Going on a trip once in a while can be very therapeutic, and it is necessary to bring on a healthy lifestyle. It is stated by many writers and thinker, that the best way to learn about life is through traveling. When you encounter different experiences and challenges, the learning begins. The biggest challenge is to keep your stomach full and your thirst satisfied. For those who have never step foot in the kitchen, it is going to be a headache for you to make meals as per when you are traveling there are no resources like you have in daily lifestyle. Sometimes, you have got to build your own fire and if you are unable to do so, you only have fruits to rely on.
It would be much easier for you to get your food ready if you have got all the right equipment. If you travel often, then you might already know what will be suitable for you. If not, here is the list of all the tips for cooking on a camping trip.
1. Cooking Utensils
Perhaps it is one of the most important things you will be needing for cooking. If you are not hitchhiking with your trekking poles, then it should not be a problem to take them with you wherever you are going. It is important to dedicate a specific portion of your car to the important stuff like this. Make sure that it is easily available, you do not have to unpack everything to just get your pots every time you need to make something. Also, be precise about the things that you are going to need on the trip. Only you know what you like to eat and how you are going to make it. A Dutch oven for stews, soups and baked goods such as cornbread and biscuits. And a pie iron for simple, hot and cheesy grilled sandwiches. These are the basic things that you need to have all time ready. It is better to keep disposable spoons, plates, and glass too.
2. Source To Make Fire
You can not work your food without using fire. So, after needing utensils, it is the next most important thing that you are going to need. The sources to make fire can vary from situation to situation. If you are going to such areas where it is easy to make fire, then it is recommended to use all the natural resources to make one. But for this to work. You need to have the skill to make a fire. If you are going to a hilly place, there is probably going to be wind, which can worsen the situation for you. If you have space to carry traveling stoves or gas cylinders, it is recommended to have one of those in your trunk. Special cookware for the outdoors person is available too if you are going on a long trip, it is recommended to get them. Also, always keep a set of match sticks or lighter with you all the time.
3. Cooking Methods
If you are an excellent cook, it would be probably easier for you to get things done on a faster rate, but that does not guarantee that your cooking methods are going to work in every situation. Obviously, when you are on the go, you will not have a variety of things to work with. You only have a limited set of things, and you have got to manage to use them to get your meals ready. Before you leave for the trips, learn a few tactics and small recipes, they will save the day for you at the time of need. When you are cooking, make sure that you calculate the amount of food that you will be needing, divide it equally to the number of days and number of meals.