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Wouldn't it be great to have an easy way to bring kitchen supplies to the great outdoors? This table-top camp kitchen is just the ticket for packing along the grub. Modeled after the "chuck boxes" used by cowboys on the range, it holds everything but the kitchen sink: pots, pans, dishes, cups, silverware, utensils and canned goods, all neatly organized in their own compartments.

It also features a top that opens up for access to frequently used items and a front panel that swings down to provide a handy work surface. When chow time is over, the front and top panels fold down and latch.

Handles make it convenient to carry, and the whole thing folds up to a compact 30 inches long by 17 inches tall by 19 inches deep.

Inexpensive and easy to build, the project requires just one 4 by 8 sheet of plywood, a piece of pine shelving, a wooden dowel, assorted hardware, screws, nails and glue. Trace the pieces onto the plywood from full-size patterns, cut out, sand and assemble.

The Camp Kitchen plan, No. 213, is $7.95 and includes full-size traceable patterns, step-by-step instructions with photos, construction diagrams and a shopping list and cutting schedule. A package of three camp kitchen plans, No. C109, is $16.95 and includes this project and two others. A catalog picturing hundreds of do-it-yourself projects is $3.95.

Prices include postage and handling. Please allow three to four weeks for delivery. For rush delivery, add $1 an item up to $3 maximum and allow seven to 10 days.

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