When it comes to planning a camping trip, it’s surprisingly easy to leave one of the most important aspects to the last minute. If you’re going to spend a few days away from home comforts, the last thing you want is to be stuck eating cold beans! Without typical modern conveniences, choosing the right food for your camping trip can actually be quite difficult. Fortunately, we are here to help and offer a few simple yet delicious treats you can enjoy while communing with nature.
Sandwich lovers will be disappointed to learn that rucksacks are not the ideal location for loaves of bread which takes up a lot of space. However, Flatbreads are a great alternative as they are bendy and fit easily into your luggage. They are also remarkably versatile; you can go for a Mexican classic like a quesadilla, try a hearty steak sandwich or even make your own pizza.
Obviously, you need to be a lover of fish in order for this to be a good decision! Tinned fish in general makes for a handy snack as you can create a sandwich or eat it by itself. Sardines are one of the best choices because the tinned version usually comes in large fillet form. You can eat them straight from the tin, put them on toast for breakfast or enjoy a dinner with sardines, broccoli and spaghetti.
This should be one of your camping staples, as pasta is a delicious and nutritious source of carbohydrates. Classic spaghetti is better for saving space, but Penne tastes great even when cold. Again, the versatility of pasta is its best attribute. Throw in some Bolognese sauce and minced beef for Spaghetti Bolognese or try making a Carbonara with sausage instead of bacon.
This is a real go-to dessert, as you can eat it right out of the tin and enjoy the sweetness inside. You can make something special for the kids by adding a touch of melted chocolate and hazelnuts or choose tinned peaches and add cream.
Simply create your favourites at home, store them in plastic containers and bring them with you. Make sure you bring pots and pans so that you can reheat the food over an open fire. It will feel like being at home except the stars will be bright and beautiful overhead.
One final note; as there will be no refrigeration units with you on the camping trip, bring ice packs and a cooler if you are taking perishable items. Don’t allow cooked food to stay above fridge temperature for more than 90 minutes and always make sure that reheated food is hot the entire way through.