I remember a camping trip I took at Sequoia National Park in the late 80s. I took a one burner camp stove and a 50 quart Coleman cooler. I packed the usual beans, hotdogs, pop. How original huh? I ate ok, but it was dull.
There are better ways to cook outdoors, from Boy Scout hobo packets and bannock to all out gourmet. There’s also a lot more ways to cook, more shelf stable ingredients, more options for cooking appliances, and better ways to store cold foods.
Here’s a look at some of my past camping food.
Serve enough beans and franks, and you’ll lose your outdoor dinner guests. Serve, well-thought out, well-planned meals and you’ll always have a crowd at your picnic table.