Camping and delicious food go hand in hand. Explore this article for some fabulous camping food ideas.

Food For Camping

Stress attacks at the weakest points of our lives. One of the most reliable ways to relieve stress is to go camping with friends. It is a brilliant change from our mundane lifestyle and helps us unwind after which our working groove regurgitates to the surface. Take a weekend off. Take advantage of the free space. Pack your bag and bond with nature. Go for a hike. It’s lovely. But what do you do when the hunger kicks in? Scan your camping checklist and ensure you have carried all the required ingredients and supplies to cook up some of the recipes most appropriate for camping. Taking into account the life span of every food item, you ought to decide in advance what you intend to grill in the woods. Bear in mind, better the food, more enjoyable will be your trip. Cook on the camp fire and savour the exotic tastes that ensue. Deciding what equipment to cook on, whether family stove or Dutch oven, basic planning is essential. Follow this article and you will know what to feature in your camping food menu.

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Camping Food Ideas
  • Fruits and vegetables aren’t only healthy, but also fantastically convenient to carry from place to place. After two hours of intense trekking, you might be ravenous. An apple or a banana might satiate those beasty hunger pangs. Store them in an ice box alongside a few ice cubes and water. This will narrow down chances o rotting and so on. However, when the weather is very hot, you might have to reconsider storing vegetables and fruits for too long.
  • Bread is a brilliant choice! It fills you up fast and more importantly, it survives for a reasonably good period of time. It goes well with just about anything. Make a peanut butter and banana sandwich. You could carry cheese spreads and mayonnaise in the ice coolers. Bread can also be toasted on the campfire and the subtle flavour of the wooden ash arising from the campfire burning wood renders the bread all the more delicious. The experience is akin to tasting nature in your mouth.
  • Canned foods are highly reliable. Since they are so well packaged, they are less or not at all susceptible to spoilage. Canned fish and meat is easily available at any general store! If the camping trip is going to exceed three days, tinned food is the best idea. You can even acquire delicious fruits like peaches and strawberries. They last long due to the content of preservatives.
  • To accompany normal food, you certainly wouldn’t want to miss out on the auxiliaries! The standard assortment of auxiliaries varies from include tomato sauce, pepper, jam, jalapenos, marmalade, red chilli powder and barbecue sauce. Auxiliaries add mouth watering taste to the food cooked on the campfire. They are available in glass and plastic containers. However, it is recommended that you stick to plastic and light weight containers.
  • Marshmallows, biscuits, chocolates, nuts, crackers and dry fruits are all excellent snacks. They last longer than other edible items. Marshmallows roasted on the bonfire on a fork are utterly delicious and heaven will meet earth once it reaches your lips on a cold frosty night.
  • Pack your bag with beef jerky or high energy granola bars, both of which make great breakfast meals and moreover, give you the stamina to trek up the mountains and forests. Porridge and oats with added fruits and wild berries go well in the mornings. In the evenings, load up on carbohydrates and cook a simple pasta meal. Carry a frying pan to cook an omelette or scrambled eggs.
  • Barbecue grilled meat is the ideal camping food. Tandoori chicken or grilled seafood (that could’ve been your catch of the day) can be scrumptiously prepared for a night meal around the bonfire. You can thinly slice apples and sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, oats and a few dabs of butter to cook in a foil packet for a camping version of baked apples.

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