Food and Cooking:

- 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.

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