How to Make a Cheap Camp Kitchen

Camp kitchens like this (usually wooden) can cost hundreds of dollars. With limited funds, I had to get creative. Using a crate, and less than $10 in dollar-store supplies, you can make this.

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How to Make a Cheap Camp Kitchen
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Start by attaching the paper towel holder to the top of your crate with four zip ties. Trim the ties before moving on.

Start by attaching the paper towel holder to the top of your crate with four zip ties. Trim the ties before moving on.

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Suspend a cooling rack near the top of your crate with at least three zip ties. This rack will hold plates.

Suspend a cooling rack near the top of your crate with at least three zip ties. This rack will hold plates.

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Suspend another cooling rack beneath the first one with at least three zip ties. This rack will hold utensils. You'll need to estimate the space between racks in order to adequately fit your utensils.

Suspend another cooling rack beneath the first one with at least three zip ties. This rack will hold utensils. You'll need to estimate the space between racks in order to adequately fit your utensils.

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Arrange your utensils in the organizer.

Arrange your utensils in the organizer.

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Slide utensils onto the second cooling rack.

Slide utensils onto the second cooling rack.

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Line the bottom of the crate with a flexible cutting board. You may need to trim it to size first.

Line the bottom of the crate with a flexible cutting board. You may need to trim it to size first.

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Load the crate with the rest of your kitchen ware: pots, pans, cups, bowls, dish soap, sponge, etc. You may choose to add a step: Create a fold down-lid using a piano hinge and sturdy cutting board.

Load the crate with the rest of your kitchen ware: pots, pans, cups, bowls, dish soap, sponge, etc. You may choose to add a step: Create a fold down-lid using a piano hinge and sturdy cutting board.

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