Here we share our family's tried and tested easy camping recipes and yummy picnic ideas.
• Hikers Pasta n Salami
You can't go past this easy damper. This is an Australian Outback recipe that we've made in all our camping trips.
We know that food is not just a focal point of outdoor
living, it is a morale booster. Our family has years of camping
experience as the children have been involved with scouts since little,
so here's our family's "always works" repetoire that are so easy, the kids do the cooking
We have our tried and tested camp meals as we've been enjoying outdoor activities as a family for yonks!
You need to plan your menu BEFORE you leave home,
starting with simpler meals and progressing to more complex ones as you
develop your outdoor cooking skills.
Roster cooking duties
We find that when you're in a group situation at camp, it is best to take turns cooking. This takes the pressure off preparation as well as allowing days of rest for each member of the group.
Make it really simple
Remember, cooking at camp sites is a learned experience. There's no temperature control, no microwave oven for re-heating, no sink for convenient washing up. So, we aim for meals that are prepared in one pot and cooked straight on the fire.
There is an art to cooking on the fire without burning your meal.
If you're new to camping, I suggest you read these two pages firstly.
Whether you're planning a picnic, short overnight walk or an extended outdoor trip, one of the most important considerations is food. We've learnt from hard won experience that the best meals when there is no equipment other than coals and a dutch oven is to make the meals simple, tasty and hearty.
Good meals on your camp can make the difference between an average trip and a good one.
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