Windham: Are you ready to cook at the camp? | Chroniclers
By Rick Windham Outdoor Columnist
Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend. These vacations are like the unofficial start of the camping season. It means a lot of meals around the campfire. Cooking outdoors is a big part of the camping experience and can make unforgettable memories. Make sure you are prepared to cook well so that everyone is well-nourished, safe and healthy.
You see these warnings on food preparations around this time every year. Yes, knowing what to do is good and necessary, but it always seems a little too dramatic to me. I think most of us know what to do; we just have to focus on getting things done right.
With this topic in mind, how did we survive our childhood and all the time until today? Going through some of the warnings and brochures I get about safe cooking and food poisoning, I probably should have died when I was 13. And how did we survive the daily meals served along the Oregon Trail?
Returning to the subject and on a more serious note, planning meals at home and serving the meal in a “more controlled environment” is quite different from preparing and serving a meal in a camp where the kitchen equipment or the room. cold is probably not as good as at home.
When thinking about your camp meals, keep this basic principle in mind: keep hot things hot and cold things cold. Keep in mind that either task can be difficult in the camp.