Do you love the great outdoors? Do you enjoy getting out there, surrounded by trees and hiking trails? Are you interested in camping but not sure what to bring with you on your trip? If so, this article is for you. We’ll discuss everything from what to pack when going camping to how best to cook a meal over an open fire.
This blog post will take a look at some of the most important things that every camper should have in their backpack before they head out into the wilderness!
Tent – Of course, you’ll need a place to sleep. Most tents are lightweight and easy to carry on the trail
Sleeping Bag – This will keep you warm throughout the night.
Cooking Utensils – Campers should make sure they have pots with lids, plates or bowls for food prep, cups, utensil set, and a can opener.
Matches/Lighter – You’ll need these to start a fire for cooking or keeping warm.
First Aid kit – This is essential in case of an emergency.
Food and Water – Make sure you pack enough food and water for your trip! Most people recommend at least one gallon of water per person per day.
Clothing – Dress in layers to account for changing temperatures.
Sunscreen, Bug Spray, and Hats – Protect yourself from the sun and bugs while camping!
Backpack – You’ll need somewhere to carry all of your supplies.
Now that we’ve gone over some of the essentials, let’s take a closer look at cooking over an open fire.
Cooking Over An Open Fire
There are several different ways you can cook your food if you decide to use a campfire instead of using another method like propane or charcoal grills.
Campfires aren’t for everyone, however! If there is any chance that rain will fall while you’re out camping, you’ll want to be sure that your fire is completely out before heading home.
If you’re not too concerned about the possibility of getting caught in a rainstorm and would like to cook over an open fire, check out these tips for cooking food without electricity:
- If possible, use cast iron or enameled pans
- Make sure your pans have lids
- Bring along cooking utensils that are easy to use over an open flame, like tongs.
There’s nothing better than a relaxing picnic after a long day of hiking!
Linda Brownlee has always been passionate about hiking and camping. As a result, she started Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge. The lodge is perfect for those that are looking to enjoy nature’s beauty at its finest.