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What makes a Delicious Camping Menu?
First off, the food needs to be easy to find, simple to prepare and appeal to most people’s taste buds. If you agree, check out my wilderness camping ebook for food that everyone loves.
These two menus are
meant for both car camping / drive in camping and interior wilderness camping , as planning a trip is
different for both these types of camping.
If you want a great menu with all the recipes, check out my wilderness recipe ebook.
This page has a sample menu for both a 5 day Car Camping trip and a 5-day Interior Canoe or Backpacking Camping trip.
|1||At home||Packed lunch||Hot Dogs on the campfire with Potato Scalloped potatoes in Tin Foil||Banana Boats||Granola Bars|
|2||French Toast / Eggy Bread||BLT’s Bagels with Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese||Spaghetti||S’Mores!||GORP|
|3||Muffins and Peanut Butter and Jam||Pita with Pate, or Tuna||Frozen Burgers and Corn on the Cob on the campfire||Cookies and Pudding||Fruit 2 Go|
|4||Cold Cereal||Bagels with Cream Cheese and Cucumber||Can Chili with Rice or Buns||Cinnamon Rolls||Power/ Protein Bars|
|5||Hot Cereal with Nuts||Snack meal: Crackers with Cheese, carrots, apples, pepperoni||At home||GORP|
|1||At home||Packed Lunch||Stir Fry with fresh veg and rice||Banana Boats||GORP|
|2||Cold Cereal, Apples||BLT- no cook bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese With Baby carrots||Corn on the Cob with Smokies or Burgers||S’Mores||Granola Bars|
|3||Hot Cereal, Oranges, and Bay Bread||Bagels with cream cheese and cucumber with apples||Taco Salad- Frozen beef, cheese, taco chips, lettuce, tomato, green pepper and salsa||No-Bake Oreo Cake||Fruit-Roll-up and Fruit 2 go|
|4||Cold Cereal with Dried Fruit and Granola Bars||Crackers, Cheese, Peanut butter and Jam and tuna packs||Spaghetti with Spiral Noodles (Cook extra noodles for a cold pasta salad for lunch the next day)||Bannock Cinnamon Rolls||Power Protein Bars|
|5||Couscous cranberry hot cereal.||Cold Pasta Salad||At home||GORP|
Many times, I’ll have the same meal for breakfast EVERY day, but that’s just to keep it simple for myself, and cause I’m pretty easy to please. I eat to live, not live to eat. Some people love variety, so the menus above will help to give some new ideas. You can repeat some of the meals, or check out my other food pages.
I also prefer no-cook lunches so that it’s something easy, so I don’t have to pull out a bunch of gear spend all day cooking.
For interior camping, I try and bring fresh stuff for the first few days. It’s heavier, however if you’re doing an extended trip, those few days of fresh food will make it worth it. Who can complain about a fresh orange on day 3 in the middle of the woods?