Camping is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and make great memories with friends and family, and it is also an excellent way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and recharge our batteries.
One of the best parts about camping is sitting around the campfire and enjoying a delicious meal. However, cooking while camping can be a bit of a challenge. If you are new to camping or just need a few tips on how to improve your campfire cooking skills, you’ve come to the right place!
This blog post will give you great tips on making the most of your campfire cuisine. Keep reading for more!
4 Tips for Cooking when Camping
Here are a few cooking tips to make your next camping trip more enjoyable:
1. Plan Ahead
They say failing to plan is planning to fail when camping. Make a list of everything you’ll need for each meal.
Do not forget to bring snacks and non-perishable food items, just in case. The weather might not be in your favor (if you want to make a campfire), or you might get lost on a hike and need something to tide you over until you can make it back to camp. Confirm the list twice or thrice to ensure you don’t forget anything important.
2. Use your Cooler Space Effectively
Coolers are vital on camping trips to keep drinks cold or store perishables meals. However, a lack of an idea for maximizing your cooler space would lead to inefficient use of the area and potential food wastage.
Put your drinks in a separate cooler if possible. This would help you make better use of the space in your cooler. Freeze everything in your cooler and store them in streamlined bags. Organize them according to their usage. Start packing the food you’ll use first at the top, and then you’ll cook last with those.
3. Select your Equipment Wisely
When camping, you can’t carry your whole kitchen with you, so carefully selecting your cooking gear is essential. Choose a lightweight and compact cookware that can be easily packed and transported. If possible, try to find cookware that you can use for multiple purposes, such as a skillet that can also be used as a lid.
Forks, spoons, and knives are all necessary but consider investing in a multipurpose tool that can serve as a can opener, corkscrew, and knife. This will save valuable space in your camp kitchen, and plates can be washed in a camp sink for the environment.
4. Maximise Every Resource Available
Suppose you’re cooking while camping. It’s essential to make the most of every available resource, using a campfire or portable stove for cooking meals and other resources like the sun to dehydrate food or heat water.
One great way to make the most of a campfire is to cook meals in foil packets, which allows you to cook multiple items at once and keeps food from drying out. You can also use the hot coals for baking things like potatoes or bread.