Camping Cocktails: The Best Adult Beverages To Enjoy Around The Campfire

Introduction To The Best Camping Cocktails

Camping Cocktails
Camping Cocktails

If camping is your thing, then you know that one of the best parts about camping is sitting around a campfire with friends and enjoying some drinks. While there are many different beverages to enjoy while camping, not all of them are great camping cocktails! In this post, we will be talking about what makes for good camping cocktails and how to make some recipes for some amazing adult beverages. Check out these 11 Camping Cocktails You Can Enjoy Around The Campfire!

What Makes a Great Camping Cocktail?

Best Campfire Cocktail
Best Campfire Cocktail

A camping cocktail is a drink that you would enjoy around the campfire. On camping days, we don’t want to be lugging supplies or have too many ingredients when it comes to cooking and eating food so it’s best to stick with simple and tasty drinks that are sure to please everyone. Here are some tips to follow.

The Best Camping Cocktails:

  • Don’t require too many ingredients
  • Have a Fantastic Taste
  • Use a recipe that is not too difficult to follow
  • Can be enjoyed by many
  • Use a recipe that doesn’t require too many supplies

What Are the Best Cups to Use?

Camping Mugs/ Cups

When camping, it’s best to use cups that are outdoor-friendly. Some camping cups may be made of styrofoam or plastic and would not hold up well around a fire for too long but these camping cocktails can be enjoyed in many different types of beverage containers!

It is best to think about eco-friendly options while enjoying the outdoors. Here are some camping cup options to hold your adult beverages while sitting around the campfire. These cups will also help keep the temperature of your drinks cold or hot depending on your preference.

Can I Bring Cocktails On a Hike or Backpacking?

If you plan ahead, drinks can be taken on a hike on your pack for backpacking trips. They will need to be pre-mixed and put into a leak-proof container in order to maximize space in your pack. Make sure that the beverages are stored in something that can keep the integrity of the temperature or the drink will turn into a camping cocktail that is too cold or too hot.

Another tip in this area is to make sure that you are not drinking to access and putting your or your partner in a dangerous situation during your adventure. Always remember that hiking or backpacking is serious and keep your mind clear. Drink responsibly. Your safety is of the utmost importance.

How To Store Alcohol When Camping/ RVing?

Storing Your Alcohol For Your Trip
Storing Your Alcohol for Your Trip

If you plan on camping or RVing, it is best to store alcohol in a cooler. These containers can help keep your drinks cold and safe. Some coolers come with the ability to place a lock. This is an important addition. This will keep minors from accessing your adult beverages and keep everyone in the nearby vicinity safe.

Pack Lightly

Carrying camping cocktails on your RV or camping trips requires that you pack light. One of the best ways to do this is by limiting what ingredients are used in a camping cocktail. The last thing that you want to do is take up precious packing space for necessary or emergency items. Be sure to pack your alcohol last and other more important items first.

Comfort is also important!! Check out this article about the best camp chairs!!

Don’t Forget to Drink Responsibly!!

Drink Responsibly
Drink Responsibly

Always be aware of the amount of alcohol that you consume. Do not drive a golf cart, motor vehicle, or participate in any reckless behavior during your camping trip after partaking in alcoholic treats. Camping cocktails are fun and can be enjoyed responsibly.

Ready to Drink (RTD) or Prepare Ahead Drinks

Use Mason Jars for Ready to Drink Beverages
Use Mason Jars for Ready to Drink Beverages

What is a ready-to-drink beverage you might ask? This is when camping cocktails are pre-mixed and ready to drink. They come in different sizes of bottles so it makes them easier to pack, store, and enjoy around the campfire or anywhere you choose! These camping drinks can be found at any liquor store in your area.

What about preparing ahead? This means that you mix up camping cocktails ahead of time and then store them in some sort of camping container. They can be enjoyed anywhere you go!! Mason jars are great for pre-mixed camping beverages. The lids are even leak-proof.

Any of the recipes below can be pre-mixed and made RTD!!

Best Recipes/ Camping Cocktails!!

Best Camping Cocktail Recipes
Best Camping Cocktail Recipes

Coffee & Irish Cream 

By Cecily Protsack of GroovyMashedPotatoes.com

For those chilly camping mornings, make yourself a hot cup of coffee with a shot of Irish cream. Irish cream is a liqueur made from a blend of Irish cream and whisky. At only an ABV of 15-20%, it won’t leave a strong aftertaste of alcohol in your mouth. It perfectly complements the coffee, creating a delightfully creamy drink. No milk is required.

