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What gear do you take in your camp kitchen

I've just put up a video and blog post about my camp kitchen (and that of my mate Stace) - for the first time I listed all of the gear I carry.... and suddenly it seems quite a lot.

Here's my list

Is there anything in there you think is really stupid? What do you take?

Here's the video if you actually want to see the kit.

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...grater and whisk...we didn't even have that in our 4x4...
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...grater and whisk...we didn't even have that in our 4x4...
I know I know.... it's my little luxury...
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Post Our minimalist camp kitchen for two

  • Small Sponge/scourer
  • Cloth doubles as drying towel
  • Washing liquid (sea to summit)
  • Salt & Pepper shaker
  • Med collapsible Bowl (sea to summit)
  • Jetboil PCS (jeboil)
  • Coffee Plunger accessory for Jetboil (coffee press)
  • Jetboil pot support (support and stabiliser)
  • 230g Butane/propane gas canister
  • MSR 1.5L stainless pot
  • Chopping board
  • Wenger Swiss Army knife (with large locking blade)
  • Victorianox Swiss army knife (standard size)
  • 2 x steel spoons
  • 2 x steel folks
  • Wooden spatular
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Small grater
Optionally if there is room we also take
Cheap non-stick frypan
Thermos 1L

In terms of consumables we usually try to carry:
  • Tea bags (black, mint or green)
  • Fresh coffee grounds
  • sugar sachets
  • UHT milk or milk powder
  • Rice
  • Masala spice mix (From our local indian shop)
  • Individually wrapped butter
  • Small pot of jam
  • Small pot of Vegemite (Yes I'm proudly Australian and I love my Vegemite)
All the above with a little magic packs into a sea to summit 5 litre bag like Russion dolls.

If I think of it I'll take a few pics on our next camping trip over Easter.
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Crapping Nora! You fit all that on a bike! (Although I guess a lot of that is wee stuff)

Mine is a wee bit more minimalist:

1 x 1.3 litre titanium pot
1 x hard anodised alu camping frying pan
Coleman stove that runs on unleaded
Lighter
Opinel knife used only for food
Scourer
Tiny bottle of olive oil
Folding water carrier
Plastic bowl/plate
Titanium Spork
Titanium hip flask
Titanium mug (so I like Titanium...)

Tomato sauce, mayo and salt/pepper sachets liberated from nearest caff.

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You fit all that on a bike! (Although I guess a lot of that is wee stuff)
Yes the gear is all very small - minimalist in size and space not quantity

Basically we pack very well and the advantage is all the gear fits into three containers. If you can visualise the following...

All the jeboil gear fits inside packing neatly:Then all the food and consumables fit inside the MSR 1.5L pot:
  • Tea bags (black, mint or green)
  • Fresh coffee grounds
  • sugar sachets
  • UHT milk or milk powder
  • Rice
  • Masala spice mix (From our local indian shop)
  • Individually wrapped butter
  • Small pot of jam
  • Vegemite - YUM
  • Med collapsible Bowl (sea to summit)
  • 2 x steel spoons
  • 2 x steel folks
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Small grater
Then we have a plastic tupperware container for wet stuff:
  • Small Sponge/scourer
  • Cloth doubles as drying towel
  • Washing liquid (sea to summit)
The exceptions are:
  • Chopping board sits ontop of our topbox
  • 230g Butane/propane gas canister fits anywhere there is room
  • Thermos & Frypan (optional)
The following are in the Tankbag as we need easy access to them for other things as well:
  • Wenger Swiss Army knife (with large locking blade)
  • Victorianox Swiss army knife (standard size)
  • Lighter
Now I wish I had a photo to show you all how nifty it packs up.

... Hold on I found one... with us sitting on the panniers and using the topbox as a table. Note the chopping board is shown... Ah the simple life.

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I like it. Can I eat at your kitchen?!

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PS - nice sausages!
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I like it. Can I eat at your kitchen?!

Matt

PS - nice sausages!
Sure, any time, have two snags! Just keep your hands off my wine!

I am really happy with our setup I have to say, I think it works very well and well, I can't sell the merits enough of having detachable panniers like H&B to sit on instead of chairs (which IMO are a waste of space).
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Matt that's a fantastic set up.

I'm with you all the way on the little pot of jam...

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We travel two-up but still prefer camping, thus space is very limited. Our kitchen thus only includes:

* two knives, forks, spoons
* two cups, plates
* small wooden cooking spoon
* one 2l metal pot with lid that serves as a pan
* 1l plastic box with lid
* MSR Whisper Lite fuel stove
* small cutting board
* 6-in-1 spice shaker (salt, pepper, garlic, oregano, parsley, chive)
* washable coffee filter
* rice, coffee, crackers, jelly, porridge
* small sponge and dishtowel (both regular sized ones cut in half)
* garbage bags

Most of that fits inside the 2l pot and the 1l plastic box, except for the stove.

We buy our food as we go, usually local stuff (vegetables, meat, fruits) for two to three days. We do the dishes with regular soap instead of dish washing liquid, works great. I also have a swiss army knife (not an original one but a cheap ripoff bought in eastern Poland very close to the Ukranian border from a rather shady looking roadside salesman) on me at all times not only for kitchen use. I guess that's pretty much it, we simply can't carry any more than that. With that minimal setup we still manage to eat surprisingly well and healthy, I'd say probably better and healthier than at home.
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Nothing to add to this, but just wanted to say thanks to those posted so far . . . . I'm off on my first trip this summer, and it's all been very useful!

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* 6-in-1 spice shaker (salt, pepper, garlic, oregano, parsley, chive)
Which shaker do you use? I've had trouble with all that i've found beyond the GSR double shaker letting in moisture after a few trips. Most irritating - so I've always got my eyes open for a better one.

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A cheap one like this:



The moisture problem can be best avoided by adding a few grains of rice into each compartment. Works for everything except garlic, dunno why it fails here.
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