Camping Meals Made Easy
Without a doubt, your camping meals need to be nutritious, provide lots of energy, be easy to cook, and taste great. This is true whether you’ll be camping for two days or ten, whether you’ll be near a lake or in the woods, and whether you’ll cook or have the majority of your food cold. The most important thing is that the food is liked by everyone, and that it provides the necessary nutrition.
When camping, you don’t have to eat sandwiches the entire time you’re out, or even baked potatoes, chili, or hotdogs; the normal things people think of when it comes to camping foods. You can have a huge variety of foods if you allow your creativity to come to the forefront. As long as you have access to fire, pretty much any kind of food you cook in your kitchen can be tried out in the wilderness, with great results. Let’s discuss some tools to make easy camping meals.
Tools for Camping Meals
A frying pan or a Dutch oven can make for excellent cooking equipment while camping, you just need to establish what you plan on eating and opt for the right cookware. For instance, there are pots and pans that are part of the same set, and some of them even enable the tucking of fuel canisters inside them. Here are some examples of cooking items you will find handy if you decide to actually do some cooking while enjoying your splendid camping days: salt, pepper, other spices, cooking oil, pot holder, aluminum foil, spatula and tongs, can opener, knives, a cutting board, paper or plastic silverware, plates and cups and a mixing bowl.
Tin can cooking is recommended if you only have a few campers you need to feed. A small campfire or a buddy burner will do wonders to the food inside the cans, practically heating it and making it eatable. Hot and nourishing food in minutes – this is as good as it gets. Try soups, tuna fish or beans for a diversified menu.
If you are looking to actually do a little more cooking, you should try pit cooking. All you need is aluminum foil and a Dutch oven. Burry some rocks or coals in the ground, heat them and, as they cool off, they will warm your food and cook it. Don’t know how to do this? Just dig a hole about three times larger than your cookware dimensions, line the pit with rocks and build a fire. Let it burn for an hour, push hot coals inside into the center, layer your wrapped food on top of the coal and be sure to place more on top. Leave it there for a few hours and you will enjoy an exquisitely tasty food.