You may be one of those people who likes to plan out every single meal you and your family will be eating on a camping trip week ahead of time. While this is a great way to ensure that everyone has enough to eat, there are plenty of other things to take into consideration when you planning meals for a weekend out in the wilderness. Below you can discover some tips we have compiled so that you can make sure that you are eating safe meals throughout your camping experience.

  1. Keep Your Food Cooldreamstime_135035
    When you are packing groceries that clearly need to be refrigerated, you need to make sure they continue to stay cold throughout your trip. This means keeping these types of food at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. When they reach higher temperatures, pathogens can grow on your food which will in turn make you and your whole family sick.
  2. Plan More!
    You may have planned out your meals for your camping trip but don’t forget to pack your cooler accordingly. If you know what order in which you will be needing ingredients, pack them in such a way that will not require you to unpack the entire cooler every time you are making a meal.
  3. Invest In A High Quality Cooler
    As it goes with all camping gear, the higher the quality, the better off you will be. Coolers are no exception. You want to invest in a cooler that will do its job and keep all of your food cold and contained.
  4. Keep Food Separate From Drinks
    To make everything easier on yourself, pack separate coolers for drinks and food. This will prevent any leaks from potentially ruining a cooler filled with food and vice versa.

Remember the next time you visit Jellystone of Estes Park to use these tips and prepare ahead of time so that you can have a phenomenal time at our campground.