What To Cook While Camping
Think simplistic when making your list of what to cook while camping out. You can plan to take a small grill or stove along if you're not into cooking your food over an open fire. Regardless of how you plan to cook, there is a variety of easy foods to cook while on your camping trip.
- Hotdogs. This is the easiest food to grill or put on a skewer and roast over an open fire while you're camping. If you're not a fan of hotdogs made of beef, you can use turkey dogs, which are a much healthier version.
- Corn on the cob. Whether you're cooking over an open fire or grilling while you camp, you can wrap corn on the cob in aluminum foil and cook it easily. If cooking over a fire pit, try using a type of grate, if available, to lay your foil-wrapped cobs on so they cook evenly.
- Canned goods. Many campers opt to bring a variety of canned goods that are easily cooked while they camp. Some examples are a type of baked beans or pork and beans, soups or ready-made pastas.
- Potatoes. Potatoes can be slow-cooked over a fire or on a grill as well. So, if you're in the mood for a fresh cooked potato, bring some along to cook on your camping trip.
- Meats and poultry. If your idea of camping involves a small grill or stove, you can also bring various meats or poultry to slow cook. Grilled chicken and steak are delicious meals after a day in the outdoors and will satisfy your active appetite.
- Other fresh vegetables. Certain vegetables will cook wonderfully over an open fire by wrapping them in foil, and they will cook just as well by grilling them. Asparagus and carrots are easily prepared, or if you use a gas-powered stove, bring along a small pot and steam some broccoli or cauliflower.
- Breakfasts. If you have the proper pan and a stove, you can make eggs, bacon and pancakes for breakfast while you're camping. On the other hand, if you'd rather go the simple route, bring along some instant oatmeal you can heat over your fire pit or on your stove.
- Snacks. No camping trip is complete without roasting marshmallows and making s'mores. So, be sure to bring along plenty of chocolate squares, graham crackers and puffy marshmallows and enjoy the sweet, gooey goodness of homemade s'mores.