With that in mind, we have a series of five tips that will help make your outdoor cooking experience a good one.
Tip #1: Decide what you will use to prepare your outdoor meal. Will it be a gas powered camping stove, an open fire, charcoal briquettes or some other method? Before you decide how to heat your meal, be sure to check any local restrictions in your camping area. Are open pit fires allowed? If not, you may need to bring a camping stove or some other alternative cooking method.
If open pit fires are allowed and you plan on using one, be sure to only build fires in designated fire pits. If there are no designated fire pits, Replace an open area away from low hanging branches, miscellaneous groundcover, and dry vegetation. Clear a ten-foot circle around the area where you will build a fire and then create a fire bed or fire pit. Fire beds can be made of rocks, silt, clay, sand or any other non-flammable materials available. A small pit, approximately 4 to 10 inches deep can serve quite well as a fire bed. Surrounding your pit with small rocks and provide an extra layer of protection.
Come back next week for the rest of our outdoor cooking tips that will help you have more fun cooking outdoors this summer.