5 Campfire Cooking tips and Tricks!

Created By: Travels with Ted The RV Camping Experts July 18th, 2023

Placing your food directly in open flames will lead to burnt meals. Instead, let the wood burn down to hot coals before using the fire for cooking.

Don’t Cook in the Flames

Building a fire and burning it down takes time. Start building the fire at least an hour before you plan to put dinner on.

Start Early 

Controlling the temperature of a fire is difficult. To ensure meat is properly cooked, used a instant read meat thermometer

Use a Thermometer

Keep a bucket of water and bucket of sand on hand to quickly dampen the flames if your campfire gets out of control.

Be Ready to Put the Fire Out

Skewers makes grilling vegetables and meat over the fire much easier, because they prevent chunks of food from falling into the fire.

Use Stainless Steel Skewers

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Christina Pate


Founder  of "Travels with Ted" 


Full-time RVer since 2016


Traveler, dog owner, writer

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