Camping season is here, and many of you are going to be doing a lot of campfire cooking over the next few months. Even if you aren’t into the outdoor lifestyle, you should stock up with campfire cooking supplies as part of your preps. If you didn’t have the convenience of electricity, how would you prepare meals? Here are 6 must haves supplies for cooking over an open flame.
This is a great purchase if you do a lot of campfire cooking. The tripod is made of iron, and will hold even your heaviest cast iron cooking dishes. It has a 26 inch chain. The tripod itself is nearly 4 feet tall, so it can do its thing over a decent sized fire! This makes cooking a big pot of stew or roasting a large Dutch oven roast easy as pie.
This looks like an awesome addition to the outdoor kitchen. Weighing less than 20 pounds, it is easy to transport. It can be used not only for cooking, but the arms can also hold your cooked dishes to keep them warm till dinnertime. It is made of stainless steel too, so no rusting! You can also adjust the height of the rotisserie to 4 different levels. Even if you never head out to the campgrounds, this would make a fun backyard accessory for making your own rotisserie chicken or turkey.
If you cook with a Dutch oven, you know that taking off the lid to check on your food can be a chore. This cast iron lid lifter will be a great help! It’s made by Lodge, so you know it is well constructed. You can also use it to move the Dutch oven from the camp fire to the serving area.
This little cookbook would make a great gift for someone who loves to camp, and wants to extend their campfire cooking repertoire to more than just s’mores and hotdogs. It’s budget friendly, too, at around $10. You can toss it in with your camping gear and experiment with a new recipe each time you camp out!
This over the fire grill surface will make it easy to cook hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and other foods. It has a 16×24 surface, so you can line up plenty of patties on this grill. The legs will fold up for storage, so it will lay flat when you aren’t using it. This is my personal favorite to take along on camping trips because it’s so easy to use and it’s small enough to fit in the car without any hassle.
One thing about cooking outdoors over a fire or grill is that sometimes it can be hard to see if the meat is cooked thoroughly. This thermometer has an instant reading, and the face will actually rotate for you to see the temperature, so you don’t have to lean down toward the fire to get a closer look. This makes a great gift, too, for any grilling or camping enthusiast.
These are just some of the best outdoor cooking items on the market. Whichever ones you purchase, know that you can cook all kinds of things over an open flame, not just hotdogs and marshmallows! What are your favorite campfire cooking tools?