First, boil some water in your camping pot over the fire. Next, fill your camping mug with hot water and add a packet of instant coffee, such as Starbucks vias. All you need to do is stir and voilà your coffee is ready to go. Finish it off by adding 1 oz of Irish cream to your coffee. Baileys is the original Irish cream liqueur however, there are cheaper options out there like O’Darby’s.

To mix it up, try adding ½ oz of Kahlua or Frangelico to your drink. Kahlua is a coffee liqueur and Frangelico is a hazelnut liqueur that goes well with Irish cream.

This cocktail is also a great pick me up after a long day of hiking to your camping spot. Cozy up by the campfire and enjoy! 

Cucumber Moscow Mule

By Chelsea Peachtree

This cucumber Moscow mule is an easy-to-make cocktail that can be enjoyed by all. It requires 3 simple ingredients and is the perfect refreshing cocktail after a day of camping. Swipe our regular ginger beer for light ginger beer to make a skinny version. This cocktail can be enjoyed any time of the year but august is the best. You do not need to use a Moscow mule cup, however, it will keep it colder for you! 

https://chelseapeachtree.com/refreshing-cucumber-moscow-mule/?fbclid=IwAR0ieNk8HcaU1jEz99yy5YZNr5ZN8uT0D1KB08beDxxTijWnxf9Vdq1SzGU

Hot Toddy

By Victoria Heinz of www.guideyourtravel.com

The Hot Toddy is probably the best campfire cocktail for a cold winter night with ingredients you will definitely have at home. All you need is your favorite mug, hot water, 2 slices of lemon, one or two shots of whisky (depending on your taste), and two tablespoons of honey.

If you also have cinnamon and cloves at home you will have the perfect replacement for mulled wine. Of course, you can vary the ingredients. Add sugar instead of honey. Use rum instead of whisky. Or use ginger instead of lemon.

If you’re making something for the kids, just skip the alcohol! A hot toddy is always absolutely delicious and the perfect way to warm up on a cold night. This is why it is a great camping cocktail!!

Spiked Hot Chocolate

Spiked Hot Chocolate
Spiked Hot Chocolate

This beverage is the quintessential camping drink. The best part is that it can be made into a decadent adult version!!

– To make this recipe: In a saucepan, combine ½ cup water and ¼ cups of milk or cream for every one cup of cocoa powder you want to use. Turn heat onto medium-high until liquid is just simmering (not boiling) and then turn off. Add in chocolate chips if desired.

– To make a camping cocktail: Add in ½ cup of Kahlua, Brandy or Rum for each hot chocolate drink and stir until dissolved.

– For extra decadence, add some mini marshmallows into the mix!

Vanilla Cider

Vanilla Cider
Vanilla Cider

This camping cocktail is perfect for a chilly night by the campfire. It’s warm, creamy and comforting no matter what your age!

– To make this recipe: Add in ¼ cup of cinnamon to a pot filled with apple cider. Turn heat onto medium until cider has been heated through (or just boiling). Mix together and enjoy.

– For camping cocktails: Add in ¼ cup of rum or Grand Marnier for a grown up beverage that’s perfect to sip around the campfire!

Hot Buttered Rum

This drink is warming and comforting with just enough kick. It will keep you warm on those chilly camping nights out under the stars.

– To make this recipe: Add in ¼ cup of butter and a few tablespoons of brown sugar until dissolved, then add rum to taste!

Top off with a cinnamon stick or apple slice!!

Tom Collins Cocktails

This camping cocktail is a summertime favorite. Be sure to enjoy this drink while camping on those warm days when the sun doesn’t set!

– To make this recipe: Mix together iced tea, lemon juice and sugar syrup in glass over ice. Add in a few ounces of gin or vodka.

Toasted S’smores Cocktail

S'mores Cocktail
S’mores Cocktail

This camping cocktail is a camping party favorite. This drink will take you back to your childhood camping days with the best memories and keep you warm on those chilly nights around the campfire!

– To make this recipe: Add in ¼ cup of milk or cream to a blender, add in marshmallows and chocolate pieces. Melt together for about thirty seconds on high or until it is completely smooth. Add in vanilla extract if desired (optional).

– For camping cocktails: Mix together with ice cubes and stir well. Add in ¼ cup of vodka per serving for an adults only camping cocktail!

For more camping recipes, check out this article!!

