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We love camping as a way to get out and travel more. I also love to cook while I’m camping. Even if you don’t enjoy cooking as much at home, there’s something about cooking over an open flame, or even just outdoors that makes cooking better. I found these camping cookbooks to help inspire our outdoor adventures in cuisine.
All of these cookbooks are available at Amazon. You can shop the entire list here.
Beautifully illustration and information-packed tool for beginning your outdoor cooking journey.
This one has a lot of fun recipes, even if your kids aren’t scouts. Explore things like Troll Stew, Snake on a Stick, and Dirty Marshmallows that are sure to get your kids to laugh and help cook. A win win!
Another in the basic illustrated series, know what’s safe to eat. Enhance your outdoor experience by foraging for edible wild plants and herbs.
Another useful guide to finding plants, fruits, mushrooms, and nuts taht are safe to eat. Also includes how to prepare and eat them.
From sticks to skillets, you’ll find family-friendly recipes that you can use with roasting sticks, foil packs, pie irons, cast iron skillets, and dutch ovens. This is a great starter camping cookbook for anyone who is not as familiar with outdoor cooking.
This one is one of my favorite camping cookbooks. First of all, I love my Lodge cookware and this has something for skillets and dutch ovens that work great over campfires. Better still, this gives me cooking directions for my home oven as well. Plus, it has a lot of pictures to give me a good idea of what something should look like.
You may also like this Gift Guide for Campers.
just because you’re camping, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy something a little more high-end. The Camp & Cabin Cookbook shows you how to take your outdoor cooking up a notch with recipes such as Dutch Oven Chicken Cacciatore, Paella, or Salt-Crusted Pork Tenderloin. Just imagine how good all of this tastes over an open flame.
Other things you may want to buy to go with your Camping Cookbooks
- Pie Irons – this is a set of 4 Sandwich makers. Go with cast iron. We’ve bought cheaper and regretted it.
- Cast Iron Skillet – This 3 piece bundle gives you an 8″, 10″, and 12″ cast iron frying pan set.
- Cast Iron Dutch Oven – If you want to do the kind of cooking in a campfire, yes, I said in, then get this dutch oven with a flat lid and legs.
- 3-in-1 Cast Iron Skillet – This is one of my favorite all in one pieces that we own.
- Tripod for outdoor campfire cooking. Or this tripod with a grate.
- Heat Resistant Grill Gloves
Do you have a favorite recipe or cookbook you use when camping? Share it here in the comments!