Kantz Field Kitchen and Pantry – 1 Year Later

I have been using the Kantz Outdoors field kitchen and pantry boxes for over a year. Here is my impressions of them.

The boxes have held up well to our use. We Keep the pantry box in the back of the FJ where it is easy to access. It is the kitchen box that gets all the abuse being stored in the trailer. We are now using a cover for the box which is helping reduce wear. The boxes do have a few small dents but are holding up very well. We are not easy on gear so I give these boxes a big thumbs up.

Camp Kitchen

Problems that I have found with the system:

  • The caps on the legs tend to fall out over time.
  • The stove supplied with the kitchen box does not turn down to a low setting. This is a common problem with camp stoves.
  • The sealant on the plywood is starting to deteriorate. I am not surprised by this problem and a little sand paper and varnish would make for a quick fix.
  • The original rubber mats had a bad off gassing problem. These mats are not available anymore.

What have I liked:

  • The aluminum is very durable.
  • The drawers in the kitchen and pantry boxes help with organization.
  • Ease of setup is key for me. I can have the kitchen setup in a mater of minutes  when we pull into camp.
  • Stove is very hot a boils water quickly.
  • Lack of paint. If the boxes were painted they would be showing lots of wear.
  • The integrated legs help with quick setup.





Tomas has lived in Colorado since age 5. Having grown up on the Western Slope of Colorado lots of time was spent in the Desert Southwest. Tomas' father introduced him to the love of 4 wheeling at an early age in the high mountains around Aspen, Colorado. While an avid Mountain Biker, Tomas and his Family enjoy adventures in the mountains and desert in the remote locations that can only be reached by 4wd. Day hikes are always a must when on the family trips. While enjoying outdoor activities he wants to share his love as a certified 4wd trainer and ski instructor. Tomas also enjoys caving and cave exploration. Tomas currently resides in Colorado Springs. 


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