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How To Make Coffee While Camping (The Easy Way)

Admit it, you’ve tried to figure out how to make coffee while camping.

For a lot of us, a morning just isn’t the same without a cup of hot coffee.

But when we’re out camping, roughing it in the great outdoors, coffee is typically sacrificed thanks to all the extra tools and equipment needed to make a good cup.

Sure, there are tools and equipment that make it easy, but most are expensive and all take up more room than this trick.

Luckily, there’s an easy way to get it done, and while it involves a little work and some preparation, it will at least help take the edge off your camping morning.

No one wants a grouchy camping partner, so follow these steps to brew a hot cup of joe right from the campsite.

This tip involves a fire and a water pot, and obviously some potable water.

At Home Preparation

  1. Press a standard coffee filter into a 1/2 cup measuring cup, or any small jar cup of about the same size.
  2. Spoon one to two tablespoons of ground coffee into the filter.
  3. Cinch and knot the filter with baker’s twine or tooth floss at the top. Leave one end of the tied string or floss about three inches long to grasp, much like a tea bag.
  4. Cut off the excess filter, leaving about one inch above the tied knot.
  5. Repeat with as many cups of coffee as needed, and store them in a sealed bag or container to keep them fresh.

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Campsite Use

  1. Boil water over a campfire.
  2. Place one individual coffee bag in a coffee cup and pour boiling water over it.
  3. Brew and steep the coffee for two to three minutes.
  4. Remove the bag, discard it in the campfire, and enjoy!

Waking up to a cup of coffee at the campsite couldn’t be much easier, and now there’s no excuse for grumpiness in the morning.

Do you have any other suggestions for making quick and easy cups of coffee while camping? Leave them below in the comments.

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How To Make Coffee While Camping (The Easy Way)