The Ultimate Cooking Setup
Cooking at a festival is a great way to save money on vendors. Make sure you get the setup dialed in so you can easily get your cook on. Here is what your cooking setup should include.
Items to bring:
• Propane grill.
• Frying pan.
• One reusable plate, bowl, cup, fork, knife, and spoon for every person in your camp.
• Five additional plates, bowls, cups, forks, knives, and spoons for the friends you are going to make.
• Two collapsible bins, one for soapy water and one for rinsing off your dishes.
• Dish rack.
• Sponge with dish soap.
• Spatula, serving spoon, whisk.
• Paper towels.
• Five-gallon jugs of water. The larger your camp, the more you need.
How Much Water Do You Need?
The easiest way to determine if it’s someone’s first festival is when you see them with giant cases of individual bottles of water. Don’t be that guy. Buy reusable water containers and make sure you have one gallon of water per person in your camp for every day of the festival. If you run out, you will be able to fill your large containers somewhere in camp.
Heating Your Food
Having a warm meal at camp is one of the best feelings in the world. Here are the three main ways to cook your meals.
Propane Grill: The most popular method for heating food at a festival is with a portable propane grill, most commonly used for camping. These grills do a great job of heating anything you could want to cook.
Jet Boil Water Heaters: Cooking at a festival needs to be fast and easy. Thankfully there are Jet Boil personal water boiling systems that can boil water or heat up soup in less than two minutes. This is a festival game-changer, as it gives you access to boiling hot meals without taking excessive time out of your festival.
Solar-Powered BBQ: There’s a new option that is definitely worth checking out. The Go Solar Stove uses the sun to cook hot meals. In a mere 20 minutes, the stove can heat up to over 500 degrees Fahrenheit and have you eating delicious meals without using any energy besides the sun’s rays.
Learn how to become a contributing member of the festival community by reading The FestivalGoer's Guide and have your best festival every time you go.