Experience the great outdoors, but don't sacrifice good food. Chowhounds know what to eat and pack for camping, from epic s'mores recipes to healthy portable snacks.


Looking for a detachable handled skillet in nonstick aluminum

by SognSpatula 2 months ago

I'm looking for an aluminum skillet with a detachable handle for use backcountry camping. The goal is light weight and packability, without sacrificing the ability to make a real meal. In the p...

Camp cooking for about 50 people over 5 days

by kriscook 2 months ago

I am responsible for taking over the menu planning and implementation for 50 people in April while camping in Georgia. When I say camping, I mean tent camping (car camping); we take over the camp g...

Braised Reversed Smoked "San Francisco" Ribs

by sparky403 7 months ago

I have been making my ribs this way for the last dozen years or so -- always to rave reviews (or maybe my friends are just being nice and they eat all the ribs just to make me feel good:-). Anywa...

Camping - Meal Planning

by cacheton 2 years ago

Any campers here that have advice on meal planning when camping, or favorite camp recipes? My family is set up now for car camping, we have a two-burner camp stove and a couple of Rome pie irons, w...

Need a camping cake and frosting

by leanneabe 12 years ago

We're going camping for a friend's birthday in early June (it'll still be pretty mild here in SD and not too hot), but we're going up Friday night and celebrating her birthday Saturday (i.e., the c...

Wholesome main meals camping with no cooler, limited washing, no fire or grill, yes small pot over propane.

by TracyPark 12 months ago

Searching on "camping" brought up lots of great results for foods frozen/chilled in advance, as well as ideas for grilling foods over a fire. I am looking for ideas as described in my title. At ...

Taking meat pies camping

by mullingink 12 months ago

I was thinking of making some hand pies with meat/cheese for breakfast or lunch for our family when we go to a camping event. There may or may not be firepits, but we do not have room to bring our...

Need new ideas for camping potluck side dish

by bjd001 3 years ago

I'm looking for ideas for a new side dish to bring to a potluck dinner on a camping trip. I will make it at my campsite and then drive it to the potluck location (maybe 10 minutes), where it will ...

Veg grilling ideas for a large group?

by kingfisher5 1 year ago

Grilling for 50 people on a rafting trip in N California in early August. I need a vegetable recipe. Corn will likely be out of season. Suggestions? Apologies for cross-posts

Upscale camp food

by PiperBob 3 years ago

I go camping for 10 days every year (at a festival), and part of the fun is cooking good food. Our group this year will be five adults. Some of the ideas we're thinking of include flank steak fajit...

Cooking Dinner for 4 at a Campground

by mmpott 2 years ago

My husband and I are meeting my parents and brother at a campground close to our house for a one night next visit and we told them we would cook dinner. Anyone have any ideas - I'd like to do ...

Cooking rice while camping

by mblackshear 2 years ago

I'm going to be making a mexian/spanish rice for 150 people as a side to tacos. My dilema is that i really don't have much of a kitchen as we are camping and have to bring everything with us. I'd...

Summer Sleepaway Camp Snacks

by megan06 2 years ago

Hey! I'm going to sleep-away camp for a week in a week. So I was going through ideas for my snack list, here it is!!! Oreos Water flavorers trail mix energy bars puppy chow goldfish& cheese...

Warm not mushy harvest stir-fry?

by RAOL 2 years ago

I'm serving a harvest skillet dish for 40 at a camping-style event using smoked sausage and canned vegetables (potatoes, beans, carrots). I WILL have an oven/stove available and could do some prep...

Gaspe Region Including MTL and QC

by katesalter 2 years ago

First, thank you to everyone who gave advice over the last few months. August 7 - My mother "S" (74) and I (34) departed at Toronto 3am. Drove to Kingston, Ontario, arrival at 5:30am. Picked up ...

Packable vegetarian lunches while camping

by PFCMCL 2 years ago

Any super easy, no cooking involved ideas? I have to be able to bring it along for day hikes. I've only been vegetarian for less than a year. I've looked online, but all the recipes require cooking...

Prep Potatoes

by PFCMCL 2 years ago

Going camping and planning on making hasselback potatoes on a grill. Can I wash the potatoes a few days ahead of time so I don't have to do it at the campsite?


by Krueg42 4 years ago

Hi! We live in N. California and we are headed to Banff in June! Does anyone know about hiking trails or cool hidden lodges to eat great food? We would LOVE to do 2 day, 2 night backpacking ...

Hotel pans? Inserts

by gomocooks 3 years ago

I own a few of what I call hotel pans. These are the pans you'll see on every buffet table. I specifically use mine in my smokers. They work well and Dawn cleans them up so I can take them to ...

Camping Thanksgiving

by lawhound05 3 years ago

Hello! It looks like we will be spending Thanksgiving at the deer camp, which means staying in a small camper trailer. We are equipped with a very small fridge, single burner hot plate, a small...