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30 Easy Camping Meals to Make Campfire Cooking a Breeze

Camping is the perfect getaway when you're looking to escape into the great outdoors, relax with the sounds of nature, and kick back at your campsite without a single bar of cellphone signal. So don't let complicated cooking get in the way of your vacation. Instead, use one of these easy camping recipes. Try roasting up chicken and veggies in Campfire Foil Packets, get creative with Campfire Pepperoni Pizza, or just boil water to enjoy Backpackers' Thai Noodles. Pack up your cooler, and maybe a Dutch oven or grill, and hit the road!

Camp Breakfast

Great for breakfast or a fun dinner, this hearty skillet meal has everything you need for a fueled-up day: crispy bacon, tender potatoes, and fluffy eggs.

Summer Corn Chowder

This dish is hard to beat when fresh corn is in season. It cooks up in the Dutch oven along with potatoes and peppers to create a rich and creamy chowder.

Camping Pasta with Clam Sauce

Everything that goes into this decadent pasta recipe is shelf-stable, so you won't have to worry about overpacking your cooler. Cooked linguine is tossed with an Old Bay-infused sauce, sliced mushrooms, and chopped clams.

This recipe is stick-to-your-ribs filling after a day of hiking. Ground beef and a variety of vegetables all simmer together in a tomato-y sauce. To make it a one-pot meal, simply sauté the beef in the pot instead of a separate skillet.

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Grilled Sausage with Potatoes and Green Beans

Fire up the grill for this flavorful dinner the whole family will love. "My husband and I loved this — we licked the plate clean," says reviewer GINAH1 . "It's important to spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray to ensure the food doesn't stick."

Backpackers' Thai Noodles

Step aside, ramen! All you need is boiling water to enjoy these instant Thai noodles. Rice noodles and freeze-dried veggies cook up in a creamy and spicy peanut sauce.

Campfire Pepperoni Pizza

Recipe creator gonefishn says, "The smokey flavor from the wood fire puts a great twist on an old favorite and with the help of a pizza stone, doing this over an open fire is easier than you may think." Bring a few of your favorite toppings, like pepperoni, veggies, and red pepper flakes, along for campers to customize their pies.

Tin Foil Stew

Who knew you could make stew without a pot? These easy foil packets are tucked into campfire coals to cook. "Friends loved this when I made it camping," says reviewer RAVENSKYLAR . "Only thing is that I made them up at home, and stuck them in the cooler so they were ready to pop in the coals after a long day fishing, and used multiple sheets of foil for each one so they didn't leak. "

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Killer Bacon-Cheese Dogs

Hot dogs may be standard camping fare, but this recipe takes it up a notch. Savory bacon is paired up with creamy Swiss cheese and sweet barbecue sauce to create a trifecta of flavor.

Campfire Foil Packs

"These are easy to make for camping, my husband loves them," says recipe creator Natural Chef Michelle . "We prepare them at home and then leave them in the cooler until we are ready to cook."

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Cowboy Casserole

Made with hearty bacon, beef, and beans, you'll feel like a true cowboy stirring up this meal under the stars. Canned biscuits are layered on top of the beans and beef mixture, baking the flaky golden perfection in the Dutch oven.

Chicken and Chorizo Chili

With a kick from chorizo and chili powder, this ground chicken chili is equal parts delicious and easy to make. Just set up your Dutch oven over the fire and you'll have a filling meal in about an hour.

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Beef Shish Kebabs for Freezer Cooking

This meal is perfect for camping, as you can prepare, marinate, and freeze all the ingredients in advance in a resealable plastic bag. When you're ready to go, dinner is ready for the grill.

Earth, Sea, and Fire Salmon

Here's another one of the foil packet recipes for camping that we just love. It's the ultimate quick campfire meal: salmon, potatoes, and veggies all cooked in an aluminum foil packet.

Big Ray's Kielbasa Cabbage Skillet for a Crowd

Cabbage, sausage, and potato all simmer together in a smoky tomato sauce. This is camping food at its best. Instead of bringing large jars of spices, store what you need in an empty Tic Tac box.

Omelet in a Bag

You'll wonder why you didn't think of this before. Cook your bagged omelet in a saucepan of boiling water for super quick cleanup.

Flaming Burritos

This tried-and-true Girl Scouts inspired recipe is quick to make, and requires minimal cleanup. Serve with salsa and some sour cream on the side.

