The Best Camp Stove Pizza

Yosemite National Park, CA: The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers love pizza almost as much as they love camping. Luckily, with just a camp stove, a pan, and a handful of ingredients, creating the perfect campsite pizza is a piece of cake (or pie)! Check out this video and start cooking!

Did you know that how you cook and store your food when camping can be a matter of life or death for local wildlife? Animals that become accustomed to human food:

  • Can become sick from eating food that's not a natural part of their diet. 
  • Can spread disease to each other, to pets and to humans.
  • Can become aggressive and have to be relocated or euthanized

 

When making pizza - or any food - in the outdoors, protect wildlife by:

  • Following local recommendations for storing food and anything with a scent (trash, toothpaste, chapstick, medications, sunscreen, etc). This could be a bear box, like in the video, your car (windows up!), a bear canister or a bear bag hang.
  • Using a scrim cloth in your camp kitchen to make cleaning up food scraps a breeze so that your campsite doesn't become a buffet for critters. 
  • Scraping all uneaten food into the trash before washing dishes. (If there is any - campsite pizza is pretty delicious!) When everything is clean, strain your dishwater and throw away collected food scraps in the trash. Even tiny food bits attract animals!

 

Jessie and Matt, Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers Team West

Leave No Trace's Jessie Johnson and Matt Schneider are part of the 2017 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, REI, Eagles Nest Outfitters, Deuter, Thule, Klean Kanteen, Smartwool, and Taxa Outdoors.