One of my favorite activity during weekend or holiday is camping. It can be camping with friend or family. There are a lot of fun things can happen while camping. After a long week of work, it would be great if you can enjoy the nature under the trees and enjoying the view. There are a lot of camping ground across the US. If you are camping with friends, usually there will be no hassle to think about your preparation. Each person will bring their own equipment and food. But it will be different if you are camping with your family. At least one or two people need to pack and list everything for other family members.
In this article, I would like to share my knowledge and experience for a better food management during your camping. It is about choosing the right camping food list. Listing all the food you need is a very important part of camping. You need to make sure you and your family member not packing too little food.
This camping food list is suitable for you if you are planning to go camping for 1-3 days. If you are planning for more than 3 days, I will cover it in a different article.
Okay, let's start. This camping food list is separated into 4 section:
As usual, breakfast is the first meal of the day. You need to make sure that your breakfast menu is easy-to-prepare. My suggestion is the cold cereals with milk (kids love it), pre-baked muffins, eggs, bread, bacon or maybe sausage, and instant oatmeal if possible and don't forget to bring fruit if needed.
Camping food list for breakfast:
- Pre-baked muffins
- Instant Oatmeal
This time you need to prepare food that will give you a lot of calories because you will do a lot of activities during the day. It doesn't need to be fancy or something like that. You might need to bring food with complex carbohydrates and protein. My suggestion is to create a sandwich and fixing it with things like tomato, cheese, carrot, celery sticks. Baked chips or drill pickles are also a good choice. One burger/sandwich per person will be enough.
Camping food list for lunch:
- Celery Sticks
- Baked chips
- Drill pickles
Night time is my favorite during camping. It is the most romantic and yet quiet time. All your energy was spent during the day and having a night meal before you go to sleep seems like a perfect plan.
You can consider bringing a pre-cooked chicken. Why pre-cooked? Because it can be warmed easily on the campfire. Don't forget corn, potatoes, and macaroni. If you are camping near a river, you might consider to replace chicken with fish. Just make sure that someone brought their fishing gear.
Camping food list for dinners:
- Pre-baked chicken (alternative: fish)
Last but not least, snacks. Kids love snacks. It can be eaten anytime during your camping time. But what are the best snacks for your camping? Consider bringing dried fruit bits, trail mix with peanuts, sunflower seeds with proteins, and raisins. I would like to mention about granola bars, it is the best choice if you don't want one of the snacks I listed above.
Camping food list for snacks:
- Dried fruit bits
- Trail mix with peanuts
- Sunflower seeds with protein
That's my choice for camping food list. If you found some of the food is not convenient for you to eat, you can replace it with another food. The list above can be used as your guidelines. Feel free to add your favorite food and combine them with the camping food list above.