Toast the Perfect Bread While Camping
Camping is an activity enjoyed by many – from adventurers to families and everyone in between. An essential part of the classic camping experience is toast, whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. If you’ve ever tried to make toast over a campfire, you know that it’s much more difficult than it looks. Learn how to toast bread while camping with our easy-to-follow guide.
Tools You Need
To make toast while camping, you’ll need some basic items. A fork or stick to hold the bread is the most important. You’ll also need a fireproof surface or plate, and metal tongs to remove the toast once it’s done. Be sure to bring a few slices of bread and a butter knife as well.
Toast the Bread
Once your fire is built and contains some hot embers, you can start toasting your bread. If possible, use campfire coals rather than open flames—this will help to evenly brown the toast without burning it. Place the bread on a long, sturdy stick or a fork, and place it close to the fire. It’s a good idea to use the tongs to rotate the bread for even toasting. Keep a close eye on the bread; you don’t want to accidentally burn it. The toast should be done within a few minutes; it’s brown and crispy when ready.
Although toasting bread over a campfire can be a fun activity, it’s important to practice safety. Always use a fireproof surface or plate to place the bread on, and never put the toast directly on a stick over the fire. Keep the campfire under control and use the tongs to move the bread away from the fire if the flames become too high. Lastly, always make sure that young kids stay far away from the fire, and supervise them at all times.
Enjoy the Toast
Once the toasting is complete, the bread should be taken off the fire. If it’s not ready, make sure to keep monitoring and checking it. You can spread a favorite topping like butter, jam, honey, or peanut butter, and enjoy warm campfire toast!
Close Up Fire
Finally, don’t forget to properly close up your fire. Wait for the embers to cool down before pouring water on the fire to dampen it and make sure that all of the embers are completely extinguished. Campfire safety should always be a priority!
As an experienced camper and father of three, I understand the importance of safe camping practices, and that toasting bread over a campfire can be a fun and challenging task. However, it can also be dangerous if one isn’t careful and alert. With my experience of making toast over my campfires, I can assure you that following these instructions will get you perfect toast each and every time. For a visual guide, check out the video below!
Toasted bread is a classic and delicious part of the camping experience, and this guide should help make it a safer and tastier activity. So, the next time you’re out in the woods, try your hand at toasting the perfect bread while camping. You won’t be disappointed!