Campfire Bacon

Nothing rouses groggy campers from their beds quite like the succulent smell of sizzling campfire bacon. To make the most of your mornings in the great outdoors, check out these different methods for making delicious campfire bacon!


We cook marshmallows on sticks, so why not bacon? To cook bacon using this method, simply weave strips of uncooked bacon onto a skewer, leaving a small gap between weaves and a few inches empty on each end of the skewer. Put your skewered bacon over the flames and rotate it periodically until crispy. Because the bacon grease will just fall from the skewer into the fire rather than collect, this method is a healthier option … if that’s even possible when we’re talking about bacon.

Skillet Cooked

Making bacon in an iron skillet is the most conventional method because it is simple and effective. To cook using this method, put your pan over the flames for a few minutes to heat up. Once hot, add your bacon strips, turning them occasionally. Once crispy, remove them from the heat. To avoid being left with half-cooked bacon, consider constructing a longer-lasting log cabin campfire to ensure that you get the job done.

Cave-Man Style

If you’re the type who likes to camp with nothing but the bare essentials, then the cave-man style campfire bacon is for you! To cook using this method, find a relatively flat-surfaced rock that’s not too thick or heavy. Clean it off with a little bit of water and position it up against the fire. Drop some water on your rock and when you hear the water sizzle, you’re ready to lay your bacon strips down. Let them cook until they’re crispy and remove them from your all-natural cooking surface.

Paper Bag Baked

Believe it or not, you can cook bacon over a campfire using just a paper bag. To attempt this interesting method, wait for the fire to begin dying out and then form a layer of bacon at the bottom of a paper bag. Then fold the bag closed and poke a sharp stick through the fold to keep it secure. Using your stick, dangle the bag over the hot coals, being careful not to let the paper bag combust. After about ten minutes your bacon should be done. If you want crispier strips, drape the bacon on your stick and hold it over the coals a bit longer.

Smoke Infused

Adding herbs and different types of wood to your fire gives off flavorful smoke that can enhance the taste of your campfire cuisines. Add some alder for a sweet flavor or spice up your food with some bay leaves. Click here to learn about some of these uncommon campfire cooking tips and discover how you can take your campfire bacon to the next level!

Pair your tasty bacon with some flame-cooked scalloped potatoes for a delicious campfire-cooked meal that the whole family will love!

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