Campfire Breakfast Sandwich

Wake up on the right side of the tent with this simple, four-ingredient breakfast sandwich (made with just bread, an egg, a slice of Cheddar cheese, and butter).

Lori's Campfire Potatoes

"These 'taters are delicious and perfect for a camping trip," says recipe creator Loripowell. "Don't forget to dress them up with sour cream, chives, and crumbled bacon. Be sure to use small potatoes, which cook through over an open fire better than larger ones."

Dutch Oven Mountain Man Breakfast

This hearty breakfast is the perfect filling meal to make over an open fire. Fair warning: The recipe makes a lot, so be prepared to share with your fellow campers.

Campfire Chicken Pot Pie

Make this easy and filling campfire recipe with just five ingredients: refrigerated biscuit dough, a can of cream of chicken soup, a can of cream of mushroom soup, and chicken breasts.

Papa Funk's Campfire Chili

This one-pot chili works in a Dutch oven or in a slow cooker. The easy recipe is "great on a cold night," according to recipe creator Cynthia C O'Connor .

Mom's Campfire Stew

Here's a tip from recipe creator Joe Benecasa : "When we make this for a camping trip, I brown the onions, mushrooms, and meat at home and transport it in gallon-size storage bag."

Over the Fire Scalloped Potatoes

These cheesy potatoes can serve as a side dish or, if you top them with crispy bacon, an easy campfire meal.

Hobo's Delight

This four-ingredient meal (made with ground beef, an onion, baby carrots, and potatoes) cooks in individual foil packets, so cleanup is a breeze.

Grilled Chicken and Potato Foil Packs

Here's another quick, easy, and delicious foil pack dinner. "I made this camping," says reviewer Pharmcook . "It was a hit with everyone including the little ones and cleanup was so nice!'

Meal in Foil

Recipe creator WALLEN says this quick outdoor recipe is a great way to let kids make their own meals while camping.

Poor Man's Beer Batter Fish

Use your freshly caught fish to make this incredibly easy and fast dinner. What's the secret ingredient? Shake and pour buttermilk pancake mix!

Hobo Ground Beef and Vegetable Soup

Make this slow cooker stew in a Dutch oven over a campfire or in a slow cooker. According to recipe creator Cindy , you can use a bag of frozen mixed vegetables instead of canned veggies.

Kerr Lake Catfish Stew

"When my children were young, we camped most weekends in the summer," says recipe creator LPK . "Saturday night was usually 'catfish night' with fish straight from the lake into the pot or pan. This was a real quickie favorite."

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food on a camping trip

by Mountain House September 01, 2021

49 Quick and Tasty Camping Food Ideas - Easy Camping Meals!

As much as we all love the wild vistas, the geological marvels, and the hiking, swimming, and paddling of a camping trip, a whole lot of the joy of camping centers on food, right? It’s a cliché that grub tastes better outdoors, but darn it it’s a fact , too. Just like back home, though, it’s easy to become bored with your campsite cuisine—or, if you’re new to roughing it, it's hard to know what camping meals to make in the first place.

Well, that’s where Mountain House comes into the picture. First off, our freeze-dried meals make scrumptious entrees that require no more prep work than boiling water—absolutely ideal for both car-camping and backpacking. We’ve been feeding campers since the 1960s, and our products boast a longer shelf life than any of our competitors; ; 30 years from the date of manufacture!

But we also want to inspire you more generally in the campsite-cooking department, which is why we’ve compiled this list of camping food ideas from some standout authorities. Read on and get ready to work up an appetite!

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that certainly applies in the woods. Beginning your day with hearty camping breakfast ensures you’ll have the proper energy for an active morning of outdoor fun and exploration, avoiding the dreaded blood-sugar collapse and ensuing “hanger.”

Here are some easy camping meals for a lovely, laidback morning at the site!

Mason Jar Campfire Pancakes

person putting butter on stack of pancakes

Made-from-scratch pancakes for camp breakfast! Just add the dry ingredients to a mason jar to create a pre-made pancake mix and then add the appropriate amount of eggs and milk to two more jars (or any other container of your choice) and you’re all set! A great idea we’re all the way behind!

food on a camping trip

Our freeze-dried Breakfast Skillet pouch only requires some hot water and you’ll have a great-tasting breakfast in no time. But you can also hack your skillet with some extra ingredients like cilantro, chives, and avocado to upgrade your meal and add some black beans for an easy side dish. And if you bring along some tortillas, you can roll everything up into some delicious breakfast burritos!

