With the right campfire cooking equipment, cooking over a fire can be safe, easy and enjoyable.
You don't need a lot of gear. Here are the campfire cooking tools that we use.
A Dutch oven is a wonderful tool for cooking camping meals!
You can cook stews, casseroles, soups, desserts and more in a Dutch oven. You can even bake cakes and bread! Click here to learn about Dutch oven cooking.
We discovered the beauty of a long handled spade by accident one summer.
My sons had brought along all of the family shovels on a camping trip, hoping to build massive sand sculptures on the beach. (As it turned out, there was no beach!)
My husband had the brilliant idea to use the longest spade as a fireplace tool.
It was perfect! We've included it on our camping list ever since. A long handled spade allows you to arrange the coals without getting too close to the flames.
It's also handy for removing campfire potatoes from the fire,
and for taking tin foil dinners out of the coals.
A spade with a shorter handle would work too, but you'd have to get closer to the flames.
Be careful, though - the fire is hot!
A pair of oven mitts is essential for handling the foil-wrapped food once you've gotten it out of the flames -
or for gripping your tongs if you didn't bring a spade.
Or how about a campfire glove?
This handy item can withstand heat up to 480 F, and has silicone grips on the palm to make it easier to grab items. It's washable, too!
These are essential for making the classic campfire snack: roasted marshmallows.
You can purchase marshmallow roasting sticks, or make your own.
Click here to learn about the different marshmallow roasting stick options.
Popcorn is an inexpensive and healthy snack. It's also delicious - and making it over a campfire is fun!
Having the right tools makes it easy to cook over a campfire!
All the information for a successful camping trip can be accessed from the The Camping Family Home Page.