Nearly 80 million individuals have grilled out in the past year. If anything, it’s not too surprising seeing as how two-thirds of Americans own an outdoor grill.
There’s also the option of using a rocket stove, solar oven, or gas stove if you plan on cooking outdoors. Or if you want, you can cook over an open fire.
Are you thinking of spending some time in the wilderness? Looking for some outdoor cooking tips? If so, you’re in luck.
We’ll be going over everything that you need to know about campsite cooking below. Keep reading to learn more!
1. Prepare Ahead of Time
Don’t be afraid to prepare your food ahead of time. For example, you can chop your veggies and meats at home. If anything, it’ll save you a huge amount of time when you’re at camp.
If you want, you can even cook your meat ahead of time. Throw them in a cooler afterward and bring them with you (remember to store meats and vegetables separately).
That way, all you need to do is reheat once you get to your campsite; you won’t have to wait around for everything to be ready.
2. Take Only the Cookware You Plan to Use
Bring only the cookware that you need—that will save space and time when it comes to mealtime. We recommend bringing a Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet (something like this Barebones cast iron).
Not only are they durable, but they’re also highly versatile. You can use them to cook meat, eggs, and just about anything else over an open fire. You won’t have to worry about burning them either as you would with stainless steel. Just keep the cast-iron skillet away from water to prevent it from rusting.
A soup pot is a good idea as well, especially if you’re camping during the colder months.
3. Make Good Use of Aluminum Foil
Aluminum foil is a must-have for campsite cooking. You can use it to keep your food warm or cover your food for later use. Not only that, but you can use it to cook as well.
For example, you can make a ‘frying pan’ with two sheets of foil. Simply stack them together and fold the perimeter upwards. Place it on a metal grate and you’ll be able to suspend it over a small fire.
Or if you want, you can create a steaming pouch. Fold the foil over and roll up the open sides so that there’s an opening in the center. Add some water and you can use it to steam veggies and other foods.
Mastering the Art of Outdoor Cooking
And there you have it—three outdoor cooking tips that you can try on your next camping trip. Remember, you can apply them to different cooking techniques as well! Did you enjoy this post? For more content like this, check out the rest of our cooking section!