Here is a great recipe/technique for Campfire baked potatoes that would work well for camping, grilling out, or making food in a grid down SHTF scenario.
It is crazy simple. You don’t need much more than a fire and and empty can to make these potatoes. This is a great kitchen MacGyver trick to keep in your back pocket.
I like projects that upcycle trash in to usable items. Baking a potato in an empty can is a perfect example of this.
Seems like, if more people were creative with items instead of throwing them away we would have cleaner world.
To make Campfire Baked Potatoes in a can simply:
- First of all, remove the entire top of a soda can. (Using you P-38 can opener gets extra points)
- Next, smear the whole potato with butter or oil (and any other seasoning you like).
- Insert the raw potato into the soda can
- Finally, cover top with aluminum foil and place the can onto the hot coals of your campfire.
The Potatoes bake in the can just as they would in the oven. Making campfire baked potatoes is a popular recipe on camping trips.
In consideration of the ease, I would recommend trying this techniques next time you have a fire.