Originally Posted by neilkaye
im new to bbq's and im going camping in august with my kids,iv done a few at home but usually cook the food a bit first before i bbq it just to be safe,when i go camping i will not have an oven,soooo my question is what is the best/safest food to store in a cool box(non electrical) and cook on a bbq safely for the kids
As long as you make sure food is cooked through on the grill, there's no need to pre-cook it. I've made beef, pork and chicken on a grill many times and never had a problem. An instant-read thermometer is your best bet if you're concerned about it - they're inexpensive, and so would be a good investment.
How long are you going to be camping? You can plan your meals so you're cooking meat the first couple of days, maybe up to three, and then eat less perishable foods the rest of the time. Cheese is a non-perishable item and doesn't need refrigeration. There are also preserved meats such as summer sausage and salami that don't need refrigeration.
The gel packs actually last longer than ice, and eliminate the water from melting.
Here's a good article about safe camp cooking: Camping Food Safety
One of the best tips is to take two coolers: One for storing meats, dairy and other things that *have* to be cold, and another for storing things that taste better cold but won't spoil at room temp, such as sodas, juice boxes, fresh fruit and veggies, etc. HTH.