Our checklist for camp chefs is intentionally comprehensive so you don’t forget anything important at the campground. It’s useful for backpacking chefs, too.

Cooking/Eating Supplies

• Stove
• Windscreen
• Fuel
• Fuel bottle(s)
• Cookset (1-2+ pots)
• Frying pan
• Pot grabber
• Food-storage canister
• Water bottles
• Plates, bowls
• Mugs/cups (measuring cups)
• Utensils (with knife)
• Matches/lighter
• Fire starter

Kitchen Deluxe

Heading out to car camp? Consider these “extras” to make cooking easier:
• Coolers
• Cutting board/surface
• Paring knife
• Spatula
• Whisk
• Bottle opener
• Corkscrew
• Measuring spoons
• Portable coffee/espresso maker
• Camp furniture (chairs, table)
• Dutch oven
• Lantern
• Kitchen organizer
• Grill rack
• Foil
• Egg holder(s)
• Biodegradable soap
• Pot scrubber/sponge(s)
• Quick-dry towel
• Drying rack; clothesline w/clips
• Trash bags; resealable bags
• Extension sticks/roasting items
• Camp sink
• Collapsible water container(s)
• Funnel(s)
• Saw/axe

Mornings

Choose according to personal tastes and needs:
• Coffee
• Dry cereal/granola
• Quick-fix oatmeal
• Breakfast bars
• Batter mix
• Syrup
• Tea
• Powdered milk
• Freeze-dried eggs
• Cocoa/drink mixes
• Fruit (fresh and dried)
• Jelly/jam

Midday/Evenings

• Energy food (bars, gels, trail mix)
• Bagels
• Dried meat
• Peanut butter
• Freeze-dried meals
• Rice
• Durable vegetables (e.g., carrots)
• Recovery bars/drink mixes
• Cooking oil/spray
• Salt/pepper
• Soup mixes/bouillon cubes
• Crackers/chips
• Cheese
• Fig cookies
• Drink mixes
• Pasta/sauces
• Chocolate/sweets
• Marshmallows
• Spices, herbs

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