We cover the miles in a variety of styles!
I tried cooking in our 13' Ventura
once - I found it difficult and frustrating, and the cleaning up with that little sink was more hassle than it was worth to me. It is great that we have different views, different ways of doing things, and that we share our thoughts and observations.
We cook and eat outside, if it is wet we do it under the canopy. Perishables are inside in the fridge
. Pots, dishes and all other food related items are in the back of the Element. Some items are stored in Ziplock bags (a variety of herbal teas togther, for example). Dry items like oatmeal, rice, brown sugar, go in square plastic boxes with tight fitting lids. They stack nicely and we can see what is in them.
We use a two burner propane
stove. Dish water warms up while we eat and is dumped into a decent sized plastic dishpan (been using the same one for about twenty years). We take along a small container of dish soap and replenish at home during the season. We haven't travelled for longer than two weeks at a time.
One thing I find really useful is The Packing List. Over time I have created (and update sometimes) a list of what we need to pack for a trip. One column has food, one has kitchen equipment (pots, wooden spoon etc), one has general equipment (axe, lifejackets etc). There is a column for clothing and one for the oddments like cameras, books and such like. When we are thinking of going camping I go to my computer, print out the list (it is pretty comprehensive), scratch out what we won't need this time, make a shopping list for food, and pack stuff up.
Works for us!