Perfecting Your Car Camping Kitchen Setup

May 10, 2022

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Good food is the first step to a memorable camping trip. Before you head out, you’ll need a well-stocked car camping kitchen setup full of everything you’ll need to make meals you love. Here’s a rundown of some of the essentials.

Pick the Best Stove

After a long day of hiking or relaxing by a winding river, there’s nothing better than your favorite meal cooked on a stove. You’ll want to invest in a lightweight, compact stove for easy setup and storage capabilities. As you explore your options, consider what kind of cooking you want to do — whether it’s baking, simmering, broiling, or a combination.

At DutchWare, we offer a variety of convenient camping stoves that will make great additions to your car camping kitchen.

Convenient Cookware

The key to cooking good food anywhere lies within the kitchenware you use. You want to outfit your camp kitchen with reliable tools you can use again and again. We recommend making your own car camping kitchen box to store all your cookware for easy packing and quick access.

Look for lightweight utensils and versatile cook pots as you build your car camping setup. Consider bringing some of the following items on your next outing:

  • Dutch oven
  • Pots and pans
  • Reusable plates and bowls
  • Knives and other utensils
  • A reusable water bottle

Sufficient Food Storage

One of the most important considerations when going camping is how to store your food. Food that isn’t properly stored will attract animals such as squirrels, raccoons, and maybe even bears.

You should check to see if your campsite or park has any rules regarding food storage. Here are some helpful strategies to avoid a visit from critters looking for a bite to eat:

  • Store your food in your car rather than out in the open.
  • Utilize a bear canister — and keep it closed and locked.
  • Place food in a provided metal food locker.
  • Hang your food from a tree with a bear bag.

Get Your Camping Gear From DutchWare

Are you ready to check some gear off your car camping kitchen essentials list? DutchWare provides innovative and affordable products to help you make the most of every trip. If you have any questions about our gear, reach out online or call us at 717-947-7849.

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