Whether you’re headed out on a week-long solo camping excursion, or you’re pitching a tent out back with your family, the one thing that’s not going to change is your need for a nice, hearty meal. Even though you may want to pack steaks, corn, burgers, and everything in between, the last thing you want is it be lugging a cooler full of food everywhere you go. Check out these 4 easy camping meals that will keep your bellies happy, and your backpacks light.
4 simple camping meals every outdoorsman can make:
1. Campfire Pizza
You can never go wrong with pizza. It’s perfect for any occasion, fills you up, and you only need 3 ingredients to make it. Even the pickiest of eaters, AKA your kids, will be chowing down on pizza cooked right over the fire. We all know you need sauce and cheese for a pizza, but figuring out what to use for the dough can be where it gets tough. If you’re going to be camping for a while, you want something that’s light to pack, and can sustain you for long periods of time. In this case, we suggest pita bread. If you’re just camping with the family, throw some frozen pizza dough in the cooler.
You can’t get much simpler than a two-ingredient ‘dish’ - if you even count water as an ingredient. The best part about pancakes is that they can be served any time of day, with any type of berry inside. Before you put your foraging skills to the test to find the perfect mate for your pancake mix, be sure to know which berries you can and can not eat. You don’t want a rogue poison berry to wind up in your hotcake.
3. Beans and Rice
A couple of bags of beans and rice is enough to sustain you for at least 3 days. (Yes, even for you, big guy). It’s the perfect meal for a hardcore outdoorsman looking to take their shot at a week-long camping excursion. Don’t worry, if you’re not into hardcore survival camping (yet) you can always spice it up a bit by adding God’s gift to the Earth - bacon. To cook this meal, we suggest using the Stansport 2 Burner Piezo Propane Stove. It has the perfect blend of power and convenience to handle even the fattiest of bacon. Are you drooling yet?
4. Backpacker’s Pantry Chicken Piccata
You don’t have to be the sharpest tool in the shed to make the Backpacker’s Pantry Chicken Piccata comes packed up in a lightweight, easy to carry packaging that only requires one step to cook it - put it over the fire. Boom, done. Delicate egg pasta, parmesan, capers, all-natural chicken, and a light lemon-garlic sauce all in one little package. What more could you ask for out of a packaged meal?When it comes to camping meals, the more creative you can get, the better. Let us know some of your favorite recipes for camping on our Facebook page, or share them with us on Instagram.