Most Important Things You Should Have in Your Camp Kitchen Kit List

March 30, 2023

A great camping meal begins with having the right kitchen camping equipment. With the right camping kitchen gear, you will be able to enjoy the great outdoors on another level. 

In this article, we share all the important camp cooking gear you need to enjoy a 5 star meal under the stars. Let’s take a look. 


  1. Camping Stoves

While there is a vast range of innovative stove designs and numerous models to choose from, a camping stove holds greater significance than other camping equipment. As such, it can be difficult to select the right camping stove amidst the abundance of choices. If you are going backpacking and trailing terrain, we highly recommend lightweight backpacking stoves.For those who are new to camping, we recommend choosing a traditional 2-burner propane stove. These stoves are versatile, use readily available fuel, and similar operations to a stove in your home. This kind of stove is also easy to store and won’t take up too much space on your trip. Also make sure to invest in stove gas canisters so that you have everything you need for bringing home comforts with you on your next outdoor adventure. Some stoves also come with shut-off systems to ensure safety on your camping trip. You can also take a look at wood burning camp stoves which are excellent for multi-day trips as you are able to power them using wood as opposed to fuel. When selecting your stove, ask the right questions and find a stove that works with your needs and your camping style. 


  1. Camping Cooler

No food goes to waste if you invest in a camp cooler. By purchasing a camping cooler, you will instantly improve your camp meals. A cool with better the quality and freshness of your food and also offers the ideal place for cooling down any drinks you take with you on the trail. 


  1. Water Storage

A vital aspect of camping is ensuring that you have a sufficient water supply nearby. This not only includes drinking water, but also water for cooking and cleaning purposes. Investing in a high-quality water storage container can significantly improve your camping experience by ensuring that you have access to clean and fresh water at all times.

  1. Camping Cookware

It’s important to invest in a few dedicated camp cookware sets. Not only will this stop you from accidentally breaking your good home cookware, it will make your campsite that much more enjoyable. When it comes to camping cookware, you don’t need to break the bank. You don’t need to invest in a large camping cook set – you can build your own collection and tailor it to what you actually need on your camping trip. But don’t forget to get some pots and pans for easy campsite cooking! 


  1. Cooking Utensils and Accessories

There are a variety of camp kitchen accessories that usually only reveal themselves after you have forgotten them at home. That is why it is important to always take a look at camp kitchen sites and buy specifically for your camping kitchen. Going through your kitchen drawers before getting ready for a trip may throw you off and you may just forget that very important can opener at home! By investing in utensils specifically for camping, you are sure to never leave anything behind.


While there are a variety of camping cooking utensils on the market, it’s important to write down a list and collect all that you need before your trip. Think of the utensils you are likely to need while on a camping trip and begin your search. Here are some items you should consider adding to your camp kitchen:


  • Silverware such as spoons, forks and knives
  • Tongs
  • Serving spoon
  • Wooden spoons
  • Ladle
  • Spatula
  • Corkscrew or bottle opener
  • Can opener 
  • Box grater
  • Cutting board
  • Washcloth


Once you begin your collection of camp cookware, keep them stored together in a single place so that when it’s time to go camping – you don’t leave anything behind. From a camping stove to simple cooking utensils – you are set to have delicious meals while on the trail. 


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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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