Cooking At Camp: Outdoor Cooking Methods To Make Delicious Camping Meals

Cooking At Camp: Outdoor Cooking Methods To Make Delicious Camping Meals

April 07, 2022

With so many outdoor cooking methods available for campers, it can be overwhelming for newbies. Propane, fire, charcoal grill, stoves, skillets—which method would work best for your next camping trip? Also, what's a Dutch oven? This ultimate outdoor kitchen equipment guide will spill the beans. Keep reading to find some handy tips, innovative techniques, and delicious recipes to try for your next camping trip.

Cooking with charcoal is the best beginner-friendly outdoor cooking method when it comes to camping. Most people are well-versed with techniques to use charcoal grills, and it's also easier to find and safely store charcoal. Here are some easy ways to cook using charcoal using cutting-edge Outdoor Cooking Essentials, most of which are available at CampMaid.

 Pro Tip: We recommend getting a collapsible charcoal chimney. It's much faster than making a pile in the fire ring or ring.

Portable Charcoal Grill

Portable charcoal grills are one of the easiest and most affordable options for camp cooks. They're easy to set up and use, and the food cooked using charcoal grills tastes better than the one cooked on gas grills. Portable charcoal grills are great for tailgating, camping, road trips, picnicking, beach parties, and other excursions. They're also easy to clean with crimped aluminum or grill brushes.

Grill Grate

Grill grates can be used just like charcoal grills without the lid cover. You can use it on the fire ring or place it over charcoal beds. Flip grills are an excellent alternative to be used with Dutch oven lid lifters. Simply flip and grip over the charcoal holder available at CampMaid. It helps clip it under the grill, but you can lower or raise it to get desired heat levels. It's best used as a steamer or trivet.

Dutch oven toolset

Dutch Oven

This has to be the favorite outdoor cooking equipment for all the campers out there! It's amazing how many recipes you can cook in cast Dutch ovens by CampMaid. These are outdoor ovens that are essentially cast-iron pots with a lid. Heat can be controlled by putting different amounts of charcoal on top or under the Dutch oven to achieve different cooking techniques like baking, boiling, simmering, steaming, frying, and braising.


Griddles or cast-iron skillets are perfect for cooking outdoors using charcoal. You can place the griddle or skillet directly on hot charcoal or on a grate above them once the coal is ash white and hot enough to heat it. They are great for emergency preparedness and are available in different sizes to suit the needs of campers. While you're at it, don't forget to get your hands on these exclusive skillet bags to make it convenient for carrying them around safely.  

Whatever method you prefer to kick-start your outdoor cooking with, the key to getting the most delicious meals is getting the best quality Outdoor Cooking Essentials from CampMaid. Check out our range of outdoor kitchen equipment and cast-iron grill accessories, including collapsible charcoal chimney, skillets, Dutch oven setslodge lid lifter, kickstands, charcoal holder, and portable charcoal grills for camping to get started.

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