Campfire cooking tips

We all love the warmth of a campfire. But to take your outdoor adventures to the next level with a hearty campfire meal you need more than a flame.

In fact, it can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour to generate enough stable coals to evenly stew without burning your meal to a crisp. But once you know how, it’s quite easy to do: a little planning, protective campfire gloves and good quality camping gear will get you there.

Check out these tips from Tony at Aussie Campfire Kitchens below!



Have a good variety of small timber sizes. Small pieces for getting the fire going and saving it if you are about to lose it. It’s also good for getting cooking gear hot quickly.

Medium pieces to keep the fire going with a constant heat, while larger bits of wood for getting good coals for a good fire base.


Preparation is key. Have all of your food cut up, prepped and ready! You don’t want to run out of heat when you’re in the middle of cooking. Also, make sure you have all your tongs, spoons etc on hand.

The Aussie Campfire Kitchens utensil rack is perfect for that!


Use heavy based cooking gear plates, grills and camp ovens. 6mm thickness is ideal for cooking on the fire. It gets hot and stays hot, which helps take the stress out of cooking!

Unsure what to cook? Tony shares his tried and true Fried Rice and BBQ chicken wings here!