Must-Have Gear for Camp Cooking

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When you think of camping and food, you probably think of roasting hot dogs and marshmallows over an open fire. However, anytime you are planning on camping for more than a couple of days, that menu can get old pretty fast. Fortunately, you can enjoy delicious and easy to prepare meals while camping, as long as you have the right tools and accessories.

Pre-Seasoned Griddle

One of the best items you can buy for your camping trip is a pre-seasoned griddle. These griddles, amazingly enough, already have vegetable oil or another oil of your choice baked into the griddle. So, once you put the griddle over the fryer, the oil warms up and is ready for use.

With this tool, you don’t have to worry about carting around heavy and combustible oil, but you can still enjoy the sinfully good crunch and taste of fried food. Whether you want to fry fish you’ve caught, fresh vegetables you’ve brought along, or anything in between, it’s easy with a pre-seasoned griddle.

Portable Ice-Maker

There’s nothing worse than hot soda, beer, or other beverages. While you can easily pack your favorite drinks into a cooler, you have to worry about the sun melting your ice and leaving your drinks in a gross, sloppy puddle. To take that worry away, make sure you bring a portable ice maker for camping on your trip.

With these ice makers, all you need is clean drinking water and you can create ice on-the-go. Make enough to plop into your favorite drink or to fill up a whole cooler; with an ice maker, you can easily have as much or as little ice as you need at a given time.

Camping Stove

As mentioned, being forced to eat only what can be cooked over a campfire can get pretty tiresome pretty quickly. That’s why it’s wise to bring along a camping stove.

These stoves allow you to quickly and easily heat any food that you could cook over a regular burner and ensure that all of your food is thoroughly warmed and delicious…the way it won’t be if you just stick it over an open flame.

You can choose from stoves that use liquid fuels or convenient compressed gas stoves. In any case, as long as you have a reliable camping stove, you’ll be eating well!

Can Opener

One of the simpler and less expensive items you’ll need for your camping trip is a good can opener. The easiest food to cook while camping is the food that comes in cans, and there’s no worse feeling than realizing you don’t have a way to open the food you’ve brought along.

To make sure that doesn’t happen to you, be sure to bring a good can opener. If you’re worried you’ll forget, remember you can always bring a multi-tool with a can opener feature. In fact, multi-tools, which often contain knives and other necessities in an easily portable format, are always a smart bet.

Seasonings Galore

Finally, make sure you bring along plenty of seasonings, like salt, pepper, garlic salt, and onion powder to name a few. Campfire food can get pretty bland, but you can keep your taste-buds interested by bringing along a few seasonings and changing them up.

If you don’t want to carry a bunch of jars of seasoning, try to find small packets at fast food restaurants and store them up for your next camping trip.

As you can see, cooking and eating well while camping is possible as long as you prepare properly and purchase the right accessories.