Check out these Camping Cocktail recipes for more inspiration!!

https://theforkedspoon.com/how-to-make-a-gin-and-tonic/?fbclid=IwAR0PwFUvA2c6cjeEXdf4Ta30aw1fgygQqPuMhFVmVZGQUITvVYZgqkMG778

Conclusion To Camping Cocktails

Conclusion To Camping Cocktails
Conclusion

The best way to get that campfire feeling is with a cocktail. You can’t go wrong with the classics like bourbon and ginger ale, but we’ve rounded up some of our favorite camping cocktails for you! What’s your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

Best Pie Iron Recipes: Awesome Pudgie Pie Recipes For Your Next Camping Trip

Introduction To Pie Iron Recipes

Campfire: Pie Iron Recipes
Campfire: Pie Iron Recipes

The pie iron is a great way to get creative with your camping recipes. The possibilities are endless and the best part? You can cook them over an open fire! These Pie Iron Recipes for Pudgie Pies will have you ready for any backcountry excursion and camping trip.

The Best Pie Iron Recipes For Camping

There are so many available recipes for pie irons. A little creativity or a quick internet search will provide you with dozens of ideas (if not more) for meals, desserts, and snacks for your camping trip. Once you enter the world of pie iron/ pudgie pie cooking, you will want to plan every camping trip meal this way!!

Pizza

Pizza Pie Iron Recipes
Pizza Pie Iron Recipes

Everyone loves pizza!! Pie irons make pizza super special. Gather around the campfire and make your pizza night fun and tasty!! These recipes will be sure to please all of your hungry campers!

Breakfast

Grab your coffee and start your day and your camping trip off right with these easy-to-make, filling, and yummy pudgie pie breakfast recipes!! You and your camping crew will be ready to tackle that river, hiking trail, or fun outdoor activity with these fantastic pie iron breakfasts!!

Sandwiches

Pie Iron Sandwich Recipes
Pie Iron Sandwich Recipes

The middle of the day comes quickly. These sandwich recipes are easy, tasty, and guaranteed to make happy campers and keep you using your pie iron for years to come.

Tacos etc.

Pie Iron Tacos and More

With just a few simple ingredients, the whole family can participate in meal prep with these pie iron recipes. Make taco night engaging and fun!!

Dessert

Pie Iron Dessert Recipes
Pie Iron Dessert Recipes

Nothing tops off a great day of camping better than a campfire and a sweet treat. Here are some ideas for pie iron/ pudgie pie desserts to satisfy your sugar cravings!!

Equipment Needed

Necessary Tools
Necessary Tools

You don’t need many items in order to make the above pie iron recipes. Get creative with what you have, or do a quick search on Amazon for some fun and easy options.

-Pie iron

These are great Pie Irons. They have fantastic ratings and come in at a reasonable price. They are available for purchase in a two-pack.


-Heat resistant gloves

You will need heat-resistant gloves when cooking over any type of open flame. The handles and mechanisms tend to get really hot. This will save your hands from any potential injury.


-Brush

A Nylon brush will help you to coat your pie iron with oil. It is a great addition to your kitchen and a handy tool.


-Oil

You will need vegetable oil to season your pie iron and to keep your foods from sticking.


-Measuring spoons

Measuring spoons are a necessity in any kitchen. These are needed to make sure that you fill the pies with the correct amount of tasty ingredients.


-A campfire

How else are you going to cook these fantastic meals and treats?!! Woo your friends with your cooking prowess. Cook them these fantastic recipes and show what a camping chef you really are!!

-Wood

This is just silly not to include. No campfire is complete without wood. Please source your wood responsibly. Use local wood so as not to introduce new species of insects etc. into new areas.

Check out this article on kitchen organization!

Do You Need To Season Pie Irons?

How To Season Pie Iron
How To Season Pie Iron

Season a pie iron like you would a cast-iron skillet.

When you first get your pie iron, before using it for the first time, use a brush to coat both sides lightly with vegetable oil. This will help prevent them from rusting and make sure they cook evenly when being used on an open flame. Make sure to oil it with each use. It will become more seasoned with time.

The Best Time To Season Pie Irons

Once the pie irons have been used a few times, they will start to show some signs of rust. The best time to season them is when you see these rusty spots starting to appear and are in need of new seasoning. Take your brush again and coat both sides with vegetable oil to make sure it lasts for a long time.

Keep in mind that if you are planning on using your pie irons for camping, it is recommended to season them before going outdoors with them so they don’t get rusty from the elements outside.

Directions/ How to Use a Pie Iron

Instructions: How to use Pie Iron
Instructions on How to Use Pie Iron

Pie irons are fairly simple and easy to use. First, it is recommended that you heat them up over a campfire or using an open flame (keep in mind they will need time to cool down before opening).

Then take two pieces of bread for the sandwich recipe and put your ingredients inside as desired; place one half on top of the other and close the pie iron.

You can also use a pastry brush to lightly grease your bread before putting any ingredients inside.

