Having a good camping food list is an essential part of camping preparation.
When you have a good list, planning and packing are easy!
There's no point packing tinned oysters if no one in your family will eat them!
Maybe you crave pickled carrots when you go camping. Maybe you sprinkle wheat germ on your breakfast cereal. Maybe your child won't eat oatmeal without brown sugar. Put it all on the list!
I like to pile all of the food on the dining room table. I check it off the list as I pack it into a sturdy, washable food tub. We use a 14 gallon Rubbermaid tub.
For backpacking, of course, you'll pack much more lightly. Calculate
exactly what you will eat on each day, and pack only those items. Here are some backpacking food ideas.
It's always handy to have extra food in case the unexpected happens:
You can never have too much food on a camping trip - especially when you are camping with children!
Bring any extra food home with you. Leave the non-perishables in your food box for next time.
Going for longer than a weekend? Here are some camping menu ideas for a week-long trip.
I think this set is cool! The mug, plate and bowl collapse so that they take almost no space to pack - and they have their own storage pouch!
These are just for those nights I haven't planned anything in particular. To see my collection of camping recipes for supper, click here.
Now that you have a basic camping food list, visit this page for camping food ideas and get ready to make your meal plan.
If you need some help with your meal plan (and who doesn't?), please check out the camping meal planning system that I use.
When you have a good camping food list, preparing delicious camping food is easy!