There are certainly plenty of gadgets that can make your camping experience a bit less rustic. But for some, planning a high-tech trip into the wilderness might defeat the purpose of getting closer to nature. Just because you’re roughing it without a heat-powered generator or a camping oven doesn’t mean you’re limited to boring oatmeal and vegetables wrapped in foil, like every other camper on Earth. These fantastic dishes can be cooked with just some cast iron and a roaring fire.
For this recipe from the Dirty Gourmet, just put everything in your Dutch oven and wait. The Dutch oven really is the Swiss Army knife of cooking vessels.
Making a perfect omelet usually requires the sort of delicacy that defeats the purpose of cooking over live fire. Enter a pot of boiling water. By mixing your omelet ingredients in a BPA–free plastic baggie and poaching it in water, you’ll be able to make softer eggs and avoid flipping pieces into the dirt. This video explains how to do it in a kitchen, but it can easily be re-created at a campsite.