Don't get us wrong, going camping is a great way to spend a holiday, but organising meals 'al tento' can be a little difficult. There are minimal kitchen tools and keeping food fresh can be tricky. But with these clever Foodiful camping hacks, we show you that camp food can be fun and delicious!
1. Ziplock bags
If you can't live without your morning coffee this one is for you. Instead of bulking up your camping pack with coffee jars and tins, simply use a ziplock bag to just take as much coffee as you need for the trip. But why stop there? Ziplock bags are great for reducing the space needed for snacks and breakfast cereals, too. They're also perfect for pre-marinating meat for the camp barbecue. Is there nothing these little freezer bags can't do?
2. Egg bottle
Carrying eggs with all your camping gear is destined to result in a big gooey mess. Instead of packing whole eggs, lightly whisk them, then pour into a plastic bottle using a funnel. Voilà! Pourable breakfast omelettes. Pro tip: Whisk and pour the eggs one at a time, marking each level on the side of the bottle with a permanent marker. That way you'll know exactly how many eggs you're using once you're at the campsite.
3. Seasoning straws
If you're sick of bland, basic food when you're camping, fill plastic straws with seasoning. Then using a lighter (grown-ups only), carefully singe and seal each end. Make sure you label each with a sticker so you know what's in them.
4. No-fuss Oreo s'mores
Pack a box of Oreo biscuits and marshmallows. After toasting marshmallows over the campfire, twist open an Oreo bikkie and place the melting marshmallow in the centre. Place the Oreo top back on and enjoy sticky chocolate goodness.
5. Camp roast vegies
Before you leave to go camping, chop up vegetables and place them in a bowl with olive oil and seasoning, tossing to coat well. Place 2 large squares of foil on top of each other, then place 1 cup seasoned vegies in the centre of the foil, spreading out into a single layer. Top with 2 more squares of foil, then fold up and secure the edges to make a parcel. Repeat with remaining vegies. Store in your cooler bag for up to two days. When you're ready to eat, pop the foil parcels onto the barbecue grill for 8 minutes each side or until tender.
If you're planning a camping trip soon, make sure you check out our collection of camping recipes.
Words by Chantal Walsh