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Camp Kitchen Equipment - Which Cooking Equipments To Take Camping!

Jan 30, 2008
Oftentimes people get so excited for their camping trip, they often don't put much thought into the cooking they'll be doing. This can be a big mistake because once you're out in the elements hiking, fishing or swimming, food will soon be on your mind! There is nothing worse than eating quick meat and cheese sandwiches for every meal. What you decide to bring will depend greatly on the type of camping you want to do.

For the group 'roughing it' not a lot of camp kitchen equipment will be needed. Oftentimes a cast iron grate to place over the fire is enough for these diehard roughnecks. A dutch oven is usually a great addition to the camp kitchen as it can be used to cook nearly anything. There are dozens of recipes available online for cooking with a cast iron dutch oven over an open fire. A smaller sized skillet may also be something to consider, and don't forgot a coffee tin for those early mornings!

For those camping with families the options are endless. The cast iron pie maker is a favorite of camping moms everywhere to make hot sandwiches. If staying in a campground, electric is often available and bringing along a portable mini grill gives the cook lots of options for dinners. This also works well with campgrounds that don't allow open fires. Some other tools available to the camp cook are grills that sit overtop the fire, and metal tripods to hang your kettle over the open flame.

For hikers, lightweight kitchen tools will be essential. Many outdoor stores offer an entire section of tools specifically for hikers that are both lightweight and can fit into the hiker's pack. Waterproof matches will also be very necessary as there is no food without fire, and there is no fire without a good match to light it.

When camping, it's important to be hyper aware of your fire and the weather conditions. If the wind is too high, many campgrounds will prohibit fires for the day, and never light a fire if there are trees nearby. There have been way too many forest fires due to irresponsible campers lighting fires. It is essential when out in the woods to not only know and obey the laws, but also have respect for the natural area you're using. Remember, take only pictures and leave only footprints.
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