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Camp mornings often start with a chill in the air. It’s can be difficult to get out of bed when you’re cold but you know that once you get the coffee brewing, your senses will also begin to awaken. Then a smile comes to your lips as you remember, you have bacon to make for breakfast this morning!
And that’s when it hits you….
At first it comes to you in a slow whiff as you’re taking in the smell of fresh air and…An ohh so smokey… so delicious smell. A smile comes to your face as you take a deep breath and enjoy the smell of some other camper cooking bacon!
The best part of waking up…
Now you’re up and out of bed because there are only a few smells that will make you want to get out of a warm sleeping bag. I don’t know what it is about bacon but next to coffee and cinnamon rolls, it’s one of my favorite things to have when camping.
I don’t know what it is about bacon but next to coffee, it’s one of my favorite things to have when camping. And if you’ve never had it over the charcoals then you are missing out! We have a Table Top Grill that we like to use to cook on when camping. I’ve heard of some people taking slabs of bacon and throwing it right upon the grill grates. But not me, as the thought of losing one piece would be very disappointing, especially when we are usually all clamoring for the last piece.
Heavy-duty tin foil
Enjoy the looks of envy
Lay your packet of yumminess on the grill grate over the coals. Put the lid on your grill and wait. Make up some coffee while you’re waiting. Enjoy the many envious looks of other campers as they walk past your site thinking ‘Ohhh is that coffee and bacon I smell?’
We love making pancakes or eggs on a griddle, while we wait as it does take quite a while for bacon to be fully cooked. Take the grill cover off, and peek inside the tin foil package occasionally to flip the strips as needed. Burnt bacon still tastes good but nobody wants that!
After the last piece is gone, it’s time to clean up. Let your tin foil of bacon grease cool completely before disposing of it. As this will be a magnet for night-time critters, be sure to wrap it up tightly before putting it in the trash can. Sometimes, I even put the tin foil ball into a sealed plastic bag to help keep smells contained. Before walking away, be sure your trash can cover is tight.
Easy clean up and what a great way to start the day!