Camping food can either make or break a camping trip. You either pack unwisely and it is so heavy that it literally breaks your back or you pack those lightweight backpacking meals and it tastes like dust.
There is a middle ground. You can eat delicious camping food without lugging too much stuff around with you. You just need to think ahead and do plenty of preparation. Interested? Read on….
WHAT DO I NEED TO THINK ABOUT WHEN PACKING CAMPING FOOD?
When it comes to camping food, there are a few things that you need to take into consideration.
First, camping food generally has to be lightweight. If you are hiking dozens of miles carrying a backpack filled with camping equipment, you need food that is light and won’t break easily in your bag (tins and eggs therefore aren’t very practical). However if you are camping in a campervan, you can afford to stock up on heavier items and store them in your van.
Fresh food won’t last very long when you are camping. Carrots will last a few days, for example, but most fresh produce can only last one or two days.
Fresh food won’t last very long when you are camping. Find camping food that will last for longer than a couple of days…