Campfire Cooking Equipment List


Campfire Cooking Equipment ListCampfire Cooking Equipment Camping List

Use this Campfire Cooking Equipment List if you would like to cook on a campfire when you are camping. Nowadays you don’t have to rely on cooking on a campfire but it sure does help round out the camping experience. If you are like me, you will love cooking on the campfire. Use this list to make sure you have everything that you need to cook a successful meal when camping.

There is a surprising amount of great food that you can cook on a campfire. The best tip is to just think of it as a crude BBQ. Many of the same techniques work on a campfire.

The Campfire Cooking Equipment List is broken down into three separate sections:

  • Roughing It: Camping gear you will absolutely need.
  • Prepared Camper: Camping equipment that is nice to have.
  • Deluxe Camper: Not necessary but really nice to have in certain situations.

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Roughing It: Campfire Cooking List

This is the must have camping equipment you should take camping to make it a successful and enjoyable trip.

For the whole camping experience, you should cook on the fire. It can be a little trickier but is well worth the effort. Make sure that you have the right equipment for a successful meal.

Have Packed Equipment Description
BBQ Lighter A survival "must have" plus keep your hand from getting burnt down in the fire pit.
Camp Spade Trench latrines, clean out the fire, or route water out of camp.
Campfire Gloves You will need some gloves to avoid burns when turning or removing food.
Campfire Grate Take a BBQ grate to use instead of the gross or sometimes broken fire pit grate.
Fire Extinguisher Stop out of control fires.
Fire Wood 2 for each night of campfires. Buy this at or near your campground.
Hand Axe A must to split wood and make kindling to start a fire.
Heavy Duty Cooking Foil Make sure to get the heavy duty or it might burn up in the fire.
Large Water Container Clean drinkable water is very important.
Newspaper Great for starting fires. 10 Pages per fire.
Paper Plate Heavy paper plates hold up in the weather. Then just burn them in the fire after.
Skewer Two prongs are best for skewers as it allows many more things you can cook.
Tongs Avoid tongs with any rubber or plastic coating on the end.
Wooden Silverware Disposable wooden silverware is environmentally friendly.

Prepared Camper: Campfire Cooking List

This is the camping equipment that is nice to have but not vital to a good camping trip.

Have Packed Equipment Description
Cast Iron Pan Very durable. It will cook almost anything on any heat source.
Coal Briquettes Have a consistent and long lasting cooking fire.
Fire Poker Tend that fire safely with a fire poker not a stick.
Flint and Steel Firestarter Basic survival gear for starting a fire.
Grilling Basket Great for anything that might fall apart or is make fall off a skewer.
Large Plastic Container Clear plastic container for packing and easy retrieval.
Spatula A long handle is very helpful. Make sure it is a metal one.

Deluxe Camper: Campfire Cooking List

This camping equipment is definitely not required. But it can really make a trip more enjoyable especially when the weather turns bad or something unexpected goes wrong.

Have Packed Equipment Description
Dutch Oven Step it up a notch and cook all kinds of dinner and deserts in the fire.
Infrared Thermometer Make sure those coals are just the right temperature.
Meat Thermometer Make sure everything you cook actually gets cooked all the way.
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That wraps up the Campfire Cooking Equipment. This should easily have what you need to cook a great meal when camping.

Now, check our other lists. These lists tackle specific situations or activities that you may want to enjoy when camping. Make sure you have everything you need!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggested additions to this list please post your comments below. Happy Camping!