There is something fun about camping, getting out of the city and spending time outdoors. Hanging around a camp fire, roasting marshmallows, and sleeping in a tent can all be fun when you are camping with those close to you. But what about the food? It is common knowledge that other than s’mores, camping food can be somewhat unappealing.
Luckily, there are ways around that. Thanks to camping hackers, there are a ton of camping food hacks you can do to get a better meal and even use food scraps to light candles and make other delicious food items. You can do this all without a fancy appliance or a high tech camping stove.
These camping food hacks will give you a better meal in the outdoors and make it easier to go camping altogether, because you don’t need to bring as many supplies as you would otherwise. Put the camping stove and the pot holders away, you will not need them! This list contains the top 19 outdoor hacks we could find. These camping food hacks are guaranteed to give you a better camping trip! Be prepared for the camping trip of your life.
1. Canned apple pie
If you love apple pie, you can make one while camping using a can. Then just scoop it out!
2. Dutch oven pizza
Don’t worry pizza lovers, you can still eat your favorite food even when you’re far from a pizza place.
3. Tacos in a bag
No need to bring tortillas, you can use bag of Frito’s. A quick and delicious recipe.
4. Tin foil cheesy fries
Who knew that you could make these on a camping trip? Perfect to share (or not).
5. Crescent roll hot dog
You can use a crescent roll as a hot dog bun. Wrap it up and then roast it over the fire.
6. Biscuit dough pudding cup
This recipe calls for biscuit dough, pudding, whipped cream, and chocolate if you’re up for it.
7. Campfire cones
These are like a super easy and (almost) mess free version of s’mores. Made with ice cream cones.
8. Trail mix apples
If you are wanting a healthy treat, carve out an apple and fill it with trail mix. Then roast it over the fire.
9. Banana boats
These banana treats are made with chocolate, marshmallows, and banana. This is a must try!
10. Eggs and biscuits
In the mood for this breakfast classic? You can make it in a dutch oven.
11. Cinnamon roll-ups
These are absolutely delicious. Bakes right over the fire! It’s like your own personal Cinnabon.
12. Orange candle
An orange can be turned into a long lasting, and fantastic smelling candle. Great to have around when it gets dark.
13. Or use oranges to bake muffins
I had no idea that you could cook a muffin inside orange peels, but it works! Place them in foil and put the foil in the fire.
14. And cinnamon rolls
Bake cinnamon rolls right inside orange peels. Make them just like you would the muffins.
15. Easy coffee
You can’t bring a coffee maker into the woods. Luckily, you can make your own by tying coffee inside of a filter, and putting it inside of a cup of boiling water.
16. Zip-lock omelet
You can make an omelet out of a zip-lock bag and some eggs. Then put it in a pot of boiling water.
17. Open a can with a rock
Forget a can opener? Or want to do something impressive? You can open a can by rubbing it along a rock. It will pop right open.
18. Swedish torch method
This works great because you don’t need any extra supports for your pots and pans. You can cook right on the log.
19. Tic-Tac box spices
Use Tic Tac boxes to hold spices. Works great for cinnamon and sugar! You may need it for some of the other recipes.
Do you have any other camping food hacks? What are ways you pack lighter for your camping trip?
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