When preparing food for camping, hot dogs and beans are traditional camping classics. However, you can cook almost the same foods you do at home while off the grid! It just takes some planning and ensuring you have the right camping cookware on hand.
Space is a valuable resource when camping, so packing your gear strategically and being selective about what you bring is important. Thinking ahead is also going to help in planning any easy-to-forget items such as how to wash your dirty dishes. By taking the time before your adventure to prepare your camping gear and cookware, you’ll be able to cook up tasty meals in the wilderness!
How to Best Prepare for Cooking While Off Road Camping
Items that are able to collapse for easier storage ideal for overland cooking! Strainers, cups, and even pots and pans can be found in collapsible options. These items that can be morphed for storage and ‘popped out’ for use are great options for camping.
Look for camping cookware that can serve more than one purpose. By doing this, you are freeing precious storage real estate and lessening your weight load. The more functions one item can do well, the better!
Stick to the Basics
When packing for a overlanding adventure, it can be too easy to quickly overpack; which is why we suggest our next motto, stick to the basics! Here is some key outdoor cooking gear:
Popular Camping Cooking Gear
In the modern age of technology, there are some innovative camping cooking gear options. Two brands that are popular among the adventurer community are:
If you own an Off Grid Trailer, you have the option to add cooking gear features to your Expedition 2.0, Pando 2.0, or Switchback such as a stove, sink, fridge, cutting board, and cooler. By having these items stored together, it will make for a quick and easy departure; getting you to your wilderness destination that much sooner.
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Just as there are always general precautions to take while overlanding, it’s especially important to take a few extra steps during the winter months. Unpredictable weather and freezing temperatures can turn any adventure into a dangerous situation if you’re not properly prepared.
It’s really important to plan how your camp kitchen will be set up. Think about it, you’ll be spending your days hiking, fishing, and adventuring so food and how you’ll prepare it should not be an afterthought.