How to Clean Camp Kitchen Gear Properly

By Randall Shatto

How to Clean Camp Kitchen Gear Properly

Cleaning your backpacking stove and other camping equipment is essential to keeping your gear in top condition. Camp stoves, pots, and pans can all accumulate dirt and grime when camping, so be sure to clean them properly after each trip.

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By Randall Shatto

OverviewCamp kitchen gear includes pots, pans and dishes. Cooking on an open fire is a part of the camping experience. However, cleaning the utensils without modern conveniences such as a sink or dishwasher can be difficult. It is important to clean the kitchen gear after every meal to avoid insects in the camping area. In addition, other wild animals may smell and investigate the odor from the dirty camping gear.Step 1Start a campfire beneath a grill. Allow the fire to heat the grill before continuing.Step 2Fill the pot half full of bottled water or with any running water at the campsite. Position the pot on the grill. Let the water steam before removing.Step 3Add a drop of dish soap to one piece of the camp kitchen gear. Scour and mix the dish soap around the utensil with the sponge to obtain lather.Step 4Use the cup to pour some warm water from the pot onto the gear. Scrub again with the sponge. Pour more water from the cup to rinse the kitchen utensil. Complete twice.Step 5Dry the utensil. Store the item in a clean, safe location.Step 6Repeat Steps 3 to 5 to clean the remaining kitchen camping gear.skill2ingredientBottled water
Pot
Dish soap
Sponge
Cup
TowelingredientsBottled wateringredientsPotingredientsDish soapingredientsSpongeingredientsCupingredientsToweltipWash the utensils away from the main camping area. This will prevent other gear from becoming moist as well as preventing mud spots.tipsWash the utensils away from the main camping area. This will prevent other gear from becoming moist as well as preventing mud spots.keywordClean, Wash, Scour, Camp, Kitchen, Gear, ProperlykeywordsCleankeywordsWashkeywordsScourkeywordsCampkeywordsKitchenkeywordsGearkeywordsProperly

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