Campfire ban. The dreaded words you don’t want to hear when you’re heading out for quality time at the campsite. So what to do when you can’t have a campfire and you’re missing the warmth, cozy glow, and roasted treats? Here are a few tips for camping without a campfire this summer.
Bring along a portable propane fire pit
Even during a campfire ban, portable propane fire pits are often allowed. They let you enjoy the warmth and glow of a campfire, minus the work of chopping wood and keeping a flame burning. Head in to your local RV Care dealership to see which ones they recommend, and, of course, check your local fire regulations to confirm they are allowed.
BBQ your treats
You can recreate most of the delicious fire-roasted flavours of your favourite campfire treats with the BBQ. Try out these skillet smores, scooping the roasted chocolate-marshmallow mixture with graham crackers, or grill these delicious apple crisp foil packets.
Keep the glow
Don’t forget to keep the evening campsite ambiance just right by replacing that lovely campfire glow. Adding a set of string lights to your awning gives just the right amount of light, and propane lanterns, rather than LED ones, give off a nice, warm glow.
Replace the warmth
When you can’t gather around a warm campfire, set up a cozy lounge area under your twinkling awning lights. Use an RV mat for a comfortable floor and add to the coziness with warm fleece blankets and throw pillows.