How to Have Thanksgiving Dinner While Camping
We are big proponents of spending Thanksgiving on the trails. Well, to be honest, we’re big proponents of spending every day on the trails. But especially holidays.And we’re not talking about skipping Thanksgiving—we mean going all-out and having a feast in the forest!
Traditional Thanksgiving fare lends itself well to campsite cooking. Here are three menu options, ranging from lazy, lightweight backpacker to aspiring campfire chef.
Backpacking? Don’t want to cook? Not a foodie? You can still throw together a semi-traditonal dinner!
Trail mix with dried cranberries
Dehydrated green beans
Sweet potato chips
Apple granola bar
Meant to be casually consumed—on the move, on a rock, in a hammock.
If you’re craving Thanksgiving fixings but don’t feel like cooking much, these simple menu items are sure to satisfy.
Turkey sandwiches with cranberry jelly
Instant mashed potatoes
Store-bought apple pie
Simple table settings accompany this simple supper—bandanas as placemats, sporks galore, flask of bourbon passed around to keep everyone warm and toasty.
Gourmet Group Dinner
It’s a holiday—go ahead and pull out all the stops! You have all the time in the world when you’re camping, so why not cook a full Thanksgiving dinner? And for the pièce de résistance, cook a turkey in a cardboard box oven. Yes, you read that correctly. An oven. Made of cardboard.
You should pull out all the stops for this one—battery-operated twinkle lights hung from the trees, music playing softly from a speaker, blankets strewn invitingly. Basically glamping.