Camping Food Supplies & Meals

Camping Food Supplies & Meals
Campers who head deep into the wilderness, as well as those who prefer roadside campsites, will all be faced with a different cuisine when they leave home. In either case, don't let a few nights in a tent be an excuse for bland cooking.

Powdered, Instant, Freeze-dried and Dehydrated

Even if you are just car camping, you will want to take advantage of the the many powdered extras, such as freeze-dried coffee, instant soup, hot apple cider, hot chocolate mix, instant oatmeal or hot tapioca.


Cooking On a Campfire

Unfortunately, many of the most scenic areas lack an abundant supply of hardwoods, but if your backcountry camping voyage or road trip takes you to some of the great stretches of hardwood forest, there is not better activity than building a large bed of coals and grilling fresh meat or filling a cast iron skillet with bacon and eggs. Don't forget the Dutch oven either.

Cooking with Gas

Gas stoves save firewood and are often mandatory for those camping in environmentally sensitive areas. Roadside campers might bring along a large stove, while backpackers might be required to carry a lightweight device that runs on white gas.

Wild and Fresh

Wild berries or fresh fish are a great way to supplement a camper's diet. Such fruits as blueberries, blackberries, wild plums or box grapes can be washed and eaten fresh or added to biscuit mix to make a hot dish. Freshly cooked fish is a great options for canoe campers.

Prepared Meals

Many campers, especially those heading into the backcountry, may want to consider lightweight freeze-dried, already prepared meals. These items are sold by various outdoor outfitter and are designed to combine the high-tech freeze-dry process with some delectable culinary choices. Just add boiling water and let stand.


Article Written By Henri Bauholz

Henri Bauholz is a professional writer covering a variety of topics, including hiking, camping, foreign travel and nature. He has written travel articles for several online publications and his travels have taken him all over the world, from Mexico to Latin America and across the Atlantic to Europe.

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