3 Unique Ways to Prepare a Camp Meal

If you’re tired of grilling and eating the same old hamburgers and hot dogs by the campfire, here are some items that can help you expand your menu

Stove in the woods
A portable oven or stove can open up all sorts of cooking possibilities.Camp Chef

Most folks think outdoor cooking is limited to grills, fire pits, and smokers. But there are a host of other options available to expand the repertoire of every backyard or fireside chef. From compact outdoor pizza ovens to baking with sunlight, any camp cook should be intrigued by these innovative options.

Napoli Wood Fire and Gas Outdoor Pizza Oven

Not Just Pies

This high-powered stove can make pies, sure, but it’s great for all kinds of high-heat cooking.Napoli

A full-size wood-burning oven is a major commitment of both money and space just to cook a pizza on the patio. A smaller, gas-fired outdoor pizza oven will do the job just fine. If you must have that true smoky flavor of your local pizzeria, look for a multi-fuel model, which will burn wood, charcoal, or pellets.

GOSUN Solar Oven Portable Stove - GoSun Go Camp Stove Solar Cooker | Camping Cookware & Survival Gear | Outdoor Oven & Solar Powered Camping Grill | Camping Stove & Sun Oven For Backpacking & Hiking

Quick Roasting

With a natural heat source, this product can reach temperatures of 550 degrees.GOSUN

Solar cookers open a whole new horizon in off-grid cooking. They aren’t going to produce the same even heating as your kitchen oven, but the fuel is free (on sunny days, anyway), and they’ll handle any meal that can be prepared in a temperature range from 350 to 400 degrees. Great for baking bread or a casserole on a lazy afternoon at the off-grid cabin, camp, or boat.

Camp Chef Deluxe Outdoor Camp Oven

Good to Go

This cooker is compatible with standard 1-pound propane bottles.Camp Chef

For more traditional cooking, a portable stove with an integrated oven will handle anything from baked potatoes to birthday cakes. They’re small enough to tote to camp and sit atop a picnic table or operate from the tailgate of a pick-up on game day.