Setting up a camp kitchen outside can be a great way to keep your interior kitchen clean while doing your cooking in the fresh, breezy air of the open outdoors. But setting up an outdoor kitchen isn’t always the simplest undertaking when you’re at a campground, especially if you don’t have space in your RV to haul around a table so you can establish the beginning of your workspace. Luckily, there are simple hacks that can help make cooking in the great outdoors easier and more organized than ever! Make this DIY hanging camp kitchen from a belt and S hooks, and transform a tree into your outdoor camp culinary center!
What You’ll Need
- A Belt (A bungee cord can also be used as a substitute, but just make sure it is taut enough to support the weight on your hooks)
- 'S' Hooks or pot-rack hooks (these can be found at your local hardware store, or even at some superstores in the storage and organization aisle)
How To Make
- Find a tree rooted in your campsite that can serve as a convenient location for your hanging camp kitchen.
- Wrap your belt around the tree at eye-level and latch it tightly to secure it in place.
- Attach your S hooks to the belt, spacing them around the circumference of the tree.
- Hang your kitchen supplies on the S hooks for quick and handy accessibility.
Now that you’ve created a method of organizing and utilizing your kitchen equipment in the great outdoors, it’s time to make your DIY camp kitchen functional by stocking it with your cooking gear. Here are some ideas for what to include:
- Cooking pots
- Frying pans
- Grill rack
- Water jugs
- Bottle opener
- Other essential utensils
You can also hang a trash bag from one of your S hooks for a designated place to put your garbage so that it doesn’t stink up the inside of your unit! Utilizing a DIY hanging camp kitchen is also a great way to air dry your kitchen utensils after they’ve been washed. Have you put this camping hack to the test? Tell us how it worked for you in the comments!
Can’t get enough DIY camping projects to make your outdoor experience even more enjoyable? Then check out these posts on making your own outdoor drink holders or pop-can stove!