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Camping Cook Station or Chuck Box


The Toolman
The Toolman
The Toolman
The Toolman

Problem: I want to go car camping but, don't have an organized way of dealing with cooking, eating and cleanup besides several cardboard boxes full of camp stuff that I don't know what it is. In other words, I'm starting from scratch. The last thing I want is to get the camp site and spend time digging through piles of stuff to cook a meal. I think you know where I'm coming from.

Solution: Create a portable storage container for camping related eating, cooking and cleanup tasks that:
1. fits in the bed of my pickup.
2. folds down for easy storage.
3. expands at the camp site to provide more work space.
4. contains all the basic eating, cooking and cleanup equipment.
5. built from common on-hand materials and keep costs to a minimum.
and lastly,
6. stores easily at home ready for the next adventure.

Too good to be true? well let's give it a shot. This is a prototype version and depending on how it performs out in the field, may go through some changes.

I've attached a working drawing with dimensions that work for me. You may need to alter them to fit your needs. Good luck!

Difficulty scale: Depending on your carpentry skills, I'm rating this a 6 out of 10.

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Camping Cook Station or Chuck Box

by The Toolman
Aug 03, 2012

Problem: I want to go car camping but, don't have an organized way of dealing with cooking, eating and cleanup besides several cardboard boxes full of camp stuff that I don't know what it is. In other words, I'm starting from scratch. The last thing I want is to get the camp site and spend time digging through piles of stuff to cook a meal. I think you know where I'm coming from. Solution: Create a portable storage container for camping related eating, cooking and cleanup tasks that: 1. fits in the bed of my pickup. 2. folds down for easy storage. 3. expands at the camp site to provide more work space. 4. contains all the basic eating, cooking and cleanup equipment. 5. built from common on-hand materials and keep costs to a minimum. and lastly, 6. stores easily at home ready for the next adventure. Too good to be true? well let's give it a shot. This is a prototype version and depending on how it performs out in the field, may go through some changes. I've attached a working drawing with dimensions that work for me. You may need to alter them to fit your needs. Good luck! Difficulty scale: Depending on your carpentry skills, I'm rating this a 6 out of 10.