Best Camping Recipes for National Camping Month

Posted by Peter Webb on 6th Oct 2023

June is National Camping Month, and what better way to celebrate than by exploring the great outdoors and indulging in delicious meals around the campfire? It's important to have the right tools and recipes for your camping adventures. Here are some of the best camping recipes for you to try out during this special month.


No camping trip is complete without indulging in the timeless delight of S'mores. These gooey treats are a classic camping staple that brings people together around the campfire.

Classic Ingredients:

  • Graham crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate bars (milk chocolate or your favorite chocolate variety)
  1. Skewer a marshmallow and roast it over the campfire until golden brown and melted.
  2. Place a piece of chocolate on a graham cracker.
  3. Slide the roasted marshmallow onto the chocolate.
  4. Top it with another graham cracker to create a sandwich.
  5. Allow the residual heat to melt the chocolate.
  6. Enjoy your gooey and delicious S'mores!

Camp-Style Charcuterie

When it comes to camping, having food options that don't require refrigeration is essential. Cured meats and cheeses are not only delicious but also practical choices for outdoor enthusiasts. This Bengston cheese board is the perfect vessel to serve charcuterie at home or in the woods. It's also on sale for 50% off!


Hard Cheeses: Varieties like Cheddar, Parmesan, Gouda, and Manchego are excellent choices as they have lower moisture content and can last longer without refrigeration. Just make sure to wrap them tightly in wax paper or cheese paper to protect them.

Semi-Soft Cheeses: Cheeses such as Edam, Fontina, and Port Salut can also handle moderate temperatures for short periods. Wrap them well and store them in a cool place.

Cured Meats:

Beef Jerky: A popular choice for camping, beef jerky is a dehydrated and cured meat that doesn't require refrigeration. It's lightweight, portable, and provides a good source of protein.

Salami: Dry and cured sausages like salami can be stored at room temperature for a few days without spoiling. They add flavor and texture to meals and are perfect for sandwiches or charcuterie boards.

Pepperoni: Another versatile option, pepperoni is a cured meat that lasts well without refrigeration. It's great for adding a zesty kick to pizzas, sandwiches, or foil meals.

Remember to always check the packaging and follow any storage instructions provided. It's also crucial to keep these items protected from heat, moisture, and direct sunlight to ensure their quality during your camping trip.

Foil Meals

Camping foil meals are a convenient and delicious option for outdoor cooking. Richlite boards are a great companion that provide a safe surface to rest your meal after it comes out of the fire. They can handle up to 350 degrees. Here's a simple and customizable foil meal recipe that you can try during your camping adventures:


  • Protein of choice (chicken, beef, shrimp, tofu, etc.)
  • Assorted vegetables (bell peppers, onions, zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, etc.)
  • Potatoes or sweet potatoes, diced
  • Seasonings and herbs (salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, thyme, etc.)
  • Olive oil or cooking spray
  • Aluminum foil
  1. Tear off a large sheet of aluminum foil for each foil packet.
  2. Place protein, diced vegetables, and potatoes on the foil.
  3. Drizzle with oil, season with herbs and spices, and add salt and pepper.
  4. Fold and seal the foil packets, leaving room for steam.
  5. Cook the foil packets on a preheated grill or campfire for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway.
  6. Check for doneness and continue cooking if needed.
  7. Carefully open the foil packets and serve.

By following these steps, you can enjoy a delicious and hassle-free camping foil meal in no time!