10 Things To Make While Camping
Ten things to make while camping should be fun and enhance your camping experience. Going camping is a great way to experience nature. Taking time out from daily life to reconnect with yourself and nature is important to your well-being and our planet. Camping in a state park is inexpensive and has great places to explore without going to far from home.
Try these ten things to make while camping:
- Make a fire, in the fire pit, of course. Most state parks do not allow firewood to be brought in from the outside. You can purchase wood within the state park or gather your own near your camp base. Start with small dry leaves and dry twigs built into a pyramid shape. Add bigger twigs and branches as the fire grows, keeping the pyramid shape to allow airflow between the wood.
- Smores. This is the most fun you can have with a box of graham crackers, Hershey bars and marshmallows. Break graham crackers in half and place half of a regular size Hershey bar on top. Using a thin stick or a metal skewer (with a wood handle to protect from burns) roast one or two marshmallows. When marshmallows are done, place on top of the graham cracker chocolate combo and top with other half of graham cracker. Hold both in place and pull out stick or skewer slowly.
- Roasted potatoes and vegetables in the fire. Wrap small potatoes in heavy-duty foil. Cook on the coal part of the fire for fifteen to twenty minutes. Turn the potatoes over at least once while cooking.
- Roasted vegetables. Cut up carrots, onions, mushrooms and squash and place in foil with a tablespoon of butter. Secure the foil and roast in the coals for ten minutes turning after the first five minutes.
- Make love. There is nothing like fresh air, smell of fire, stars and nature to bring out the lover in you.
- Make music while camping. Bring or borrow a guitar or other instrument to play while sitting around the campfire. Music is healing to the spirit and soul. If you can’t play the guitar, find some sticks and make up your own rhythm by drumming on the rocks, picnic table and pots making the sounds you like.
- Grilled salmon on the fire. Cooking salmon in the fire is good way to attract bears and also tastes great. Using the campfire grill or a pan on top of the grill, marinate salmon in teriyaki sauce. Cook for two minutes on each side or until done.
- Coffee. This is a great luxury to make while camping. The easiest way to make coffee is by using a coffee press. Simply boil water, add coffee and press. Yum!
- Make a walking stick. While out gathering wood or walking the trails, look for a sturdy stick that feels good in the hand and is the proper height for using as a walking stick. Once back at camp, use a knife to shave off bark or carve your initials. You can also add leather cord or string or anything else you find while you are camping.
- Journal. Get in touch with your thoughts and feelings. You have the chance to step out of your everyday life and into the space of ‘being’. Take advantage of the clarity and write down your thoughts.
These are only a few ideas of what you can make while camping. Explore them and come up with your own on your next camping trip.
Make sure branches and twigs are dry and snap when you break them. Wet wood will smoke and not burn well. Also, check with the state park or local fire marshal to make sure you can have a fire.