Dishes at Camp
Luanne TaylorWe solved the "drying the cooking dishes" problem by making a kind of hammock out of an old sheer curtain between two trees... All the pots, pans, cooking utensils and bowls are stacked upside down in the hammock, which kind of curls right over the top of them, keeping "anything you don't want" out! As long as the knots used to tie to the trees don't slip, your cooking dishes are clean, dry and out of the way, without taking up non-existent counter/storage space... It works for us!
MacKenzie, British Columbia
We follow the same practices in my council, 3 pans of water, etc. and air
dry the dishes. To help with this and because there is always a complaint
about lack of space we suggest: use plastic milk crates (they can also be
bought at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, office supply stores, etc) and hang them from
the ends of the rafter of the kitchen shelter, or from a tree limb. Cover
with a cloth to keep the bugs or dust off. Our Adult Training Center
(where our troop leaders take their outdoor/camp certification courses) has
these available, so the leaders learn about them from the very beginning.
Great way to tote the dishes, etc. to camp (if you have to bring your own).
San Jacinto Council