8 Ways to Turn Your Camping Meal Into a Glamping Meal

5. Bring a Camping Stove   

If you're car camping, space and weight aren't an issue so you can bring a stove that will handle everything that you need to cook. Make sure it's large enough to hold your biggest pan and sturdy enough that it won't tip over. Camp Chef and Coleman make some of the most reliable models. You can opt for a stove that sits on the table, while other models have adjustable legs for uneven surfaces.

For large groups, bring a stove with more than one burner so you can prep everything at once.

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6. Bring a Basecamp Kitchen  

For more kitchen organization, bring a camp kitchen. Kelty makes the Basecamp Kitchen, which is a mini version of the island in your kitchen. With a countertop, a place for your stove, drawers, a pantry and towel holders, this accessory is a must-have for turning your camping meal into a glamping meal.

7. Use Your Home Kitchen as Your Prep Kitchen

Mix spices for meats or meals, prep the pancake mix so you just have to add water or milk, and cut all your veggies all before you head for the campsite. At the campsite, you simply heat the spiced cider or shake and pour your favorite adult beverages. Other foods to prep at home include homemade granola, pasta and drink mixes.

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8. Add the Martha Stewart Finishing Touch

Add homey touches to your camping meal—a tablecloth, some napkins, and even stainless-steel nesting wine glasses. Don't forget candles and a lantern so you can still enjoy the fun once the sunsets. And if you really can't survive without that fresh cup of coffee, don't worry. Many outdoor gear companies make high-end French presses, drip systems, and even grinders for the campsite.

More: How to Make Comfort Food at the Campsite

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Mattie Schuler

Mattie Schuler is a journalist who writes, edits and reports for magazines and websites. She currently focuses on topics that include the outdoor industry, outdoor recreation and gear, adventure sports, health and fitness, yoga, parenting and travel. In her free time, Mattie enjoys snowboarding, hiking and backpacking, yoga, cooking and reading lots of books and magazines.
Mattie Schuler is a journalist who writes, edits and reports for magazines and websites. She currently focuses on topics that include the outdoor industry, outdoor recreation and gear, adventure sports, health and fitness, yoga, parenting and travel. In her free time, Mattie enjoys snowboarding, hiking and backpacking, yoga, cooking and reading lots of books and magazines.

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