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.

7 Foil Packet Meals That Are Perfect for Camping (Or Your Own Backyard)

If you're going camping—or even just firing up the grill in your own backyard for Labor Day—foil packets are a great way to cook your food over the flames (and they're pretty great in the oven too...

Campfire cooking

by saacnmama 3 months ago

I'm so excited that we are going camping again--it's been a decade since this Thanksgiving weekend trip. We will take the train from our home in Berlin, then a ferry, and then bike the last 10 mile...

Solar stove

by droolingdoggie 1 year ago

Hello! Does anybody have experience with a solar stove? Now that it's going to at least 95-100F every single day in my house, I cannot cook in my kitchen anymore. So, I want to cook in my backyard....

Vegetarian camping recipes (entrees and/or breakfast)

by ceej2008 1 year ago

Hi all, Hubby and I are about strike out on our first camping trip across the river to the bluffs of Wisconsin after the Covid-19 stay-at-home order kept us sequestered. I've completely run out of...

Desserts and snacks that will last in the desert?

by junglekitte 2 years ago

I am going to be in a very dry/hot desert for over week camping. I want to bring desserts and snacks that can last days while still tasting great. I could potentially vacuum seal items before I lea...

Best Pasta Salad or other COLD side? (Camping)

by natalie81 2 years ago

Hello! My family and I are going camping next week with two other families for 4th of July. We signed up to provide dinner the first night. We are going to bring marinated flank steak and hot do...

RECOOL - Igloo's biodegradable reusable cooler

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Recool would work well as a cheap, eco-friendly cooler during a tailgate or a quick day-trip to the beach. I can't imagine squeezing in much more than that six-pack or so once you've filled...

How to store cut potatoes

by drhuggs 2 years ago

We are going on a trip and need to have 2 bags of cut raw potatoes for frying into French fries. The night they will be used is on the second night of our trip. We are primitive camping and will no...

Looking for a detachable handled skillet in nonstick aluminum

by SognSpatula 2 years 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 years 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 3 years 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 5 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 14 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 6 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 4 years 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 5 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 4 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 4 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 4 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...