of cooking fuel. However, cooking with a saw can bring a different taste for your recipe and you may like that.
– Aluminum Foil:
This kind of foils will keep your food hot but do not keep your food in foils for a long time.
Tongs are really great for grilling something. Sometimes you may need to touch the food when it is hot and tongs will come handy at that time.
People often forget about this thing and regret when it is time for cooking. This is something you must not forget to bring with you.
– Measurable Spoons and Cups:
If you don’t want to ruin your recipe or waste the food, you may need these items for being accurate while cooking.
You may often need this item just because to increase the taste of food there is always something to blend and mix.
– Coffee Maker:
Who does not like coffee after a great sleep at night! This is just a very common item for the campers.
– Big bowls or enough pots:
After washing the vegetables or anything you will need something to put them in as well as while cutting those things you may need another pot to put them. However, large vegetables like green papaya may need big bowls when it is in one piece.
– Camp Table:
Tables are good for cooking but make sure your comfortable height, as well as some cooking tables, can be found with the storage system.
Time to eat:
Take the number of plates according to the number of people.
– Glass or Mug:
Mugs are better than glass and try to avoid ceramics or glasses just because they have a chance to get broken easily.
– Eating Utensils:
Set of eating utensils like a small spoon with an eating knife should be according to the number of people.
– Tissue Box:
You often need this item.
– Water Bottle
If you are comfortable with a water bottle while drinking water, you can avoid the mugs but you cannot take coffee with a bottle. So, you need mugs for sure.
Just to make sure your dress remains clean.
– Table cover:
This will really boost the beauty of your dining table as well as it will help you to clean the table easily and the table will remain clean. Remember a plastic table cover is far better than a table cloth just because plastic is easy to clean and it dries quickly.
– Bone plate:
A bone plate is necessary even when you are not eating any meat item just because to put extra stuff in it to keep your table clean.
– Warm pot holders:
Remember, if you bring a plastic cover and you put a hot pot on it then the temperature of the pot will just damage your plastic cover. So, you need holders on the table cover.
Who wants to eat in dark! You may not need this in daylight but you must need this in a night. See how to choose a lantern here.
Camp kitchen storage:
– Food containers: To keep food best, there is no alternative to have a few food containers. The number of containers depends on your food category.
There is always a chance to get food rotten when you camp in summer. So, be prepared with a cooler especially when you are planning for having meat as well as it will also provide you cold water.
– Reusable bags:
Reusable bags are much better than others. How! It reduces the use of plastic and it is great for its longevity as well as easy to use.
– Egg holders:
The very common item in camping is – You know what it is. Yes, it is egg and to keep it safe you must need egg holders.
– Large bags or bins:
If you are going with a large number of people than you are going to need this, just because the food items will not be sufficient if you have a small food container.
– Ice or reusable ice packs:
These are just great for short time camping. A good ice pack reduces the harassment of sweating in your cooling system.
Camp Kitchen Cleaning:
– Portable sink:
When it is time to wash your dishes or anything like that, a sink comes handy regarding comfort.
– Trash/Garbage bags:
Do not forget about this. To keep your place clean, you need it.
– Pot scraper:
Pot scraper works great in oily dishes.
– Biodegradable soap:
Stay hygiene with biodegradable soap.
Do not think that sponge can alter pot scraper. It is best to have both of them to wash your dishes.
– Quick-drying towels:
Though you think it is silly a quick drying towel is too much handy.
– Washing Gloves:
To keep your hand safe, it is recommended to get washing gloves before you wash your dishes.
Checklist for Being Gourmet:
– Marshmallows or hot-dog roasting forks,
– Rolling ice-cream maker,
– Ice cream ball,
– Popcorn popper.