What to cook while camping is a matter of preference, but there are basic items necessary to make it a positive experience. A cooler with ice is helpful, but may not be realistic in all settings. Water and a container (or multiple containers) for holding it are vital for cooking, cleaning and drinking. Cook food in pots and pans, or use roasting sticks for foods such as hot dogs and marshmallows. Pack along plates and/or bowls, as well as utensils. Too often, people forget trash bags and tinfoil, which can be used to cook food or store leftovers.