Planning and preparing for a camping expedition is quite a job. Especially when travelling far and wide from any shops, knowing that your chance of restocking up your supplies is minimal!! The Kingston-on-Murray team are hoping these tips will help make your camping trip an enjoyable experience.
Hints: Pack dehydrated and long life products that make catering for travel so much easier. Take a variety of dried herbs and spices, sauces, stock cubes etc – you can turn any meal into a delicious dish. Taking plain flour with you kills two birds with one stone…..Self Raising flour can be made by adding some baking powder!!
Bread becomes a problem after a few days, if possible store in an airtight container. Purchase brown or rye bread if possible as has a slightly longer shelf life. Mountain or Flat Bread/Wraps make a nice change for lunch with a 2-3 week shelf life. To help keep your bread fresh while camping, wash and dry a large potato and put it in with the bread!
Now i know everyone has had an experience of soggy lettuce! To freshen up lettuce: pull apart and soak in some cold water with a little bit of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of sugar added. It should crisp up!
A few grains of rice placed in the salt container will absorb moisture, stop salt from lumping and help to keep dry. If your milk has just begun to turn sour, add a little bi-carb and you will still be able to use it.
To stop fish from sticking to the BBQ plate or pan, lift it off almost immediately after putting it onto the hot plate and then put it back down. Do the same on the next side when you turn the fish over.