Updated January 16, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Camp Kitchens

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We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. A well-cooked meal is one of the most satisfying parts of camping, but nature doesn't provide much in the way of countertops. If you'll be spending time in the great outdoors with friends or family, it's a good idea to invest in a portable kitchen. One of these relatively lightweight models will give you all the workspace you need to serve up a gourmet masterpiece in the woods. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best camp kitchen on Amazon.

10. KingCamp Quick-Up

9. Grub Hub Mesa 1

8. Ozark Trail Steel

7. Coleman Pack-Away Deluxe

6. Camp Chef Sherpa

5. Alpine Mountain Roll-Top

4. GCI Slim-Fold

3. Oasis Raptor II

2. Lifetime Tailgate

1. HappyBuy Multifunctional

Editor's Notes

January 15, 2019:

Camping is fun, but living on nuts and beef jerky for 5 days straight is not. If you're determined to spend some quality time outside, one of these folding camp kitchens should definitely be on your list. The HappyBuy provides more storage space than most of the rest, and it's protected by relatively strong polyester. The lifetime is a pretty barebones option, which makes it awfully easy to wipe or spray down after use. The Oasis offers just enough cooking space, and easily accommodates small groups — because eating dinner on the hard ground isn't always the most comfortable. We really like the Sherpa due to its top-quality construction, exceptional durability, and near-endless functionality. Plus, one of its modular compartments is an insulated cooler. It's hard to go wrong with Coleman, and the KingCamp is similarly useful. The Alpine is another extremely straightforward model. Of course, if you demand the best, you really can't top the Grub Hub, as long as you're immune to sticker shock — because it sure costs a lot.


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on January 16, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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