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10 Classic Camping Meals


Classic Campfire Cooking No. 9: Hot Dogs

Hot dogs are one of the most convenient camping meals.
Hot dogs are one of the most convenient camping meals.
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Grilling meat is one of the oldest, simplest and easiest kinds of cookery in the world. There are few things as wonderful as roasting a hot dog on a stick over a roaring campfire, cooking it just enough so that when you bite into it, the skin pops and just a little juice comes out. Hot dogs have endured as a camping staple because they're inexpensive, come at least eight to a pack, and, because they're processed, keep with minimum refrigeration. And while you can grill them on a camp stove, all you really need is a stick and a good fire going.


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