Aluminum Foil Camping Treats

My mom found some really fun aluminum foil related camp-cooking sites, and I thought I’d share a few ideas here… one of the sites proclaimed aluminum foil as the outdoorsman’s “kitchen in a pocket”! The same site reminds that lining pots and pans with foil when camping makes for easy clean-up! For a list of cooking times for the various “packets” of foods, check out FUNdamentals of Camping.

At Suite 101, a Family Travel article had several great ideas, one I really liked was taking many choices bagged up individually in Ziplocks and letting your children put together their own “meal in a packet”. You could have baggies with potatoes, carrots, onions, browned meat, apples, peaches, sugar, granola, butter…just remember to use non-stick foil, or spray it before hand with cooking spray.

Mmm, an excellent article on “how-to roast potatoes in foil”

For roasted corn on the cob and a Hillbilly Breakfast recipe go here

And here for a great site and some incredible sounding camp breakfasts

And best of all, a wonderful resource with a list of pre-trip must-haves, recipes, plus many other links to sites of this particular interest, go visit The Camping Source’s Outdoor Cooking Tip’s page.

And remember:

  • When cooking directly in the campfire coals, place a second layer of foil around the packet to protect from puncture holes allowing dirt in or steam out!
  • Turn packets with long tongs halfway through cooking.
  • Be careful for escaping steam when opening packets

And yes, I know the dangers of cooking with aluminum foil (that it probably causes cancer and Alzheimer’s) but using it in excess this once hopefully won’t kill us off…

5 thoughts on “Aluminum Foil Camping Treats”

  1. Hey Mary – I loved your moving tips! I’m going to be using some of those!

    I’m NOT a camper – though I’ve camped plenty in my day. Your recipes sound FUN! (And yes, I’m sure that using aluminum for a camping trip is fine! πŸ™‚ No worse than eating dandelion heads once a summer!) πŸ™‚

    I wanted to let you know that I appreciated the link you gave me to There is some really good info there, which I’ve already passed on to some of my friends. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  2. You’re so welcome! It always does my heart good to see you’ve been by, Holly! πŸ™‚ Happy moving to you!

  3. Thanks for the great tips and links. Hopefully we will get to do more camping this year. Also thanks for stopping by my site and the add.

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