Kingston-on-Murray Food, Cooking and Camping Tips

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!!food_to_take_camping

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 yoCamping-foodur 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.

The most important tip to camping is to relax…. whether you are tenting, swaging, glamping or caravanning….  enjoy the moment with friends and family. So many memories will be made and remembered!!sunrise simone


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Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone in the Riverland (FFEZ)

Within South Australia, travellers and Riverland residents are reminded that it is illegal to carry fresh fruit and vegetables which could be potential fruit fly host, into the Riverland region without the proper documentation or certificate.

Mobile quarantine roadblocks operate on country roads in South Australia. Motorists travelling to the Riverland from within South Australia may be stopped at a random quarantine roadblock and vehicles checked for fruit and vegetables.

Prominent road signs give warning to travellers approaching this Zone. Roadside bins or pits are available and are clearly signposted for disposal of prohibited produce.

What conditions apply when travelling with fruit/vegetables into the Riverland?

Fresh unprocessed fruit and fruiting vegetables purchased from commercial retailers within South Australia will be permitted into the Riverland if accompanied by:

#   An itemised receipt of purchase, or

#   A Plant Health Certificate

Note:  Cooked, processed, preserved, stewed, dried, frozen or canned fruit and fruiting vegetables are permitted without restriction.

What is not permitted into the Riverland?

The following produce is not permitted into the Riverland, and will be confiscated at a random quarantine roadblock:

#  home-grown fresh unprocessed (raw) fruit and fruiting vegetables

#  purchased fresh unprocessed (raw) fruit and fruiting vegetables without the proper accompanying receipt of purchase, or Plant Health Certificate.

The message for travellers and Riverland residents is simple:-

Don’t carry fresh, unprocessed fruit and vegetables into the Riverland Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone unless accompanied by an itemised receipt of purchase or a Plant Health Certificate.

Take notice of the prominent road signs and eat or dispose of prohibited produce before entering the zone if the entry requirements cannot be met.

Don’t risk a $2500 fine.fruit fly exclusion zone