Top tips and tricks to keep your camping season fresh

Find out what to bring camping this summer

Group of campers enjoying food together Group of campers enjoying food together

Summer is in full swing and that means one thing — it’s camping season. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a camping novice, the chance to get out and explore the great outdoors always brings cool stories, new friendships and fresh perspectives. So why not escape the bustling city and packed beaches and plan your camping adventure in one of the breathtaking parks in Canada.

Before you set off, let Fresh Prep help ensure your camping trip goes off without a hitch with our top camping tips and tricks. Keep reading to discover our top tips and meal kits that will help you eat fresh this camping season.

Become a grillmaster

Grilled always tastes better and that is why we have put a grill at the top of our list of things to bring camping. 

All you really need is fire, a grill grate and something to cook, like our Chef’s Gourmet Grilling Bundle. Fresh Prep customers can find this in our Add-ons Menu (P.S. — If you’re not yet a Fresh Prep customer, check out the offer at the bottom of this article.) 

If you feel inspired to try something new, then why not check out Fresh Prep’s Citrus-Ginger Marinated Top Sirloin recipe. This mouthwatering recipe can be marinated and prepped ahead of time and stored in a ziplock bag, making it a great meal to test out your grilling skills.

If you want to strip camping season back to the basics and cook up incredible meals after a long day in the wild, become a grillmaster with our top grilling tips.

Salads are a camping season essential

Camping is all about preparation and summer is all about fresh flavours, so what better dish to prepare for your camping holiday than a delicious summer salad. 

Salads are a perfect quick and healthy option, so you don’t have to spend the whole vacation cooking. Choose from our Classic Chicken Caesar Salad to our Spring Vegetable Quinoa Salad, we have a variety of salads that are quick and easy eats.

Make life easier for yourself with a fresh and simple salad to take fresh on the go.

Keep warm and carry on

It may be summer but that doesn’t mean that it can’t get chilly at night. Temperatures can drop rapidly after dark, so whether you pack plenty of layers or learn how to light a fire safely, you must always be prepared for the cold. 

Of course one of the best ways to keep warm is to ensure you eat plenty, and what is more warming on a cold camping trip than a bowl of soup? Fresh Prep has a  variety of tasty soups that are easy to bring camping. Add our Creamy Tomato & Basil or our Chicken & Wild Rice Soup to your shopping list to get your taste buds tingling and your temperature rising.

Embrace no-trace camping

What makes camping special? Is it the chance to spend uninterrupted time with friends and family? Is it being at one with nature? Whatever your reason for loving camping season in Western Canada, we want to ensure that future generations get the same opportunity and experience. 

Leave No Trace Canada is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting outdoor ethics and protecting Canada’s natural and cultural heritage through a set of principles. These practices and techniques minimize the impact we have on nature and our environment this camping season and beyond.

Fresh Prep’s sustainable approach to making mealtimes more interesting means that we are a big supporter of no-trace camping and looking after our surroundings. We don’t want to contribute to trash and waste that winds up where it shouldn’t — that’s why one of our camping tips and tricks is to pack our reusable Fresh Prep cooler bag full of all your food. Our cooler bags help you keep your food fresh and reduce waste, and most of the plastic packaging can be returned to our delivery drivers with ease after your trip.

All this said, it turns out the best thing to bring camping with you this year is an appetite. Fresh Prep has all the ingredients for a great camping season and an even better summer. It’s time to step outside and enjoy mother nature as she intended.

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