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
Hot Meal Items

Put It Over a Cook Fire

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

Carnivore Eats

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

Robust Additions for Any Meal

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

Quick Items for On-the-Go

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



Hydration Essentials for Any Trip

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

Warm and Soothing

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

Flavor Variety in Little Packets

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


No-Cook Items

No Heat Required

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

Great Eats in the Morning

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


Dried Energy Snacks

Keep Your Energy Up

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

Satisfy Your Snack Cravings

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

A Campfire Tradition

  1. Chocolate
  2. Marshmallows
  3. Graham crackers

Healthy and Energizing

  1. Apples
  2. Bananas
  3. Grapes

Seasonings and Condiments

Optional Cooking Additions

Spice Up

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

General Kitchen Supplies

Cooking Set-Up

Kitchen Basics for any Meal

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

Don’t Forget the Heat

  1. Flint
  2. Matches
  3. Lighters
Heat Source

Fuel Your Fire

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

Cooking Supplies


Pots and Pans for Camping Cuisine

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

Stir Your Pot

  1. Spatula
  2. Whisk
  3. Tongs
Prep Utensils

Get Cooking with the Right Tools

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

Make Wilderness Cooking Easier

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

Serve Up Your Food

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

Keep it Cool

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

Kitchen Clean-Up

Washing Dishes

Keep Your Kitchen Clean

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

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
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.

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
Luxury Optional Camp Additions

For the Park Avenue Folks

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