The last boat camp trip may have spoiled us. Meals cooked at camp on our small butane stove top opened up a whole new menu. Though the gimballed cup stove still has a place under way, taking every meal in a 20 oz cup might get old fast. Chris Cunningham at Small Boats Monthly had a box for his galley kit. John Hartman on WFB had his boxes. So, after studying those and many camp cook boxes out there I decided to design my own too.
First I wanted it as compact as possible while keeping all the galley necessaries inside it. The final box ended with these specs:
- 18"L x 12"D x 10"H
- 8mm okoume plywood sides and interior oak rails.
- oak cleat/handles
- neoprene rubber feet
- removable platform/ storage divider
- interior paint matches UNA's hull
|handles with cleated lid|
"Rubber" feet protect the boat and offer an anti-skid box. Cleats will help secure box in the boat too.
|opened box with stores|
|divider/platform removed for wind screen|
The box is sturdy enough to serve as a seat in camp. A pot, some mugs, a few utensils, and spices need to be added, but all that should fit easily. Joined with a cooler, canned and dry goods, and we are ready for the next trip.
Now on to figuring out the tent scenario …