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Campfire Recipe Ideas

After trying Rob’s ‘Secret Special Campfire Beans’ recipe over our last camping trip, it got me to thinking about campfire food and wondering whether it was possible to find any decent recipes. Admittedly my camping cooking skills are rather limited, to boiling food in a bag, roasting it on a stick (yes, smores) or saying ‘screw this’ and heading to a pub for someone to do the hard work for me.

However, a quick look on Pinterest proved that there are a plethora of delicious campfire recipes available that don’t require any bushcraft or rugged culinary skills. Listed below are a few of my favourites to try the next time I’m in the great outdoors.

Camping Mac n’ Cheese

As if a campfire wasn’t cosy enough, teaming it with homemade mac and cheese, baggy sweaters and smores, makes for the ultimate hygge evening.






















Shrimp-boil Kebabs

A slightly refined version of my stab-it-on-a-stick-and-stick-it-in-the-fire method, this handy recipe idea gives you a mixture of meat and veg that creates an entire meal on a stick – what’s not to love?

After Rob made everyone pancakes with strawberries and maple syrup during our last camping trip, I’m convinced there’s no better way to start a day’s hike. The chefs at Hick Country have come up with a number of breakfast and in particular, pancake ideas for camping (read: BEER PANCAKES!? When can I camp again?)

Do you have any any favourite go-to camping recipes? Tell us below!

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#take12trips challenge: The Great British Summer at Etherley Farm


Many people complain about the British weather, and sure, the grey skies and frequent bouts of rain can be a downer, but when the sun shines there’s no better place to be than outside exploring the countryside. With the forecast predicting sunshine all weekend myself, John, Rob and Emma all loaded the ciders and smores and headed to Etherley Farm in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Champing is a thing now and you should definitely try it

For the past few weeks you might have heard whisperings of a strange new phenomenon on the internet. Mentions of #champing hashtags on Twitter, random pictures on Facebook, and arguments on various newspaper websites as to whether ‘champing’ is just another term for ‘glamping’ have gradually popped up. If you aren’t curious or excited about it you probably should, because it is a great and inexpensive idea that helps promote the outdoors and heritage at once. Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Guide for Glampers


For families, festival-goers and people that prefer to experience the outdoors with home comforts, the glamper tends to take a relaxed, more stylish approach to outdoor living.

BUDGET: For the Glampers who can’t live without their morning Starbucks, these handy bags are the ideal stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift for them. The bag already contains ground coffee beans and a filter, all you have to do is pour hot water in, let it brew and then pour it into your mug. The coffee is sourced from Bolivia, Ethiopia Honduras and Brasil, and is easy to use and causes no mess. It beats carrying a heavy thermos around all day and with the change you have left over from a note, you can buy them the obligatory camping tin coffee mug as well!http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/growers-cup-coffee-pouch-92210003?id_colour=143 price: £2 per bag.



SOMETHING NICE: After a long day’s hike, a slackline provides the ideal entertainment around a campfire. Simply lash the bands in place around two sturdy trees, and then see which one of you can walk the furthest. The entire package is surprisingly lightweight and portable, and is an excellent workout for building on your core strength and balance. http://www.needlesports.com/Catalogue/Accessories/Slackline-Kits/Charko-Slack-Lines price: £42.99 for small kit.

spiderbandFLASHING THE CASH: This gift is ideal for weekend trips to the beach, where you can comfortably cook the day’s catch around a campfire with minimal mess. It can work just as well too camping in the mountains to cook breakfast or heating up stews. It is made from cast iron, as are the tongs, so while it might cook up an impressive feast for your friends, climbing up the mountain with it isn’t advised.http://www.theglamcampingcompany.com/glamdetails.php?prodId=262&category=35&secondary=&keywords= price: £98.99.



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