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Best Foods for Camping

So, you’ve packed your tent, your sleeping bag and all the other essentials for camping… but what food do you bring? It’s a good idea to bring food that won’t spoil quickly and can be cooked on a barbecue or gas stove. We’ve got a few ideas to help keep tummies full and spirits high!


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Dry Cupboard Food

The best food to bring camping often includes items that you would find in your kitchen cupboards. They’re unlikely to weigh too much, they’re much less inclined to spoil and they’re ideal for snacking on!

Items such as pasta, rice, potatoes, cereal, and crackers are your best friends for camping. These carbohydrates will keep you satisfied and have so much potential for variety! Cereal is perfect for meals or for snacking and, when paired with some dried fruit, it will keep you going for a long time. Cereal bars are also perfect for on the go, or pack a little dark chocolate for a sweet treat that will give you a burst of energy!

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Tinned Foods

Nutritional, easy to pack and non-fragile: tinned foods are great for camping. Nowadays you can get almost anything in a tin, but we recommend tinned fish, vegetables, beans, and soups for a healthy and wholesome diet that will keep you energetic on your trip. Pair with a jacket potato for a cosy sustaining meal or put your culinary skills to the test and see what recipes you can come up with!



Home Cooked Meals

If you have an adequate cool box, you can always pre-prepare some meals at home to take camping with you. Not only does this make things nice and easy for you later, but there’s nothing better than a nice home-cooked meal after a long day, especially as the air gets cooler in the evenings.



We hope that this has given you a few ideas on what food items to pack when you go camping, just don’t forget the s’mores! Remember to browse our Cooking and Picnicware for all your camping necessities.

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