Campsite Cooking Checklist

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Camping Cooking and Meals

  • Propane or White gas stove (can be 1-4 burners) 
  • Charcoal or wood grill/BBQ
  • Dutch oven
  • Steel grill for top of fire pit
  • Firewood, propane, white gas, or other fuel
  • Cooking skewers (for hot dogs, s'mores, etc.)
  • Cutting board
  • Frying pan, large cook pot, skillet
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Can opener (if you have canned food)
  • Pot holders or pot lifters
  • Large (18-30 gal) Rubbermaid(tm) container for food storage
  • Ice Chests 
  • ICE!
  • Cooking utensils (soup ladel, spatula, tongs, knives, etc.)
  • Strainer
  • Thermos
  • Veggie Peeler
  • Plates, , bowls, cups, glasses, eating utensils (reusable or disposable)
  • Tin foil
  • Plastic bags various sizes (for leftovers or lunches to go)
  • Dish pan
  • Dish soap
  • Garbage disposal bags
  • Paper towels or napkins
  • Scrub pad and sponge
  • Mixing bowel or salad bowel

Camping Meals and Food Ideas

  • Breakfast
  • Bacon - 2 slices per person per day
  • Eggs - 2 per person per day
  • Hash-browns or breakfast potatoes (pre-cut or frozen work well)
  • Bread (for toast or french toast)
  • Pancake mix (blueberry is fun)
  • Fruit pre-sliced melon variety in a bag or tuperware)
  • Malt-o-Meal or other hot cereal (oatmeal comes in single serving packages)
  • Coffee, milk, juice, tea
  • Syrup, butter, honey, peanut butter, jelly/jam
  • Lunch
  • Bread
  • Sliced meats and cheeses
  • Tuna
  • Hot dogs
  • Hot dog buns
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayo, or favorite)
  • Peanut butter, Jelly, honey
  • Fruit (apples, oranges, or other fruit that will travel well)
  • Soups
  • Potato or Corn chips
  • Salsa or chip dips
  • Cookies
  • Dinner
  • Beans
  • Bouillon cubes (chicken & vegitable)
  • Cheese (cheddar, swiss, etc.)
  • Corn on Cob
  • Vegetables (squash, broccoli, green beans, etc.)
  • Steaks, pork chops, or chicken (pre-seasoned makes for less work)
  • Hamburger
  • Pre-made salad or the fixings and make on site
  • French bread or other diner bread
  • Noodles (for spaghetti or other pasta dish)
  • Onions, lemons, mushrooms, tomatoes, carrots
  • Rice
  • Taco stuff (tortillas, other stuff is listed above)
  • Chilli
  • Snacks and Treats
  • Marshmallows, Graham Crackers, Chocolate bars (S'mores)
  • Cookies
  • Candy bars, licorice, or favorite sweets
  • Popcorn (either jiffy-pop or kettle style)
  • Jerky (beef or chicken)
  • Snack bars (granola, or similar)
  • Trail mix
  • Brownies
  • Mixed nuts
  • Dried fruit
  • Beverages
  • Soda
  • Water
  • Sports Drinks
  • Juice
  • Milk
  • Beer
  • Alcohol for mixed drinks (don't forget the mixers)
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