Oatmeal may be the go-to breakfast for campers who like simplicity. But c’mon … when was the last time your kids asked for more oatmeal? So indulge them. For example, my kids love McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches, so I learned to replicate the greasy experience right at the campsite — with the most popular choice being bacon, egg and cheese on a bagel, with a side of hash browns. It takes a little more time to prepare than oatmeal, and it might not be as nutritious, but if your goal is happy campers, it’s well worth the effort.

JEFF MORAVEC