Food Ideas for Camping

by Kade 29. May 2011 23:20

Camping has increasingly become a popular option for those looking for a budget vacation, but in order to make the most of it, a few food ideas for when you are camping will make the experience even more enjoyable. Before you set off, make sure you take along a small camping stove and sufficient gas to get you through your trip. The food you take will be defined by whether you can take an ice box, whether you want to take perishable food, and how convenient you need your meals to be.

One food idea that has become increasingly popular with campers is taking along a barbecue. Camping barbecues are available in the form of gas appliances, buckets, and disposable. A simple barbecue is made up of burgers, sausages, and vegetarian options like corn on the cob. Take along buns to place your food in, and any condiments you would usually use at home, such as ketchup and mustard. In order to keep your food fresh you should take an ice box with you to your campsite. Campsite barbecues are also great opportunities to heat up food that you have already prepared at home. If taking an ice box along with you is possible, take dishes like chili con carne and bologna. All pre-prepared dishes should be cooked on a medium heat for 5-10 minutes.

If taking an ice box to your campsite is not feasible, try foods that do not perish fast. Baked potatoes have always been winners when it comes to camping food, and they can be stored in a wide range of temperatures without perishing. By taking a gas stove with you, a pan and some tin foil you can cook your potatoes on a low heat for an hour before eating them. Alternatively, you can bake them before you leave for your trip and spend five minutes heating them when you are there. If you want to make them tastier, take tinned beans or tuna along as well.

Finally, if you want your camping food to be as convenient as possible, take protein and nutrient bars. This is an option that is ideal for those who do not want to carry cooking equipment or heavy loads of food with them. The majority of camping and outdoor gear stores now offer convenience foods that are targeted specifically towards campers, as well as options for storing them. If you want to add a little variety to your convenience food diet while you are away you can always try taking dried fruit and nuts along too.

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