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Sanyore's avatar

What kind of food should I take on a camping trip?

Asked by Sanyore (346points) August 25th, 2009

Pretty straightforward question. Haven’t been camping since I was about 8, going to go with a few friends in September. Going to be there two 3 days and 2 nights. All I can think of is french bread and sandwich meats. Veggie options would be nice too. We’re probably going to have a disposable BBQ.

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teh_kvlt_liberal's avatar

marshmallows! no camping trip is complete with marshmallows!

MrGV's avatar

NOTHING…hunt for your own food it will make camping 10000X better lol

Sanyore's avatar

Marshmallows is already on the list! In fact, it’s the only thing on the list. Apart from alcohol.

chyna's avatar

Hamburgers and hot dogs if you aren’t a vegan.

teh_kvlt_liberal's avatar

Okay, then I suggest some quick and easy food to prepare
Like cereal, maybe some hotdogs, and some canned food.
Don’t forget fruit, too.
And make some of your famous spicy noodles with ramen…

Aethelwine's avatar

Canned beans are an easy side dish to heat up. Muffins are great for breakfast. Crackers, cheese and sausage make an easy lunch.

Sanyore's avatar

@teh_kvlt_liberal cannot believe you still remember that. sheeeeeeyit. i would, but not everyone can handle the legendary spice

Thanks folks!

notabridesmaid's avatar

I love camping and my boyfriend and I go fairly often. So here is what I would suggest. Depending on how far you want to go…
Breakfast: cereal and fruit is always good because it is quick and simple in the mornings. Some people go all out and have eggs and things like that but it requires you to bring more stuff (skillet etc.) so I don’t typically do hot breakfast.
Lunch: Your sandwich meat and bread idea would be good and simple too. Along with maybe some chips or something.
Dinner: You want to stick to things that are filling but don’t require you to bring alot of extra stuff. Hamburgers and hot dogs are always good. We usually bring shish kabobs to keep things interesting because they are delicious and simple to cook outdoors. For side items corn on the cob and baked potatoes are good because you can just wrap them in foil and cook them in the fire. Although I would warn that potatoes take forever!
And of course you have to bring stuff for smores and maybe for snacks throughout the day like trail mix and what not. HAVE FUN!

Sanyore's avatar

@notabridesmaid Thanks a lot, that was really helpful. You got any ideas for a vegetarian lunch?

Buttonstc's avatar

Anything freeze dried. Lightweight and usually delicious.

notabridesmaid's avatar

@Sanyore Well, I’m not a vegetarian so I may not be much help there. Maybe humus, crackers and cheese. Or (not to get all elementary school on you) peanut butter and honey, or jelly.

Sanyore's avatar

@Buttonstc Sounds like its worth looking into, thank ye

@notabridesmaid Holy shit, I forgot hummus was the answer to everything. That’s perfect.

ubersiren's avatar

Sandwich fixin’s, fruit, cereal, Pop Tarts, lots of water, milk, hot dogs, cookies, trail mix, sodas/beer, chips, cut up snack sized veggies, s’mores stuff of course, and I always have to have Little Debbie oatmeal pies for some reason.

gailcalled's avatar

Gorp, eating oranges, choc. bars.

jamielynn2328's avatar

Pop tarts are good. Do you know what kinds of things are near to where you are camping? Often there are fruit/veggie stands where you can buy fresh produce to eat each day.

chyna's avatar

@jamielynn2328 ha, ha, I can’t belive you posted that right after @gailcalled. She thinks there is absolutely no redeeming value in pop tarts.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

Bring stuff that is light to carry if you’re doing any hiking. Cup o noodles or top ramen are good for this.

gailcalled's avatar

Pop tart ingredients ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACINAMIDE, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), SUGAR, DEXTROSE, VEGETABLE OIL (SOYBEAN, PALM, COTTONSEED AND/OR HYDROGENATED COTTONSEED OIL† WITH TBHQ AND CITRIC ACID FOR FRESHNESS), CORN SYRUP, WHEY, CRACKER MEAL, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, COCOA, CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS OF CORNSTARCH, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, SALT, LEAVENING (BAKING SODA, SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE), MODIFIED CORN STARCH, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE, GELATIN, DRIED EGG WHITES, DATEM, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL*†, MODIFIED WHEAT STARCH, XANTHAN GUM, NATURAL VANILLA FLAVOR, *CARAMEL COLOR, SOY LECITHIN, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, COLOR ADDED, NIACINAMIDE, REDUCED IRON, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), THIAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B1), FOLIC ACID.

Sorry about caps. If you can’t pronounce it, it’s probably not edible. (Eat the wrapping instead.)

Nutrition Facts for one pop tart
Calories: 200.0 | Calories from fat: 45.0
Fat 5.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Saturated fat 1.0 g
Sodium 220.0 mg
Carbohydrate 37.0 g
Sugar 19.0 g
Dietary fiber 1.0 g
Protein 3.0 g

Buttonstc's avatar

Yeah, what Gail said.

Buttonstc's avatar

Yeah, what Gail said.

When I mentioned freeze dried I meant meats, fruits, and veggies not total CRAP.

noodle_poodle's avatar

packet and pot ramen!

Sanyore's avatar

I’m in the UK, don’t think we have pop-tarts.

oxenfree's avatar

one of the things i love to take with when i go camping is hamburger meat, we make burgers. its so good if you put the right stuff on it. but its usually to big for a bun. we make a patty and put it on a piece of aluminum foil. and then put bbq sauce on it with peppers, onions, mushrooms…pretty much w.e you want on it. close up the foil and put it on the fire. its sooooo good. but if you’re gonna use cheese don’t put it on till afterwards cause the cheeze just burns to the foil.

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