Having got used to the pleasures of modern day living, most of us forget about some of the most basic things when we go out camping. We can spend months planning for the best camping trips but somehow we forget that there is a need to eat.
Many a camping trip has become miserable after campers forgot to carry simple things like matchsticks. You can imagine how they feel when they see all the meat they have carried but cannot eat it because they forgot to carry camping cooking equipment? Just as you have planned for the perfect tent, you should also plan for cooking equipment that will help you.
Aluminium cutlery, pots and pans are probably your best bet when it comes to camping cooking equipment. They are not only cheap but have the added advantage of being easy to clean and light to carry around. A camp is not the place to show off the latest in modern cooking technology. In fact the less of these that you carry, the better off you will be.
You will probably have a very short time to cook your meals in a day. It is rare that you have the time to cook three meals in a day in a camping trip. Carry with you a thermos flask to keep your liquids hot. Most camping trips are in hot seasons so a cooler is also a good thing to carry with you.
Polluting the environment is not what a camping trip should lead to. Most camping sites are within easy reach of a river, lake or small spring. We should avoid polluting this by cleaning our camping gear with environmentally friendly soap and detergent. We need to clean our cooking gear but it is best done in an environmentally safe way.
Space, use and weight are the main considerations when picking your camping equipment. You will have limited opportunities to have a three course meal but if you get some great pre-made meals you can eat just about is good. Do they have a blueberry cheesecake?