Camping Food Checklist

Don’t forget to bring enough food (and water) for your entire trip. Here is a list of items you can bring.

Everyday Meals

No-Cook Items

Fast and Easy

  1. Peanut butter
  2. Breads
  3. Tortillas
  4. Cheese
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bread
Hot Meal Items

Put It Over a Cook Fire

  1. Rice
  2. Soup mixes/ Bouillon cubes
  3. Dry pasta
  4. Sauces
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rice
Meat Items

Carnivore Eats

  1. Hot dogs
  2. Sausage
  3. Tuna, canned/pouch
  4. Chicken breast, canned/pouch
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hotdogs
Durable Veggies

Robust Additions for Any Meal

  1. Carrots 
  2. Potatoes 
  3. Onions 
  4. Peppers
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Instant Meals

Quick Items for On-the-Go

  1. Freeze-dried meals
  2. Instant mac & cheese
  3. Cup noodle/ Freeze-dried ramen
  4. Chili
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instant noodles

Hydration

Water

Hydration Essentials for Any Trip

  1. Purification Tablets
  2. Filters
  3. Jugs
  4. Reusable vacuum bottles
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bottled water
Hot Beverages

Warm and Soothing

  1. Tea
  2. Tot cocoa mix
  3. Coffee, ground/instant
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hot coffee
Dehydrated Beverages

Flavor Variety in Little Packets

  1. Powdered milk
  2. Juice packets
  3. Iced tea
  4. Sports/energy drink mix
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powedered juice

Breakfast

No-Cook Items

No Heat Required

  1. Dry cereal/granola
  2. Breakfast bars
  3. Fruit jam
  4. Bread
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cereal
Hot Breakfast Items

Great Eats in the Morning

  1. Instant oatmeal
  2. Pancake/muffin/biscuit mix
  3. Powdered/fresh eggs
  4. Bacon
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pancake

Snacks

Dried Energy Snacks

Keep Your Energy Up

  1. Trail mix
  2. Nuts
  3. Dried fruit
  4. Meat jerky
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nuts
Salty Snacks

Satisfy Your Snack Cravings

  1. Crackers
  2. Chips
  3. Pretzels
  4. Popcorn
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popcorn
S’mores Ingredients

A Campfire Tradition

  1. Chocolate
  2. Marshmallows
  3. Graham crackers
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marshmallows
Fruits

Healthy and Energizing

  1. Apples
  2. Bananas
  3. Grapes
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banana

Seasonings and Condiments

Optional Cooking Additions

Spice Up

  1. Spice kits
  2. Salt/pepper
  3. Dry herbs
  4. Cooking oil/spray
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spices

General Kitchen Supplies

Cooking Set-Up

Kitchen Basics for any Meal

  1. Camp stove and fuel
  2. Portable kitchen counter/table
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stove for cooking or hot water boiler
Fire Starters

Don’t Forget the Heat

  1. Flint
  2. Matches
  3. Lighters
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lighter
Heat Source

Fuel Your Fire

  1. Charcoal
  2. Propane
  3. Lighter fluid
  4. Butane canisters
charcoal

Cooking Supplies

Cookware

Pots and Pans for Camping Cuisine

  1. Frying pan/griddle
  2. Stock pot
  3. Sauté pan
  4. Dutch oven
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pan
Cooking Utensils

Stir Your Pot

  1. Spatula
  2. Whisk
  3. Tongs
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spatula
Prep Utensils

Get Cooking with the Right Tools

  1. Knife
  2. Cutting board
  3. Can opener
  4. Vegetable peeler
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Optional Prep Tools

Make Wilderness Cooking Easier

  1. Pot holders
  2. Bottle opener/corkscrew
  3. Dish towels, quick-dry
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bottle opener

Eating, Cutlery, & Storage

Eating Utensils (disposable plastic or reusable metal)

Dig in with the Right Eating Utensils

  1. Forks
  2. Spoons
  3. Knives
  4. Paper towels / Napkins
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Tableware

Serve Up Your Food

  1. Cups
  2. Mugs
  3. Bowls
  4. Plates
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Refrigeration

Keep it Cool

  1. Hard box cooler 
  2. Soft cooler
  3. Ice, ice pack substitute
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ice

Kitchen Clean-Up

Washing Dishes

Keep Your Kitchen Clean

  1. Wash bin or camp sink
  2. Sponges, pot scrubbers/brushes
  3. Biodegradable dish soap
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dishwashing soap
Food Storage

Storage That Is Critter-Proof

  1. Bags for trash/ Recycling
  2. Re-sealable bags
  3. Air-tight food bin/ Canister/ Sacks
  4. Bear canister/ Bin
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trashbin

Optional Kitchen Set-Up Items

These items are optional so take a look through and see if you need them for your trip.

Beverage Dispensers and Containers

Keep that Coffee Hot!

  1. Hot/cold Thermos
  2. Portable coffee maker/French Press
  3. Hot water kettle
  4. Collapsible beverage dispenser
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hot and cold thermos

Portable Barbecue Grill

Going to bring a grill for your camping trip? You can always cook over a fire, but if you’re looking for an easier cooking method you can bring a grill. A gas grill will require a propane tank. A charcoal grill will require charcoal. Don’t forget to bring the grill rack, grill forks, heavy-duty foil, and sticks for roasting hot dogs, marshmallows.

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Optional Prep Gadgets and Tools

If You Are Cooking For a Big Group

  1. Measuring cups/spoons
  2. Mixing bowls
  3. Hand crank chopper/blender
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Luxury Optional Camp Additions

For the Park Avenue Folks

  1. Low-wattage appliances
  2. Egg holder
  3. Kitchen organizer
  4. Hot water boiler
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stove for cooking or hot water boiler
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