Later this week we are headed to Camp Bestival, festivals are generally very good for food now with Camp Bestival being rather exceptional BUT realistically buying every meal for four people can get a little expensive so here are some tips for festival food and camping food in general:
1. Freeze staple food items to take with you:
I freeze bacon, sausages and milk as well as one home cooked dish such as bolognese. The meal should defrost in time for your second night and you will appreciate a filling meal outside your tent for a much needed break.
Yes it doesn’t look that appealing..tastes awesome.
2. Snacks, snacks and more snacks:
It is unbelievable how hungry small ones will get when they are running around all day. Fruit, crisps, cereal bars and cheese are all handy snacks to have on standby. We also take cheery tomatoes, olives and sliced peppers which the girls love.
3. Make a meal ready for your first night and also boil some potatoes:
The meal will be perfect for when you are finished setting up camp, curry is perfect or a stew and the potatoes when sliced are great for adding to a frittata or omelette for breakfast the following day.
4. Tortilla Chips, Cheese, Salsa and Sour Cream:
Have you tried making nachos in a pan? Just line it with foil and pop in your nachos, topped with salsa and cheese, cook for 10 minutes then cover with foil to melt your cheese. Such an amazing camping meal or snack. Serve with sour cream and perhaps some jalapeños.
5. Eggs and Baked Beans:
Take a box of eggs and some beans for an easy lunch simply served with some bread.
6.Peanut Butter Or Nutella & Bread:
Sandwiches can be made up on the morning before you head into the festival arena, peanut butter sandwiches also freeze really well.
Pack some wine boxes, cocktail pouches, wine handbags and cider or beer for a money saver. You can drink these at your tent but you cannot take them into the arena. Most festivals including Camp Bestival do not allow glass bottles and have a limit to the amount you can take in with you.
8. Cool bags and flasks:
We have some awesome cool bags and flasks from Thermos including this Duo Compartment Food Flask.
Festivals generally have lots of camping options now including glamping and pre erected tents. This year we are staying with Pitch Camping – look out for a full review after the festival. Pitch Village set up tents for you in advance and our tent will include 4 airbeds, sleeping bags and pillows.. also unlimited tea and coffee – BONUS. If we were camping in the general campsite we would be using our Vango Inflatable tent – so convenient and easy to set up, just 8 minutes up and down. Spacious too. We were sent one to review and if we get any decent weather this summer you will see a full review soon.
* We are ambassadors for Camp Bestival and our tickets are free, we are also reviewing Pitch Village and products mentioned have been gifted for the purpose of a review.