Campfire Apple Crisp Breakfast

apple slices sprinkled with cinnamon

One skillet and a happy campfire are all you need to cook up this fabulously delicious breakfast treat shared by Escape Adventures.

Chickpea Flour Breakfast Scramble

two green bowls of chickpea flour breakfast scramble

Whip up a vegan-friendly camp breakfast with this Fresh Off the Grid recipe.

Campfire French Toast

syrup being poured over campfire french toast with sliced strawberries

If you think French toast is a breakfast classic best reserved for the kitchen back home, think again! This Lil Piglet shows how to make campsite-ready French toast.

Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

bowl of caramelized banana oatmeal

The ingredient list and preparation couldn’t be simpler, but Dirty Gourmet’s Caramelized Banana Oatmeal tastes like a genuine gourmet breakfast in the boonies

. Asparagus Pancetta Skillet Hash

black skillet full of asparagus pancetta with two cups of black coffee next to it

It’s easy but ill-advised to skimp on the veggies while out and about in the Great Outdoors. This recipe from Fresh Off the Grid incorporates delicious (and vibrantly colorful) asparagus, a durable and delicious green that’ll last quite a while your comping food storage container.

Campfire Cinnamon Roll-Ups  

cinnamon roll-ups on black pan

Heads up: These devilishly good creations from Almost Supermom are going to earn you plenty of around-the-campfire accolades.

Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion, & Potato Hash

hash breakfast on a campfire

For a super-easy and quick-cooking but also hearty dinner, give this two-skillet preparation (you can make it in one, too, but read the recipe’s disclaimer) from The Two Bite Club blog a try.

Campfire Beer Pancakes

stack of beer pancakes with syrup and pecans

We’re not sure we have to say much else beyond the name of this breakfast dish to get you to check out the recipe over at Chowhound.

Whether you're gunning hard on the trail, the river, or the rock faces, or indulging in more leisurely sightseeing in a national park or scenic corridor, camping inspires a mean and honest appetite. While backpackers might observe the midday camping meal with nothing more than an extended snack break, many other campers like to go for a more ambitious fresh-air lunch, in which case the following camping food recipes ought to fit the bill nicely.

Asian Broccoli Slaw w/Pineapple

black bowl of Asian broccoli slaw with pineapple

Put together this zesty and colorful slaw from The Adventure Bite team before your camping trip, and it’ll just get more flavorful with the extra sitting time in a ziplock bag or Tupperware container.

Mountain House’s Elevated Mac & Cheese

Mountain House Hack for Mac and Cheese

There’s nothing better than mac & cheese for lunch! Plus, it’s kid-friendly! You can give it to the kids right out of the pouch and spice up your own serving with some tasty toppings like salsa and sour cream!

Cheesy Ham & Pineapple Sandwich

food on a camping trip

by Erin Clarke of Well Plated

This foil-wrapped, fire-cooked winner comes to us from Well Plated by Erin and its creator’s fond memories of Girl Scout campfire cookouts.

Grilled Hot Pastrami Sandwich

food on a camping trip

Another absolutely scrumptious foil-cooking homerun of a camping lunch, thanks to Kleinworth & Co.

Grilled Halloumi Tacos

halloumi tacos

This veggie tacos made with the Greek cheese halloumi (another Fresh Off the Grid score) are easy to throw together in the campsite or picnic area.

Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

food on a camping trip

Enjoy the City of Brotherly Love’s signature sammie at the campsite with this hassle-free tinfoil recipe from Twin Dragonfly Designs.

Goat Milk Gouda Veggie Sandwich

Goats Milk Gouda Sandwhich

Cheese takes a starring role in this delicious sandwich, a blue-ribbon midday reward on the trail. Check out the recipe at Dirty Gourmet!

There's nothing like an evening at the campsite, and nothing like thoughts of dinner to propel a hiker down the trail. Here's a varied roundup of awesomely easy camping recipes: none of them particularly complicated or demanding to make, yet delivering flavors to impress even the pickiest (or snootiest) campsite diner.

Dutch Oven Stuffed Peppers

dutch over stuffed peppers

Easy to assemble, quick to cook, a cinch to clean up: You’ll definitely want to give these oozy delicacies from the Dirty Gourmet recipe archives a try!

