Cooking by hearth: enjoyable and kid-friendly tenting recipes

From warming your arms by the flames on a cold morning to falling asleep to the comfortable sound of crackling at midnight, if you’re tenting, the day begins and ends by the fireplace. A few of my most vivid and nostalgic reminiscences of tenting as a toddler revolve across the campfire. By way of all these reminiscences, there’s all the time one fixed: the meals.

Cooking by campfire is as primitive as you get within the camp kitchen. It’s an artwork type to grasp the warmth of an open flame – which takes finesse and endurance – however when understood, campfire meals may be a number of the most scintillating and delicious meals!

Listed below are some campfire recipes which might be enjoyable and pleasant for the entire household. And if you happen to’re in search of a fast, kid-friendly chew, take a look at Simple Tenting Meals for Youngsters.


Campfire French Toast by This Lil Piglet

Pie Iron Eggs in a Nest by Get Out Tenting

Breakfast Burritos by Do It Your self RV

English Muffin w/ Apples and Peanut Butter by Consuming Richly

Solid Iron Pancakes by Recent Off the Grid


Pie Iron Grilled Cheese by Trek SW

Spider Canine by 50 Campfires

Mac N Cheese by Nellie Bellie

Grilled PB & J by Twin Dragonfly Designs


Dutch Oven Campfire Pizza by the Mild Household Farm

Dutch Oven Nachos by Adventures of Mel

Chili Cheese Fries by Life with four Boys

Pigs in a Blanket by Delish

Loaded Campfire Potatoes by Twin Dragonfly Designs


Campfire Cones by Chowhound

Banana Boats by Recent Off The Grid

Popcorn by Delish

S’Extra Variations by Campfire for Foodies

Orange Cake by Chowhound

Campfire Accoutrement

Relating to campfire cooking, there are a number of items of cooking gear which may also help improve your meals and make cooking enjoyable for all the household. Heavy-duty aluminum foil is considered one of this stuff and is roofed on this Hike It Child weblog titled Enjoyable with Foil. Or you need to use cooking gear that’s made for cooking over campfire. L.L.Bean carries a number of, together with:

Dutch Oven

Campfire Popcorn Set

Folding Campfire Grill

Pie Irons

Extendable Cooking Forks

Cooking by fire: fun and kid-friendly camping recipes by Joe Linehan for Hike it Baby

Hearth security when tenting

It’s important when cooking by hearth to comply with these security ideas:

Use solely the designated areas for campfires. The pits/rings needs to be on gravel or dust.
Campfire websites needs to be 15 toes away from tent constructions, shrubs, timber or different flammable objects.
When constructing a campfire, start by including tinder, then kindling and, lastly, logs. Wooden needs to be a most of 10” round.
Preserve flames small and contained (2’ x 2’ x 2’).
Place additional wooden upwind from the fireplace.
By no means use flammable liquid to ignite your hearth!
Carry a set of pot holders for cooking with forged iron.
By no means go away a campfire unattended.
All the time hold water and a shovel close by and know how you can safely extinguish a fireplace.

Vital notice: You should definitely name the forestry service which oversees the world the place you’ll be tenting prematurely to examine on burn restrictions!

Do you’ve gotten a favourite enjoyable and kid-friendly recipe that you just’d prefer to share? Publish a remark under!

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Pictures by Deanna Curry.

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