On a camping trip, there are a few must-haves beyond comfortable boots and breathable socks - namely, a knife that can fold; dishes with lids that can also be used as Frisbees, and a bar blade, the Rolls Royce of bottle openers that can also stir a pot and pull a tent peg out of the ground (click 'See also').
By Charlie Sorrel
When Mario Batali wants to get away, he doesn't go to Italy, where he learned the finer points of cooking; he heads to Michigan, where there are four full seasons and his place is on a lake, and the pizza oven is in the back.
By Jennifer Conlin
The New York Times (may require subscription) 2007-08-17
Key to good food on the trail or at the campground is packing light and packing smart, prepping at home before the trip, and then eating the chicken and bell peppers first, and saving hardy potatoes and carrots for the last days.
By AnnMarie Timmins
Associated Press; Springfield Journal-Register (IL)
Plethora of high-tech gadgets pushes columnist to consider making meals over burning sticks, but she's not alone; there's a slew of campfire cooking in contests, in back yards and in the backcountry across the nation.
By Joyce Rosencranz
The Cincinnati Post