Camping Food Ideas Your Family Will Love

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Camping is the best way to spend time with your family and friends. So to head on a camp vacation you need to pack a lot of equipment and food, in order to make your camping trip fun. Especially when you planning to go in states, because summer camp America is the only campsite, that extend your tour than planning.

Here are a few great food ideas for camping which your kinfolk will love.

Basic Cooking Equipment For Camping

You will require the following basic cooking equipment:

  • Aluminum Foil
  • Coffee pot ( the one that is good for outdoor cooking)
  • Sticks for roasting over the fire.
  • Pot
  • Dutch Oven
  • Metal Spatulas
  • Sharp Knives
  • Serving Spoon
  • Tongs
  • Fire Starter
  • Manual bottle and can opener.

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Basic Cooking Ingredients For Camping

You will require the following basic cooking ingredients:

  • Salt, Pepper & Sugar
  • Cooking Oil
  • Coffee, Cocoa & Tea
  • Eggs
  • Baking Mix
  • Cheese
  • Peanut Butter
  • Bread
  • Marshmallows
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Powdered Milk
  • Bag of mixed veggies ( baby carrots, potatoes, onion, garlic)
  • Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo
  • Water and fizzy drinks

Canned Food For Camping

When going on a long camping trip with family, canned food is best to take along, as long as you have room to pack them, these canned items are easy to carry and can be used as one meal dish:

  • Beans
  • Tuna Fish
  • Cream Of Mushroom Soup
  • Chicken
  • Noodles
  • Corn
  • Chilli

If you have a good picnic cooler then you can also pack a few items of meat. You can pack frozen meat like hamburger patties, hot dogs.

Now that you are all stocked and packed well with your camp food kit, you will want to know a few recipes which you try in the wild with your food kit. In this case sky is the limit, but still here are a few recipes for you to try with your family.

Campfire Stew

Take 4 hamburger patties (break them up) put them in the Dutch oven, along with corn, carrots, onion, potatoes and garlic. Fry them all till they turn brown add water, salt and pepper. Let is simmer for some time when cooked, serve with bread.


Heat a can of chili; place tortilla chips in a bowl add the chili on top of it along with shredded cheese, onions, lettuce and cherry tomatoes. You can also add burger meat in it or anything else as you desire.

Breakfast can be anything from the following:

  • Pancakes made with baking mix
  • Hash browns with sausages
  • Scrambled eggs with cheese
  • Or simply peanut butter sandwich

You can always keep the water bowling for making instant, tea, coffee or hot cocoa. With the recipes and food items listed above you will discover all this food to be easy and quick to make along with taste. If you are camping near a lake then don’t bring along canned fish items.

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