Camping Food List

Camping Food - MarshmallowsOne tough part of any camping trip is knowing what you should pack with you. It’s hard to tell what food you should actually bring on a camping trip.

Before we can talk about the best food to bring on your camping trip, we need to talk about the supplies you need to bring to store your food, cook your food, utensils, etc. when you go camping you need to keep in mind you won’t have everything you are used to at home in your kitchen. Here are some things you should definitely put on your camping food list.

Dry Goods

There are some great dry good items that you can bring with you while you are camping. Some that you may not have even thought about bringing on a camping trip.

  • Any sort of bread
  • Peanut butter
  • Dry cereals
  • Dehydrated fruit snack
  • Dry nuts
  • Protein bars
  • Beef jerky
  • Crackers
  • Rice cakes
  • Traditional campfire food – Graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows

Fresh Fruit

Fruit is an amazing snack to bring while you are camping. Fruit is a great source of sugar carbs for you. Don’t pack the fruit that can get squished or mushy in a container. If you don’t end up eating all the fresh fruit you brought you can always leave it at your campsite because fruit is 100% biodegradable.

  • Grapes
  • Apples
  • Melon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Orange slices

Fresh Veggies

Fresh veggies are another great snack that you can bring with you while camping. Even if you stray from your campsite to hike some trails, veggies are a perfect snack to bring with you.

  • Bell Peppers/sweet peppers.
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower

Remember to pack foods on your camping food list that will last for a few days. I’d hate for you to run out of food to quickly so make sure you bring a balanced diet of foods. You should have enough food for breakfast, snack, lunch, another snack, and dinner. Make sure you can check those boxes for each day you are camping.

Camping Food Supplies

Something to Store your Food in

  • A cooler to keep perishable food cold
  • Ice to keep to cooler cold
  • Ice packs that you can use to keep smaller amounts of food cold


  • Matches or even a lighter to start a fire to cook your food
  • A gas portable stove
  • Pots with lids to cook
  • A frying pan with a lid to cook food
  • Foil to cook on


  • Knifes to cut meat and veggies
  • Spatula for flipping food in the frying pan
  • Spoons
  • Forks
  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Plastic cups or water bottles


  • Ziplock bags to store uneaten food in
  • Paper towels/napkins
  • Trash bag

What Will You Drink When Out Camping?

When you are out in the wilderness camping, the most important thing you need is water. There are a few ways that you can get water when you are out camping.

Bring Water

You can surely bring your own water and water bottles from home with you while you are camping. This is one of the easiest ways to have access to purified water. Now that you have water, you can bring other drinks with you as well such as juice, soda, or even alcohol.

Boil Water

If you have run out of bottled water or just didn’t bring any with you, you can boil water from a lake or river nearby your campsite. All you have to do is grab some of the water in a pot and make a campfire to start boiling the water. Once it is boiled all you have to do is let the water cool down and enjoy.

Portable Water Filter

There are a lot of companies that are making portable water filters. These filters are really cool because you can use them to drink your water without having to boil it. There are tons of different products on the market that are completely safe to use.


I hope that you have found this camping food list helpful. Remember to always use your own intuition when picking the foods that are right for you. This list was just to give you ideas about some of the best foods to bring on a camping trip. Have fun, be safe, and connect with nature.

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