Being the camp cook can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a lot of work too. Hauling a lot of heavy coolers and boxes of camp food into and out of camp can be hard work. But if you follow the tips in this article you can be a smart camp cook and make the job much easier and more enjoyable.
An experienced outdoor camping cook knows that hauling a lot of heavy coolers and boxes of camp food in and out of camp is not a fun job. They also know that they miss a lot of the good outdoor camping experiences because they are stuck preparing and cooking their campfire meals. Just a little forethought can make this job a lot easier and less time consuming. These tips will show you how to lighten your load and get out of the camp kitchen sooner, so you can join your camping buddies for the fun stuff.
One of a smart camp cook’s best tools is his supply of Ziploc freezer bags. Experienced camp cooks pay tribute to this product every time they pack the food for a weekend of outdoor camping. Their motto: Never take a box or can when a Ziploc will do! Every camp cook needs three types of Ziplocs: one each of gallon and quart size Freezer bags, (with the double seal), and one box of sandwich bags. Not only will they save you a lot of weight and space, they will also reduce the amount of trash you have to carry back
out of camp.
Take a look at your planned camp food supplies. What ingredients will you need for your campfire recipes? How much of each camp food will you need to take? How much preparation will each meal need?
Start with your campfire recipes. Do any ingredient prep you can at home and put the results in a Ziploc freezer bag, don’t wait to do it at camp. This will not only save time later, it will also save a lot of weight and space.
Those Ziplocs will weigh less, and take-up less space than all those individual ingredient cans and boxes. Be aggressive with this, any camp meal prep you can do at home, will add to the time you have to enjoy those outdoor camping activities you came for.
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