Making Quality Camping Food 101
Going on a camping outing with a group of friends or family, and need some direction on what to take? I have been an avid camper and outdoor enthusiast for 30 years. It is amazing to be outdoors and enjoying nature. However, it doesn’t have to be with cheap food that is not good. One of the great experiences about camping is having great food. There is nothing like a beautiful day in nature with great people and great food. This can and will make your camping experience so much better. Settling for a bunch of cold cuts and chips are not enough for camping. Here we will address how to eat like a king in nature.
It is true that food can be a little cumbersome when camping. Some of it needs to be refrigerated and kept separate from all the critters swarming around. However, there are some ways to minimize your efforts.
First, appoint someone as head chef and in charge of the culinary activities. This does not mean that this person has to do all the work, just that this person is in charge. The head chef can be in charge of getting food or delegating someone to get food. You then pool this money and divide it up for each camper to pay before you head into the wilderness. After camping many people are very tired and eager to get home. Paying before saves a headache when tearing down camp.
Second, I would recommend that you store all the food in one or two coolers. This way it is organized and nothing is out of place. You know where the ice needs to go and how much you will need for food and drinks.
Third, unless the chef is willing to cook everything, then everyone needs to do their part. There is nothing more annoying than everyone helping out around the campground and one or two people sitting around and not pitching in. This person never gets invited back the next camping trip. While you are camping do more and expect less and all the work that goes into camping will go very smoothly.
Forth, the chef should have a plan for each meal. This minimizes unnecessary decision making and keeps everything on task.
Fifth, Stove vs. Fire, Cooking on a fire can create some great meals, some of the most rich tasting meat and veggies are cooked on the open flame. However, it is good to have a stove for back up. If it rains then the open fire idea may be shot.
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