Recycle Condiment Squeeze Bottles
Clean and save empty condiment squeeze bottles for your next camping trip. Before you go, fill a few bottles with your favorite pre-made pancake mix. At your campsite, add water, shake, and squeeze silver dollar pancakes right onto your campfire griddle.
Freeze Water Bottles
Skip the ice and keep your ice chest cool by freezing two or three bottles of water before your trip. Place them in your cooler and when they thaw, you’ll have extra water on hand for drinking or kitchen prep.
Scramble Eggs in a Water Bottle
Forget making a mess of extra bowls and a whisk. Instead, crack your fresh eggs into an empty water bottle and have your kids scramble the eggs with a few good shakes.
Oatmeal in a Mason Jar
For an easy, cheap, and eco-friendly breakfast by the fire, add a mix of oats, your favorite dried fruit, and a dash of cinnamon to a mason jar. Pour a little hot water to the mix, stir or shake, and let stand. In ten minutes, you’ll have warm oatmeal, the perfect breakfast for a chilly fall morning by the campfire!
Tortilla Chips and Chili
Send your kids into the woods to find a few long sticks. Crack open a can of cinnamon rolls, unroll, and wrap around a stick. Bake over hot coals, spinning slowly, for about seven minutes.
Popcorn in Foil
Take a 15-inch piece of aluminum foil, place 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels and one tablespoon of cooking oil at its center, and fold the corners into a sealed popcorn pouch. Place directly on hot coals. Shake the pouch as the popcorn pops to prevent burnt kernels. Open the pouch and sprinkle with melted butter and salt.
Do you have camp cooking hacks to add to the list?