Place Pie Iron directly over an open flame to cook the meal inside. You can rest it on the hot embers in the pit. Each fire has its own temperature. Use your intuition to let you know when to flip. Check the inside for a level of doneness. Flip regularly using heat-resistant gloves.

Cleaning Your Pie Iron

How To Clean Pie Iron
How To Clean Pie Iron

How do you clean your pie iron? This is a great question to ask. Simply wipe it down with a damp cloth or paper towel. Another option is to soak in hot water or lightly scrub with a nylon scrub brush. Place back in the fire to dry off. This will keep your pie iron in great shape and ready for your next gourmet pudgie pie meal or snack.

Important Tips for Pie Iron Use and Cooking

Tips and Tricks
Tips and Tricks

-Pie irons cook on an open flame so keep your eye on them and don’t leave them unattended while they are in use.

-Pie irons are not dishwasher safe; hand wash with gentle soap and dry off afterward.

-Never put any metal utensils inside of your pie iron or they will most likely damage the aluminum coating on it. Metal scratches can compromise the integrity of the pie iron, which may result in rusting.

-If you have a pie iron with an aluminum coating, don’t use any cooking sprays to prevent it from sticking or burning.

-Clean your pie irons after each use for the best quality and performance in future uses.

Conclusion To Pie Iron Recipes

Conclusion: Eating around a campfire
Conclusion: Eating around a Campfire

 Pie irons are a great way to cook and share food with friends. Whether you prefer savory or sweet, we hope these recipes will provide some inspiration for your next pie iron meal. We’ve also included tips on how to make the most of this handy cooking device! Which is your favorite?

For more recipes, check out this article

Keto Mug Recipes: 12 Microwavable Travel Meals

Introduction

Gif: Woman drinking out of huge mug
Mug Gif

It’s important to have healthy snacks and foods around when living and traveling in an RV. Access to healthy foods makes it easier to stick to a diet when hunger comes creeping up on you.

Keto mug recipes that you can make in the microwave are the perfect answer. They are simple to make and can be quite nutritious.

If food cravings arise while traveling or camping, and you need to fill a void fast, keto mug recipes are sure to satisfy even the hungriest of bears. The recipes listed below are single serving. There are many different options to quench every hunger pang. 

This article will present several Keto mug recipes that will keep you on track with your keto diet. It will also relay information about the keto diet, mug meals, necessary provisions, tutorials, and easy to follow recipes.  

What Is This Keto Diet All About?

Gif: bacon, egg, and avocado dancing (keto)
Keto Gif

The Ketogenic Diet is a very low carb high fat diet. The main goal of this diet lifestyle is to put your body into a state called ketosis. This is said to to reduce blood sugar levels and insulin.

The reduction of carbohydrate intake makes your body burn fat more easily. This type of diet is not recommended for every person. You should speak to a doctor before starting any new diet. 

Is Keto Right For Me?

As stated above, you should seek advice from a doctor before starting a new diet. This particular diet, the ketogenic diet, is highly restrictive. Some people may find it difficult to reduce their carbohydrate intake to such low levels. 

Other than being diagnosed with certain medical conditions, your social activities could be affected by following this type of diet. Are you the type of person that can attend social gatherings and maintain your diet commitment. These are questions that only you can answer. 

What is a Keto Mug Recipe?

Microwave Keto Mug Recipes are here to save the day!! These handy recipes will assist you on your way to keeping true to your keto goals. They are tasty treats that are easy to make and will take care of those cravings that are nagging at you. 

Microwave Mug meals are just what they sound like. They are meals or snacks that you make right in your microwave in…you guessed it, a mug. 

Necessary Provisions

In order to follow the directions in these keto friendly mug recipes, you will need just a couple of items. These items can be purchased on Amazon.

  • A microwave safe mug


  • Measuring spoons


  • A Mini Whisk


  • Non Stick Cooking Spray


  • A Working Microwave

How To Prepare a Keto Mug Recipe

It is super easy to make a Keto Microwave Mug Meal. Once you make one of these recipes, you will wonder why you haven’t been making them your whole life!!

Step 1: Gather all of your ingredients. 

Step 2: Melt your butter

Step 3: Measure your ingredients.

Step 4: Mix your ingredients.

Step 5: Heat in microwave. 

Step 6: Eat and Enjoy!!!!

