When we go camping, we usually go for the chance to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. It provides us with the chance to have a break from the stresses of daily life, but one aspect that we cannot escape is cooking. Cooking at a campsite can come with its own headaches, but with a few simple tips and tricks, you can turn campsite cooking into a fun activity.
When you are looking at camper trailer rentals be sure to look at the kitchen and cooking equipment. Many modern camper trailer rentals have attached kitchens with a gas attachment, making it easy for you to cook quick and easy meals without the need for starting a fire. This can be extremely useful if you have young children with you who need to eat at certain times.
Below we give some helpful cooking tips for fun camping trips.
Always Be Prepared
One of the best tips to remember is that you should plan out your meals beforehand. Do this by writing down the recipes you will be cooking and pre-measuring all of the ingredients before you leave. This way, you will not waste time trying to find the ingredients, measure them out, only to find that you do not have enough for your desired meal. Be sure to keep wet and dry ingredients separately to avoid any leakages and spillages.
Consider Cooking Methods
A popular form of cooking while camping is to use fire, but many camper trailer rentals do offer the option of using gas to cook with. You will not need to bring along pots and pans for either method as the camper trailers are fully equipped, but having access to gas to cook with can make those early mornings easier because you can whip up a plate of bacon and eggs in no time. If you have access to electricity at your campsite, you could use a two-plate stove to cook on, too, but gas and fire are more economical.
Prepare Your Food Before You Leave
Having already cut meat and vegetables can make cooking at a campsite easier and more efficient. You could cut up all of the ingredients for each meal and put them into freezer bags, so that all you need to do is empty the ingredients out into the pan and cook them. Be sure to put all of this pre-prepared food into labelled freezer bags in your camping freezer so you know what meals they are for.
Test Your Stove Before You Leave
There is nothing worse than arriving at your campsite, ready to eat a meal after a long drive, and finding that the stove does not work. You should always test the stove of any camper trailer before hiring it, to ensure that it will work when you arrive onsite. Not having a working stove when you have ingredients to cook could lead to a loss of these ingredients and the money spent on them.
Cover Food When Cooking
Covering food in pots and pans when cooking will not only help to keep insects out of your food but will help it to cook quickly. You can cover your pots and pans with aluminium foil, which can be especially useful for keeping your food warm while your children play or while you set the table. Many camper trailers have storage space for essential extras like aluminium foil so you can have it to hand whenever you need it.
Make Camping Delicious
When you are planning a camping trip with your family or friends, be sure to create a menu beforehand and think carefully about the cooking methods you will be using. Measure out the food you will be using and place it into freezer bags and other containers. Testing your stove before leaving will ensure that it will work when you need it and will not leave you hungry on your big adventure.
If you would like to make the most of the stellar kitchens offered by our camper trailer rentals, be sure to contact Base Camp Rentals today to find out what we can offer you.