Camping Recipes and Ways you Can Cook Them

Hosted by tiffani ross
Group active since Thu, Mar 31, 2011

I started this group because my family has loved to go camping and being outdoors for as long as i can remember. I would love for everyone to share your recipes that you like to make while you are camping, as well as ideas to cook while you are camping.

Bob Wakeman
Feb 19, 2012

So long big trips

Well It looks like we will be staying close to home again thisyear for camping. They are saying $4.50-$5.25 for gas this spring....We were wanting to go to YELOWSTONE,or MONTANA this year. Just don't see that happaning.

Lisa Miller
Feb 7, 2012

Tents

Ok so I know this as nothing to do with cooking. We would like to get back into camping. Only trouble is we no longer have a tent. What kind would be a good one to buy looking for lots of room. And one that doesn't leak.

Thanks so much


Dawn Whitted
Jan 31, 2012

Firepit & Camp Stoves

My fiance was a boyscout as a child and his father was the Scout Master. They tell stories all the time about hiking, camping, canoeing and cooking all over Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota. I on the other hand had parents who loved to camp and didn't have much money so we tent camped for years. For those of you that didn't grow up like we did it's easy to make a firepit with coals for cooking.

Scout the area for preexisting fire rings you could use again. If there are not any clear a flat area away from grass, trees, picnic tables or other debris that could catch fire. Make sure the pit is on dirt not on a flat rocky space as it will burn out. Gather good sized rocks to circle or form a U shape that is between 2-3 feet in diameter for the purpose of containing the fire and setting a grate over the fire. Gather kinling (small "dry" twigs and sticks) to get the fire started. Don't forget to pack a book of matches, large stick matches or a lighter in your camping gear to light the kinling. When the kinling is lit begin adding 2-3 larger (1 foot long) pieces of dry hardwood in a "teepee or A" frame over the kinling. This allows airflow and keeps the fire going long enough to get the coals for cooking. Continue to add a few more pieces to get more coals. This will take about 30-40 minutes. There will be wood and flames burning and some that has slowly dwindle into hot cooking coals. With a large stick or piece of wood spread coals over 1/2 of the pit. On the other half continue to add smaller pieces of wood to keep fire going and keep making coals to add to the edges and middle of your cooking pit. This will help keep the temp even. For cooking place a few large rocks in the coals to rest a grate or dutch oven over the coals for cooking. A grate should be about 6 inches above the coals (think the distance your BBQ grill grate is away from the heat source)

Be sure to put the fire out all the way before you leave. We always kept a 5 gallon bucket close to the firepit to douse the fire just in case the wind comes up.

Amazon.com has several camp stoves that are single burner with propane and double burner gas or propane that fold for compact carrying if you are a tent camper. There are even colapsible camp grates, stoves, single burners and portable ovens that you can put on hot coals or screw a propane bottle to. Just thought this info would be great for the camping newbies.

Norma DeRemer
Jan 21, 2012

Camping Food

Just thought I would share what my Grandpa loved to eat and it seems to be a good idea while your camping. Can You Believe (Grandpa's Baked Bean Sandwich)

Holly Deshane
Jan 21, 2012

camping

10 more days until February 1st. and the reservations begin!!

Bob Wakeman
Jan 5, 2012

Church camp out

Our church camping group is getting together tonight to pick out dates and places to camp. Does any one else camp with there church...