Brilliant Camping Food Hacks You’ll Want to Try
Nobody wants to go hungry while they’re hiking. There are some ways that you can make food at your campsite that’s delicious, and ways that you can take food so that you don’t have to worry about cooking any.
Make Tin-Can Bread
Are you worried about not being able to cook while you’re out and about? Maybe you need a quick lunch that won’t involve cooking? Then make yourself some of this tin can bread before you go camping for something quick to eat! Camping Console suggests that You’ll need:
- 1 C. Warm Water
- 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1 Egg
- ¼ C. Sun-Dried Tomato, Minced
- ⅓ C. Parmesan Cheese, Finely Grated
- 1 C. Whole Wheat Flour
- 2 C. All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Tbsp. or Packet of Yeast
You’ll need to:
1.Mix all of the ingredients together in order to make the dough. Then spray
the insides of two tall cans.
2.Divide your dough into the cans and cover. Allow them to rise for an hour.
3.Place them in a cold oven and allow it to heat to 400° F, and then turn it
down to 350° F for fifteen minutes. Allow it to bake for fifteen more minutes before turning it off and allowing it to cool.
4.You can then place some tin foil or plastic wrap over the top to keep it from
falling out, and then pull it out when you’re reading to use it!
Store Spices in Tic-Tac Boxes
Sometimes it’s nice to have spices when you’re making dinner over a fire, but car- rying around spice containers can be a little bulky. Use some tic-tac containers to store your salt and pepper in, and a few other spices if you’re adventurous. Just be sure to label them so you know which one is the sugar and which is the salt!
Are you tired of having campfire side coffee with grounds in it? Then try out this re- ally neat trick! Put a cup’s worth of coffee into a coffee filter and use a little dental floss, unflavored, to tie the bag up nice and tight. Then boil some water in your pot, pour it into your cup over the makeshift coffee bag, and allow it to steep until your coffee is as strong as you desire!
Rosemary Flavored Meat
Instead of putting a meat marinade on your meal, you may want to just add the spices to the flames. This will distribute the spices to the meat through the smoke, which will give it a rustic flavor that you’re sure not to forget! You can do this with just about any fresh spice that’s hardy like rosemary or some sprigs of mint.
Hard or Waxed Cheese
Hard cheeses will last up to a week without refrigeration, and waxed cheese in those neat little packages will last the same. They’re also great because they’re sin- gle-serve, and cheese it packed with protein and vitamins that you’ll need after a long day of hiking or setting up camp.
Gallon Jugs in Cooler
Fill your gallon jugs about three-quarters of the way full of water or even some lemonade or something else you’d like to drink later in the day, and then freeze them before you go on your trip. Use them in your cooler to keep your lunch meat and other perishables nice and cool so that they don’t spoil.
How to Store Eggs
Taking eggs on a camping trip can be a real pain, especially if you have them in the carton. So instead of taking them along in their natural form, why not crack them open and put them into a water bottle? Just empty out the water bottle, clean it re- ally well, and then crack eight eggs into the bottle. A normal sized bottle will hold just eight, and you can mark the bottle as you go if you don’t want to use all eight at once. You can also shake them up to make scrambled eggs if you so desire.
Use Cabbage on Meats
If you’re tired of having burnt meat over the campfire, but you’re not sure what to do about it, then try wrapping some cabbage leaves around your meal. They’re naturally very high in water and will create a moisture barrier between your meats and the flames of the fire in order to keep your meal from turning into charcoal.