Cooking can be the biggest part of the fun you have while out camping. Your appetite will absolutely open up once you are in the great outdoors. Whether you have hiked all day or are enjoying the campfire by evening, you will embrace a roaring appetite as big as your campfire.
Camping foods need to be simple, however. They should also be easy to pack and store fairly well under camping conditions. Make sure to buy camping food that is fun for everyone to partake in cooking. It becomes a chore if only one person does the cooking while others sit around waiting to chow down.
The number one staple of camping food is probably chili. It is so easy to make, inexpensive and just about everybody loves a hearty chili. Chili is also great to warm you up and fill you up. Eat a hearty bowl of chili by the campfire by night and you will be ready to hike, hunt, and fish all day the next day. Chili gives you fuel for thought and fuel for activity, as well.
The good old hot dog. The hot dog is classic to camping because it is easily kept in a cooler without the worry of too much refrigeration necessary. In addition, everyone from kids to seniors adores a good old-fashioned hot dog cooked either on the grill or on a skewer over the campfire.
Do not forget breakfast foods on your camping stove. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, and sausages are all easily cooked and hearty ways to start your day. Boiling water on your camping stove for oatmeal and adding things like nuts, raisins, and cranberries is a great energy booster that will fill you up all day.
Your latest catch can be a delicious meal. Trout is typically a favorite of campers and once caught is easily grilled over an open fire, your barbeque, or on your camping stove. Of course, you can make hamburgers, sausages, and steaks just like you would at home if you have brought your barbeque, but typically meats need to be eaten right away for optimal safety. The same goes with chicken. Chicken breasts that have been marinated and sliced thin are better alternatives than too much meat.
Last but not least, the beloved s’more. Get those graham crackers, chocolate bars, and marshmallows ready for the absolute favorite treat known to camping. There probably isn’t a single person who does not adore a good s’more or two, or maybe even three.