Canoe Camping Food Ideas

Canoe Camping Food Ideas
Canoe camping is a popular alternative to traditional backpacking that combines canoeing and camping. Similar to camping and backpacking, food is a very important consideration in your planning. One advantage canoe camping has to backpacking is that canoes typically have more storage area than a single backpack and can carry more food supplies.


Breakfast is an important meal of the day and will provide you the energy you need for your day. For a quick and light breakfast, try instant oatmeal. These come in small packages and only need boiling water in the morning. Breakfast bars are a lightweight option that requires no preparation. Canned fruit, bagels and muffins are also good options if you have storage room to spare in your canoe.



Trail mix, fruit and cheese are popular lunch ideas for people camping as they require no preparation. You can also make a quick sandwich with canned tuna and a loaf bread or bagels. Another minimal work meal full of protein is sliced apples with peanut butter. As a side, make some hard-boiled eggs ahead of time.


Dinner can be a challenging meal to make, as daylight is often leaving and people are getting tired. If weight is not an issue in your canoe, consider canned beans or chili. These require minimal preparation with only a single pot and a can opener. If you have time to prepare food before hand, chicken salad or boiled eggs are popular dinner ideas. If weight and space are an issue in your canoe, consider one of your many freeze-dried food options ranging from lasagna to blueberry cheesecake.


Article Written By Stephanie D

Stephanie D has been writing and exploring the outdoors for as long as she can remember. She has spent time climbing across the United States and backpacking out west. Stephanie D earned her Bachelor of Science in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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