Camping Food List

Camping Food List
Camping in the backcountry does not mean eating tree bark, leaves and suspicious berries. Instead, with an action plan, you can make delicious, nutritious meals -- similar to home. The key to eating while camping is preparation. Also, if you're camping with anyone who has food allergies, take this into account. Moreover, you should strive for easily prepared foods that require minimal preparation and clean-up.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Camping stove
  • Utensils
  • Flatware
  • Paper towels
  • Dehydrator
Step 1
Make a list and go shopping. Excellent trail foods include: pasta, rice (instant), dehydrated vegetables, dried fruits, and instant mashed potatoes. If you're used to brown rice, you'll want to avoid this in the backcountry -- 45 minutes of cooking time means using an inordinate amount of precious fuel.
Step 2
Dehydrate your own food. Buy a food dehydrator and make snacks and cooking items. Making your own beef jerky is a bit more involved, but by slicing vegetables and fruits to 1/8th inch thick, you can make ingredients to add your backcountry dishes.
Step 3
Pack condiments. A few days before your adventure, go to local fast food restaurants and pick up as many self-contained, individual packets of condiments as you can. These will add spice and flavor to any dish that ends up bland. You'll be surprised how versatile relish can be.
Step 4
Purchase bars for snacks. Seek high-energy, high-calorie snacks designed for snacking while exercising. Some options include: Luna Bars, Clif Bars, and Power Bars.
Step 5
Bring chocolate. Chocolate can give your body a sugar shock that'll help you while hiking. Chocolate can also be added to your favorite trail mix recipe that lacks sweetness.

Article Written By Duncan Jenkins

Based in Eugene, Ore., Duncan Jenkins has been writing finance-related articles since 2008. His specialties include personal finance advice, mortgage/equity loans and credit management. Jenkins obtained his bachelor's degree in English from Clark University.

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