Our adventure began with a photographic journey with two friends, Jeep Kitchen Founder Alan Smith and his close friend, and fellow adventurer, David Dechemin. During an expedition to Inuvik, at the Arctic Circle over the course of six weeks they would travel through British Columbia, journey over the chilly waters of the Inside Passage, up through Whitehorse and Dawson City and finally up the traitorous shale laden Dempster Highway. Half way up that wicked road is one of the most beautiful parks in all of rugged Canada in Tombstone Territorial Park.
A few daily rituals occur during a trip like this – stopping every few feet for photographs on a good day, stopping for a bathroom break and setting up camp in the pathway of river or (as it turns out) a hunting trail for wolves running down elk. However, one particular reoccurrence at -15 Celsius (5 Fahrenheit) in the morning, and during some pretty chilly day lit hours, was having to set-up and prepare warm meals.
After coming home to think about all his family trips and the frozen hands waiting for food while loading and unloading fridge and stove Alan started to think about how to first, make something to eat quicker, as well as to maximize the storage space for all the gear that was easier to get at and far less effort to re-pack.
That is when the first wooden one level “proto-type” was created. From this one simple solution came a bigger vision and one that could help his family and other world wide adventures improve on the usage of space and ease of setting up for meal time.
Now over three years and three proto-types have passed since that memorable journey and today we prove solutions that serve all sorts of flatbed vehicles, adventurers, campers, and out-door-enthusiasts seeking to spend more time on their past-time than loading their kitchen and coolers from truck to picnic table – now it’s all in one!
Join the many keen and outgoing individuals and Jeep Kitchen friends who take to their next “big adventure” with the use of our lightweight, specially designed, featured kitchens great for almost any vehicle.