Keto Mug Recipes

  • Bacon Cheddar and Chive Mug Cake

https://www.ruled.me/bacon-cheddar-chive-mug-cake/

  • Keto Pizza in a Mug

https://eatlikeabear.com/keto-mug-meal/

  • Omelet in a Mug
Keto mug omelet
Keto Mug Omelet Recipe

https://homecookedharvest.com/omelet-in-a-mug/?fbclid=IwAR0Pu9xpAya-6cLKs4KIRjW7So-JEcd9HENYG4KZSLJEcrCyBqNZf1QWK0g

  • Grain Free Lemon Mug Cake

https://thehelpfulgf.com/grain-free-lemon-mug-cake-for-one/?fbclid=IwAR34Xm-_ptVQQfaQPoueDJAGU9ygdluPjIUgGaOorssXB09lCtJzvGNxPz0

  • Keto Mug Brownie

https://joyfilledeats.com/keto-mug-brownie?fbclid=IwAR3CLyQ7NEqHsGiTns47VTYfh1YwNluIAnG_nUKiKfSY9CuLtVMhpGUMKPw

  • Keto Vanilla Mug Cake

https://joyfilledeats.com/keto-vanilla-mug-cake?fbclid=IwAR2b1NwYAo3YoMcnd9eOJyeqlo8urecZZlRW-FCnXeat96L_6P7A5pF3KOg

  • Keto Chocolate Mug Cake
Keto mug brownie
Microwave Brownie Chocolate Mug Cake Ready to Eat. Dessert Concept.

https://sulaandspice.com/keto-chocolate-mug-cake/?fbclid=IwAR21-IjGfjbEqknd6RL9DOJPLGjPI9wuWR-3YvRy7UKji9W4ftmhjHvSRlo

  • Keto Blueberry Mug Cake

https://delightfullylowcarb.com/keto-blueberry-mug-cake/?fbclid=IwAR0xaDo8Vt3eduSlV3xC88jQLaykJc-5EILo_vlsDV_0m_8pv6mEfErlDuA

  • Keto Mug Brownie

https://www.ketofocus.com/recipes/keto-mug-brownie/?fbclid=IwAR3N6qvYbp_jt0MKGss251jcpkQI3olipppHl9HETYf8DRxUlauONw87ZH8

  • Keto Mug Cookie
Keto mug cookie
Keto Cookie Mug Recipe

https://cassidyscraveablecreations.com/5-minute-chocolate-chip-mug-cookie-paleo-gluten-grain-nut-egg-white-free/?fbclid=IwAR2B9nAuXNyXMtZC8ckHYCSYolT8uM5rupJANCvDMU5gZ1–HDZgmAN0hTo

  • Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

https://how2doketo.com/keto-chocolate-peanut-butter-mug-cake/?fbclid=IwAR2-SQ4zSeTwgDFhLcZEeW-wJgi7hXrisK_nX7FDj7avb1-kUQ-VtacoDZs

  • Keto Strawberry Upside Down Mug Cake

https://how2doketo.com/keto-chocolate-peanut-butter-mug-cake/?fbclid=IwAR2-SQ4zSeTwgDFhLcZEeW-wJgi7hXrisK_nX7FDj7avb1-kUQ-VtacoDZs

Conclusion

Words keto spelled out with keto friendly foods
Ketogenic Diet

Keto Mug Recipes are amazing, tasty, easy to make, and filling. These keto mug recipes and treats will quench those food cravings that you have been having while, at the same time, help to keep you on track with your ketogenic diet.

The above Keto Mug recipes are super easy to follow. You can even make them while you are traveling in your RV. Just grab your microwave friendly cup, ingredients, and enjoy your treat in just a few minutes.

Share your favorite Keto Mug recipes with us in the comments. We would love to hear from you!!

For more RV and travel friendly recipes, check out these articles! https://www.tincanliving.blog/tin-foil-camping-meals-17-easy-and-affordable-recipes/ and https://www.tincanliving.blog/13-of-the-best-instant-pot-recipes-for-camping-an-all-inclusive-guide/

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Tin Foil Camping Meals: 17 Easy and Affordable Recipes

Nice camping set up with fire
Campfire cooking

Introduction

A day of camp life is sure to make the best of us hungry campers. Do you want a no mess, easy, and tasty meal? Cooking up yummy tin foil camping meals is a sure fire way to please even the most ravenous of your camping bunch. 

These meals are simple to make, nourishing, and affordable. The best part is that you have very little clean up after. 

Hobo meals, or tin foil camping meals, can be made in advance with a little bit of preparation. There are plenty of recipes to please the pickiest of outdoor adventurers. You have a variety of heating options to make hobo meals. This makes these tin foil meals the best food choice for any camping venture. 

