For all your Smoking and Grilling Needs you can Always Count on the Coleman BBQ Smoker
If you’re planning to rough it out for a few days in the wilderness, then camping is not camping without the Coleman bbq grill. Well, the idea of camping outdoors is to get away from it all, enjoy nature, rejuvenate your soul, reignite your passions for things that you may have forgotten long ago and, of course, cook nice meals. You’ll want to watch the Milky Way late at night with a beef steak burrito in your hand as you enjoy a nice existential and esoteric conversation with your family or friends. You’ll want to grab a coffee mug at dawn as you wait for the sunrise. Food is a basic need besides your camping equipment and transportation.
Set the Date and Do Shoutouts to Friends Who Wants to Tag Along
First you have to decide whether you want to go camping alone or with family or friends. So, pick your desired date to go camping and then invite your loved ones and/or friends to go with you. For me camping in groups is much better than to go alone, but of course, if you really want some alone time, then by all means go alone.
Planning for the Trip
Scouting a location for where you’ll setup camp can be difficult if you have no one in your team who has firsthand knowledge about the camping location or has already been there himself/herself. If you’re unsure where you want to camp or have never been to the place where you’re interested to camp in, then you can use these camping apps that you can download and install on your phone or tablet and find a suitable camping ground without having to spend days just to physically scout the area yourself.
Once you’ve found a suitable spot to camp, then you can start writing a checklist of the things to bring, transportation and fuel, the amount of food you’ll need based on how many days you want to camp outdoors. Of course, you don’t want to forget your smoker – the Coleman BBQ grill.
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Prepare the Food
Food preparation is also an essential part of the planning process. Make sure that the food you’ll cook while camping are those that are easy to cook and not those that require a chef’s skills to prepare. Efficiency is the mandate in this case and everything has to be light and quick to do or pack. The Coleman BBQ smoker can be a suitable replacement for your stove, so if you bring it along, then you can leave the stove behind. Still it’s always best to be prepared for anything, because you’ll never know when you’ll need the stove also.
Transportation and Other Tools
Perhaps the most important thing to consider when camping is to ensure that you won’t get stranded out in the middle of nowhere and be able get back to civilization. I mean, have you seen James Franco’s 172 Hours? That would be such an unpleasant experience, so it’s better safe than sorry. You may want to bring the best recreational vehicle (RV) when you’ll go camping, because it’s big and spacious and is designed to cruise long distances and even on off-road tracks. I’d recommend the RexAir, Lazy Daze or the Coleman/Dutchman Denali as they are very reliable. Before you roll out into the camp site be sure to check the RV’s engine, gas, oil, brakes, water levels on the radiator, battery and other important details.
Grilled Shrimp of any Seafood on the Coleman BBQ set is Great while Camping
Bring tools for repairs as a precaution should your vehicle malfunction, but 90% of the time if you check your RV properly, it will run efficiently with no problems at all. So always do the “safety first” inspection before leaving.
- Lantern fuel or batteries
- Extra blankets
- Sleeping pad for each camper
- Repair kit for pads, mattress, tent, tarp
- Extra tarp or canopy
- Sleeping bag for each camper
- Tent, poles, stakes
- Tent footprint (ground cover for under your tent)
- Headlamps or flashlights (extra batteries)
- Roasting sticks for marshmallows, hot dogs
- Fuel for stove as well as the smoker
- Extra bin for washing dishes
- Food-storage containers, bags
- Plates, bowls, forks, spoons, knives
- Matches or lighter
- Frying pan
- Paper towels
- French press or portable coffee maker
- Sponge, dishcloth, dishtowelCorkscrew
- Stove or grill (in this case bring the Coleman BBQ smoker)
- Paring knife, spatula, cooking spoon
- Trash bags
- Water bottles
- Cups, mugs
- Cutting board
- Biodegradable soap
- Extra layers for warmth
- Clothes for daytime
- Shoes: hiking/walking shoes, easy-on shoes, water shoes
- First-aid kit
- Insect repellent
- Toothbrush, toiletries
- Prescription medications
- Bikes, toys
- Campsite reservation confirmation, phone number
- Maps, area information
- Pet supplies and food
Now you’re ready to go! Your RV should be able to take you to the nearest national park of your choosing. Make sure to fill up the fuel tank of your RV to full so you won’t run out of gas in the middle of your trip. Carry an extra 5 gallons of fuel if you have to just to be sure. Be prepared for anything, but more importantly, enjoy the trip.