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Author: Shane Devenish

Try Camping Mac n’ Cheese!

The Camping Mac n’ Cheese Recipe is the easiest and cheesiest meal for camping!

1 1/2 Cups Elbow Macaroni
8 oz Prepared Alfredo Sauce
1/2 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese Grated
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese Grated
1/4 Cup Mozzerella Cheese
1/4-1/2 Cup Half & Half or Whole Milk
Salt & Pepper to taste

*Cook pasta according to directions, drain and rinse with cold water.
*Stir Alfredo Sauce into cooked pasta and 3 cheeses.
*Divide between 4 Aluminum Tins sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.  Store in large plastic food storage bag in cooler until ready to cook.
*Cook 8-10 minutes over the hot coals, remove from fire and serve immediately and enjoy!

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Whether you are new to camping or a seasoned outdoor enthusiast, we all have a role to play when sharing outdoor spaces.  We applaud the British Columbia Camping & RVing Coalition along with other Associations and Agencies who joined together to develop the Campers Code.  Let’s all get out and enjoy the outdoors safely and respectfully.  Take the pledge now at!

Strawberry Jello Cake

Try Strawberry Jello Cake on your next Camping Trip!

Strawberry Jello Cake


1 White Cake Mix

1 Package of Strawberry Jello

1 Cup Boiling Water

2 Cups Whipping Cream

Fresh Strawberries


Preheat oven 350 Degrees

Prepare 9×13 baking pan with flour/oil spray

Make the cake according to package instructions, remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes

While the cake is cooling, make the Jello

Once the cake is cooled, use a fork to poke holes all over it deep so the Jello can get down into the cake

Pour the strawberry Jello all over the top of the baked cake

Refrigerate the cake for 4 hours

When the cake is ready to serve, ice the cake with the whipped cream, top with fresh strawberries and enjoy!

Gingerbread Cookies

The gingerbread cookie recipe is great to have around during the holidays!  This recipe is easy to make.  You can make them a little softer or nice and crunchy depending on your tastes.

You can decorate the gingerbread cookies or leave them completely plain.  Get creative with the cookies!



3 Cups all purpose flour                  ¼ tsp ground cloves

1 ½ tsp baking powder                    6 tbsp softened unsalted butter

¾ tsp of baking soda                       ¾ cup dark brown sugar

½ tsp of salt                                      1 large egg

1 tbsp of ground ginger                   ½ cup molasses

2 tsp ground cinnamon                   2 tsp vanilla extract


Add softened butter to a large bowl, then add brown sugar, mix until well combined

Add vanilla extract and egg.  Blend well until combined.

Add molasses and mix until combined.

Add dry ingredients to the flour and mix well with a whisk.

Add flour mixture little by little.  The dough gets pretty thick.

Knead the dough a bit on the table until it all comes together.  Cut the dough in half and form each half into a disc.  Wrap it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours up to 8 hours.

Take the dough and divide each disc again in half.  Use flour on your work surface and on your rolling pin to keep dough from sticking.

Roll it out until it is 1/4 of an inch thick or thicker if you want them softer.  Use your favourite cookie cutter shapes and cut them out.

Once you have a cookie sheet pan filled up, bake at 375F for 7 to 10 minutes.  The longer you bake them, the more crunchy they will get.

Once they come out of the oven, let them sit for a few minutes before transferring them to a cookie rack.

Now let’s decorate!

You can use a piping bag with frosting, writing gel or any number of decorating items!  You can also make your own frosting!

Add to the fun of your gingerbread cookie decorating by parking a gingerbread camper by your gingerbread house!  It’s a fun add on to your Christmas dessert table!


Camper – use spatula and white icing to ice bottom side of camper, door and window.  Pat smooth.  Use green icing to pipe lines on top half of camper.

Use black icing to outline window, door and trim at middle section of camper side.  Attach candy for doorknob, wreath and around window.  Use green icing to pipe garland on sides.  Attach candy.

Use black icing to pipe in wheel.  Attach candy to centre of wheel.

Repeat to decorate other side of camper, omitting the door.


Now time to eat them!

Some may be crunchy and hard, some may be softer, they will all be good!  Dip them in milk or hot chocolate and ENJOY!






Recipes for your Thanksgiving Camping Weekend!

Are you looking for a perfect no-mess camping meal for Thanksgiving?  When you are cooking at a campsite this is one of the easiest ways to get that big Thanksgiving flavour without doing all of that prep-work!

Campfire Roasted Stuffed Squash

This recipe is easily scalable to serve large or small camping groups.  Combining all the classic Thanksgiving flavours into one is the perfect no-mess camping meal for Thanksgiving!

Roast the Squash halves on a grill over the open fire, cut side up for 30 minutes then flip the squash so the cut side is facing down for an additional 15 minutes.

Prepare the Stuffing in a cast iron skillet with onions, celery, crumbled sausage and stale bread.

Assemble by carefully unwrapping the squash from the foil.  Scoop half of the stuffing mixture into the cavity of each squash half.  Serve & Enjoy!


