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I went camping a couple times as a kid, but don't remember much. I have kids ranging in age from almost 15 yo down to 2 yo, and we're thinking about doing some camping trips - thinking we can go more places more times for less money. What do you do? What do you eat? Any tips for making the trip easier? Just looking for some advice from those who enjoy camping - if you don't, please don't destroy my enthusiasm! :)Answer Question
Answer by Pooke626 at 4:40 PM on Aug. 12, 2012
Answer by mommys2cupcakes at 6:21 PM on Jun. 18, 2012
Answer by SassySue123 at 4:31 PM on Jun. 16, 2012
State parks are great. Their pretty and inexpensive compared to private resorts. A 10 person tent will be great for you. Bring extra blankets. Buy some pie irons:
They make cooking sandwhiches easy...grilled cheese or use pie filling for a yummy desert! I've never seen the hotdog ones pictured above but those are neat, too.
Another cool cooking device is the grill tripod:
As pictured you can use a pot to make stew or a skillet to make pancakes...however, the parks you are going to may already have a grill over the fire pit.
Hmmm...don't forget the bug spray!
Answer by Ludvik_Smith at 2:30 PM on Jun. 16, 2012
Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 12:58 PM on Jun. 16, 2012
Food ideas are things that are easily prepared and easy to clean up. You can do sandwiches pretty cheap and for dinner there are lots of recipes for tin foil dinners that you can cook on a fire. You can cut the veggies and meats up before leaving and just keep them in a cooler until ready to use (or even freeze it if you don't mind frozen meats so they will keep longer). I would definitely recommend inflatable mattresses if you are tent sleeping. I find those more comfy than cots. There are a lot of shelf stable foods that you can use, like the milk in the foil pouches (I think Horizon is one brand). Just toss them in the cooler a while before you want the kids to drink it and they are good to go.
I am sure you will learn a lot that you will do differently after the first or second trip. Maybe doing weekend camping is a good idea at first so you know how to fine tune it for your family. Have fun!
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:53 PM on Jun. 16, 2012
Answer by layh41407 at 12:52 PM on Jun. 16, 2012
Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 12:51 PM on Jun. 16, 2012
Answer by mrsmom110 at 12:49 PM on Jun. 16, 2012