Camping Food List | Jake’s Outdoors

March 29, 2021

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Camping can be a fun time for the family to bond, but it is also important to plan ahead and bring everything you need. Being prepared with a camping food list will help make sure that you have an enjoyable experience without any mishaps. Jake’s Outdoors is here with an invaluable resource for all of your camping needs! Camping can be challenging if you don’t have the right supplies. In this article we’re going to go over some of the most important things to bring on your next outing as well as some helpful tips.

NOTE: A its clever to take foods that don’t require refrigeration. I know you can take cool boxes but the amount of time you can keep your food refrigerated is limited. You don’t want to be worrying about food instead of enjoying yourself.

Camping Food List


Dry Foods - Rice


A few pieces of cereal are enough to fill you up on a camping trip. Cereal is good for breakfast, lunch or dinner and its dry so it easily stores well in your backpack.


It’s good for your camping trip because it doesn’t need refrigeration. When you are on a camping trip, you need to take with you some food that will not spoil. Bread is a good choice because it’s dry and can last for weeks without going bad. Keep in mind bread also has carbs which provide energy for your body.


It can be difficult to find food that will stay fresh for long periods of time. A good option would be pasta because it’s easy to pack and goes well with all types of sauces and toppings! Pasta is one of the best foods to take on a camping trip because it’s dry and can be cooked quickly over an open flame.


Rice is a dry food that can be taken on camping trips because of its lightweight. It also provides you with all the necessary nutrients to make it through your trip.

  • Rice is a tasty and healthy staple food, perfect for when you’re out in nature
  • A little bit of rice goes a long way: one cup usually yields 4 cups cooked
  • Rice comes in 3 flavors: Brown, White and Wild Blend


Nuts are a great ingredient when you go camping because they have high levels of protein and healthy fats which will give you energy. They are the perfect addition to any trip to the beach or camping. When you go Nuts, you’re getting more than just a protein and some healthy fats; there’s also calcium, zinc, fiber and cholesterol-busting Omega 3 fatty acids! Just make sure you don’t forget your jar opener so that you can get those deliciously nutrient rich nuts out of their shells.



Many people don’t realize it but salt and pepper is a great ingredient when you go camping. I find it difficult to cook without these two ingredients, because they make your food taste good. They season your food as well as creating new flavors for dishes that wouldn’t otherwise have them. Salt and pepper are just an easy way to add flavor to your food. It’s not always easy to find the ingredients you need when you’re out camping, so salt and pepper can come in handy for a perfect camping experience.


One thing that can make your trip so much more enjoyable is adding butter as an ingredient when cooking with campfire recipes. Butter adds flavor and helps take away some of the blandness from any type of meat or vegetables you may cook over an open flame. Again, it doesn’t really go off and can be carried easily!

Butter is an essential ingredient for your camping food list


Garlic is a great ingredient to take camping. In addition to adding a lot of flavour to your camping dishes, garlic serves as an all-natural mosquito repellent. Scientific studies have shown that not only does garlic provide relief for cooking while camping but it’s also been shown that fresh raw garlic can help repel mosquitoes.


You know when you camp and everybody brings their family food they love? Well, what if your favourite is onions. It adds a lot of flavour and it’s easy to carry and not spoil. The best part is that it takes a really long time to go off!


NOTE: Canned foods are a great way to save money when camping. They’re also easy to pack in your backpack and can last up to 10 years on the shelf!


If you’re planning to head out on a camping adventure, but want to be prepared with healthy food options for yourself and the entire group, beans are an excellent option. There are plenty of varieties of beans available. Beans can also serve as a healthy base when eating instant rice or other starches for breakfast or dinner dishes that may otherwise use meat products such as bacon bits in eggs benedict!


Canned soups are a great food to take camping and there is always one that you think might be worth trying. All the soups can be heated up over a stove in no time, with just one pot! They make it so much easier than cooking from scratch every single time when you’re out. And they have some really hearty soups too- perfect for filling any hungry stomach or warming up on chilly nights sitting around the campfire.

Soup for your camping food list


Canned meats are a taboo subject, but I personally love them! It saves worrying about meats going off such as sausages or bacon. I think spam and corned beef is really tasty, so canned meat can be good for those occasions you don’t have time to cook a fresh meal.


Eating canned fish has never been easier or tastier. Instantly open a can, and put the contents on toast for a quick lunch! You could also eat them with some salad or other vegetables you might with you. Canned fish is perfect because it comes sealed so all of those yummy flavors remain inside for convenience. Fish is available in many varieties to suit every taste: from salmon to tuna!



Fruit is nutritious, delicious and a great compliment to your camping experience. . It’s also an excellent accompaniment to morning cereal. Fruit grows on trees so it will never spoil like canned or packaged food might. It travels well because it doesn’t need refrigeration and it’s pretty for pictures too!

  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Oranges


These are vegetables and they make a healthy food option. They will keep you full for hours, can be eaten raw or cooked, and are good with most things so don’t hesitate to try these at your next meal!

  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
Vegetables for your camping food list


Coffe for camping


Coffee and tea are two of the most popular drinks in the world. If you’re an outdoors person, then chances are you enjoy a cup or two while camping, hiking, kayaking, or even just sitting around your campsite at night. Easy to transport in large enough quantities and can keep dry in seal tight plastic containers! Coffee and tea are both staples in any camping trip. Whether it is a morning cup of coffee or a hot tea to help you warm up on a cold night.


Hot chocolate is a comforting thing to have on cold winter nights, but it can also be a lifesaver when you’re camping. There’s nothing like waking up in the morning and feeling refreshed with hot chocolate in your belly. It also helps if you put an extra pack of hot cocoa mix or two in your car for emergencies as well.


When it comes to camping, one of the most important things you need is milk. Milk doesn’t have a long shelf life so you may be thinking that this won’t work for your next camping trip. Don’t worry because Long Life Milk can now solve your problem!

Long Life Milk has been created by Camping Expert, John Forrest and is designed with the outdoors in mind. It’s perfect for those who love to camp but don’t want to sacrifice their favorite drink while they’re out there getting dirty or just exploring nature. The great thing about it is that it will stay fresh for up to 6 months after opening which means you’ll never run out again!


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