Fun & Easy Campfire Cooking

When you're out adventuring you might as well try out a few unusual campfire cooking methods. It will certainly make your camping trip more interesting.

The possibilities are endless. Try some of the following ideas, and then let your imagination loose. You can come up with something weird and wonderful, your own unique ways for camp cooking.

Campfire cooking
One great idea to remember is if you are hiking or camping without strong lighting it's worth bringing along a . This allows you to use both hands while campfire cooking, for example holding a pan with one hand and stiring with the other.

Who Needs a Pot?

campfire cooking recipes Photo by Don Wilkie

When you’re cooking outdoors, you can experiment with many different cooking methods. Here are some unique ideas for cooking without pots and pans.  These methods use hot coals.

  Since different things take different lengths of time to cook, you need to experiment with the amount of coals and cooking times. Use fewer coals for foods that need to cook slowly at a lower temperature.

Try to Cook Directly on Coals!

You can use the direct heat of coals to cook food without any other dishes or equipment. Some foods are most delicious cooked directly on hot coals.

Can You Really Cook on a Rock?

 A smooth rock is a great cooking surface for your camp meal. The heat is conducted through the rock from hot coals or campfire below. Try cooking on a rock as a unique method for preparing your camping food. You can have fun trying anyway! Be sure to come back and tell us how it turned out!

You Can Cook Food Inside of Food

Another unique way to cook over a campfire is to cook some food items inside of other foods. The outside food protects the inside food against the heat while at the same time, adding more delicious flavor. When you cook food inside food, you'll come up with some delicious camping meals.

Cooking on Leaves

You can use large cabbage or lettuce leaves to cook meats on your campfire. Other leaves can also be used (just make certain that the leaf is not poisonous). Try cooking on leaves next time you go camping.

Cook Food in Clay

If you are camping in an area where the soil is mostly clay, you can use a wrapping of clay to help you cook your food. The clay will protect your food as it cooks in a bed of coals. Clay cooking contains the moisture and keeps the heat in.

Cooking in Paper

Another unusual campfire cooking method is cooking in paper. As long as the paper is wet when you place it on the coals, it won’t burn. Fish can be cooked in this manner. You can also boil liquid in paper cartons or cups with this method.

Coffee Can Cooking

A simple and easy way of campfire cooking is to set a large coffee can on the coals. Layer your food into the can, cover it and use the coffee can to cook your meal.


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Let our camping recipes liven up your campout. Whether it's over the campfire, in a Dutch oven, or on a barbeque grill... food cooked outdoors is always tasty (never mind a little dirt for seasoning)!

Next time you're out camping, try out a few unusual campfire cooking techniques.

Have some fun and enjoy yourself!


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