Luxury 8 Man Tents

Food To Take

To advise people on what food to take camping is a bit of a silly idea in the sense that everyone eats different food. However, there are some commonalities of cuisine that can be shared and are pertinent to camping, so, please take the following recommendations with a very large pinch of salt.

Tinned tomatoes are a highly versatile ingredient that can be used with many dishes, and can be unbelievably expensive in local stores. Pasta dishes are an easy and satisfying meal, as are curries, and both can easily be prepared using just two pots.

Spices / herbs will transform simple dishes into something tasty. Make sure you take some garlic with you, as well as a selection of herbs (oregano, basil, thyme). A bit of chili always perks things up, and what most people don't realise is that among other things, chilies are a good source of vitamin c.

Special ingredients that you won't find in local stores may make all the difference. Stock up on olives, capers, and anchovies, as you probably won't find them in that small and very quaint local store.

Longlife milk is a must, and if you don't use it while camping, it will keep in your cupboard and you'll be glad of it next time there is a foot of snow outside and all the shops are closed.

Dried foods are lighter and more compact to transport, and can also add taste to a meal. Porcinni mushrooms, and dried peppers are a nice touch that will enhance many meals, just remember to soak them first, and don't throw away the stock.

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