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Campground Cooking: Pantry Essentials Checklist

campground cooking banner When it comes to camping, there are so many wonderful activities that get us outside surrounded by nature and spending quality time with family and friends. Relaxing around a roaring campfire and enjoying a hot meal is one of those activities. Whether you're cooking up Grilled Lemon Chicken with Feta Rice for dinner or making Dutch Oven Cobbler for a tasty dessert, there's nothing quite like sitting around a campfire enjoying good food with good company. Before you embark on your adventure, make sure your pantry is fully stocked with everything you'll need to make your favorite camping recipes. Use the following pantry essentials checklist to help keep track of everything you've packed and items that you still need to buy and/or pack. And at the end of your trip, replace items that you've used up so that you have them for your next outing.
sugar-flour-baking-sodaDry Items:

  • Powdered milk

  • Powdered hot chocolate

  • Instant coffee

  • Instant or loose-leaf tea

  • Instant Pudding

  • Pie Filling

  • Gelatin

  • Flour

  • Sugar (white and brown)

  • Baking powder

  • Baking soda

  • Cream of tartar


  • Cereal

  • Coffee

  • Dried fruit: raisins, cherries, bananas, etc.

  • Marshmallows

  • Pasta Noodles: spaghetti, macaroni, etc.

  • Onions (dried flakes or fresh)

  • Popping Corn

  • Potatoes

  • Rice

soup-pickles-peanut-butterCanned/Bottled/Jarred Items:

  • Chicken

  • Tuna

  • Peanut Butter

  • Jam or jelly

  • Vegetables (corn, mushrooms, beans, peas, etc.)

  • Fruit juice (orange, apple, etc.)

  • Vegetable juice

  • Spaghetti sauce

  • Soup - canned or Ramen

  • Pickles

ketchup-mustard-butter-salt-pepperCondiments & Seasonings:

  • Ketchup

  • Mustard

  • BBQ sauce

  • Mayonnaise

  • Shortening

  • Cooking oil

  • Butter

  • Vinegar

  • Evaporated milk

  • Maple syrup

  • Chocolate syrup

  • Lemon juice

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Nutmeg

  • Cinnamon

  • Garlic

  • Vanilla

  • Meat tenderizer


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