Mountain House Restaurant-Style Fettuccine Alfredo

Mountain House Fettuccine Alfredo Hack

You don’t have to go to a fancy restaurant to get an amazing pasta meal for dinner. Prepare a pouch of Mountain House Fettuccine Alfredo and add some fresh herbs, mushrooms, shrimp, or breadcrumbs and you’ll have an amazing dinner in about 10 minutes.

Red Lentil Sloppy Joes

food on a camping trip

Sloppy Joes are a camping favorite for many, and with this preparation from Fresh Off the Grid, you can put smiles on the faces of the whole crew with a healthier alternative to the traditional.

BBQ Chicken Foil Packs

BBQ Chicken Foil Packs

More foil-wrapped dinnertime goodness courtesy of Life in the Lofthouse!

Salsa & Corn Dumpling Soup

Salsa and corn dumpling soup

At the end of a long day on the trail or up on the knife-edge ridges, this delicious, warming broth—a gift to us all from the Dirty Gourmet team—is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Skillet Sausage & Potatoes

Smoked sausage, potatoes, and carrots come together in one-skillet harmony in this surefire camp-dinner recipe from Rasa Malaysia.

Dutch Oven Lasagna

Dutch Oven Lasagna

Turn the campsite into an Italian trattoria with this easy-to-make Dutch oven preparation of lasagna, thanks to Fresh Off the Grid.

Campfire Whiskey BBQ Chicken

campfire whiskey bbq chicken

Make this to-die-for BBQ sauce (from Cooking With Janica) ahead of time at home, and you’ll be thanking yourself when the aroma of grilled chicken hits you over the campfire.

Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets

shrimp scampi foil packet

You’ll be dispensing gourmet goodness by following these Damn Delicious (indeed) directions for campfire-style Shrimp Scampi.

food on a camping trip

Schemed up by a self-admitted non-camper ahead of a camping trip, Made By Luci’s One Pot Chili is tummy-rubbing good— and a vegan, gluten-free dinner option.

Easy Campfire Pizza

round pizza with olives and cheese

Pizza is one of those beloved comfort foods that tend to star in an awful lot of backcountry hankerings. Well, no need to wait until after the camping trip to enjoy it—just check out this Damn Fine Dishes technique for Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet campfire pizza! You can also check out Barbara's cookbook The Culinary Camper which features recipes based on her years of experience in camp cooking.

Pizza quesadilla on a wooden cutting board

Speaking of pizza, here’s a sort of backcountry pizza hack employing tortillas instead of dough (courtesy of the experienced camp chefs over there at Backpacker ).

Campfire Hot Dogs

food on a camping trip

These easy-peasy pigs-in-a-blanket are fun-to-cook crowd-pleasers. (How many hyphens can we have in one sentence?)

Camping Mac ‘n Cheese

macaroni and cheese on plate

Classic comfort food like mac ‘n cheese tastes even  better out in the woods, and this recipe from Hapa Nom Nom is a quick-to-make, one-pot version that nonetheless tilts toward the gourmet side of the spectrum.

Campfire Roasted Pumpkin Rice

pumpkin in foiled pot sitting in campfire

The campsite chefs at Dirty Gourmet “campified” an Armenian dish, ghapama , and the result is this delightful Dutch-oven dinner of rice-stuffed pumpkin.

Cheddar Corn Chowder w/Bacon

Bacon tastes all the better in the backwoods. This simple and hearty chowder brought to you by Backpacker , incorporates this reliably magical ingredient to keep hiking muscles well fueled.

Steamed Campfire Broccoli

steamed broccoli in foil

Steamed broccoli over a campfire? Sure—just follow these steps laid out at the Spicy Apron blog! Don’t forget your aluminum foil!

Trout Tacos

hand holding trout taco at camp

For the angling-inclined among you, check out this great lakeside preparation courtesy of the folks at Dirty Gourmet.

Sweet Potato Peanut Stew

sweet potato peanut stew

This healthy Fresh Off the Grid dinner option nourishes taste buds, stomach, and soul alike at the end of an invigorating day spent out-of-doors.

Miso Noodle Soup w/Tofu

soup in a pot on a campfire

Healthy, hearty, slurp-worthy: another Backpacker dinner gem.

