When you think of a weekend away in the country, roughing it while camping, a lot of people cringe at the idea of half cooked meals or living on hot dogs for the weekend. Although you camping and do not want to have five star meals, you do not have to settle for fast foods or pre-packaged meals in tins. The article on Mint Life gives a few great ideas for meals on camping trips.
One of the important points to cooking on an open fire is to remember that you do not have to cook everything above the flames. Great meals can be cooked in the fire bed, prepare your food at home and wrap it up into aluminum foil and then place the foil packages into the fire bed for approximately 20 minutes and you can have a delicious meal.
Instead of having to cart a selection of pots and pans around for cooking, use tin cans over the fire. They do not damage the food they contain and they are a lot lighter than the pots and pans.
The more preparation you do to the food for each meal at home, the less you have to carry with you, so prepare a menu for the period that you going to be camping. If you wanting to have some ribs or other meat over the fire then marinade the meat and cook it for a while before packing, when you ready to eat it will only need a maximum of twenty minutes over the hot flames to be completely cooked and hot to eat.
Take into consideration that certain foods spoil faster than others, and prepare your menu to accommodate the time span that food will still be good to eat without proper refrigeration. Preserve foods with jugs of frozen water in the cooler box instead of wasting space with ice blocks.
Camping is not supposed to be an expensive break away nor is it supposed to be boring, so become creative and make your next camping expedition fun.