Jeff, you have a great idea for camping in freezing as much as possible. Then the first item thawed is what you eat that day. My camping days are over, I think (I try to never say never or always), but have done it quite a bit in my life. I like to double-sealed-baggie the frozen meals (even if you're making a foil package, put it in a sealed baggie). That way nothing gets water-logged as they thaw. Then I put stew-type meals at the bottom of the cooler, plain meats above that, then regular cold items in and around.
When I was a kid, Mom took the cheapest pots and pans that she hated on camping trips. I still believe one of the best camping meals is breakfast, and I am NOT a breakfast person. But somehow bacon or sausage cooked over the flame, then eggs scrambled in the drippings just means camping to me.