When you plan a camping trip, you know you’ll need sleeping bags, a tent, maybe some extra blankets and you’ll definitely need food. Unless you’re going to completely rough it and eat only what you find out in the wilderness, you should plan your meals just as you do the rest of your trip. Campfire cooking is enjoyable. It makes you feel completely free. Campfire cooking isn’t as easy as it looks, however, and it requires a little bit of planning and it also requires the proper tools. So make sure you plan and carry along everything you need for campfire cooking so that you can completely enjoy yourself once you get to your camping destination.
The Necessary Tools
Campfire cooking can be done in one of many ways. You can cook over an open flame using just sticks as you would with hotdogs or s’mores. Or, you can use a grill top over a flame as you’d barbeque burgers in your backyard. If you have the tools, you can also use a campfire oven. Make sure you have the necessary tools you’ll need to cook the way you want to before you leave so that you can cook every time you find yourself hungry.
It’s a good idea to plan your meals just as you plan every other part of your camping trip. You should have meals and then you should have back up meals. You never know what you might encounter, such as the weather, so always having back up meals will ensure that you remain well fed. When planning to take food with you, remember, it’s better to have and not need than need and not have. Always take just a little bit extra with you so that you have enough to sustain you throughout your entire trip.
Campfire cooking is very fun. Whether you’re using sticks to roast marshmallows or hotdogs, or you’re cooking burgers on a campfire rack, or you’re making soup in a kettle over an open flame, you’ll never feel as free as you do when you’re cooking this way. Camping is about feeling free, it’s about enjoying nature and it’s about getting away from the hustle and bustle of life. But that doesn’t mean you have to eat blandly. Campfire cooking enables you to eat whatever you’d like, from burgers to chili and more, as long as you bring the tools that enable you to cook it.