Here’s a selection of some of the most common utensils used when camping:
- Slotted spoon.
- Cheese grater.
- Bottle opener.
- Tin opener.
Keeping this in view, how do backpackers cook well?
Making your homemade backpacking meals should be as simple as:
- Boil water.
- Add boiled water to bag to bag (or add contents of bag to water, depending on your setup).
- Wait 5-10 minutes.
- Add fat.
Moreover, how do Rei wash dishes while camping?
How do you bring water to a camping car?
In the backcountry, selecting a camping spot near a water source is important.
- A collapsible water jug takes up less space, but you sacrifice a bit of durability.
- A hard-sided jug can be more durable but takes up more space.
- Bring refillable water bottles for personal use.
Heat filtered water over a stove. Take the water and dishes at least 200 feet from water sources—approximately 70 adult paces. With a scrub pad or something similar, use the hot water to clean the dishes. If possible, collect the wash water, also known as gray water, into a single pot.
Camp Kitchen Must-Have Supplies and Spices
We have found it helpful to keep a roll of heavy duty aluminum foil, a lighter, garbage bags, non-stick cooking spray, a big hand sanitizer pump, and salt and pepper shakers always stocked with our camp kitchen supplies.
One of the greatest sources of danger encountered during camp cooking comes from the presence of an open fire or stove. Of course, you should always follow the rules and regulations in effect where you’re camping, especially any having to do with fire safety. Many campgrounds have designated fire-pits.
Many camping stoves are okay to put on a plastic table. However, depending on the design of the camping stove, they could melt the plastic. That said, circumstances for every stove can be different. It’s always better to stay on the safe side and pair the stove up with a heat-resistant mat or table.
For a 3-day camping trip, you should bring food items that are suitable for campfire meals, on-the-go meals, and snacks. These include eggs for omelets, bread for sandwiches, and rice or pasta for easy dinners. You can also carry potatoes, various meats, tomatoes, cucumber, and lettuce for salads.
Here’s an overview list of backpacking kitchen essentials:
- heat source: stove + fuel + igniter.
- cooking container(s): pot(s) with lid(s)
- utensils for cooking and eating.
- water container(s) for meal prep.
- clean up & storage supplies.
- accessories to consider.