Classic Camping Meals
Marshmallows over open fire

A good camping meal needs to provide lots of energy and be easy to cook. Think outside the marshmallow!

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Something magical happens when you're camping that turns routine activities into fun, novel things that you get to do outside. Especially cooking. Preparing a meal with little more than a fire and a skillet is a rewarding experience, and a great way to rely on your wits to feed yourself.

Camping meals have to be dead simple. They should use ingredients that are easy to pack and store, and they need to be simple to prepare. Moreover, a good camping meal is filling enough to provide fuel for the physical activity required for camping, hiking, canoeing and any other activities you'll be undertaking in the great outdoors. The food doesn't have to be premade or preassembled, and it's even better if it's a fun group activity to cook something.

It's also pretty neat to prepare something you wouldn't or couldn't have indoors at home. Here are 10 tried-and-true campfire recipes to keep you fed during your next outdoor excursion.