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How to Cook Bacon and Eggs in a Paper Bag

Try this unique bacon and eggs recipe the next time you're in the backcountry.

Sure, you could cook bacon and eggs on a frying pan, but where's the fun in that? These breakfast staples deserve a little creativity, especially when you're spending a big weekend doing some real family camping.

You'd be surprised, but cooking them in a paper bag is pretty effective, and tasty. If you're on your next camping trip, don't you think it'd be awesome if you pulled this campfire cooking trick out of your sleeve?

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This old boy scout trick for cooking bacon and eggs in the bush is a super easy and classic camping recipe. All that's required is a brown paper lunch bag, an egg or two, some thick-cut bacon slices, a sturdy stick, and a fire.

All you really need to do is slather the bottom of the bag with greasy strips of bacon, pour some raw eggs on top of the bacon, shove the stick through the top of the bag, and roast the bag over a low fire for a few minutes. As the bag hangs over hot coals, the bacon grease increases in volume and temperature, cooking the eggs.

Campfire cooking might be a waning practice these days, but actually preparing a meal over a fire pit is ultra satisfying. The cooking methods used by our forefathers are in some forms a lost art, and a trail chef is a job that nearly doesn't exist.

This bacon and eggs recipe is featured in our list of 25 Camping Hacks to Teach Your Kids. Check it out for more cool camping and survival tricks.

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