This serves the same purposes as the white linen table cloth at the steak house back in the civilized world - it covers up whatever unknown lies underneath. At the campground, you can see what's there on arrival, and it isn't always pretty. So using this inexpensive bright red-checked vinyl table cloth will be a lot easier than trying to clean up after the many crews that came before your family.
The cloth is 72" x 54", big enough to cover up most tables. There's no heavy backing on this inexpensive version, so it may want to slide around some. Once you set the stove or plates down on it though, it ought to stay put. For 5 bucks, it's cheap enough to use it for your current trip and pitch it when your camping trip is over. Or if you're a tightwad like me, hose it off at home, let it dry, throw some character-building duct tape on the inevitable tears and use it again next time.
We have lots of other cooking and comfort items you can rent and buy to make the transition from your home to the campground a little easier:Buy general camping accessories package
- Towels, toilet paper, matches, paracord, first aid kit and more Buy a portable camp fire in a can
- Check it out - have a fire even in no-fire zones Rent a portable camp shower
- Get the grit and grime off Rent a privacy shelter for shower or bathroom
- Get the grit and grime off in private Rent group dining serving utensils and supplies
- spatula, tongs, can opener, extended fork, serving ladle, etcRent cast iron skillet
- Great for like, frying stuff Rent stainless steel pots
- For boiling water, soups, pasta etc Rent propane stoves
- Crank up the heat for frying and boiling Buy dehydrated meals
- Just add boiling water. Better tasting than you might think Rent a really awesome cooler
- When the ice store isn't nearby, this does the trick