No. 47 cook on a camp fire

A group of people toast marshmallows on a campfire at Coleton Fishacre, South Devon

'Cooking on a camp fire is an essential survival skill everyone should learn and is a cool thing to end a wild adventure in the woods with.' - Matthew, aged 11

We couldn’t agree more. Cooking on a camp fire can be great fun and is No. 47 of our '50 things to do before you're 11¾'.
Food cooked over a campfire always seems to taste better than normal. Wrap a jacket potato or other root vegetables in foil and cook up a tasty treat in the embers of the fire. You can also wrap thick slices of meat in cabbage leaves and roast them in the hot embers. Cabbage leaves don’t burn and the meat stays moist.
Top tip: you can cook anything from toasted marshmallows, to fried bacon and eggs, but please make sure you follow our safety guidelines, and supervise young children.


Boy in safety helmet

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