To give your kids a proper camping experience, you will want to try a bit of campfire cooking, and many times, this is something your kids will enjoy getting involved with.
Below you’ll find some links to articles to help you get up and running, and creating some great meals over the campfire.
Campfire Cooking Equipment
Forget the days of the disposable BBQ or trying to heat enough food for the family on a couple of small camping stoves. With a Dutch Oven you can cook a great variety of foods, from stews to even roasts.
Dutch Ovens are cast iron pots that you can heat over a fire, or over charcoal. In fact you can put charcoal on the oven’s lid so that the food is heated from both above and below, just like an oven.Read more about Cooking with Dutch Ovens →
If you want to cook over a naked flame then you’ll need a grill.
In the past we’ve used a simple BBQ grill supported by the stones over the fire. The problem with this approach is that it is difficult to adjust the temperature.
We now have a grill with a tripod. It also has a tray to use either as a BBQ (and works with the Dutch Oven), or as a fire pit for campsites that allow campfires but only when raised off the ground.Read more about the Campfire Grill and Tripod →
More on Cooking at Camp
Camp Cooking Books
Want to know more? Here’s a few books worth reading.
Campfire Cooking for Kids
We have a round-up here of some good books for encouraging your kids to get outside, and 3 of them are about cooking on a campfire, so check them out.Read more about Campfire Cooking with Kids →
Further Resources for Campfire Cooking
On the Net
Here are some useful resources on the net for cooking with campfires.
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