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Types of Camp Trailers

If you are an avid camper like I am, you either own a camp trailer or wish to own one. You might even be lucky enough to have your own RV, but for folks without such a luxury camp trailers are a must have. There are many different types of camp trailers to suit different needs. Some trailers offer luxuries that aren’t commonly found in the outdoors and act like a mini RV. Others are simply for storage, and these types of camp trailers can come in different sizes and dimensions. All types of camp trailers are hitched to the back of a vehicle to take with you to the camp site.

Travel Trailers

If you are looking at travel trailers as the kind of camp trailer you want to have, these are the trailers that act as mini RV’s. These trailers come equipped to handle many living needs so that you can stay at your favorite campsite for longer. They have bathrooms, beds, storage and kitchen utilities. Travel trailers are usually built to maximize utility and space so that every inch of the trailer is somehow used efficiently. Travel trailers can cost a couple thousand dollars or more depending on what you buy and what fits your needs or wants.

Utility Trailers

Smaller trailers tend to have fewer accommodations than the larger travel trailers and are often used simply to tote important gear along with you when you go camping. This is a more affordable option for the camper who wishes to sleep under the stars or in a tent but wants more room to bring along all of their favorite camping items such as fishing poles, hunting gear and so on. They resemble a flat bed from a truck and come with a cover to keep your gear protected from the elements. These types of camp trailers are also hitched to the back of a vehicle for easy transport. You can by this trailer for a much smaller amount than the travel type, making it a better choice for the money conscious camper.

No matter which type of trailer fits your needs or offers the accommodations that you desire, many campers enjoy the luxury of having a travel trailer on hand for their outdoor adventures. Consider checking for warranties and guarantees when you go to buy yours to ensure that, should anything go wrong with the trailer itself, the company that you purchased it from will cover the cost of repairs. Having a guarantee gives you a lot of freedom to choose exactly what you want.

Fast and Easy Camping Food

A good meal means different things to different people. However, good eats while camping are important because they can have an impact on the entire trip. I believe good camp food is food that is easy to make and can be made very quickly. Here, are a few tips I have picked up through the years to make good meals:

1. Don’t be afraid to choose basic hamburgers. Whether it is hamburgers or hot dogs, most people find that they like one if not both. By adding these to your cooking menu, you increase your chances of making them happy.

2. Meals Ready To Eat (MREs). These staples of the military can also be great for you. With food that tastes similar to what comes out of a can, these are great because of their quick cooking times. Plus, they are relatively inexpensive as you get up to 30 meals for under $100 in some cases and they pack well as they were designed for traveling.

3. Freeze dried food. The arguments for MREs also apply here. The pricing is much like them and the other benefits are the same.

4. Food in a can. These are good because of their quick cooking and ready to go formats. All you have to do is heat them in a pot and you are good to go. Plus, the left-over cans can be used to help you around the campsite to store smaller items or for target practice.

5. Boxed foods: Rice and noodle dishes, mac and cheese, and other boxed goods work great in the field. Boxed foods are good because they are relatively light weight, tend to have fast cooking times and the materials can be easily disposed of afterwards.

6. Breakfast food: There are about a dozen different types of bars you can choose from: cereal, granola, fruit, etc. Each one is great because they require no cooking and can be carried with you while hiking. This means you may be able to avoid having to build a morning fire on certain days.

7. Trail Mix and More: These work just like the breakfast food bars. Whether it is dried fruit, beef jerky, or a trail mix, they give you a ready supply of carbohydrates and proteins. Great for hiking trips and keeping your overall camping food weight down.

8. Crackers and More: Crackers are a great food for camping because they keep for a long time and can be used with a number of other items, like tuna, cheese, some meats, etc. While camping, these foods taste extra good, so be sure to add them to your camp food list.

9. Fast Menu Options: These examples are great because everyone enjoys them.
a. Taco salad( chips, shredded lettuce, and pinto)
b. Pita Bread Pizza (Pizza sauce, cheddar or mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, pita bread).

10. Drinks for Camping: It is best to avoid drinks that are liquid form. Choose powders to reduce your weight as you can always add water later. Popular camping choices are coffee, cocoa, tea, tang, and Gatorade powder.

These camping foods tend to be crowd pleasers because they are easy to make, easy to carry, and leave little left over trash. Do yourself a favor and try out a few as we are sure they will be good for your group and easier on the cook.