Can’t Make a Fire
Most people would agree that the best part of camping is the fire. It’s a source of heat and entertainment and a fun way to cook our food.
If storm clouds roll in, or there’s a fire ban in the area, or you simply forgot to bring your fire starter, you don’t want to be stuck without a way to make your kids meals.
That’s why we suggest you always bring a backup gas stove. It’s the difference between a hot meal and a cold sandwich. You can go all out with a freestanding setup and a propane tank or find an old Coleman at a yard sale. It’s crazy how those things work for generations.
Now let your kids pick out their favorite can of Chef boyardee, chunky soup, instant mac’n’cheese, or flavored rice pouch and throw them in a tote bag. They’re not the most healthy options, but they are a warm comfort food that can save the day if the rain comes in.
You can pack a punch of nutrients in each one by sautéing veggies or sausage to add to your creations. Plus, fresh grated parmesan on top of any of them can go a long way.