12 Foods to Bring Camping and Keep Everyone's Stomach Happy

Instant Oatmeal


Divide your shopping list for food to bring camping by meal. Begin with breakfast. Oatmeal is a good option, since all it takes is water and it can be heated over the fire.

Pancake Mix and Eggs


Instant pancake mix works too, especially the just-add-water type. Finish the meal with fried eggs. Store the eggs in a cooler until needed.

Dry Cereal


Cereal is great for breakfast or for an anytime snack. Keep shelf stable milk, like Parmalat, on hand for those who don't wish to eat it dry.

Campfire Popcorn


Who says you need a microwave to prepare popcorn? If you've never tried open fire popcorn before, you're in for a real treat!

Peanut Butter, Jelly and Bread


Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a perfect camping lunch. They don't go bad and are easy to pack up for hiking trips. Plus, they are a hit with kids.

Canned Food To Bring Camping


Anything canned is an option for dinner, though some choices are better than others. Try soup, beans, tuna, corn or chicken, depending on the group's preferences.

Campfire Hash


Bring some potatoes, sausage or other meet, canned vegetables and seasonings for a quick and tasty hash. Preparing campfire hash that contains "a little bit of everything" is a fun way to make camping meal memories that will last a lifetime.


Burgers and hot dogs taste excellent grilled. Adventurous types can even hold the dogs on sticks over the fire.

Spaghetti and Sauce


Spaghetti is another easy dinner. Just bring a can or jar of tomato sauce to put on top. Pack a colander to use to drain the water out of the pasta before serving.

Powdered Drink Mix


Powdered drinks are easy to make in large quantities and to store in a plastic jug. Instant coffee also works well for those who want to get up and watch the sunrise. Set the pot right on top of the fire or on a grate.

Foil Packet Cooking


Nearly any meat or vegetable you bring can be roasted over an open campfire if you wrap it in aluminum foil. You can use this for fresh caught fish or food you bring; let campers mix and match their own ingredients for custom campfire dinners!

S'Mores Ingredients


Don't forget to bring chocolate bars, marshmallows and graham crackers to use for making s'mores! This is the highlight of any camping trip.

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