myCampmate is excited to be giving away the first gas gift card this week!
You will be entered to win a $25 Shell gas gift card this week. Entering is easy! See how and complete rules HERE.
Remember you are looking for this image to be shared on the myCampmate Facebook page:
myCampmate is thrilled to introduce you to the Facebook Gas Giveaway! With gas prices climbing and summer travel just around the corner, we know that any little bit helps to ease the pain at the pump. We've partnered with some great parks and companies, who want to help you get from point A to point B this summer, and they are throwing some gas gift cards your way. The best part is how easy it is to enter!
Every day on the myCampmate Facebook page we will share a picture that shows who is sponsoring the gas gift card that week and how much it's worth.
To enter the contest for that week you must do the following:
1. Like the myCampmate Facebook page.
2. Like the participating partner's Facebook page.
3. Share the photo publicly on the Facebook timeline.
4. Comment on the original photo post on the myCampmate page.
You may enter the contest once a week but are welcome to share the picture more than once so more people know they can win!
***Sorry, no myCampmate employees or their immediate family members may win****
***Must live in the USA or CANADA***
Campside Cornish Hen
Campside Chef BBQ Rub (See recipe below)
Hickory wood chips or pellets
Weber Q-200 propane gas grill
Smoking pot or box
Metal or heat resistant tongs
Assuming the dry-rub was made before the trip; start off by igniting the grill. Place smoker pot or box with the hickory wood chips or pellets in it. While the grill is heating up, sprinkle some of the dry rub onto the hens and rub in. Depending on how much of the rub flavor you want in the chicken; you can rub the chicken up to two hours ahead of time. I like to add mine 30 minutes before I add the hens to the grill. When the smokers start to smoke it’s time to add the hens to the grill. Once the hens are on the grill; reduce heat to low. This allows them to cook all the way through without burning the outsides. Cook the hens until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F and the juice runs clear. They should be done in an hour & be turned over half way through the cooking time. Enjoy!
Campside Chef BBQ Dry Rub II
"Same great taste as the original, but with a little less kick to it!"
1 cup kosher salt
3/4 cup paprika
1/2 cup granulated garlic
1/2 cup onion powder
1/2 cup dry mustard
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup of cumin
Spoon or whisk to mix with
Place ingredients into bowl and mix well. Enjoy!
-The Campside Chef
When I started out camping twenty plus years ago, I had no clue what to do other than I needed a place to sleep & food to eat. I look back now and wonder how I made it through those early days. I’m amazed at how outdoor technology has changed over the years and how these improvements have helped people have an easier time camping. That’s what it’s really all about, making your time camping more enjoyable and less of a hassle.
These days there are things like GPS on phones & even weather radar! Today’s camper has it much easier and therefore has a much better quality of camping then say campers fifty years ago. With this being said, the camping cuisine has improved a lot since the hot dog on a stick. The equipment I use today allows me to produce anything I can create in my house kitchen in the great outdoors. It doesn't come cheap but it makes my friends & family much happier at dinner time.
One piece of equipment that I cannot do without is my Weber Q-200 propane gas grill. It is built like a tank and cooks my food to perfection. I find it is just the right size & power for my outdoor needs. I have no problem cooking for up to 6 people on it which makes it perfect for most camping families. It’s big enough for the job but not so big that it’s hard to pack in my car. The great thing I noticed about Weber is the customer service. When I first got my Weber there was a small problem with it. I called Weber & told them I had a family reunion the next day and I was planning on cooking on it. They understood and overnighted the part to me for free and I was able to cook for my reunion the next day.
Having the right equipment for the job makes all the difference. Take the time to do some research before you buy. You will be thanking yourself later. I’ve been using my Weber for a few years now and it works just as good today as it did the first time I used it. I’ve cooked many meals on it and was never disappointed in its performance. Check back tomorrow for one of my favorite grill recipes!
-The Campside Chef