3 Camping Recipes to Keep You Warm This Winter

When you hike or camp, the number of calories you burn is pretty insane! As the temperature drops, the calories burn faster, which means you have to drink more water and consume more food.

cooking over camp fire

When it comes to campfire cooking, pretty much everything tastes amazing. It’s the excitement of living in the wild and making everything from scratch that really gets you going. So, to make your camping meals more delicious, we bring you two dinner recipes and a dessert recipe that are easy to make and taste like gourmet food.

Soba and Soup

Tired of eating Ramen again and again? Why not go for buckwheat soba noodles. These noodles are a more healthful alternative to Ramen and pack a heavy punch. Here’s how to make this recipe:


  • Buckwheat soba noodles: 4 oz.
  • Freeze-dried mixed vegetables: ½ cup
  • Jerk or dehydrated ground beef: ½ cup
  • Dried shiitake mushrooms: ½ cup (diced)
  • Sriracha: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Soy sauce: 1 tablespoon
  • Sesame oil: 1 teaspoon


  • Before leaving the house, combine Sriracha, sesame oil and soy sauce in a container
  • Combine the beef, mushrooms, noodles and vegetables in zip lock bag
  • At dinner time, empty the zip lock bag into 2 cups of water
  • Bring the mixture to a boil
  • Cook until noodles are tender
  • Add cubes of pre-cooked meat and the sauce from the container
  • Cook for about two minutes and remove the pot from heat

There you go… your buckwheat soba with beef Sriracha is ready to eat!

Roast Stew

beef stew

Wondering how beef stew can be cooked at a campsite when it takes hours to cook it at home?Check out this recipe:


  • Roasted beef: 12 oz. (cut into cubes)
  • 4 carrots (sliced)
  • 2 potatoes (diced)
  • 2 onions (sliced)
  • Butter: 2 tablespoons
  • 2 garlic cloves (finely minced)
  • Chicken broth: 2 tablespoons
  • Salt and pepper


  • In a large aluminum foil sheet, layer the potatoes, roast, carrots, garlic and onions
  • Season them with pepper and salt, and other herbs of your liking
  • Place a butter stick on top
  • Fold the aluminum foil and form a bowl
  • Pour water in the aluminum bowl
  • Combine the edges and seal the top
  • Put this foil pouch over the grill and let it cook for an hour

Pour the stew in a bowl and enjoy.

Cinnamon Roll Sticks

cinnamon rolls

An easy twist to making cinnamon rolls for your after dinner dessert.


  • Crescent rolls: 1 package
  • Sugar: ¼ cup
  • Cinnamon: 1 tablespoon
  • Melted butter: 2 tablespoons
  • Wooden skewers


  • Combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl (leave a teaspoon of sugar in the bowl for the coating)
  • Wrap the crescent rolls around the skewers
  • Roll the cinnamon skewers in the powdered sugar and cinnamon mixture
  • Bake them over the campfire for five minutes
  • Coating: Combine a pinch of cinnamon, sugar and butter in a bowl. Drizzle this glaze on the cinnamon skewers.

Enjoy with a cup of coffee!

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