This list shows you 10 easy things to cook while camping, so you can get on to more important things, like fishing, drinking beer, and naps.
- Bacon. Bacon is the holy grail of camping cooking. It's even more delicious when eaten in the open air, and you don't have to worry about bringing oil, because the bacon will cook in its own fat. All you need is a fire and a frying pan.
- Eggs. Eggs and bacon make a great breakfast combination. You can even cook the eggs in the fat left over from the bacon, if you're feeling adventurous. Just make sure that you have a cold place to store the eggs, so that they stay fresh.
Pancakes. As long as you're bringing eggs along, you might as well make pancakes. Buy (or make) pancake mix to bring with you, and then mix it up when you're ready to eat. Some mixes are so easy, you only have to add water.
Beans. Beans are one of the easiest things to cook while camping. Just make sure to bring a small saucepan, and don't forget the can opener. Beans make a great addition to any camping breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Toast. Toast is easy to cook, and can be made either on a toasting stick or on the grate that goes over the campfire. Toast is best cooked over hot coals, as flames can cause the bread to catch on fire.
Hot Dogs. Hot dogs are a must for cooking while camping. Cook several hot dogs at a time in a skillet, or for a challenge, cook the hot dogs on sticks. Bring plenty of buns, ketchup, and mustard to go with them.
Soup in a Can. Soup makes an easy camping meal, especially on a cloudy or drizzly day. Make sure that you have a saucepan, spoons, and sturdy bowls (the paper ones don't always hold up to hot soup).
Potatoes. Potatoes take a long time to cook, so start them early. Poke each potato several times with a fork, and then wrap it in aluminum foil. Place the foil-wrapped potatoes on the grate or in the coals, and turn often to cook evenly.
- Corn. You don't need any special preparations to cook corn on the cob over a campfire. Simply take the corn and lay it on the grate with the leaves on. Once cooked, remove the leaves and slather with plenty of butter and salt.
- S'mores. S'mores are the quintessential camping dessert. Bring or cut sticks to put the marshmallows on to roast. Lay out your graham crackers and chocolate squares before you start cooking the marshmallows so that you're ready when your marshmallow starts to drip.