A Beginner’s Guide to Cooking Outdoors

Hiking, camping, and cooking outdoors all sound like a perfect way to spend your day. You can take the time to enjoy nature in a way that few people ever get the chance to. Food on the campsite is usually not as fresh as what you would eat in a restaurant. So, there’s no need to settle for watery soup or noodles when you can cook really delicious food with even more flavor!

What Utensils Do You Need?

Before you head out on your camping trip, make sure to pack all the utensils you will need. It is important to have the right utensils because those are what you’ll cook with. See inventory to ensure that you would not miss a thing.

  • Knife – a good knife is a must-have item and will make cooking everything from cutting fruits and vegetables to skinning animals easier. You want a knife that is lightweight, sharp, and can hold up against tough use.
  • Spatula and measuring cups – you also need a spatula and measuring cups as well as cooking pots and pans. Of course, it’s always smart to bring along extra utensils like spoons, forks, cups, ladles, whisks and tongs.
  • Sponge or scrubber – when it comes the time to clean your dishes after a meal or prep food for the next one, you’ll want to get a scrubber or sponge so that you’re not wasting water by using your hand to clean your dishes every time.

Starting Fire without Lighter or a Match

There are a few rules that you need to keep in mind when it comes to lighting a fire without matches or a lighter. First of all, you want to choose the right kind of wood for your fire. You’ll want to gather fallen branches, dried leaves, and small sticks in order to create the perfect fire.

You will also want to make sure that you have enough fuel for your fire. The rule of thumb is to use at least twice as much fuel as you have tinder and kindling. You’ll find plenty of natural materials around the campsite that can help you gather enough fuel for your fire.