This guest post was written by Claire Fischer, editor of the FlipKey Blog, a vacation rental company. Claire loves to travel, eat, and share her experiences with those around her.
This past summer my boyfriend and I took our first camping trip together. We lived in Boston and decided to head out west to explore new territory and visit Yosemite National Park for the first time. While my boyfriend loves the outdoors, he had never even been camping outside his front yard before. I should also mention that he is a professional chef and unwilling to compromise food quality for his love of nature. Not only did we have the most amazing adventure in Yosemite but we managed to eat quality meals that did not disappoint our taste buds. So here are a few tips for how foodies can camp too.
I remember when Brunton® introduced the BrewFire™ back in 2008 and thought it was a great concept, at the time. No fire to start, no jockeying for room on the camp stove – just light the internal burner and let it do it’s thing. Now Coleman® has launched their own self-contained coffee maker and it is a lot cheaper than Brunton’s (now Primus™). Continue reading
This is a guest post by Tara Alley, a freelance writer from Montana. If you would like to guest post on CampingBlogger, please see the guest posting page for more information.
As a Montana girl who fell in love with the outdoors at a very young age, I’ve been on my share of camping trips. And let’s face it: while I love hiking, fishing, and playing cards in the sunshine, you name it, my favorite part of camping is, by far: the food. Camping gives you an excuse to eat and make delicious, semi-out of the ordinary foods in often “unique” ways that you don’t normally get to experience. Cinnamon rolls and an open fire? Yes please! Continue reading
One of the things I really like about family camping is cooking. I don’t get to cook many meals during the week, so when we are camping, I like to make up for that by getting creative with our camping meals. Getting creative doesn’t mean spending a lot of time on meal preparation, though. Here are some great camping recipes that don’t take a lot of time to prepare. Continue reading
One of our favorite family camping activities is hiking, particularly in the mountains where the elevation provides a welcome relief from the valley heat. Whether we are hiking one mile or five, we never leave camp without the backcountry essentials, including trail snacks for everybody. The kids all have their favorite trail snacks and we bring a variety of different types with us, to help keep the kids (okay, parents, too!) motivated. Have you ever wondered how the various trail snacks compare, from a nutritional standpoint?