We love to camp, and we love to eat. They’re two of our favorite things.
We’ve found that most websites that share camping recipes focus on highly processed foods that are just kind of tossed together.
It’s incredibly unhealthy and can play havoc with your stomach and digestion.
Who wants to spend their camping trip in a public bathroom. Or, worse than that, 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.
One thing we’re not are kale and quinoa kind of people. We figure if we’re out hiking all weekend, a few calories will not 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 like to eat.
How Each Recipe is Organized
Each recipe is broken down into the following sections:
- Introduction to the recipe.
- Cook time and servings.
- Ingredients. Our standard kitchen kit only includes salt, pepper, and vegetable oil. Be sure you have all other seasonings and components that you might need.
- Equipment needed at the campsite. We list our standard kitchen kit and additional unique items that you’ll need beyond what is in our kit. If you don’t have a kitchen kit like ours, be sure to go through the recipe to ensure that you’ll have everything you need at the campsite.
- Before you leave home. This section helps reduce your workload at the campsite. Anything you can do at home before you go 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.
You may not have an internet connection at your campsite, so we recommend printing a hardcopy of the recipe. 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. In most recipes, it’s a good idea to read the introduction. We try to go over tips and techniques there so you can better understand each step’s purpose and to do it more effectively.