1 Squash

2 teaspoon olive oil

½ teaspoon salt


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion, diced

10 ounces turkey sausage or ground turkey

2 celery stalks

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups prepared stuffing

¼ cup pecans, chopped

1/4 cup dried cranberries



How to Make Campfire Mulled Wine

This spiced red wine cocktail is the perfect cocktail to try while doing some late-season camping!  A camping mug of mulled red wine is all we need to keep warm.

It doesn’t take much to make:  a bottle (or two) of red wine, some oranges, cloves, cinnamon sticks, ginger and a few drizzles of maple syrup.  Simmer in a big pot over low heat until all flavours start to blend together.  When it’s ready, it tastes like warm, liquid comfort in a mug.

This cocktail can be made over any heat source; a two-burner camp stove, an open campfire or on top of a wood burning stove.

Mulled wine is perfect for large groups.  Just fill up a big pot and let it simmer away.  The longer the ingredients have to simmer together, the most robust and complex the flavour!


750ml bottle red wine

¼ cup maple syrup

3 whole cinnamon sticks

2 inch piece ginger, sliced

1 tablespoon whole cloves

2 oranges, cut in half

Combine the wine, maple syrup and spices in a pot.  Squeeze the juice from the oranges into the wine and then add the spent peels to the pot.  Simmer over medium-low heat at least 30 minutes to allow all the flavours to meld.  Split between glasses & enjoy!

Update on the Toronto Spring Camping and RV Show – March 3rd-6th, 2022

2022 Big RV Show Update

The Toronto Spring Camping & RV Show team is happy to provide you with an official Big RV Show update for 2022.

At this time, The Toronto Spring Camping & RV Show is intending to return live in 2022!

While we are preparing to welcome the RVing & Camping community back to our annual event this spring, please be assured that the health and safety of our Exhibitors and Attendees are our primary focus to ensure that you enjoy the best possible RV Show experience in a safe environment.

We appreciate the commitment of the RVing & Camping community and your health and safety at our show is of the utmost importance to us and as such we will follow all Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) guidance from the venue, and Municipal, Provincial or Federal mandates.

In the coming weeks and months, we will continue to monitor Federal, Provincial and local COVID-19 requirements and update our approach and plans as required.  We will endeavor to keep our Exhibitors, Attendees and staff up to date with any new developments to ensure transparency, a coordinated effort and a safe environment for the show.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions – [email protected]

Health Canada cautions campers about portable butane stoves

Received from Health Canada – September 14th,2021


  • Product: Portable butane stoves (usually used for camping).
  • Issue: There is an increased risk of explosions or flash fires, which could result in burn injuries, if directions for use are not properly followed.
  • What to do: Follow the instructions and directions closely when using these stoves.


With camping season ongoing and the increased popularity of camping over the course of the pandemic, portable butane stoves are likely being heavily used across Canada.

Health Canada is reminding Canadians to follow the instructions closely when using portable butane stoves. If the directions for assembly and use are not properly followed, there is an increased risk of explosions or flash fires, which could result in burn injuries. This can happen if the disposable butane gas canister overheats and explodes, or vents extra gas which then ignites.

The Department has received reports of incidents related to certain portable butane stoves that use a disposable butane gas canister that lies horizontally and is enclosed in the body of the stove during use. There is some variation of features for different models and brands, but the appearance is very similar with the gas canister being enclosed in the body of the stove. (see photo below as an example)

The Department has received 13 reported incidents related to explosions, uncontrolled flames or flash fires caused by this type of portable butane stove since 2013. These incidents were generally related to issues such as consumers installing the cooking grate or butane canister incorrectly or to a voluntary product recall in 2017, and some reported serious burn injuries.

What you should do

To avoid flash fires or explosions from the disposable butane gas canister overheating:

  • Always read and follow the warnings and directions for use before using any portable butane stove.
  • Always use the stove with the cooking grate the right-way up; with pot supports facing upwards.
  • Never place a stove near other sources of heat or place additional stoves side-by-side.
  • Only use pots and pans that fit the size of the cooking grate on the stove, so they do not cover the gas canister.
  • If you or someone else has an incident involving a portable butane stove:

What Health Canada is doing

Health Canada is informing Canadians of the potential risks associated with these products and providing tips on how to use the products safely.

The Department is currently communicating with certain importers of the related products to determine if compliance actions are required, and will continue to inform Canadians if new safety information is available. Under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), the Department will take compliance and enforcement action when there is reason to believe that a product poses a danger to human health or safety.

The Department is also reviewing the latest version of the Canadian Standard Association standard for portable butane stoves, CSA/ANSI Z21.72:19/CSA 11.2:19, which was published in 2019. This standard has a new test to address the issue of the gas canister overheating when used or installed incorrectly.

Health Canada is committed to helping protect Canadians from potentially dangerous consumer products. The Department regularly monitors consumer products on the Canadian market and will continue to do so to help keep consumers safe.

Link to Advisory

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