Spending time outdoors can only be made better by delicious food. Cooking while camping is not always the easiest thing, but these 10 recommendations are a great start to keep your camper’s mouths happy while also keeping it convenient.
S’mores Making Kit
Everyone knows making s’mores is a must when you go camping, but many people often forget everything needed for the perfect experience. Make sure your campers have everything they’ll need - marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers, sticks, lighters, and even firewood. This is an opportunity to sell one item or a bundle. Pro Tip: So the campers don’t have to find and use sticks, throw in a few coat hangers they can use. Now you might be thinking there are better metal rods you can buy, which is true. However, the nostalgia coming from having to unravel the hanger mixed with that rustic feeling goes really ads to the whole experience.
Kits: You could sell this kit for $5 with your cost being less than one dollar
There really is nothing better than a cold popsicle on a hot day. Everyone loves them, no matter the age. That is really all that needs to be said.
When we think about camping, we think about grilling burgers, and I’m sure your campers do too. Buns, burger meat, cheese, and all the fixings are essential to have at your campground.
Bonus: Pair with a local farmer to give it that a farm to table feel… you know, millennials love that.
Grilling hot dogs over the fire is a great way to make memories. Be prepared with hot dogs, buns, all the classic condiments, and sticks to roast them over the fire.
Pro Tip: grab packets of condiments to offer for free. They are cheap and keep for extended periods of time.
Many campers are there to hike or kayak, so making sure you have on-the-go snacks easy to grab in between activities or to take with is crucial. Individual sized packs come in a variety of flavors and mixes so there is bound to be something for every preference.
“It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.” While we are not sure if we agree with that, potatoes are cheap, easy and always a hits. Sell these with foil and prongs so people can wrap the potato and place it directly into the fire pit.
There’s just something about eating beans out of the can around a fire that seems like a fundamental part of the camping experience. They’re easy to make, tasty, and filling - the perfect camping food.
Velveeta and RoTel make delicious queso. Bundle those items with tortilla chips, and you’ll have a fan favorite. And as always, have a pot available for purchase or rental in case they don’t have one.
Everyone needs a sweet treat every once in a while, and what kid doesn’t love candy? Parents and grandparents can spoil their kids with candy and maybe spot something else they want to buy while they’re in there.
Whether people want to make a PB&J or just eat a spoonful as a snack, peanut butter is a staple you need to have.
Whatever you choose to sell, just remember to anticipate everything the camper may need with each item. You want to make the experience as memorable and carefree as possible. Good food and great travels is the perfect combination to do so.
Pro Tip: Always have pots/pans/utensils/other cooking necessities available for purchase.