Campfire Cooking

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.

Recipes

Here are our recipes to help you feed your family at the campsite, including plenty of meals you can try to cook with your campfire.
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Campfire Cooking Equipment

You can start cooking on a campfire using nothing but kitchen foil. However, that does limit what you can cook. Here are some some campfire cooking equipment that you might want to get as your family gets more into campfire cooking.

Dutch Ovens

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Cooking with a Durch Oven

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.

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Campfire Grill & Tripod

Cooking with fire

Cooking with a tripod over the campfire

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 >

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Campfire Cooking Books

Need some more inspiration? Check out some of the campfire cooking books we have reviewed.

Campfire Cooking for Kids

Outdoor Books for Kids Kids love campfires, and being able to cook something themselves makes them feel grown up.

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.

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Outdoor Meals and Nutrition

Moveable Feasts Book This book, Moveable Feasts, is not specifically about campfire cooking, but it does contain a great many ideas and nutrition facts for outdoor activities.

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