The Grubby One Camping Chuck Box

Chuck box setup images-Grubby One

The Grubby One is our oldest and most popular chuck box design.

First designed in 1988 ( see early PR's and ads ), this baby has undergone many improvements to enhance it's functionality and simplify your camping experiences. Using a stand to achieve quick, stable counter height was a pure revelation. And, as described below, this has facilitated a nifty storage option for your camp stove too.  This box is a great option for those weekend, 'family of four' type camping trips.

Light weight camp kitchen storage.

This is a 'hefty' chuck box in terms of durability and what it can store. Yet, it offers a very lite weight profile. Remember, just the contents can get pretty heavy so the box must be lite. This is an absolute requirement for any chuck box! Thus, among other things, we have designed the box to use the wash tubs and dish drainer as drawers in the stored state providing for 'double duty' storage for place settings, utensils, pots and pans and other supplies. And, there are two small item storage drawers for silverware, knives and the like. It can hold a lot!

Sets up quickly to a self contained camping kitchen.

The box has racks on both ends aiding in storage and utility. Most camp cooks will configure one end for personal needs things like sunscreen, lotions, toothpaste, shaving and grooming gear and other grooming items. It also even has a five hole toothbrush holder! The other end has cup hooks for  utensils and a rack for spices allowing for quick, fingertip access to needed devices. This is an essential requirement for cooking anywhere but especially in remote outdoor situations. Some folks use their Grubby One to just simplify their tailgating needs for those Saturday afternoon football games.

Options add more functionality to this tent camper kitchen.

chuck boxThis camp kitchen ships with two drawers for storing all the loose kitchen paraphernalia like can opener, peeler, knives etc.. It will hold four drawers so up to two additional drawers can be added as options.

All this means you can head out on a moments notice, knowing full well, everything you need for your camping kitchen is in your Grubby One grub box. And equally important, your camp cook will have what is needed when it's needed. ( No more looking for the spatula when the eggs need to flipped right now!) Light weight, compact storage with counter space and very quick, easy setup make the Grubby One a real asset in any roadside camping situation.
Kit and unfinished are available again!

G1 Kit Parts

( prices includes $53.46 in shipping!)

These are the total prices at checkout. Nothing added!

Kit ---------- $292.94 -  

Unfinished SAR* - $388.21 - 

Finished SAR* - $475.83 - 

* SAR = Some Assembly Required. All parts, tops, bottoms, sides etc. have been assembled for you but you need to put them together as demonstrated in the customer service videos. (Thus ships in a smaller box = less $$$.)

Piggyback and extension shelves are not available as products. However, plans for them are still available in the plans book.

Grubby One Plans (and all others) included in the Blue Sky Kitchen Plans book!

PDF Download $24.95




Watch our demonstration video.

Grubby One camping chuckbox video

See all Grubby One chuck box videos .


New Stand Design

Version C Grubby One chuck box demonstration video image


New chuck box stand design

Design allows stove to store with box.

There have been two important improvements made to the Grubby One stand:

Here is what that adds to the functionality:

Personally, I have always thought storing a stove in the box is a bad idea as it adds weight and takes up valuable storage space. After all, stoves already tend to be pretty well designed and contained for portability. Also, stoves can get pretty greasy and grimy and thus one wouldn't want that inside the box where food might also be present. However, over the years, many customers have flat insisted on the ability to store their stove in the box. Of course, the big advantage being when you have grabbed your chuck box you'll also have your stove.

What this new stand design represents is really a compromise solution. It allows the stove to store together with the grub box but not actually inside. So now you can 'have your cake and eat it too,' so to speak. The stand and box can be used to store a standard stove or not, if you chose, to separate the stove weight from your chuckbox.

NOTE: This image demonstrates these changes but other Grubby One images and videos have not been updated thus they may still reflect the old design where the dowel rods slide in lengthwise. All Grubby Ones ship like this now.

This stand can also be used with a Mini-Grub camping vacation Chuck Box.

And here is a customer video review:

Grubby One customer review video JPG.
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