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OK slightly unusual thread but advice needed.
I have been looking at the best stuff to get to create a camp kitchen and now having extra space in a 4x4 (used to travel on a bike) I want to take advantage of it.
1. Fabric cutlery organiser that can be hung up over a door etc - anyone know where to get one from.
2. Good pot set to take - have previosly used aluminium ones that were not so good
Becky, a good stainless pan with a thick base is a real luxury but well worth the extra weight - good heat dispersal makes for good cooking and no more burnt offerings on the bottom. I also have a similar quality frying pan that is good for omlets - mine also have a detachable handle but were embarrasingly expensive - you can't put a price on good food in the great outdoors
I have used an MSR stainless steel nested set for a year in Africa. Used it even for making bread in a coal fire (covered in tin foil to prevent it from turning all black) No worries at all, it will come on the next trip again. You should be able to get it in every decent camping/outdoors shop
Becky, for your cutlery organiser what about nipping to Halfords or B and Q and seeing what their tool rolls look like?
Same kind of thing really, you can fill the pockets with cutlery and cutting knives and roll it up so it doesn't rattle when you're travelling.
If it doesn't have a hook on it to hang it I'm sure there'd be an easy solution.
Something like - http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav/na...&isSearch=true
Good tread. I'm doing some work on finalising my own LC kitchern layout.
I got a box section frame built to fit into the back of the LC. This is a good starting point as it gives you a base to work off. I plagerised and adapted the drawings from this website to suite my layout.
I have a drop down tray in the roof too - works very well - managed to pivot a frame from the rear(obsolete) seat belt mounts. I made it so that the 400x300mm cardboard trays from the veg shop fit tight against the roof lining. They are cheap and easy to replace. Originally used 2off 600x400x110mm euro boxes but these reverberated so swapped to cardboard.
I agree about MSR pots etc. We also take a decent frying pan. Worth it in the long run for cooking up better meals.
I use 2 wolf boxes for food and kitchen stuff. One is a day box, and has everything in it to make tea, coffee and picnics on the go, has all our cutlery, plates and sharp knives, chopping board, mugs, glasses (a must for a glass of wine) kettle, small gas burner and gas canister, olive oil, salt/pepper etc etc.
The other box is for main meals and includes more condiments and more olive oil, and so on, you get the picture.
Both boxes slide out the back of my Land Cruiser thanks to a simple but effective shelf, a 2 ring cooker slides out and is hooked up to a gas cylinder and we either cook on the fold down tailgate or round the side of the vehicle. Some food is stored in the second box but the stuff we buy is kept in the back seat area of the car depending what country we are in and what there is to buy.
I thought about the drop down shelf idea but gave up on it because of weight and on rough roads and corrugations I cannot see stuff staying still for long. When we pack our boxes up they tend to be jammed tight so nothing can move around too much. The boxes, like everything else then get strapped down with ratchet straps that are quick and easy to loosen off and tighten.
I take lots of camera gear on our trips and tripods and Peli cases tend to be the only things that slow us down a bit when we make a food/drink stop as they sit in the back load area.
Just my thoughts.
Roman - you can get small plastic boxes that seal well , have good clips on all 4 sides and dust doesn't get in. We use them for tea, coffee, sugar etc.
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