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Complete campsite cooking guide


The complete guide to cooking at your tent

Expert help and advice about buying campsite kitchen equipment, caring for it, campsite gas safety through to fabulous recipes you can try yourself. Our campsite cooking guide has you covered.

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Introduction: How to set up your dream camping kitchen

Camping kitch set up - robens and outwell

Everything you need to know to get started

Cooking outdoors is a major part of family camping holidays but life under canvas doesn't have to mean a diet of fry-ups, tinned stews and packet curries. Here's how to set up your dream camping kitchen

Camping kitchen set-up

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Simple and tasty recipes for cooking when you're camping

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Create delicious campsite meals with our selection of easy recipes

Cooking when you're camping in a tent doesn't need to be difficult but with our recipes you can take it up a level from simply emptying tins into a pot. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a tasty snack, we've inspiration for you here

Camping recipes

How to keep your food fresh in a tent

How do you keep food fresh and drinks cold when you're camping in summer? Have a look at all the options here

Coolboxes and fridges

How to use gas on the campsite

Camping with gas is straightforward, but there are some things that are important to know before you get started

Using gas safely

Buying the right camping stove

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What kind of camping cooker do I need?

From lightweight cooking systems to double-burner units with grills, whether you want to heat a tin of beans or rustle up a gourmet meal, you'll find the perfect cooker for your needs

Choose a stove

Best portable barbecues

We've tested a selection of great barbecues for grilling at the campsite

Best BBQs

Best camping stoves

A selection of the best cookers and stoves for your camping adventures

Best stoves

Why you need an event shelter

An event shelter makes a brilliant communal space to enjoy cooking, eating and socialising, whatever the weather

Event shelters

Looking after your camping stove

Whatever type of cooker you use, cleaning and storing it properly ensures it works better and lasts longer

Looking after stoves

Helping you to choose the best cooking equipment


Photos by Iain Duff

Camping in a tent gives you freedom, adventure and the chance to get closer to nature. Cooking outdoors is a major part of family camping holidays.

Instead of the usual hectic supermarket sweep and microwave meals, the slower pace of life on holiday encourages us to seek out real food and cook it with care.

Expert information for campsite cooks

Buying the right camping equipment can make or break your camping adventure. Here you'll find expert advice about campsite cooking from the people that really know.

The right cooking gear is important

With the right stove and set-up, a few essential items packed into the camping box and a basic array of condiments, herbs and spices, you really can escape the horrors of 'traditional' camping fare like fry-ups and tinned meat.

But, if you've never camped before, it can all seem a little confusing. And even if you are a camping veteran, choosing equipment is not easy. There is so much to choose from, where do you start?

Deciding what brands to pick, the type of gear you need and which style to go for can be tricky. That's why we've gathered together all the information you'll need to choose the right cooking kit for you.

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