We love to camp and we love to eat. They’re two of our favorite things.
What we’ve found though is that most websites that share camping recipes focus on highly processed foods that are just kind of tossed together.
It’s extremely unhealthy and, if you’re not accustomed to it, can play havoc with your stomach and digestion.
Who wants to spend their camping trip in a public bathroom or out in the brush dealing with the consequences of terrible food?
It doesn’t have to be that way.
You can eat well out in the boonies if you just plan a little bit before you head out on your trip.
We call this website Easy Campfire Recipes because we are taking good recipes with quality ingredients and breaking them down for you so that you can easily manage them at your campsite.
Good food is the difference between an okay camping trip and an amazing camping trip.
One thing we’re not are kale and quinoa kind of people. We figure if we’re out hiking all weekend, a few calories aren’t going to kill us. We aren’t vegetarians, vegans, or anything along those lines.
If you follow a strict diet like that you’ll probably be able to find something here that works for you, but probably not a lot.
We figure there are plenty of excellent places to get recipes for those diets elsewhere. It’s nothing against you or your lifestyle choices, it’s just that in the hiking and camping industry, those diets dominate recipe websites.
This is the way we eat.
How Each Recipe is Organized
Each recipe is broken down into the following sections:
- Introduction to the recipe.
- Cook time and servings.
- Equipment needed at the campsite. This typically does not include your heat source (firewood, charcoal, etc.) or plates, forks, knives, spatulas, mixing bowls etc. It is only the special equipment required to make that specific recipe. This is included to help you when packing for your trip. Just don’t forget about the other items that you’ll need.
- Before you leave home. This section is very helpful in reducing your workload at the campsite. Anything you can do at home before you leave will give you more time to relax and enjoy yourself on your trip.
- Cooking at the campsite. This section takes you through a detailed explanation of the recipe, from beginning to end.
To easily print out a recipe, just scroll down to the bottom of the recipe page and click the little print icon inside the recipe box. It’ll automatically format it for easy printing.
Just remember, this is a summary of what you need to do to execute the recipe. On most recipes, it’s a good idea to read the introduction. We try to go over tips and techniques there so that you can better understand the purpose of each step and to do it more effectively.
You’ll also notice on the main category pages, where you find lists of recipes, that we’ve highlighted some recipes with the Fun for Kids label.
These recipes are typically simpler and include ingredients that suit a younger audience. Don’t worry, they’re just fine for adults too.
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