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Kitchen Box Contents

This is a list of contents for a kitchen box, for use when camping with a large group. Much of the contents are inspired by a similar list in The Guide's Guide, by William McGinnis of Whitewater Voyages. The book is strongly recommended for anyone who is considering a whitewater or camping trip with a large group.

Utensils

 

  • 1 Bottle opener

  • 2 Can openers

  • 3 Paring knives

  • 1 Large ladle

  • 3 Serving spoons

  • 1 Perforated spoon

  • 3 Serving forks

  • 3 Large tongs

  • 1 Spoon/fork salad tongs

  • 4 Spatulas

  • Extra spoons

  • Extra forks

  • Extra butter knives

  • Extra plates

  • Extra cups

  • Extra mugs

  • 1 Measuring cup

  • 60 Skewer sticks

  • 1 Hand mixer

Food Support

(not to be considered as part of the planned meals, these are used for emergencies, for when people are hungrier than planned, for when people need a quick hot or cold drink, etc.)

  • 5-10 lbs Coffee

  • Instant coffee (reserve)

  • 25-50 Tea bags

  • Herb tea

  • 1 box Hot chocolate

  • White sugar

  • Brown sugar

  • Non-dairy creamer

  • 1 qt. Cooking oil

  • Barbecue sauce

  • Syrup

  • 1 can Frosting

  • Decorator frosting

  • Vanilla extract

  • Lemon extract

  • Dry milk

  • Bisquick

  • Flour

  • White or rice vinegar

  • Red wine vinegar

  • Extra Powdered drink mix

  • Soy sauce

  • Catsup

  • Honey

  • Chicken and beef bouillon cubes

Spices

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Garlic salt

  • Seasoned salt

  • Steak sauce

  • Nutmeg

  • Cinnamon

  • Dill weed

  • Parsley

  • Oregano

  • Mustard Powder

  • Ginger

  • Garlic

  • Rosemary

Miscellaneous

  • Liquid hand soap

  • Dish soap

  • Flashlight

  • Aluminum foil

  • 2 boxes Wooden matches, in plastic bag

  • 2 rolls Paper towels

  • 10-20 Heavy duty plastic garbage bags

  • 10-20 Garbage bag fasteners

  • 1 box Ziplock bags

  • 6 Hot pad gloves

  • 1 pair Channellock pliers

  • 3 Dish scrubbing brushes with handles

  • Scrubbing pads

  • Extra roll Toilet paper

  • 1 qt. Clorox, with eye dropper, for water purification

  • 1 Shovel

  • 1 Saw

  • 1 pack Birthday candles

  • 2 Lighters

Lunch Utensil Bag

  • 1 Tomato slicer

  • 1 Extra long spoon

  • 3 Forks

  • 3 Spoons

  • 1 Large knife

  • 4 Butter knives

  • 1 Can opener

  • 4 Paring knives

  • 1 Cheese slicer

  • 2 Spreaders

  • 30 Cups

  • 1 or 2 Garbage bags with fasteners

  • 1 bottle Liquid hand soap

  • 1 roll Paper towels

  • 1 Cheese grater

Other Cooking Gear

(not usually kept in box)

  • Dutch Ovens

  • Griddle

  • Charcoal

  • 3 Chickie pails

  • 2 Fry pans

  • 2 Grates

  • 1 Large coffee pot

  • 1 Medium coffee pot

  • 3-4 Billie pots with lids