General food advice


It can be tricky to cook your meat evenly over an open fire, but if you put a hole in the middle of your hamburger about the size of your finger the middle will be cooked the same as the edges. The hole will disappear during grilling. 

Too much salt
Always keep an extra potato on the road. If you add too much salt to a recipe just add a peeled potato to the dish and finish cooking. The potato will absorb all the salt.


Prepare and chop ingredients like onion, chili etc at home and pack in ziplock-bags. Also, pre-slicing your bread at home or mixing the dry ingredients for baking your own bread or for the pancake dough saves both time and mess on the road.

You can also pre-cook some meals at home and freeze for quick meal preparation and as cold blocks for the coolers.

Open Fire Aluminum packets

You can cook almost everything in some heavy duty aluminum foil. Add a few ice cubes to the foil packets to prevent them from burning. The food will also keep their moist.

Open Fire helpers

Sometimes there is just nothing to elevate the griddle with when cooking over an open fire. For those times it's great to use four coffee cans filled with water and covered with heavy duty aluminum foil placed out to hold the griddle plate. Bonus, the water in the cans will be heated and can be used for cleaning up later.


The Campfire Utility sack is a versatile bag that will make camp life easier. It can be completely sealed to carry water in, it can be used as a sink and its great to throw your dishes in it at the end of the day to clean at home. The coated inside is really easy to clean.


Ziplock-bags are a great organizer and a way to keep your foodstuff longer lasting and away from bugs. They can be used until they break, so make sure to wash them with your other dishes and reuse them for next time.