Measure ingredients for each meal ahead of time and
pack in ziplock bags.
Label each bag accordingly
- Reuse bags if possible.
- Don't forget the heavy duty aluminum foil. There are
many uses for it at camp.
- Cover pots whenever cooking outdoors. Food will get
done quicker and you will save fuel. It helps keep dirt
and insects out of your food.
- For ease of clean up and to protect from smoke and
fire damage, put liquid or rub bar soap-on the outside
of pots and pans before putting over the fire.
- Block ice will last longer than cubed ice.
- To avoid unwanted visits from animals, keep food stored
-away or hang above ground level.
- Cans of frozen juice keep other foods cold.
- Use convenience or instant foods for quick meals.
·- Use fireproof cooking equipment. Keep handles away
from extreme heat and flames.
- To keep matches dry--dip stick matches in wax and
when needed, scrape off the tip of the 0match and light.
- Keep matches in a waterproof container.
- It helps keep other foods cold and when ready to eat,
put bag in hot water to heat through.
To fix a cooler leak, apply melted paraffin wax inside
and outside the leaky area.
- Put a pan of hot water on the fire while you eat so
that it'll be ready for cleanup when you are done.
To keep soap clean at your campsite, put it in a sock
and hang from a tree.
- Pita bread packs better and stays in better shape
while camping than regular type breads.
To cook hamburgers more evenly throughout, put a hole
in the middle of the hamburger about the size of your
finger, during grilling the hole will disappear but
the center will be0cooked the same as the edges.
Fill gallon milk jugs or 2 liter soda bottles with water
or juice and freeze. They keep the cooler cold and provide
a cold beverage.