The Kitchen Box
Paul's Camp Kitchen
To make camp chow it's necessary to have a well equipped camp kitchen. That doesn't
mean a food processor and a blender; the trees don't have outlets on them.
Here's what I have in my camp kitchen:
- - Coleman® Liquid fuel 2 burner stove.
- - Coleman® Folding oven.
- - Colgan's® sparker for lighting stove.
- - Extra flints (butane lighter type).
- - Cast iron skillet w/ lid - 10" diameter.
- - Cast iron Dutch Oven - 14" diameter.
- - Heavy stainless steel 1 and 1.5 qt Sauce pans.
- - Tea kettle (whistle optional).
- - 4 and 6 qt aluminum pots.
- - Pie tins
- - Cake pan
- - Cake cooling rack (10" diameter)
- - Wooden utensels: spatula, spoons, etc.
- - Can opener: a good one, w/ cutting wheel.
- - Pot holders (2).
- - Pot grabber.
- - Small cutting board.
- - SHARP knives (2).
- - Knife sharpener.
- - Tongs.
- - Pepper mill.
- - Salt shaker.
- - Paper towels.
- - Aluminum foil.
- - Inexpensive plastic table cloth.
- - Table cloth clips.
- - Huricane Lamps (2).
- - Melmac® or equiv. plates.
- - Melmac® or equiv. bowls.
- - Plastic mugs.
- - Stainless steel flatware.
- - Terry cloth washrags (use for napkins (serviettes)).
- - Plastic dish pan (hospital basin).
- - Dish drainer (mesh shopping bag).
- - Windshield scrubber (mesh covered sponge).
- - Dawn® detergent.
- - Onion bag.
The smaller items are kept in Cheese Boxes (Velveta® type). Every thing except
the Dutch Oven fits into the wooden kitchen box.
A few of the items may sound a litle strange but there is a definite reason for eash one.
The empty onion bag makes a GREAT pot scrubber; it makes quick work of clean-up and it
doesn't scratch the pots.
The table-cloth and napkins - we are civilized, aren't we? The hurricane lamps are for
those romantic candle-light dinners; the wind won't blow out the candles.
A lot of beginners think that if they use paper plates and plastic utensils that they
are saving on cleanup - plastic knives and forks break - paper plates just won't do;
they absorb juices and become soggy. Disposal is not very freindly to the environment.
Besides you have to wash the cookware anyway; the dishes take only a few more minutes.
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