Pembrokeshire is known throughout the UK for its lovely scenery, and it is an ideal place to visit if you enjoy camping or caravanning. Staying in a tent or a caravan allows you to travel to your Pembrokeshire destination at your own pace, and bring your accommodation with you. It also allows you to have a lot of the facilities you are used to having at home available to you during your stay, but of course, not all of them. When you are preparing for a camping holiday or preparing to travel to Wales in your caravan, thinking about what you are going to eat and how you will prepare it is important. Even if you plan to eat out at some of the great pubs and restaurants in the area most of the time, you will still probably want to be able to make simple breakfasts and other meals at your camp site. Below are some tips to help you plan.
Consider the Facilities You Have Available
The cooking amenities in caravans vary wildly. With many new caravans of the type you can find quite easily for sale through Gumtree or eBay, you have fairly well equipped kitchens with good gas hobs to cook on. In older, more basic caravans you may have just a single ring, or if you are camping in a tent you may only have the camping stove. Often, it is best to think in terms of meals you can cook in one pan so you can easily prepare something without having to worry about using multiple heat sources.
One use disposable barbecues can be a great idea for camping, as you can do your cooking outdoors and don’t need to worry about what you have available in terms of equipment. Check though, that the use of these is permitted where you are staying. The only trouble with this approach is that you can only use the barbecue once so if you are on a long trip you will need additional recipes and plans for other meals. Also, if it rains, you won’t be able to use this to prepare food inside your tent or caravan.
You may have a fridge in your caravan, which can make storing cold food and beverages safe and easy, but if you are without one it can be difficult to keep meat fresh and things like salads cold and crisp. A good ice box is a must in this kind of situation if you have foods you need to keep cool, but be very careful where raw meat is concerned – even in a cooler things can get a bit risky if you leave it too long. It is better to use the cooler for cooked food you want to eat cold, and for fruit, vegetables and of course beverages. While it may seem like a good idea to pretty much live off of cold foods while you are camping, especially in summer, you may find that you begin to crave something warm, so it is good to have a means of heating things, even if it is just a way to make tea or heat soup, in your camping kit.
By planning ahead, you can eat well and really enjoy your holiday camping or caravanning in Pembrokeshire!