Nothing beats BBQ camping, whether you have your eye on a bank holiday break in the great outdoors or just want to make the most of a weekend.
Connecting with nature, getting off the grid and spending time with family and friends, going back to basics and, of course, sensational BBQ meals – there are many reasons to love a camping weekend.
However, there is one downfall – if you forget to pack something in particular, you might be in a pickle. Very rarely does this kind of mini holiday involve a 24/7 corner store! Nothing dampens a camping BBQ session like leaving the gas cylinder at home. So, to ensure your weekend away is a sizzling sensation, we’ve pulled together this handy checklist for BBQ packing. We hope you find it helpful!
What to pack for your BBQ weekend away
The best camping BBQ weekend starts with – you guessed it – a BBQ. So top of our checklist is a portable camping BBQ unit.
BBQ for camping
If you’re planning your weekend away, but you’ve not yet purchased the actual cooking equipment, we’ve got you covered! Sahara sells a sensational camping gas BBQ that is more than fit for purpose.
Our Mini Gas BBQ lets you cook like a pro. It’s super light and easy to carry. The high-quality stainless steel burner and cast iron cooking grill mean you can opt for plenty of BBQing cooking styles. The lid even doubles as a chopping board, making this a versatile number. Compatible with a 400g gas cartridge, you can cook for your crew (and others who can’t resist the smells wafting to their tent!).
Now, if you prefer your gas BBQ camping a little more continental, why not opt for a gas pizza oven? Everyone can DIY their own topping, which can be a stack of fun, and cooking takes place in a matter of minutes. Low-maintenance al fresco feasts don’t get any better!
OK, so now you’ve got your mini BBQ sorted, what else is on the checklist?
BBQ cooking inventory – what else to pack
We want to be clear that this list does not include anything beyond the kitchen preparation. You should pack the following BBQ essentials for a stress-free campsite:
- Gas cylinder (with propane already in it!)
- Camping cookware
- Pizza stone and pizza peel if you’ve opted for the pizza oven
- Essential BBQ cooking accessories such as our 3-piece BBQ tool set
- BBQ cleaning tools (even in the outdoors, you’ll need to do a little bit of tidying up afterwards!)
- Crockery, including plates, bowls
- Glassware (even if it’s not actually made from glass)
- Knives and scissors
- Serving spoons
- Outdoor lighting
- Mosquito repellent (all cooks want to eat as opposed to being eaten)
- Corkscrew and bottle/can opener (should we have put that at the top of the list?!)
- Garbage bags (never leave a trace!)
- Tea towel
- Washing up bowl
- Spare water
- Coffee maker
- Cleaning sponge, dustpan and perhaps even a broom
- Drying rack
Looking for BBQ menu inspiration? You’ll find plenty of mouth-watering BBQ recipe ideas on our blog.
Contact us about a portable gas BBQ for camping
For more information about a camping BBQ portable, contact our friendly team. They may be green with envy about your plans, but they’ll work through that and provide all the information and advice you need to choose the best portable BBQ for camping. Have fun!