It is not unusual for Americans to stick to certain foods when they are camping due to restrictions that can come with cooking over an open flame. Additionally, a major problem tends to be that they simply just are not thinking about their meals in advance and being creative. There are actually a number of things that are easy to cook while camping that will definitely spice up your meals.
One of the easiest items to bring along on your camping trip are potatoes. They are one of the longest lasting vegetables that you can find and do not need to be refrigerated to maintain their appearance, which leaves more space in your coolers for other food items. When cooking them over an open flame one simply needs to wrap them in tin foil and poke holes into them so that steam can escape. With this method, you can have a baked potato in a short amount of time.
You can also get rather creative as long as you bring a few additional items with you. You will need a heavy duty knife and a cutting board so that you can slice the potatoes. From there you can use whatever spices that you can imagine flavoring the potatoes such as dill, cayenne pepper, chili powder, basil, and oregano as well as butter or oil, whichever you prefer. Once you have seasoned them you will lay out tinfoil and place the potato chunks on top and then wrap the sides to the middle, creating a bag. From there you just heat them over the fire while cooking your meat to have a flavorful meal while enjoying the great outdoors.
If you take some time and think creatively there are a number of ways to enjoy your favorite foods while camping. Keep in mind foods that store easily, like potatoes, and you will find there really is a lot of options available to you.