It’s hard to cook while camping. Most people give up and pack some dried meat or fruits. Well, the following are a few things you could take that’ll take your cooking up a notch.
Crack Some Eggs
Folks can take some eggs with them. You can place them in a sealable cooler and use them throughout your trip. Crack as many eggs as you want and close the lid. All you have to do at camp is cook them as you usually would though it might be a good idea to add a few seasonings here and there. If you have a secured travel box for food, then consider bringing along fresh eggs from a farm. Make sure they have the bloom, which helps keep eggs fresh without refrigeration. All you have to do is wash them before you start cooking them.
A Bit of Flour
People don’t bring flour with them to camp because they think they won’t be doing any baking, but flour is more versatile than you can imagine. For example, you can make a stove-top flatbread with a bit of water. All you need to do is bring a container of all purpose flour for versatile campfire cooking. Those who want to test their limits should consider bringing along some sugar, baking powder, and a fruit. The egg and flour will help you make pan-fried fruit fritters.
If you want to take things even further, you can go ahead and bring along a portable oven. There are many models out there that’ll fit your specific lifestyle. Some are powered by propane, while others are solar-powered. You can cook all sorts of things using the oven, and you can use that flour you bring along. There are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind how much space you have and what kinds of foods you want to cook. Let these things guide your decision when looking for a camp-friendly oven.
If you’re full-on glamping with pop up gazebos and other luxuries, you ought to consider bringing a portable fridge too. Yes, a lot of people use insulated boxes, and these are great alternatives, but a portable fridge will give you more options. You can keep leftovers and other foods in there that you know won’t survive if you don’t keep them cool like cheese. Now, you are going to have to think about how much space you need and let that guide you to the right fridge. These devices need some power, so keep that in mind. If you don’t have enough energy to spare, then go ahead and stick to insulated boxes.
Everyone knows dried meats and fruits last a long time, which is the reason campers love them, but people tend to overlook fermented foods. These foods are made to last a long time without being refrigerated, and they can jazz up your meals. Folks who haven’t heard of fermented foods sometimes don’t want to try them, but the likelihood is that you’ve already tried them. For example, pickles, sauerkraut, and salsa are supposed to be fermented. You can ferment virtually any food like hot sauce and ketchup. Most of these items give food a more impressive taste, so go ahead and add them to your camping list.
These are just some things that’ll take your camp cooking up a notch. Hopefully, you can start incorporating some or all of these suggestions, but don’t stop here. Stay as daring as you can.