Camp Kitchen

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Project by BamaCummins posted 08-24-2008 03:31 PM 4036 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My dad, two brothers and all of our sons try to go camping together at least twice a year. We don’t do much other than sit around the fire, do a little day hiking, but mostly have an excuse to EAT well. On our last trip I mentioned to my dad that we need a camp kitchen to make our efforts more organized and easier. I had planned on buying one of those fold up aluminum type units because that is all I had seen. But apparently this got my dad thinking and next thing I knew he was sending me this website ( ) and said we ought to build one instead. Well mom and dad came up for a weekend and now we have a great camp kitchen that should last much longer than those aluminum type.

We made the unit out of red cedar and oak plywood. It’s designed so that you keep all your stuff inside and the unit fits together like a puzzle making a box that you can carry and transport easily.

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#1 posted 08-24-2008 05:44 PM

nice job…we didnt camp as a family this summer ( I went backpacking with colleagues) but when we do the eating is great and the time is a blast…so i can see why this project is so important to you as a family…

now we will have to see pictures of it in ACTION after your next camping trip!

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#2 posted 08-24-2008 07:50 PM

Thats some nice work.

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#3 posted 08-25-2008 10:24 AM

Ive always wanted to build one of those…

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#4 posted 08-25-2008 02:48 PM

that will make your camping experience oh so much nicer!
You can sit around the fire and admire the creation

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#5 posted 08-28-2008 10:36 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#6 posted 04-19-2011 07:38 PM

LOML and I have been stuck at home for the last year and a half due to family health care issues. (We are taking care of a disabled family member). That is about to change, the family member got the transplant he needed, and we are planning a memorial day trip. I have a BIG factory built camp kitchen that I don’t really like (Cabelas)) it uses zippered bags for pantries and the zippers freeze shut when camping in winter, in Texas of all places… I might just have to borrow your idea…

FWIW, when we are going like we usually do, we try to go camping 6 or more times a year… Keeps the cabin fever to a minimum… Lots of swimming, day hiking, and gourmet cooking… (I have done everything from hot dogs on a stick over a camp fire, to Chicken Cordon Bleu on a stove top camp oven, and blackberry cobbler in the dutch oven…

I gotta get out more!

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