Cooking and Camping

When people go camping, they often fail to think about the food that they are going to eat. Sure, they go to the grocery store and pick up supplies for food, but they do not actually think about cooking and camping. Everyone is used to the idea of having hotdogs and hamburgers while camping. What many people fail to realize is that there are a lot of different options for those who want to cook while on the campsite. By bring a few extra items while camping, you can truly enjoy various kinds of food.

A Pan

A cast iron pan is one of the most important things that you can have for cooking while camping. A grate to put the pan on can also be crucial, so that it is not sitting directly on the fire. The pan can give you multiple options, however. You can cooks beans or potatoes in a cast iron pan on the fire. You can even make foods such as chicken and hamburgers on a cast iron pot. These are just a few of the many things that you can do with cast iron pot while camping.

A Dutch Oven

A Dutch oven is an amazing way to enjoy food on a campsite. You can pre-make a lasagna and keep it in a cooler, cooking it on the Dutch oven on the fire once you get the fire going. You can even make something like soup in a Dutch oven on a campsite; simply pre-chop everything and throw it all into the pot when you feel like heating it up and making it. A Dutch oven holds heat incredibly well, making it easy to cook more intricate things on a fire.

Popcorn/Hot Drinks

Have you ever been at a campground where the nights got somewhat chilly? Have you ever gone camping and wished that you had popcorn? IT is actually possible to pop popcorn and heat drinks over the fire. You can purchase a utensil for popping popcorn over a fire. You can use kettles (or the Dutch oven) to heat water while camping, allowing you to make tea or hot chocolate. The possibilities are endless; you can make your own hot drinks, and you can also make your own kinds of popcorn (caramel corn, kettle corn, etc).

People do not think about bringing a frying pan when they go camping, simply because they do not think about putting it over a fire. By having a pan made out of cast iron, you can have anything from eggs to potatoes while you are camping. A Dutch oven is a great way to cook a full, hearty meal for the family or for the group that is on the campsite. By bringing the items for popcorn, and for heating water, you can have a great late night snack. There are a lot of different options available for those who want to cook while they are camping.