It’s a great idea to plan and shop for your meals before leaving home. Try not to purchase and pack more than you’ll need – eliminating bringing home unused ingredients. Be sure to pick up plenty of bottled water and juice boxes. To make things smooth and easy consider these useful ideas:
Here’s a handy checklist of Go Camping America Cooking supplies to make sure you don’t forget a thing. To download and print a PDF version of this checklist, click here:
And don’t forget the:
You’re prepared and ready to cook!! There are several methods of campsite cooking to choose from – try one or try several. Our Go Camping America Campsite Cooking recipe page offers great ideas using these methods.
Did you know…to barbecue those burgers evenly all the way through, poke a pinky size hole in the center of each burger. The hole will close as the burger cooks and everyone will enjoy a perfect patty!! Foil pouches are neat treats and time savers, too. On a large piece of heavy duty foil place your seasoned meat, veggie pieces (sliced, julienned, etc.), diced potatoes, and a pat of butter or oil. Add an ice cube or two, fold and seal all edges tightly, and place on the grill. The pouch contents retain their moisture and flavor. Serve pouch on plate and watch their eyes light up.
Check out the Reynolds Wrap “No Dish Dinner” ideas at Foil Pouch Recipes for more foil pouch ideas.
Dutch Oven – a dutch oven is a deep cast iron or aluminum pot with a tight fitting lid that doesn’t allow steam to escape – thus delivering a moist and flavorful dish. A fantastic website dedicated to dutch oven cooking is Byron’s Dutch Oven Cooking.
Crockpots offer set and forget, one pot style GoCamping campsite cooking. Simply assemble your recipe ingredients in the crockpot in the morning and go enjoy the day. When you return home you’ll be greeted by mouthwatering smells and a ready to go supper.
Before using the crockpot method outdoors, be sure to check with your camp hosts about hungry wild animals in the area. If it’s bear or other critter country crockpotting is not for this trip!!
So now you’re an expert. Take along these general GoCamping kitchen tips:
Remember to leave the campsite and fire ring as clean or cleaner than when you arrived. Happy camping and bon appetit!!
Check out Evanne Schmarder and her RV Cooking Show for all kinds of ideas and tricks for cooking while in the outdoors.