Food preparation is something we all do a couple of times per day. Even something as simple as spreading margarine and vegemite on a sandwich needs a work-table of some sort. Depending on your particular campsite and vehicle configuration you'll probably need a place near the fridge and tucker box in which to set down the items you've selected for each meal. Then you'll need to layout your cooking implements, cutlery and plates. And finally you'll chop, slice, spread, or mix ingredients ready for either laying onto plates or transferring to a cook
top or campfire
Some people will setup their gas cooker ontop of this table, and if you're doing that, then there's not much room for all the ingredients etc. Perhaps you need more than one table? Perhaps you have a tailgate or a fold-down table attached to the rear door of your vehicle?
Whatever you choose to use, it needs to be stable, washable and practical, and as we'll mention later in the article it needs to fit into the space you've allocated for packing the rest of the camping gear.