Camping is a great way to enjoy the best of nature and nourishment, as always, is an important consideration. The types of food you pack will vary depending on the adventure you have in mind. Off road caravans and cars have the luxury of storage and cooling not afforded by those hiking to a remote spot and pitching tent
Usually, the main focuses when organising your camping food is weight and keeping perishable foods fresh. Off road camper trailers have refrigeration options so taking meats, fruit, vegetables and milk is possible however on foot campers need to choose food that stores well without refrigeration.
Luckily, cereals are light in weight and wholesome. Oats top the list as they can be stored easily and offer good nourishment and powdered eggs offer essential vitamins and proteins. Coffee, tea and milk powered bags store well and don’t take up much room.
Lunch and snacks
Substitute bread with crackers or crisp breads that wont go stale as quickly. Canned fish make good fillers. Hard skinned fruits such as oranges and apples, muesli and energy bars, as well as dried fruit and nuts are also a good idea.
Dried rice, noodles, pasta and dehydrated vegetable mixes all offer essential carbohydrates to keep your body fuelled and canned meats and vegetables are also good camping food. Root vegetables will also store well for a few days without refrigeration.
Most important of all is to carry fresh water on you at all times. Try to bring enough to last the whole trip in case there’s none available at the camping site.
Last, don’t forget the essential marshmallows. A campfire is complete with those squashy, sugary classics melting on the end of a stick.
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