Necessary Provisions

  • Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil


  • Tongs (Long metal)


  • Cutting Board


  • Knife


Preparation and Assembly Tips: Tin Foil Camping Meals

  1. Gather up your ingredients: Tin foil meals generally consist of a protein, vegetables, seasoning and/ or sauce. 
  1. Prepare your ingredients: Chop your vegetables and protein. This allows the food to cook evenly and absorb the fats and seasonings. 
  1. Place chopped ingredients onto a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil. 
  1. Add butter to your pack. The butter adds fat and helps the food not to stick to the tin foil. 
  1. Add in seasonings and/ or sauce of choice. 
  1. Assemble foil packet: To assemble the foil packet, fold in the sides of your foil til they meet. Take the two edges and roll them together to create a seam. After you have sealed the center, fold the sides in. Repeat this process with another piece of tin foil. Voila!! You have created the tin foil meal packet. Great Job!!

7. Tin foil camping meals can be put together in advance. The packets will stay fresh and ready for cooking for approximately two days. This will free up your time for more outdoor fun on your camping trip. 

Cooking Options For Tin Foil Hobo Meals

Tin foil camping meals on grill
Tin foil camping meal on grill
  1. Coals: Cooking on campfire coals is the preferred way to cook your tin foil meal packet or Hobo meal. Place the packets directly on the hot coals. Use the tongs to flip the packet approximately every ten minutes. You can find specific cook times in the recipes below. 
  1. Grill: Tin foil camp meals can also be heated or cooked on a grill. Place packet on the grill and follow recipe cook times. 
  1. Oven: If you are in an RV and decide to cook indoors, these tin foil meals can be baked in your RV oven. 

Now the you know the basics, here are some recipes for you to get started cooking. 

Recipes

Here are some fantastic and tasty tin foil camping recipes for you to try!!

Tin Foil camping meals: Appetizers and Side Dishes

These appetizers and side dishes compliment your hobo or tin foil camping meals perfectly. A hearty meal is the best way to ensure that you have the energy to keep up with your camping buddies!

veggie tin foil camping meal
  1. Roasted Onions Tin Foil Pack https://biteontheside.com/whole-roasted-onions-in-foil/

2. Potato Foil Pack https://www.callmepmc.com/campfire-potato-foil-packs/

3. Corn On The Cob https://www.drugstoredivas.net/grilled-corn-on-the-cob/

4. Grilled French Fries in Tin Foil Pack https://www.drugstoredivas.net/grilled-french-fries/

5. Grilled Potato Packs With Garlic https://www.thecountrychiccottage.net/grilled-potato-packets-with-garlic-and/

Tin Foil Camping Meals: Lunch/ Dinner

Shrimp and vegetable tin foil camping meal
Tin Foil Camping Meal

Eating lunch or dinner with family and friends can lead to special bonging time, especially in the great outdoors. These are times for stopping to refuel or to settle in for the evening. 

The campfire is calling your name. Nobody wants to spend social hour cooking and prepping a meal. With these tin foil camping meals, your time is freed up for drinks around the fire or special bonding time with the family. 

6. Green Chile Chicken Foil Packets https://letscampsmore.com/green-chile-chicken/

7.  Salmon and Snow Peas in Foil https://cookathomemom.com/foil-wrapped-salmon-snow-peas/

8. Shrimp Foil Packs https://www.callmepmc.com/shrimp-foil-packs-in-oven/

9. Foil Packet Chicken Fajitas https://coloradosundays.com/recipes/foil-pack-chicken-fajitas-camping/

10. Italian Sausage and Veggie Foil Packs https://www.fannetasticfood.com/grilled-italian-sausage-veggie-foil-packets/

11. Foil Packet Hawaiian BBQ Chicken. https://www.eatingonadime.com/foil-packet-hawaiian-bbq-chicken-recipe/

12. Santa Fe Chicken Dinner Foil Pack Meal https://www.eatingonadime.com/foil-pack-santa-fe-chicken-dinner/

13. Meatloaf Stuffed Vegetables in Foil https://letscampsmore.com/meatloaf-stuffed-vegetables/

Tin Foil Camping Meals: Desserts

S'mores with campfire in background
S’mores

Who doesn’t love a great dessert? A sweet treat at the end of the day is a fun way to leave an indelible mark on your trip. Make your treat time easy and delicious with these tin foil dessert recipes. 

14. Variety of Fun Kid Friendly Desserts in Foil http://liltigers.net/5-kids-friendly-summer-dessert-recipes/

15. S’mores in Tin Foil Packs. https://www.lifeof2snowbirds.com/2019/06/s-more-smores-please.html

16. Campfire Apple Crisp in a Tin Foil Pack https://recipesfromapantry.com/campfire-apple-crisp-foil-packets/

Tin Foil Camping Meals: Breakfast

Heading out for that hike you have been waiting for or that day at the beach, is what you have been looking forward to all year. The best way to begin that adventurous day, is by filling up with a great tasting breakfast. This tin foil camping meal can be prepared in advance. The clean up is easy and it will keep you satisfied long into your fun-filled day. 

