Campfire Cookout Challenge

Campfire Cookout Challenge

Real-world parents
5 points

Nowadays, there are now many outdoor cooking gadgets … but nothing beats the flavour of food cooked over an open flame! Plan a fun family cookout for your next camping trip or bonfire!

Note: Always be careful around fire. Only adults should be in charge of lighting a fire, keeping it going, and putting it out.

No fire? No problem! The campfire snacks below can all be made on a barbeque or in the oven (just leave the stove and barbeque part to an adult, but you can have fun assembling!)

First off, safety first! Make sure you have a bucket of water nearby before you start your fire.

Make sure you are aware of wood collecting rules in your area before you start gathering wood. Each person gathers a different type of wood: tinder (small twigs, dry leaves, grass and pine needles), kindling (small sticks), fuel (large pieces of wood). Have one person pile a few handfuls of tinder in the middle of the firepit. Next, someone else places the kindling in a crisscross pattern over the tinder.

Next, an adult lights the tinder. The adult keeps adding more tinder to the fire as it grows. Add kindling and fuel (the larger firewood), to keep the fire going. Now you’re ready to roast!

This campfire mac and cheese dish is a delicious and unexpected meal that you can actually make on an open flame! Try making it by following the instructions in the link below.

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For dessert, try making these super-delicious campfire cones!

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Enjoy your meal under the stars! Once your cookout is complete, remember to ask an adult to put the fire out before you call it a night.