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Old 07-30-2013, 08:06 AM   #1
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Another great outdoor kitchen idea

http://www.blueskykitchen.com/Grubby_One.html

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Old 07-30-2013, 01:17 PM   #2
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Re: Another great outdoor kitchen idea

Never seen that one. I still think the best one has wheels and is called an SMB but yeah cooking bacon inside might not be the best move in bear country Rather than leave the thread to just one, I posted a few more. Because links fail, I posted some pics as well.

So to add to the list (none of which I've tried except those by Coleman) here are a few I had looked at in the past.

Stuff from Partner Steel (more stove specific):
http://partnersteel.com/index.htm


Kanz makes a high end high dollar stand for some of the Partner Steel stoves (or others that fit?).
http://www.kanzoutdoors.com/field_kitchen.html


Bundu Howling Moon Kitchen Storage Kits
http://www.bundugear.com/products/accessoriesmain.html


Drifta has a large looking setup.
http://www.drifta.com.au/UteCarback.php


Campchef makes a well designed table/storage kit called the Sherpa.
http://www.campchef.com/sherpa-camp-tab ... nizer.html


Coleman has a number of fold and stow kitchens but they are only table type and mostly don't store kitchen utensils and what not. I have a couple of these; one with a sink and one W/O. I don't use the sink version any more and the one I currently use is packed in my off road trailer for base camp setups.
http://www.coleman.com/product/pack-awa ... 2000003090


A new one I've seen is a folding suitcase kitchen similar to the Coleman version I use now. Cabalaís has several versions from large to small.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Camping/ ... t104248980



Duluth makes a kitchen pack that looks like it would be somewhat compact for gear but no stand so you need to supply your own table.
http://duluthpack.com/outdoor-gear/camp ... -pack.html



To tell the truth, I have found that setting up complicated kitchens is a PITA unless you're staying in one camp for a while. I'm very happy with my cheap simple zippered tool bag. But I'm one person and those with families would need something larger to make life easy. In the past I had a bag set up for 2 that was much larger. I finally squeezed it down to a smaller compact bag and supplement what I need for more people from equipment stored in the van. YMMV. In my small bag I carry a set of basic utensils (knife fork spoon tongs) a stick lighter, standard spices, spatula, basting brush and the typical can/bottle opener. In the bag I also carry a small one burner propane stove, a small one mantel propane lantern, a mini flash light, a small titanium pot with lid, a coffee cup, a 6 cup stovetop Espresso maker, and an oven glove. For the most part I like paper plates (you can burn them) but in the past, my large bag held titanium plates and even a couple of propane cylinders with the necessary base to hold them. I now use small 1 gallon propane tanks which I keep the lantern and stove connected to the top of the tank while outside. After evening use, I can leave it out at night ready for the morning coffee at the break of day. The tanks have multiple outlets that feed a propane grill (yes charcoal tastes better) that I prefer for ease and cleanup. My outdoor table I carry in my van finally gave up the fight and I replaced it with one from Bass pro and I love it. I can set my BBQ on it and it will not be damaged by the heat.
http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-M ... /10207189/
They have 2 sizes and I might have been better off with the larger of the two but the smaller table still has a respectable surface area and folds up smaller.



All the big stuff...fry pans and the like are stored in the SMB. When hauling my trailer I go much bigger with stoves, lanterns and other items.
I'm sure others wants and needs are different. With Marc and Christine I noticed they prefer standard dishes and wash them after each meal. One of the things I thought was very cool was they used a pump up spray bottle. Not only was it simple, it saved water and made cleanup a breeze.

It's interesting to see and hear how others exist in the backcountry and Iím sure there are more kitchen setups available. Post em if you have one or know of a different manufacture.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:36 PM   #3
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Re: Another great outdoor kitchen idea

In one of those "what would you do different" threads I was carping about how things in an SMB should be more modular.

I still think a modular kitchen would be cool. Some cabinetry and a stove and possible sink combo that could slide out or swing out would be the bomb.

We fantasized once about a SMB/teardrop type set up. The whole kitchen would be at back, and slide out under an awning and perch on legs, with fold out table tops to the side. That would leave some more room in the back of the van when camped. Problem was no cooking or access without going outside. But then we thought it might be possible for the kitchen to face IN but slide backwards and then rotate.

But frankly it's just as easy to carry the stove, some pots and dishes and a few other things over to the picnic table.

But thanks for the link. Chuck boxes always make me nostalgic for the smell of warm canvas...something else I miss in the SMB.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:34 PM   #4
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I just picked up one of these for my portable kitchen setup...
Chests measure approx 30" tall x 19" deep x 18" wide.* The ends come off to make tables. Chest has slots for storing items in chest. Tables are very sturdy and make great mobile work stations.* Would be a neat Military Vehicle prop, Excellent quality,air tight,water tight. 6 latches on each side hold ends on. 2 carry handles. .* Use with 1 table or 2. Made out of Aluminum.* Table measures 78" Long x 18" wide x 3 ft Tall when set up.




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That's cool! Expensive?
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That's cool! Expensive?
Used 129.00 New 179.00
But very well made, trying to modify partner steel stove to fit upper shelf.
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Re: Another great outdoor kitchen idea

That's a great looking unit, and I'd say pretty cheap for aluminum.

Is this it?

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/u ... x?a=535824

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Ya that's it!!

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