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5 Campfire Cooking Equipment Essentials

5 minutes read Apr 27,2018
5 Campfire Cooking Equipment Essentials

Start your camping trip out right with these necessities for cooking in the great outdoors.

When you're out in the wilderness and lacking a full kitchen, cooking over a campfire can be a challenge. From impressive camping gadgets to a humble cast iron skillet, the proper cooking equipment will turn you into a gourmet campfire chef in no time.

Make camping easier with this list of must-have equipment for cooking on your campfire.

1. Cast Iron Skillet

A campfire cooking classic, a cast iron skillet has endless options for meals. Spring for something simple like a scrambled egg breakfast, or whip up a gourmet meal like a pancetta-wrapped roast pork loin chop! Best of all, cast iron is very durable and will last a lifetime. Check out this American-made 9-inch Lodge skillet to get you started.

2. Camp Chef Single Square Cooking Iron

If sandwiches are your calling, the Camp Chef Single Square Cooking Iron is a must. Simply insert a slice of bread, add your favorite toppings, top with another slice of bread, cook it over the campfire, and voila! You have a tasty sandwich.

3. BioLite CampStove

The BioLite CampStove is one of the best campfire cooking innovations. Roughly the size of a Nalgene bottle, this stove runs off wood and creates a smokeless campfire for cooking. The device also generates electricity for charging your smartphone or device. To expand its abilities, BioLite sells attachments including the KettlePot, a grill, and more.

4. JetBoil Flash Personal Cooking System

If you're a minimalist or backpacking camper, JetBoil Flash is the optimal cooking system. Lightweight (only 14oz) and sized for carrying on your back, the JetBoil Flash will boil hot water in seconds. The device lights at the click of a button and provides two cups of boiling water for freeze-dried meals, instant soup, or hot cocoa.

5. Light My Fire MealKit 2.0

The Light My Fire MealKit 2.0 comes in handy when you're eating the delicious food you've prepared. This gadget fits easily into any backpack and comes with two plates, a foldable cup with lid, strainer/cutting board, spork, and two waterproof SnapBoxes.  

With camping tools in hand, all you need are the perfect recipes to prepare. To get started, check out our favorite campfire cooking recipes that are kid-friendly. Bring the whole gang to a Sun RV resort, cook up a campfire meal, and save 20% with our First Time Visitor special! Sun RV Resorts offers amazing locations from coast to coast! For more information please visit us on  

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