The Type of Foods for Camping

The Type of Foods for CampingJust because you're camping doesn't mean you have to give up eating decent food. In fact, almost anything you can cook up at home can still be made on a camping trip. You won't have the same conveniences as you have at home, but with a little preparation, you still can cook up a gourmet meal. Between the camping stove and the grill, you should be able to prepare almost any food you desire.

Fresh Vegetables

Don't shy away from bringing fresh vegetables with you on the camping trip because you don't think you can prepare them. Today you can purchase salad mixes with all the fixings contained in a plastic bag at your local grocery store. You'll be able to have salad anytime you wish. Other fresh vegetables such as mushrooms, squash, green beans and anything else you desire can be seasoned, wrapped in foil and tossed on the grill. If you don't want the hassle of cleaning your vegetables in camp, pre-wash them before the trip and place them in plastic bags inside the cooler. This way they'll be ready to cook when you want them.

Fresh Meat

Everyone thinks of hotdogs and hamburgers when they think about camp food. Though these may be a staple for any camping trip, don't limit yourself to just those meats. Any type of meat can be brought along on the trip and prepared on the grill or camping stove. The main problem with bringing meat on a camping trip is keeping it cold until you plan on using it. By freezing your meat before you pack it in the cooler, you'll guarantee the meat will stay colder longer and won't spoil as fast as it would if packed thawed. If you want to use a marinade for your meat, wash the meat off and place it in a bag with some marinade and then freeze the bag. Your meat will thaw naturally inside of the cooler, allowing the marinade to seep into it.

Canned Items

As with any camping trip, you need to be prepared by bringing some nonperishable canned or boxed food items with you. In the event you lose food to spoilage or your trip becomes extended, you'll have canned or boxed food you can eat. You can buy all types of nonperishable food items to bring on the trip that are either ready to eat as it, or will only need some water added to them. Soups, canned meats, beans, vegetables, noodles, spaghetti sauce and potatoes are only a few of the items you can bring on the trip to sustain you in the event you need them. They may be heavier and bulkier to pack, but it's always best to be prepared in the event you run out of food.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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