Trailer Camping Kitchen

I’ve had an itch in my brain for a long time. I’ve done a ridiculous amount of surfing on camping trailers, chuck boxes, overlanding, etc. So I decided to do something.

First thing I did was pick up a Space Trailer (shout-out Todd!). In case you don’t know, Space trailers are very nice, made in the US, and are all the things you’re thinking about when you buy a cheap Harbor Freight trailer, but don’t get.

Second thing I did was to build a camp kitchen to put in it. Here’s some snaps of the process. It was built entirely of scrap and re-purposed materials that I had lying around. Maybe I have too much (s)crap lying around … ? The design objectives were to be able to run a 2-burner camp stove and a propane grill off of a 20lb propane canister with some extra storage for camp gear. I did little drawing, but mostly designed as I went, with the inevitable re-work on some technical debt taken along the way.

Basic layout
I built a swing-out counter that covers the stoves when packed up.
Here’s a close-up of the hose routing and the threaded rod that I used as a pivot for the countertop.
This is the fully deployed config. There’s a strut on the left, and the counter swings out to make a 90* counter with the stove/grill open. I have lit it up and it works great!

Now I just have to take it camping!

Lily Is Going To Space!

Lily applied for and was accepted into Reach for the Stars Space Camp! She and her friend, Zoe, are part of a group of 32 kids from Minneapolis and St. Paul.  You can read more about the programs here. Select “Program” at the top for an overview and select “Content” and expand the Science Saturday and Space Camp tiles to see more – Lily is doing both!

We’re helping to raise funds so that all 32 kids can complete this 6 month program that culminates in a six-day trip to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Space Camp (grades 4-6) students train for and perform simulated space missions! Please check out the Reach For the Stars Give To The Max page here.  Give to the Max Day is 11/15/2018!

Also, if you’d like a token of our appreciation for donating, please check out the crafts here and here and here and let us know if you’d like one!

Here’s a pic of Lily and the rest of her crew!

And (since we’re proud of it) you can see the acceptance letter here.