We have been invited by GoRVing to enjoy camping this year, but as usual, all opinions are my own.
Take into consideration how many people you will feed.
In our case, this time, it will be just hubby and I. We have started more and more exploring empty nester traveling, since my son is at college and working, so it’s hard to get our schedules together.
We’re sad to travel on our own this time, but planning meals for two is a lot easier, right?
We plan our meals to the dot, since we love spending as much time as possible at the campground, so maybe one out of all the meals is done outside, while all the other meals are cooked on the grill/at our cabin.
For example, next trip is a three day trip, but our check in is at 4PM and check out at 11:00 AM, which leaves us with:
Dinner- Day 1
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner- Day 2
Breakfast- Day 3
We try to use the grill as much as possible, so we’re planning on getting charcoal, lighter fluid and wood at the local store or campground store if they have one/if it’s open. It’s important to check before you go, also check state law for transporting wood, if you plan to buy ahead of time.
My meals are usually easy and summer friendly, so we spend time making memories instead of cooking.
My camping meal plan for this trip includes:
Easy Camping Dinners
Steak and Burgers
Grilled Zucchini & Salad as sides
Chips and condiments
Easy Camping Breakfasts
Eggs and Bacon with toast on the grill
Pancakes with berries
Coffee & Cream
Possibly two lunches, so:
Bread, lunch meat and cheese
Salads – pre-packed, open and serve.
Additional Food Items:
Salt & Pepper
Small Container with Cooking Oil
Water Crate and Iced Tea Package
My plan is to bring a cooler with all the cold items in it and ice to keep them fresh.
I honestly don’t like wasting my time shopping when I go camping, plus prices can be unpredictable! Who needs that, right?
You can check out my other easy camping recipes HERE.
Cabins usually have pots, pans, dishes, utensils and cups, but I love bringing all disposable items anyway.
I also bring grilling cooking tools and wooden skewers for S’mores
Small dish detergent, sponge, hand soap and trash bags.
I also bring my own linens usually and my own pillows, towels, just in case and an extra blanket.
Knowing we’re going to the mountains, most cabins have heaters, but we’ve been to one which didn’t have, so we had to buy space heaters.
This time I’m bringing two with me, just in case.
Comfy is the keyword when it comes to camping! I leave my Trendy behind and adopt a much lower key, comfy lifestyle to help me enjoy the location to the fullest.
Bathing Suit for the pool
Light jacket for colder nights
Must Bring Items
Mosquito repellent/bug spray so we can enjoy a fire at night, no matter what….
First aid kit
Essential Oils because we’re planning on hiking
Fishing pole, lores since our campground has two lakes where fishing is allowed.
Cell Phone Battery Bank
You’re probably thinking, my vehicle wouldn’t fit it all. Well, just think about your weekly shopping trip, I bet it includes way more than what I had on my main lists, right?
We usually travel with an SUV or Truck, to ensure we have room to bring all our favorites.
Can’t wait to hear what you think of our Camping Checklist.
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