Camp Cooking for Beginners

Camp Cooking for Beginners

February 18, 2023

As outdoor enthusiasts, we know that camping and outdoor recreation go hand in hand. However, one of the biggest challenges for many people, especially beginners, is figuring out how to cook while camping. In this blog post, we'll provide you with some helpful tips and tricks to get started with camp cooking. 

For those who are new to camping, it's important to plan ahead and make sure you have all the necessary equipment and ingredients for your trip. Some essential tools for camp cooking include a camping stove, cooking utensils, and non-perishable food items. It's also important to think about the nutritional value of the food you bring, especially if you plan to be active during your trip. When it comes to camp cooking, one of the best ways to simplify your meals is to do some meal prep before you leave home. Preparing some meals in advance, such as pre-cooking rice, chopping vegetables, or marinating meats, can save you time and make cooking at camp easier. 


Another great tip is to stick to simple recipes that don't require a lot of prep or cooking time. One-pot meals, such as soups, stews, and chili, are great options that can be cooked on a camping stove or even over a campfire. You can also make use of pre-packaged meals or snacks to save time and minimize the amount of cooking you need to do. In terms of beverages, we know that enjoying a glass of wine while camping can be a great way to unwind after a long day of hiking or exploring. However, glass bottles can be difficult to transport and clean up, so we recommend opting for boxed wine or even a dromedary bag if you're feeling more adventurous. Trail Box is a great option for boxed wine, as they promote adventure and are perfect for camping. 


By planning ahead, keeping it simple, and bringing the right tools and equipment for your needs, you can create adventures that will fuel your happiness and create lasting memories. And of course, don't forget to enjoy a glass of wine or two around the campfire! At Janky Gear, we understand that many of our customers are new to camping and outdoor recreation. That's why we offer a variety of camping gear and equipment that is easy to use and suitable for beginners. We also offer classes, such as our ongoing Backpacking 101 class and Adventure Journal class, to help our customers gain the skills and knowledge they need to fully enjoy the outdoors.