Be sure to consider the following items for your camp kitchen setup:
Having the ability to keep food cold gives you more flexibility on what you can bring with you and what you can cook. Coolers are helpful but they don’t offer a consistent level of cold. These smaller fridges don’t use a lot of power and are built into the trailer saving space.
Storage space is sacred for any overlanding expedition but especially for your kitchen. Keep essentials such as spices, salt, condiments, and dry goods in your pantry. Areas for pots, pans, plates, and other cooking necessities are critical. Be sure to dedicate spaces near your galley so everything you need to prepare meals is organized and at arm’s length.
Create a workspace where you can prepare food items. It will need to be a clean, washable, non-porous surface used solely for food preparation. You just took that beautiful sirloin out of the fridge, you need to have a place to work with it. Built-in stainless-steel workspaces, like the one featured on the Pando 2.0, offers enough room to prepare an entire meal. Trailer bumpers also come in handy as kitchen prep workspaces.
Built-in stoves are the heart of your camp galley. The Expedition features a Dometic dropdown stove plugged into an onboard propane tank so you’re ready to cook immediately. If your trailer doesn’t have a stove already built-in, you’ll want to invest in a quality propane stove. There are many options available such as single burner, griddle-style, cube stove, triad stove, and more. Be sure to select a stove that’s large enough to accommodate the number of people you’re cooking for. Remember to calculate how much propane you’ll need for cooking during your overlanding trip and plan accordingly.