No matter where you go camping, cooking meals and eating tasty food can be one of the most enjoyable parts of your trip. To make it even better, spend a little time before you leave to prepare and plan some good food for camping. Doing so will make your camping trip go much smoother and you’ll have peace knowing you brought enough food for everyone you’re responsible for.
Good Food For Camping Trips
A lot of times, the best food for camping (and the easiest) are simple meals that you can barbecue or roast over the campfire. Bringing a couple pounds of ground beef, some buns, and cheese make for a great meal that doesn’t require much preparing or time to cook. It all depends on how involved you want to get.
Other good foods for camping are meals that you can cook up all in one pot. Stews and soups work great since you can cut up all the ingredients before hand, put them in separate bags and throw them in the cooler until you’re ready to cook your food. Then just throw all the ingredients in the pot, cook, and stir.
A similar idea to the one above is learning how to use a Dutch Oven, which is basically a big cast iron pot that you can cover with coals to cook your food. Dutch ovens make great food for camping since all you have to do is add the ingredients, cover it in coals, and set a timer – no stirring required!
Another good food for camping trips are pastas. Noodles are very easy to prepare and depending on what pasta dish you’re going to prepare, you can either whip it up real quick on the spot or even prepare the sauce before you leave home and store it separately. Then all you have to do is cook the noodles, heat the sauce, and put them together.
Other Good Food For Camping Trips
There are many different camping meal ideas out there, so be creative with what you find and how you can adapt it to camping. Some of the best meals may be ones that you already cook at home, just prepared a little differently since you’ll be cooking and eating it while camping.
One of the easiest ways to prepare food for camping is to do as much as you can before you leave home. We’ve gone so far as to pre-cook a giant pot of stew at home, then bringing it in the pot. Then when it was time to cook that dinner all we have to do is put the pot on the propane camping stove and reheat it. No worrying about cooking meat all the way through or anything!
What are some ways you prepare your food for camping trips to make it easier on you?