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22 Jun
Kate’s Epic RV Trip Meal Plan: 5 Weeks, 5 People, Full Bellies

Kate’s Epic RV Trip Meal Plan: 5 Weeks, 5 People, Full Bellies

Kate Dunbar knows her way around the RV kitchen. She also knows a thing or two about meal planning for a 5-week epic RV trip with her family. Lucky for us, she offered to share her RV Trip Meal Plan with the RVFTA community. In this post, you’ll find the two-part Facebook Live series, plus a bunch of downloadable goodies to help you prepare for a longer RV trip. The good news is you can also use a lot of these resources for quick weekend getaways as well. Use the menu planning PDF to make a standard weekend camping menu. Then fill out... Read More
21 Feb
Cast Iron Cooking Tips for the Campground

Cast Iron Cooking Tips for the Campground

I don’t know a camper around that doesn’t have a piece or two of cast iron. That work horse of the fire ring or kitchen delivers time and time again. The rules are basically the same since its creation over two thousand years ago, season it well and dry it thoroughly after every cleaning. Cast iron cooking allows you to bake, grill, sear, stew, braise, sauté, caramelize, and brown just about any food. Baking biscuits in a Dutch oven are the all time camping food staple. Those soft and yet crisp edged biscuits have warmed hearts, bellies and... Read More
05 Jan
The Definitive Guide to Classic Camping Gear Built to Last for Generations

The Definitive Guide to Classic Camping Gear Built to Last for Generations

Are you tired of buying junky plastic camping gear that only lasts for one season, or maybe even just one trip?  Do you have sentimental camping memories with your parents or grandparents, and all of their classic camping gear that seemed to last throughout your entire childhood? Then it might be time for you to upgrade your camping kit with a few of these vintage inspired beauties. Because camping shouldn’t just be fun. It should also be functional, and done with a dash of style that will turn you into the king or queen of the... Read More
01 May
Dutch Oven Breakfast Frittata, Courtesy of the Valley Forge Black Pots

Dutch Oven Breakfast Frittata, Courtesy of the Valley Forge Black Pots

Dutch Oven Breakfast Frittata We had the very tasty privilege of hanging out with the Valley Forge Black Pots at the Hamburg Cabela’s store during last week’s Camping Classic event. We tasted way more than our fair share of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert samples. These folks are not only great Dutch Oven cooks, they are also super generous about sharing recipes with wannabes like us. I’m going to share a couple of the recipes here on our blog, but you can also head over and follow their Facebook page for lots more... Read More
20 Nov
A Campground Thanksgiving: Corn Casserole, InstantPot Mashed Potatoes, and Apple Slaw

A Campground Thanksgiving: Corn Casserole, InstantPot Mashed Potatoes, and Apple Slaw

In this series of blog posts, I am sharing my family recipes for enjoying a campground Thanksgiving. There are so many ways to bring festive holiday cheer on the road, and this year I am focusing on dishes that offer those classic Thanksgiving flavors, but can be made mostly in advance and with minimal fuss. You can also check out my posts on Turkey and Stuffing Sandwiches and Pumpkin Bread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting.   Corn Casserole Growing up, my family lived near a military base, so we were blessed to meet families from all over... Read More

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