Camp kitchen, Chuck box, Field kitchen, what do YOU call it?

We can really go 2 different directions here.  We can put on our DIY hat and build our chuck box or we can buy one ready made. Let’s look at buying first.

Buying ready-made type of chuck box is one great option.  And there are several advantages to this path:

  1. Immediate purchase; no waiting around until you have time for a project.
  2. Quality workmanship; people who make chuck boxes for sale use chuckboxes.  They know what works and what doesn’t.  You are paying for their experience. (totally worth it in my opinion)
  3. You can see these chuck boxes in action before you commit;  YouTube has lots of videos showing the advantages and features of different types of boxes.

There are some disadvantages too:

  1. Cost, you have to plan on paying furniture prices for these…or more depending on the materials and features.
  2. Add-ons cost more, each bell and whistle adds to the price.
  3. Lead time, these will likely be shipping via ground transport so if you need it this weekend, you’ll probably be out of luck.

Don’t get me wrong, they are beautiful and well made, they will likely last you through your camping years and be passed down to your children if they are taken care of, and if you’ve got extra funds sitting around, by all means, buy yourself a chuck box, fill it up with all the needed kitchen gadgets you’ll need and get camping.

Here are some beautiful ready-to-purchase options”

  • Ken over at BlueSky Kitchen makes some amazing camp kitchens that are functional and beautiful to look at, you can take a peek here.


  • has some great options available for different sized families and needs.  My favorite one is the Double door classic chuck box.  It lends it self to multiple helpers at meal time.  When you have 6 kids, or a scout troop, this is super helpful.  This one comes ready to assemble with just a philips head screwdriver.  (then when people say, ‘did you build that?’ You can say, “Yep” with confidence)


  • GrubHub is a new concept and has several amazing pluses (is that a word?) being light-weight is the big one.  It’s a compact design that would lend itself to more off-the-beaten-path uses.  Right now GrubHub is offering a $40 off discount when purchasing through this GrubHub link. here.

Need some help knowing what to put into your Chuck box?  Click below for a Free Printable Chuck box packing list with all the essentials.


If you are the DIY type, then click the blue NEXT button to find out how to make your own.

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