Overlanding is a great escape from everyday life, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave every benefit of your household behind. You can still cook and enjoy excellent meals out in the wild so you can have a fulfilling breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. Use these tips and tricks for cooking while on an overland adventure.
Prepare Meals At Home
Make mealtimes more efficient by preparing food ahead of your trip. The day before, take time to portion meals for the days ahead and cook everything to perfection. That way, you don’t have to take all your favorite kitchen supplies on the trip.
That said, if you cook burgers, chicken, fish, and other meals at home, won’t they go bad by the time your trip is over? Not necessarily. At Ironman 4x4, we have off-road fridges that you can easily put in in your vehicle. With a fridge on board, you can cook meals at home and pack them away so they remain tasty whole time. We also have portable fire pits and ovens so you can reheat your food precisely how you want.
Don’t Skip Meals
One tip for cooking while on an overland adventure is to maintain a three-meal-a-day standard. That’s something we all learn as kids, so why is that so important to reiterate here? When you’re away overlanding, it’s a little more difficult to follow the same daily routine as you do back home.
Overlanding can be a large-scale trip that with a lot of travel. Plus, you’ll likely be filling your days with activities. Maybe you’ll stay up later for nighttime star gazing or simply wake up later to give yourself more time to rest. This switch in schedule makes it easy to skip breakfast or other meals so you can instead go on a hike, drive, or swim. But you don’t have to substitute your meals with snacks when you’re away from home.
If you’re trying to cut out meals to optimize storage, take a step back and consider how you can better optimize that storage arrangement. For example, at Ironman 4x4, we have collapsible containers and water tanks with modular designs to make storage and organization convenient. With the right containers, you can organize your supplies so that everything fits neatly without leaving any essentials behind at home.
Be Mindful of Critters
One more tip to remember is that you should be wary of critters when you’re cooking. Suffice it to say that you don’t want animals messing with your meals. The good news is that you don’t have to keep everything on the floor of your campsite. A helpful trick is to consider elevating your campsite. For example, you could use a roof rack.. If you want to elevate your food to store it away from critters on the ground, you can stash it in your weatherproof boxes on your roof rack whenever necessary. Stock your truck with the right accessories today so you can prep for an exhilarating outdoor adventure. Your adventure elevated.