17. Creme Brûlée French toast Tin Foil Meal. https://www.foodologygeek.com/creme-brulee-french-toast/

Cleaning Up

tin foil gif
Tin foil gif

Clean is made super easy after eating tin foil camping meals. If you eat straight from the tin foil wrapper, simply pitch the waste in a garbage container. That’s it. That’s all you need to do. There are no dishes to wash. Pans are not stacking up in the sink. There is virtually no mess or clean up needed at all. 

This is one of the best perks of preparing and cooking these wonderful hobo tin foil camping meals, desserts, and more. 

Conclusion

With the right ingredients and supplies, your camping trip is headed for rave reviews. Make sure to keep backcountry food safety in mind as well! Everyone in your troop will be eating well and playing hard. Tinfoil camping meals make every day a breeze and they are sure to please all of the growling tummies you bring with you. 

If you have any camp cooking tips or fantastic recipes that you would like to share, please comment. 

If you love cooking in an instant pot, check out this article with more crowd pleasing recipes. 

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13 of the Best Instant instant Pot Recipes For Camping

Instant pot
Use the Instant Pot to make great Instant Pot Camping Meals

Introduction

RV travel is great! It is even better with these Instant Pot Camping Recipes. When you travel by RV, you get to see the country and take the comforts of home with you. The best part is that you can enjoy a delicious home cooked meal after arriving and setting up camp. The best kept secret for eating like a king while camping, is the Instant Pot!! There are a ton of delicious, easy, and quick meals that can be prepared using this magical appliance. This article will cover why you need an instant pot in your RV, the best camping instant pot recipes, and some great tips on how to prepare and use your device. 

What Is An Instant Pot and Why Do You Need One?

The Instant Pot is a countertop, multi-cooking device, that is both programmable and compact. This appliance can be used to cook rice, pressure cook meals, steam, saute, and warm food. There are many models to choose from. They come in 3 to 8 quart sizes and have different programmable options depending on the model you choose. The newer models even offer an air fryer lid addition. 

Planning recipes for the Instant Pot, while RV traveling, will prove to be a fantastic choice. It doesn’t use propane. With that said, you need to have access to electricity.

Every RV should have one. They make cooking and meal prep easy for healthy and tasty meals. They take up very little space. It is easy to clean and it is super convenient. 


Ease of Use

The Instant Pot is very easy to use. There are many recipes available and you will never run out of inventive entrees and sides. Many of the recipes include ideas for one-pot meals. These instant pot meals a fantastic option for camping.

Prep your meals ahead of time. This will equal a more organized freezer and refrigerator space.

There are many tutorials available on the internet that show how to use the different functions of this multi-cooker. It is quite possibly the easiest countertop appliance to master. The perfect item for making these great camping recipes.

Great and Easy Instant Pot Camping Recipes

Snacks

1. Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Wings

Chicken wings cooked in the instant pot
Instant Pot Chicken Wings

Who doesn’t love chicken wings? This recipe is an easy and delicious chicken wing recipe. You will make many friends in the campground when you bring these out for the bbq!!

https://theshortordercook.com/how-to-make-instant-pot…/

Hearty Dinner Options

2. Instant Pot Barbacoa Tacos

Instant pot tacos
Barbacoa Tacos

Talk about a culinary treat!! These mouthwatering tacos will make for a great meal after a day of hiking or outdoor adventure.

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3. Poor Man’s Stew

Nothing screams camping more than a great stew!! Use this recipe to fill your body with healthy foods and to stay warm by the campfire. 

https://cookathomemom.com/poor-mans-stew/

4. Easy Instant Pot Chili Recipe

instant pot chili
Chili

Chili is another camping favorite. Imagine yourself warming up from the inside with this delicious chili recipe to shake off the evening chill.

https://anyreasonlife.com/easy-instant-pot-chili-recipe/

5. Instant Pot Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

This recipe is for the pasta loving camper inside. This filling and super easy recipe will have you coming back for seconds. 

https://therecipewell.com/instant-pot-bruschetta-chicken…/

6. Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

instant pot chicken and dumplings
Chicken and Dumplings

Another home cooked favorite meal is Chicken and Dumplings. This recipe is the real deal and will fill your belly with warm fuzzies. 