Don't neglect dessert at the campsite, which besides keeping the camping crew happy sets you up for a nice and warm snooze with some slow-burning sweet-stuff energy. The following confections will knock your socks off under a deep, blazing sea of stars.

mason jar peach crisp

A little pre-trip prep work pays off big time at camp when you pop open some jars of this guilt-free Flavour & Savour dessert.

Apricot Coconut Crumb Bars

apricot coconut crumb bars

Another easy and delicious dessert baked ahead of time and highly camp-friendly, via Dirty Gourmet.

Strawberry Almond Cake

Slice of pound cake on a plate

Pound cake, dried strawberries, almond butter, and water—BAM. Thanks, Backpacker , for this wilderness dessert.

S’mores Dip

One does not compile a list of camping desserts without including at least one take on s’mores—so here you go, a playful spin on tradition by Hungry Brownie.

Back at home, it's sometimes better to skip the snacks, but on a camping trip, they're an essential part of your daily food intake. They needn't simply take the form of a chocolate bar or handful of store-bought trail-mix: Expand your snack horizons with the following between-meal camping food ideas!

Sun-dried Tomato Bacon Guacamole

sun-dried tomato bacon guacamole

Dani over at The Adventure Bite shares a magnificently mouthwatering recipe for guacamole she reports is part of her family’s regular camping cuisine. Chips and guacamole at the campsite—heavenly.

Mountain House Granola and Fresh Fruit

Mountain House Granola Hack

Granola is an amazing snack at any time of day. Mix in some peanut butter or chocolate chips and add some fresh fruit and any other favorite toppings and everyone’s going to ask you to share.

Campfire Chili Cheese Fries

chili cheese fries

It’s not exactly health food, but hopefully, you’ve earned this decadent happy-hour-at-the-campsite feast from the Kitchen Magpie via some hearty hiking or paddling or rock-climbing…right?

Dried Cherry Almond Granola Clusters

food on a camping trip

Granola’s a classic trailside snack, of course, packed with both energy and flavor to keep you going when the miles start adding up. Here’s a great recipe for homemade granola from Call Me PMc.

Pecan Raisin Granola

pecan raisin granola

Here’s another top-shelf granola recipe, this one courtesy of Dirty Gourmet.

Campfire Spinach Dip

food on a camping trip

Head over to Twin Dragonfly Designs and learn how to whip up some creamy, can’t-get-enough spinach dip through some campfire tinfoil cooking.

Tipsy Campfire Nachos

campfire nachos

The name for this creation by Amanda over at Peppers & Pennies stems from a Canadian cheese soaked in wine, but the nachos recipe itself also calls for the incorporation of beer, all of which sounds pretty great to us.

Campfire Breadsticks

A dough-wrapped stick, a campfire: what could be simpler? This Shock Munch recipe may well end up in your go-to bag of campfire-cookery tricks.

  • As some of the above mentioned recipes suggest, you can save yourself a lot of time and hassle at the campsite by prepping certain ingredients (grated cheese, marinated chicken, etc.) ahead of time.
  • Bring some aluminum foil for easy grilling. It also works great for making foil-pack recipes on the camp stove.
  • One- or two-pot meals work best at the campsite. You can exercise quite a bit of resourcefulness and creativity by planning out your cooking gameplan: Cook the rice in a pot, then set it aside covered and use the same pot to sauté veggies or heat up curry to go on top. Even if the rice cools down a little more than your liking, you can always dump it back in the pot with the rest of the cooked ingredients to warm it up right at the end, just before serving.

More Mountain House Meal Upgrades

There are many great ways to upgrade Mountain House meals into something new. Here are just a few ideas using the pouches that come in our Classic Meal Assortment Bucket :

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69 Ridiculously Easy Camping Foods (With Recipes!) That Make The Best Meals

food on a camping trip

Camping foods are a great excuse to cook creatively, since you're working with limited tools, unpredictable conditions, and fewer ingredients. Not to mention, there's nothing quite as lovely as cooking (and more importantly, eating) under a wide-open sky. As cool as brewing kombucha or mandoline-slicing veggies for campfire ratatouille sounds, you'll probably be happier making easy camping meals while you're living in a tent.

Not only are these dishes delicious, but they're also quick and easy , which gives you more time for hiking, relaxing, or just hanging out with your friends and family! From breakfast to dessert, these recipes make campsite cooking approachable and delicious.

What are good meals to make while camping?

Chili hot dogs, mac and cheese , grilled corn, pancakes, campfire nachos, roasted salmon , and sloppy joes are all easy meals to make while camping.

