Camping cooking is the most thrilling part of the camping adventure. Trust me on this part, when you have to cook, typically in a forest, where you have neither technological miracles to aid you cooking nor every necessary kitchen gear to make the cooking part convenient. So, yes, it can be tough to adapt in such an environment.
But no worries, we are here to make your camping cooking convenient. Here we will share some strategies for easy camping cooking.
So, let’s Unfold The Mysteries of Easy Camping Cooking:
1. Write Down a Menu:
Even though it’s a basic tip, but it’s worth mentioning. At first, prepare a list, you plan to cook in your camping tour. I will suggest you go with simple dishes that will take less time and fewer ingredients.
2. Plan or cook your meals ahead of time:
Plan your entire cooking journey in the camping like if you plan to cook meat, then finish the cutting, marinating, and freezing in the home. In that case, in the camping cooking scission, you just have to do boiling water, let the meat cook for 22 minutes. And you will get tender and flavorful meat to satisfy your hunger.
On the other hand, if you plan to cook vegetables, then chop them in the home. In that way, you will free from a lot of work plus save a lot of time. And you can use the spare time to enjoy nature and spend time with your partner or family. Isn’t it cool?
What is more, try to use zip-lock bag for your ingredients. In that way, the wet ingredients wouldn’t leak, and the dry ingredients will be dry.
3. Selection of Camping Cookware:
Now you have to choose camping cookware according to your needs. If you are doing car camping, then I suppose, the weight is no issue for you. In that case, go with true cast iron.
The cast iron makes the meals delicious and last for a long time. You may need three pieces of cast iron, a Dutch oven for stews and soups, a pan for meats and eggs, and finally, a pie iron for grilled sandwiches.
On the other hand, if you have to carry the cookware, then select lightweight cookware. It would be easy to carry. There are many lightweight titanium or aluminum cookware set which is very handy.
4. Aluminum Foil:
It would be great if you keep a supply of aluminum foil. It’s necessity for camp cooking. It can cover meal and keep meal warm. In short, you can use it for multi-purposes. It’s a must-have item for camp cooking.
Nothing is as important as fire in the camping. Many outdoor enthusiasts have the nostalgia to cook over an open flame as it makes the whole environment wild and classic. But you have to remember certain rules for this one.
Most park authorities instruct not to use park woods. So, you just can’t collect wood like the movies. I know, it’s a disappointment for you. But, in that case, you can bring on your own wood.
Bringing wood could be a lengthy option. So, I have another idea for you. You can bring your own stove.
It’s a way better option. Because, in the wet climate, it’s much easier to use a stove rather than make an open flame. However, check your stove on the home, and make sure that the propane tanks are full.
6. Use durable Aluminum Bags:
Aluminum bags are excellent for easy cooking. They don’t require much room at all plus let you mix vegetables and meat together. They can be used for multi-options like cook on an oven, stove, and even in over the fire. Most importantly, the cleaning process is very comfortable and easy.
7. Use a little cooking oil:
Always use very little oil on your grill. The food will be healthy and tasty. Most importantly, the clean-up would be smooth. You don’t have to deal with burnt foods.
8. Be flexible:
How much you plan and check everything, there would always be something left out. So, don’t be disheartened. You have to be flexible on those occasions.
Always have an alternative plan or use your quick mind for critical situations. Like you forget to bring onion. So, now you really can’t send your partner to town just to bring onion.
In this case, you have to use an alternate ingredient or something you can find of your campsite. You have to flexible in these critical situations.
Don’t take much pressure for the camp cooking. We go camping to get rid of our stress and get the company of nature. So, enjoy the whole trip and make some good memories.
Hopefully, these strategies will make your camping cooking more efficient and enjoyable.