Don’t you just love tips that help make spending time in the great outdoors easier? Get a load of these awesome Camping Food Hacks that make eating well on your camping adventure a breeze.
The Just Add Water Camping Food Hacks
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When it comes to camping, dehydrated foods and dry mixes that you just add water to rock. These products make for light packing and simple preparation. And when rehydrated, many of these foods taste quite good.
Some examples include:
Also, if you have the time and a little patience, a countertop compact dehydrator will allow you to make your own eats.
When it comes to food prep for camping, anything that you can do ahead of time can be a real time and sanity saver. Also, by prepping ingredients at home, you can work in a familiar kitchen environment.
Just make sure that after prep, you store your camping food at the proper temperature for only recommended amount of time. Also, keep raw ingredients separate from ready to eat. If you have questions about what this means for individual food items, check out sites such as USDA and FoodSafety.Gov.
Some easy make ahead camping foods include:
Banana and other specialty breads
Fruit Roll Ups
Sliced Fruit And Veggies
Also, hang on to those small condiment packages that you get from restaurants, as they’re quite handy when camping.
Gear Right For Camping Meals
Having the right kitchen tools with you on the campout can make mealtime so much easier.
Aluminum Foil-Useful for making foil packet meals and snacks such as chicken and potatoes, hamburger steak, nachos, s’mores cones, and veggie medleys.
Cooler(s)-Make sure that you bring along the proper cooler(s). Match the cooler to your needs in terms of length of refrigeration and exterior conditions. Check out this example of an extended refrigeration cooler.
Camp Stove-A propane stove offers quick heat and setup is simple. Choose a stove with several eyes that will work also with a griddle pan for maximum versatility. If you are headed to the back country, you will need a quick boil cooking system and a streamlined meal plan.
Pots And Bowl Set-To make camping cooking efficient, show up with the right cookware set to mix and make chow in.
Cooking Utensils-Heat resistant, nonstick cooking utensils will help keep your pots and pans in good shape.
For cooking over a campfire, a heavy duty grill and a cast iron skillet come in handy.
Dutch Oven-Always a campfire favorite for cobblers, stews, mac and cheese, and more.
Portable Silverware-Having sturdy and reusable utensils for meals really helps. This handy storage case will prove valuable, also.
Collapsible Wash Basin-Look for a leak proof container like the one below that will fold up into a ball, but is also sturdy and easy to transport when in use.
Biodegradable Soap-Look for soap to wash dishes and tidy up with that is easy on the environment.
Also, don’t forget to bring along some garbage bags for trash. By leaving the area as good or better than you found it, cherished camping spots stay that way.
Hope that you find these camping food hacks to be a big help.
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