Excited for the outdoors, but dreading the camping food? Here are some tips to spice up the old campground favourites.
We all know the staples of camp food: grilled meat, baked beans and s’mores. While these are wonderful, they can get a bit boring after a couple of days.
Try venturing into unknown territory with your camp foods will make you think you’re at a five star resort. By following some of these tips, your camp food can be an adventure for your palate.
They’re staples for a reason
Camp food staples are staples for a reason: They’re easy to pack, last long in a cooler and are easy to cook over a fire.
If you’re planning a camping trip, don’t forget these go-to items:
- Baked beans
- A variety of spices such as Cajun spice, chilli flakes, onion powder
Just because you’re in the woods doesn’t mean your food has to taste like a dry log, so spice it up and change your usual variations.
The fire pit is the only appliance you need
Consider your fire pit as your all-in-one cooking appliance extraordinaire.
It has the flame-type cooking experience of a gas fired stove or grill and the ability to be better than any wood burning pizza oven in Italy.
Your campfire just needs the right tools:
- By making grill tops from wire, packing different pans or even a rotisserie, your camp meals can become a five-star food experience.
- By building your fire differently or using a different material such as coals in addition to wood, you’re able to utilize your fire in a variety of ways. By doing so, the types of food you can make while camping are endless.
So, if you’re sick and tired of eating the same old food while camping, don’t feel stuck. By bringing the right ingredients and using the camp fire to your benefit, you can make your food as exciting as your adventure.