How to Pack Your Dutchmen Astoria Fifth Wheel’s Kitchen for Your Next Camping Trip

Dutchman Astoria Fifth Wheel Exterior | North Carolina | Shaw RV

As you and your family head out to enjoy the great outdoors, ensuring your RV’s kitchen is well-stocked and well-equipped is a vital element of the packing process. Get the most out of your RV with these tips on what kitchen staples cannot be missed and how to best utilize your cooking and storage space so your family’s home away from home is as comfortable as possible. RV travelers in the Asheboro, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Concord areas are invited to learn how to bring the comforts of home with you wherever you go. 

  1. Cooking Tools and Appliances

The first step to packing your RV kitchen is ensuring you have the basics. From cooking tools to dishes for dining, you’ll want to pack any items you will need to prepare and serve your family’s favorite meals while you take on the open road. A few things to keep in mind as you decide how many items to choose include the size of your family, your preferred camping style, and the space available in your RV. Below is a quick list of ideas to get you started on stocking your kitchen supplies. 

  • 2-qt. Sauce pot
  • 4-qt. Sauce pot
  • Skillet
  • Spatula
  • Cooking spoons
  • Ladle
  • Grilling utensils
  • Roasting sticks
  • Cookie sheets
  • Colander
  • Can opener
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Cutting board
  • Basic knife set
  • Flatware
  • Plates
  • Cups
  • Mugs
  • Cereal or soup bowls
  • Oven mit 
  • Dish cloths
  • Sponges
  • Dish soap

Beyond the basics, there are a few tools you may want to have to simplify your cooking experience while traveling. Some useful appliances include: 

  • Berkey water filter
  • Instapot
  • Coffee maker or french press
  • Toaster
  • Immersion blender
  • Electric griddle
  • Portable grill
Dutchman Astoria Fifth Wheel Kitchen | North Carolina | Shaw RV
  1. Pantry Staples and Dry Goods

Next, you will want to efficiently choose pantry staples to pack for your journey. Think about what style of camping best suits your family. Will you be cooking frequently? What meals do you and your family typically enjoy while out on the road? Once you know what meals you are likely to prepare, choose your most commonly used spices and seasonings as well as a small bottle of your favorite cooking oil. Beyond the basics, a few other basic pantry supplies to consider include: 

  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic wrap
  • Zipper or slide plastic storage bags
  • Coffee filters
  • Nut butter
  • Jam or jelly
  • Canned goods
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Pancake mix
  • Sugar
  • Tea
  • Honey
  • Syrup
  • Coffee
  • Powdered or canned milk

Once your dry pantry supplies have been covered, it’s time to consider what basics you’ll want to pack on a trip by trip basis. From basic condiments to popular perishable items, these are the staples you’ll want to pack just before heading out on your next adventure. Some of the standard items you’ll want to consider include:

  • Mayo 
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Pickles
  • Barbeque sauce
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Fresh produce
  • Deli meat and cheese
  • Bread
  • Graham crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate
  • Chips
  1. Tips for Efficient Storage

Once you have determined what items you’ll want to pack to stock your RV kitchen, you’ll want to consider how to pack those items to make the most out of your space. As you pack your pantry goods, keep in mind you will want to take steps to deter determined pests. A simple way to help prevent bugs and rodents from becoming too interested in your food items is to store your supplies in air-tight containers. 

When selecting items such as plates, cups, and more, choosing durable and lightweight materials are also a good idea. Choosing items that are versatile and can be used in multiple ways can also be a great space-saving option. Collapsible items such as colanders, measuring cups, and measuring spoons can reduce bulk for storage. Adding vertical storage options like baskets to hang on the back of cabinets or wall-mounted storage such as paper towel holders and produce baskets are a great way to maximize space while maintaining ease of access to your necessities. 

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