Easy to Take Along Food for Camping

Easy to Take Along Food for Camping
Cooking food on a camp-out can be loads of fun. It can also take loads of gear, preparation and clean-up if you take a gourmet trip. Sometimes it's nice to keep it simple. Here's a list of easy foods to take along for camping when you want a basic, hassle-free getaway.


Bagels with your choice of filling make a quick, fuel-filled breakfast. Peanut butter, banana, and honey are a good mix of protein and carbs. Bagels are less likely than bread to get smashed in a backpack or in the car.



Humus, pita bread and your favorite vegetables create a simple yet original lunch. Pita bread is smash-proof and the humus will give you a break from lunch meat and cheese. You can buy humus as a just-add-water powder.


Homemade GORP can serve as a filling snack or lunch on the trail. Mix your own using almonds, cranberries and dark chocolate chips.


Tuna packets make a protein-packed dinner. It's your same trusty tuna, but the packets come pre-drained and don't require a can opener. Stir in your favorite spices, then stuff your tuna in pita bread. Add a slice of cheese, some avocado and tomato and you have an easy, no-cook camp meal.


Cookie and marshmallow s'mores are easier, and more exciting, than the original variety. Chocolate gets messy, so save a step and clean-up by roasting s'mores with a twist. Pick your favorite sandwich cookie (mint Milanos are popular). Let the package warm by the camp fire. Once the cookie melts enough, you can slide it open and add your toasted marshmallow for a campfire treat.


Article Written By Kathrine Cole

Kathrine Cole is a professional outdoor educator. She teaches rock climbing, backpacking, cycling, and bike maintenance classes. She is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a Wilderness First Responder, and a Leave No Trace Trainer.

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