Campfire accessories for camping and garden

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Which campfire accessories do I need?

That depends on whether you need the campfire accessories for cooking over an open fire when camping or in your own garden. Of course you can make a campfire just to sit by the fire. But it's much more fun when you use the campfire to cook your food over it. Then it becomes a real one Savor the Outdoors. You can find what you need here.

Outdoor Cooking Equipment and Campfire Accessories

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A grill grate as a campfire accessory

A grill grate is essential as a campfire accessory for cooking over an open fire. These are either already integrated into the fire bowl or simply placed over the fire.

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Cast iron cookware is the best outdoor cooking equipment

Cast iron crockery is part of the accessories for cooking at the campfire. With it you can put your food on the fire (with Dutch Ovens with feet). Or you put the cookware on the grill.

Dutch Oven Accessories for cooking over fire

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A size selection Dutch ovens for cooking over the campfire can also be found here.


Outdoor pan fire

A fire pan is also practical for cooking over the fire:

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Baking over fire

If you want to bake cakes or a casserole over the fire, a baking pan is a campfire accessory you need.

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Soup kettle for fireplace

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Campfire at camping

Have you ever made a campfire? I can remember campfire evenings in Alaska and the Yukon that remain unforgettable. We could cook on the fire almost everywhere on the campsites. In Europe, too, you will always find opportunities to make a campfire on campsites.

A grill is a perfect campfire accessory

The easiest way to do this is to put sausages or potatoes on a skewer and hold them in the fire until they are done. However, a skewer for the campfire should not be made of wood if possible. We therefore recommend campfire skewers made of stainless steel. Grilling over an open fire is very rustic. You only need that

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More campfire accessories for cooking on an open fire

The following things are also useful if you want to cook at the campfire:

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Campfire Accessory - Ring of Fire
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Campfire in the garden for grilling over an open fire

In the garden, a fire bowl is best suited for outdoor grilling and cooking over a fire. Very few gardens have a brick ring of fire. In a fire bowl, however, you can easily set up your grill over an open fire. However, you should make sure that you do not bother the neighbors with smoke or combustible materials are nearby. The fire bowl is placed safely away from trees, wooden balconies and other combustible materials. With the right accessories, you can create an open fire in the fire bowl grill for cooking over fire.

Campfire Accessories for cooking on an open fire

At campsites there is often a corner where you can grill over an open fire. If that is not available, one will help portable grill further. This is easy to transport. Depending on the size and model, it also fits in the car or mobile home. With this campfire accessory you can use it both in the garden and when camping Tent or Rooftent and at Motorhome vacation cooking over an open fire. If you have a place to set up your campfire, you will also need equipment to cook over it.

Campfire - what are the regulations?

If you want to make a campfire, you first have to deal with the local legal regulations.

  • In Germany, these vary from place to place and from federal state to federal state. The best thing to do is to ask in the community where you want to light a campfire. Campsites often have their own campfire facilities. A campfire on the ground must be approved by the municipality. This also applies to campfires in your own garden. The base and the environment for the campfire must be fireproof. A fire bowl, for example, is suitable as a base. However, this must not be larger than one meter in diameter. Otherwise, an approval under the Federal Immission Control Act must be obtained. It may only be used for barbecue fires. However, you must not burn garden waste in it. This also requires a permit.
  • In Austria you need the written permission of the landowner. The same applies in the forest.
  • In Switzerland, lighting a campfire in nature is permitted. However, there are limitations there too. Municipalities can ban it in nature reserves. In dry periods, the Federal Office for the Environment issues local and temporary bans. The best thing to do is to ask in the community.
  • You may only use untreated wood or charcoal as fuel.
  • The development of smoke must not disturb anyone.
  • No campfires may be lit during dry periods.

Frequently asked questions about campfire accessories

Which pot can you put directly on the fire?

A Dutch oven, for example, is suitable for cooking, roasting and baking over a campfire. Depending on the model, you can hang it over the fire on a tripod. You can also place a Dutch oven with feet directly on the fire. You can even use it in your home oven.

What burns well and for a long time?

Beech or oak wood is ideal. It is considered the best firewood because it is easy to use for lighting. It also burns for a long time and develops a lot of embers. Spruce, fir, Douglas fir and pine, for example, are suitable for lighting. These woods burn quickly. However, they contain a lot of resin, so they can be used as kindling.

How do I light a campfire?

You need Tinder for that. Thin wooden sticks, wood chips, bark or even dry grass are particularly suitable. Before lighting you should also make sure that the tinder material is dry and loosely heaped up. The flame also needs oxygen to grow.

Which wood smokes the least?

If you want your campfire to smoke little, it is best to use birch wood. However, this burns very quickly. Therefore, you should have a correspondingly large supply. It also works well as tinder.

What types of fire starters are best for a campfire?

There are various firelighters that are well suited for a campfire. Some of the most popular include, for example, fire starter cubes, tinder pads and fire steels.

What type of cookware is most convenient for preparing meals over a campfire?

Cast iron pans and pots are a popular choice for campfire cooking. They are sturdy, hold heat well and ensure even heat distribution.

What safety precautions should you take when handling campfire accessories?

When handling campfire accessories it is important to follow basic safety precautions. This includes placing the fire in a safe place, putting the fire out before leaving the area, and keeping fire extinguishing supplies nearby.

What additional utensils can improve the campfire experience?

There are utensils that can enhance the campfire experience. Some popular options include grill grates for grilling meat and vegetables, marshmallow roasters for roasting marshmallows, and folding camp chairs for comfortable seating by the fire.

Are there special campfire accessories that make it easier to light and maintain a campfire?

Yes, there are special campfire supplies that make starting and maintaining a campfire easier. These include fire-starting tools, such as fire blowers to help light firewood, and barbecue tongs or pokers to maintain the fire and move logs around.


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Source Campfire Accessories: Research while traveling in the Yukon, Alaska and Canada. My opinion is definitely my own.

Text Campfire Accessories: © Copyright Monika Fuchs and TravelWorldOnline
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Campfire accessories for camping and garden

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn