Build a Campfire

One of the most pleasurable aspects of camping is being sat around the campfire at the end of the day enjoying a hearty meal and sharing good conversation and laughter with others. Choosing a Location A suitable location for a campfire is very important. On officially designated campsites, these areas …

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Camp Cooking Equipment

There is nothing worse than finding yourself in the middle of nowhere on your camping trip and realising that you’ve forgotten to bring that extra large metal pot to cook your hearty stew in, or you’ve forgotten the knives and forks! So the first thing you should invest in is …

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Camping Stoves

There are several different types of stoves for camping, coming in all different shapes and sizes and powered by different fuels so it can be very confusing when determining which to buy. Types of Fuel To simplify the range of stoves available, you can categorise them in terms of the …

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Keeping Food Fresh When Camping

Camping provides unique challenges in maintaining food safety and the more elaborate your meal plans, the more challenges it presents. Perishable Food Keeping perishable food such as meat, poultry, fish, dairy produce and pre-cooked food cold during both travelling time and camping time requires careful planning. All the foods mentioned …

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Choosing Food for Camping

The types of food you will take on a camping trip will vary depending on the kind of trip you’re taking, personal preferences and the amount you can carry. For example, a family going on a weekend summer camping trip on a campground with a shop will take a vastly …

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Feeding the Family When Camping

Feeding the whole family when you’re camping can prove to be a challenge. That’s especially true if the kids are picky eaters, either limiting your menu or forcing you to cook separate meals. Although the ideal thing is to use as much fresh produce and meat as possible, all sourced …

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Using Local Food When Camping

We think of camping as a very green activity – getting back to the land and being close to nature. Certainly it can seem that way, at least until we take into account the things we carry with us, all the packaged and free-dried food, the tins of this and …

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What Kind of Cooler is Best for Camping?

If you’re going car camping, then you’re going to take a cooler along with you. It’s a necessity for keeping drinks and foodstuffs chilled when you’re on the road, and also at the campsite. There are all kinds of coolers on the market, ranging from the cheap variety you find …

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Freeze Dried Food: Is it Worth the Price?

There are plenty of campers and hikers who swear by freeze dried meals and buy them for every trip. Certainly they offer a lot of advantages, especially for anyone who has to carry food in a backpack. But they’re expensive, especially when compared with buying dehydrated, fresh or tinned. It’s …

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