Florida’s Top 16 Beach Campgrounds

Florida's Top 16 Beach Campgrounds blog post by Mountain Mat

FLORIDA’S TOP 16 BEACH CAMPGROUNDS Most Florida beach campsites are located in the slightly sheltered area behind the sand dunes.  Camping right next to the ocean is normally not permitted in order to protect vulnerable vegetation and wildlife like nesting sea turtles and seabirds.  We’ve listed the best campgrounds with tent sites either on or […]

First Time Tent Camping with Kids – Don’t Panic!

First time tent camping with kids blog post by Mountain Mat

  Thinking about planning a first-time camping trip with the kids but not sure where to start?  We’ve got all the best advice on what to pack for a family camping trip and tips for tent camping with kids.  From campsite meal prepping to our free downloadable camping gear checklist, your dreams of a family […]

3-Day Weekend Camping Meal Plan with Shopping List

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Planning a weekend camping trip and need a simple but delicious meal plan?  Here is a kid-friendly camping meal plan that will have everyone cleaning their plates! One of our favorite things about camping trips are family meals cooked over the fire.  After a day of exercise and fresh air, our appetites are always bigger […]

Campfire Chicken Foil Packet Dinners

Campfire Foil Dinner packets are a fun and easy way to cook dinner. You can mass-produce these or allow each person to customize their foil packet just the way they like them. Use heavy duty aluminum foil and double-wrap for added protection. Then just nestle the dinners into the campfire coals and let them cook […]

Campfire Chili with Cornbread Topping

Nothing in the world warms the soul like a big pot of homemade chili while you sit by the campfire! Our recipe calls for using ground beef, but you can substitute with ground turkey or even just extra beans instead of meat! We’ve eliminated using a separate pan for cornbread -instead you cook it right […]

Campfire Grilled Turkey and Swiss Pull-Apart Sandwich Loaf

Camping lunches are best when they are fast, hearty, and delicious. These sandwiches can be pre-assembled if you want or quickly created to toss onto the campfire coals to cook. Serve with soup (any kind works!) and you’ve got a soup and sandwich meal that everyone will love!

Campfire Cinnamon Twisters and Dutch Oven Egg Scramble

While your egg scramble cooks over the campfire coals, serve up these easy cinnamon twisters as an appetizer! Kids can assemble the twisters and put their own butter, sugar, and cinnamon on them. Make sure you soak the bamboo kabob sticks for at least 5 minutes in water to stop them from burning in the […]

Campfire Nachos

Nachos cooked over the campfire is an easy lunch or dinner sure to please everyone at your campsite! Add or exclude ingredients to customize this recipe to your liking. If you are a super-planner – you can even pre-chop all the ingredients making this meal super quick and easy!