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Going camping? Need to know what to bring? Here are the essentials. They’re selected for taste, practicality and because they add fun to your camping experience.
Rule one. Anyone who brings milk or creamer out camping really ought to be whipped. We’re sure Kit Carson drank his coffee black. What’s your problem?
It’s a good idea to keep fruit coming, and dried is best for camping. Even if it can get kind of gummy in your teeth.
You caught it. Know how to grill it. What, you’re gonna mount a stuffed trout on the rec room wall? Fire it up. But be the master at the grill you were with bait and tackle.
It’s portable, it’s meat and it’s all cowboy. You can make like you’re tough while stuffing your face.
Do we even have to? Really?
You want food that’s not just something to eat but something to do. That’s carrots. Plus, healthy. We see hummus on the table. That’s great, too.
Let’s face it, it’s heavy and takes up space. Chili might not be the thing if you’re not bringing a vehicle or mule. But it’s camping. And it’s chili. Have some heart.
Hard, Hearty Bread
This is NATURE dammit. It’s not the place for that dull supermarket white bread. Everything you pack has to carry its own heft – in taste, nutrition and texture.
It’s dinner-time, the fire’s going, and it’s time for a feast. Also, it’s the first night out, and you haven’t caught or shot anything yet.
It doesn’t go bad, it’s sweet and it goes on anything. It’s the thing most everything else needs. Tip: put some in your coffee cup before pouring.
Again, you need something portable. The combination of nutty, crunchy and sweet is great for hiking. As long as you can still hear that grizzly behind you.
Because you can’t have a proper camping accident without alcohol.