https://homemadeforelle.com/instant-pot-chicken-and-dumplings/

Ultra Healthy Meal Options

7. Instant Pot Tilapia with Vegetables

fish in the instant pot
Tilapia

Fall short on your fishing trip? Make up for it with this tasty and healthy meal with the fish you have been dreaming about all day. The veggies as the perfect side. 

https://foodlove.com/instant-pot-tilapia

8. Vegan Mushroom Barley Soup

This hearty soup will even convince the carnivores in your group that a vegan based recipe can be delectable and sustaining. 

https://www.plantpoweredcooking.com/vegan-mushroom…/

9. Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup with Apple

instant pot soup recipe
Butternut squash soup

Warm soup fuels the soul. This healthy and unique recipe will delight the tastebuds and is super healthy to boot. 

https://www.cathysglutenfree.com/butternut-squash-and…/

Breakfast

10. Instant Pot Breakfast Potatoes

Looking for that perfect addition for your camping breakfast? These potatoes will compliment the scrambled eggs perfectly.

https://www.recipethis.com/instant-pot-breakfast-potatoes/

11. Instant Pot Lemon Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Did you bring the kids with you on this trip? This breakfast recipe will be sure to please campers of all ages. Start your day off sweet!!

http://www.themoodyblonde.com/instant-pot-lemon…/

12. Instant Pot Porridge Setting

oatmeal: instant pot
Instant Pot Porridge

This is another healthy and hearty way to kick-start your day. You will be fueled and ready for the kayaking trip or beautiful day hike. 

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Beverages

13. Instant Pot Pineapple Blueberry Fruit Infused Water Recipe

Looking for a refreshing and unique way to hydrate on your next hike? Make a batch of this infused water with your instant pot.

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Use The Instant Pot for Meal Preparation

Use the Instant Pot to meal-prep

Whether you are heading out on a short trip or are an RV full-timer, the Instant Pot makes it very easy to do simple meal prep for the week. The last thing you want to do is spend all of your time cooking when visiting a new place. By planning your meals in advance, chopping the vegetables and pre measuring the necessary ingredients, you will save a ton of time. 

Since we are all lovers of the outdoors, wash and re-use any ziplock bags used in your meal prep or purchase these collapsible food storage containers. Always leave the campground better than you found it. This means using sustainable and earth friendly items. 

Now that you have chosen your weekly meals and have obtained the correct ingredients, simply separate the items into the storage containers and label for easy use.

Each night, at the end of a busy day of campground activities, all you will need to do is simply throw the ingredients into the instant pot and enjoy the rest of your night. Easy Peasy!

User Terms That You Should Know

1. Quick Release

Quick release is a term used when you release the pressure in the cooker. This can be done by moving the sealing valve from sealed to vent. Watch your hands because the steam is very hot and it will burn you. 

2. Natural Release

Natural release is when you wait for the pot’s pressure to release naturally. The lid will unlock when all of the pressure has escaped from the pot. 

The Best Accessories For Use With The Instant Pot

1. Sealing Rings

Sealing rings are the silicone rings that go just inside the locking lid. These tend to soak up the smells of everything that you are cooking. They can be boiled in lemon water to reduce the built up scents.

The other option is to purchase replacement rings. These come in color coded rings for cooking different types of food dishes. 


2. Springform Pan

Did you know that you can make a cheesecake in the Instant Pot? You can and you will love it. It makes this task very easy. The recipes are wonderful and varied. In order to make a cheesecake, you must first purchase a springform pan that is made to fit into your particular unit. 


3. Glass Lid

The glass lid accessory can be used when sautéing food or using the slow cooker function. It can also be used when making popcorn. This is a fantastic added accessory. 


4. Steamer Basket

The steamer basket accessory for the Instant Pot makes steaming vegetables super easy. Use the basket handles for easy removal of the food you are cooking. 


5. Steam Release Valve Cover

If the steam release intimidates you, a great accessory option is the steam release valve. It is placed over the steam release and allows you to aim the steam release in any direction of your choosing. This is great for avoiding costly damage to your cabinets. 


6. Silicone Bakeware Sling

The bakeware sling has silicone handles and allows the user to easily lift out any cookware in the Instant Pot without burning yourself. The sling will still be hot to the touch. This accessory will save your skin and keep your bakeware out of the water.


Conclusion

Camping and eating
Family enjoying campground meal-time

The instant pot appliance makes RV camping a little bit more enjoyable. It frees up time to enjoy your surroundings. It makes great tasting and healthy meals a regular practice.

The Instant Pot is compact, doesn’t use a lot of space, and is very user friendly. It offers great features for meal prep and won’t disappoint as far a cooking possibilities. Don’t spend your camping time in your tiny RV kitchen slaving over meals when you can use this great machine to make cooking a simple task.