Foods that are Fun for Camping

Cooking can be the biggest part of the fun you have while out camping. Your appetite will absolutely open up once you are in the great outdoors. Whether you have hiked all day or are enjoying the campfire by evening, you will embrace a roaring appetite as big as your campfire.

Camping foods need to be simple, however. They should also be easy to pack and store fairly well under camping conditions. Make sure to buy camping food that is fun for everyone to partake in cooking. It becomes a chore if only one person does the cooking while others sit around waiting to chow down.

If you are really creative and careful, you can even figure out how to cook that fish you just caught right on the grill.

The number one staple of camping food is probably chili. It is so easy to make, inexpensive and just about everybody loves a hearty chili. Chili is also great to warm you up and fill you up. Eat a hearty bowl of chili by the campfire by night and you will be ready to hike, hunt, and fish all day the next day. Chili gives you fuel for thought and fuel for activity, as well.

The good old hot dog. The hot dog is classic to camping because it is easily kept in a cooler without the worry of too much refrigeration necessary. In addition, everyone from kids to seniors adores a good old-fashioned hot dog cooked either on the grill or on a skewer over the campfire.

Do not forget breakfast foods on your camping stove. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, and sausages are all easily cooked and hearty ways to start your day. Boiling water on your camping stove for oatmeal and adding things like nuts, raisins, and cranberries is a great energy booster that will fill you up all day.

Your latest catch can be a delicious meal. Trout is typically a favorite of campers and once caught is easily grilled over an open fire, your barbeque, or on your camping stove. Of course, you can make hamburgers, sausages, and steaks just like you would at home if you have brought your barbeque, but typically meats need to be eaten right away for optimal safety. The same goes with chicken. Chicken breasts that have been marinated and sliced thin are better alternatives than too much meat.

Last but not least, the beloved s’more. Get those graham crackers, chocolate bars, and marshmallows ready for the absolute favorite treat known to camping. There probably isn’t a single person who does not adore a good s’more or two, or maybe even three.

 

46 thoughts on “Foods that are Fun for Camping

  • May 17, 2019 at 6:44 pm
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    All great ideas, especially the smores!

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  • May 17, 2019 at 6:56 pm
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    Those are classics, and classics are that way for a reason….they are good! We also added a few things for our convenience for the many times we don’t want to take the time to cook/clean or just want to get started on our day quickly…..granola bars and protein drinks.

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  • May 17, 2019 at 7:17 pm
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    We’re going camping at Disney next year and this is such an informative post. I’ve never gone camping so I can use this.

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  • May 17, 2019 at 7:17 pm
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    I love the camping foods. Great to bring lots of stable snacks like Jerky.

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  • May 17, 2019 at 7:24 pm
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    Great ideas for camping food. I haven’t been camping in YEARS!

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  • May 17, 2019 at 8:27 pm
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    Hot dogs and marshmallows are great camping food

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  • May 17, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    this is awesome. thank you

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  • May 17, 2019 at 11:51 pm
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    I love going camping, and the best part is that you get to make sundae smores in foil wrap my one cousin did that it was so delish!

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  • May 18, 2019 at 12:18 am
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    I love camping and grilling out. Now tell me how to avoid the mosquitoes without smoking myself with chemicals. I hate using bug spray as well.

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  • May 18, 2019 at 8:36 am
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    Don’t forget foil packets filled with meat and veggies are great with very little clean up.

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  • May 18, 2019 at 2:06 pm
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    Grew up camping. Lots of great options available.

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  • May 18, 2019 at 2:08 pm
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    Hot dogs are pretty gross.

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  • May 18, 2019 at 2:33 pm
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    I love camping, it is something that I have done ever since I was a baby! These are great food suggestions, thanks for sharing! My husband loves making breakfast on the campfire. 🙂

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  • May 18, 2019 at 4:55 pm
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    There is nothing better than bacon and eggs cooked over a campfire!

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  • May 19, 2019 at 2:59 pm
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    We love foil packets on the grill too, they are easy and tasty.

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  • May 19, 2019 at 5:22 pm
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    We love to go camping and these are the perfect foods for doing so.

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  • May 19, 2019 at 7:32 pm
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    Food always tastes better when camping. These are the choices that I would make for a summer camp out.

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  • May 19, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    Nothing like a hotdog cooked over a bonfire.

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  • May 20, 2019 at 3:17 pm
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    One of favourite things about camping is the foods that we eat while camping.

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  • May 21, 2019 at 7:24 am
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    now that what i call camping!love it

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  • May 21, 2019 at 7:24 am
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    now that what i call camping!love it

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  • May 22, 2019 at 3:26 am
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    My husband really wants to go camping, so I guess I am going to have to get the snacks ready.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 9:08 am
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    HOT DOGS ARE GREAT FOR CAMPING ARE EATING AT HOME.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 4:23 pm
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    I guess this is a great list of food to take camping, my nieces would know they go a lot. As for me I think of Motel 6 for me when I hear the word lets go camping 🙂

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  • May 22, 2019 at 6:32 pm
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    Scrambled eggs, pancakes, and sausages would be fun to make on a camping trip. Of course s’mores would make me happy also!

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  • May 22, 2019 at 8:47 pm
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    Burgers and hotdogs

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  • May 22, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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    Bringing marinated chicken is such a fab idea and love the s’mores!

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  • May 23, 2019 at 2:03 pm
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    Love this one, I was raised up camping in my family, so much fun, great food, There are so many different foods you can cook on a grill, beef, pork, etc and also with all our new tech, you can cook bisquits on a grill, never heard of it. Just get your grill to the right temp, for example 400, put you bisquits in pan and put them to the side of your grill , not on coals, close the lid and watch them bake . yummy

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  • May 23, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    S’mores are basically a necessity for camping. This makes me want to go soon we haven’t done that in years!

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  • May 24, 2019 at 2:25 am
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    I love camping and that picture you have posted looks so relaxing. I love to bring a lot of fruit with me camping because you can make many things with them with the smores and chocolate and a campfire sundae.

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  • May 24, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Hot dogs are a must for camping foods in our family. Incidentally, we stayed in a glamping place that looked just like this!

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  • May 25, 2019 at 1:24 am
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    Great ideas! Hot dogs are so quick and easy and so delicious.

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  • May 25, 2019 at 1:55 am
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    I liked camp food so much when I was a kid that I still eat it all the time even when I’m not camping….

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  • May 25, 2019 at 9:41 am
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    The most important foods are the ingredients for smores. Also, the good ol’ pb&j will always be a staple at my campsite.

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  • May 25, 2019 at 4:15 pm
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    I love all of these great ideas for can!ping food.

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:57 pm
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    These sound like great foods for camping!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:02 am
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    Great food for camping. Love s’mores!

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  • June 4, 2019 at 6:07 pm
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    Any kind of Jerky or Slim Jims also work well camping

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  • June 5, 2019 at 1:20 am
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    My family and I love going camping. The picture you posted is why we love going…just so relaxing! I do agree a big part is the yummy foods too!

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  • June 5, 2019 at 10:53 am
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    I have not been camping in years and I guess it is time to plan a camping trip. I miss it!

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:50 pm
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    Great idea. Thank you for the information.

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  • July 17, 2019 at 9:27 pm
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    I’ve never been camping, maybe one day

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