Campground dining can be simple, or it can be eloquent. If you're a kitchen gourmet, then sooner or later you will likely be tempted to prepare something special at the campground. Consider these outdoor items for enhancing your campground dining experience.
Cooking and Dining (extras)
- charcoal chimney - rather than starting your charcoals with lighter fluid, use one of these chimneys. They require only two sheets of newspaper, and all the coals will be evenly lit and ready to use in about 10 - 15 minutes.
- smoker - the true barbecue, and nothing beats the aroma that teases you all day while a pork roast is slow cooking.
- Dutch oven - use these to really bake at the campground. Great for biscuits, muffins, and cobbler or anything else you could bake at home in a conventional oven.
- hot dog sticks - if you take the kids camping, you must have proper sticks for hot dogs and marshmallows. Rather than cut limbs from trees, there are gadgets that the kids can use without dropping their treats in the campfire.
- pie irons - if you were ever a scout, you remember these.
- folding chairs - many campgrounds will have picnic tables, but it's still more comfortable to be able to stretch out in a chair.
- folding table - these come in handy for many purposes, but especially so when serving up meals to a crowd.
- table cloth - and the clips to hold it to a picnic table.
- butane lighter - the long-nosed type is great for lighting camp stoves or starting charcoals, even when it rains/
- screen room - when bugs or weather attempt to ruin your outdoor dining or enjoyment, take refuge in one of these.
- chuck box - helps keep all your cooking items organized.
A chuck box can be fancy, or simply a cardboard box. The next page describes other items appropriate for your chuck box.
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