Campfire cooking is the pièce de résistance when out in the wilderness. Besides, who wants to gnaw on jerky for days at a time? And, yes, trail mix gets old, too! If you’re asking, “Is it possible to create a home-cooked meal John Wayne could be proud of?” hear me out. With the right tools, equipment and properly stocked fire, the sky’s the limit.
Now, don’t go building a massive, flaming cooking fire that will signal the Red Cross. Save the kumbaya bonfire session for later. Start it low with a few logs, and allow the embers and coals to burn hot. While that’s started, you can then tend to your campfire feast. Yes, there are a few steps to creating the perfect wilderness cuisine, starting with learning fish cleaning techniques, and how to gut a fish, seasoning it and setting up your cooking equipment.
Before heading out to the mountains, create a checklist of what to pack. Trust me, there is nothing more frustrating than having to build a spit out of twigs, because you left your tools behind. Here are a few things never to forget when packing for your next camping getaway.