Camping Food Box

Camping Food BoxA camp box is a storage container that campers keep ready for whenever their next adventure comes; it is usually full of the cooking essentials and non-perishable food that will be needed on the next camping trip.

Find A Good Container

The container for a camp box can be store-bought or homemade, including wood, aluminum or a plastic tote.

Lock for the Box

Make sure the camp box has a lock; this will prevent raccoons and other creatures from opening it and eating the food contained within.

Proper Cooking Gear

Fill the box with all the cooking utensils, pots and pans needed for a camping trip.

Common Camp Food Staples

Keep the box filled with non-perishable foods, such as instant coffee, oatmeal packets, tea, salt and pepper.


Keep a pen and paper inside the box, so that when items run out, you can make a list and be sure to refill before the next trip.

Cleaning Supplies

Include the necessary cleaning supplies in the box for doing the dishes, including soap, sponges and towels; make sure to keep the cleaning equipment separate from the food.

Article Written By Casey Knopik

Casey Knopik grew up in the foothills of Mount Rainier and currently resides in the Seattle, Wash. area. He graduated from Eastern Washington University with a degree in journalism. Knopik has written for "The Easterner," "Sports Northwest Magazine" and many local newspapers. His articles appear on

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