What is the best food to bring for camping?

Eggs, rice, bread, beans, canned tuna, cereal, tinned veggies, jams, crackers, protein bars, and fresh fruit are all the best foods to bring for a camping trip. Ensuring your camp is stocked with grains is helpful in sustaining your energy down the line.

What food do I bring for camping for a week?

You'll want to stock up on some easy-to-use groceries if your camping trip is a week long. Bring eggs, bacon, cereal, and potatoes. Don't forget the coffee, either. Load up some peanut butter and jelly, bread, granola bars, chips, hummus and other dips, hot dogs, and canned chili and soups. Fruits that can be stored easily like bananas, apples, and clementines make for good camping and hiking snacks.

What is classic camping food?

Franks and beans, grilled chicken and hamburgers, and campfire chili are all considered classic, traditional camping meals because the recipes are accessible and simple. Of course, s'mores are always on a classic camping menu.

The Easiest Recipes You Need to Make the Best Camping Food Ever

3-ingredient protein pancakes.

All you need are bananas, eggs, and your favorite protein powder to make these quick and healthy pancakes. They're super customizable, meaning you can top yours with anything from a chocolate smiley face to a blueberry heart, or do a different topping every day. For a camping trip, prep the batter ahead of time, so you're not scrambling to bring a campsite breakfast together. (via Brit + Co. )

Campfire Peach Cobbler

If you never thought canned peaches and refrigerated biscuit dough could make you sing, you're highly underestimating the two. When dusted with cinnamon sugar and cooked over the fire, they form a sweet, buttery cobbler. This recipe's the perfect vehicle for copious amounts of whipped cream. (via Brit + Co. )

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wraps

These chicken wraps are super versatile because you can grill them like Tieghan does, or leave them cold if you prefer to eat them like regular wraps. Grab some rotisserie chicken to make this an easy camping recipe. The real star of the show is the buffalo sauce. It adds a nice kick that complements the creaminess of the ranch and cheese. Yes please! (via Brit + Co.)

Superfood Egg Sandwich

This hearty sandwich is a great way to start off a day full of hiking, swimming, or just hanging out at the campsite. Chia seeds, avocado, spinach, and Greek yogurt give a regular egg sandwich a serious upgrade, and we're pretty sure we're never going back. (via Brit + Co.)

Keto Cheesy Brussels Sprouts ssels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are great for getting in that Vitamin K, antioxidants, and fiber. A cheesy bacon topping takes them to the next level in this camping recipe. To get ready for your trip, just make them ahead of time, cover, and store in the fridge until it's time to leave. Then reheat them over the campfire, and dig in! (via Brit + Co. )

Asparagus + Goat Cheese Frittata

If you've never had a frittata before, think of it like a cousin to omelettes or a quiche without the crust. Asparagus and goat cheese make this pick *extra* springlike, but you can sub for your favorite cheese, or even skip the cheese (and sub the cream) for a non-dairy alternative. This is one camping breakfast recipe you can make right over the fire. (via Brit + Co. )

Chicken + Broccoli Foil Dinner

Foil dinners are a camping staple because you can just throw them on the fire and let them cook while you're playing cards, telling stories, or catching up on your latest read . This camping recipe is totally customizable, so pick soy sauce for an Asian flavor or, go with regular old hot sauce. You can also swap the chicken and broccoli for different meats and veggies until you find your favorite camping combo! (via Brit + Co.)

Easy Instant Pot Tuscan White Bean Soup

Hot soup is one of the best camping dinners because it's filling, and it'll keep you warm after the sun goes down! This one is chock full of carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, onions, and kale. It also calls for sausage, but you could easily leave that out to turn it into a meat-free dish. Make it beforehand with your Instant Pot , or just use a big pot over the campfire. (via Brit + Co.)

Cast Iron Pizza

Store-bought dough is going to help you save a ton of time one making this pizza recipe. You can cut the slices as big or small as you and the fam want, and with lots of cheese and veggies, this pie will bring a smile to everyone's faces! Load up a cast iron skillet or dutch oven with the pizza, and you've got yourself a hearty post-hike dinner. (via Brit + Co.)

Lemon Chicken Skewers

Lemon chicken skewers camping foods.

Before you head off on your camping adventure, cut up your chicken and veggies, and store them in different containers. Then when you're in front of your grill, you can just arrange and cook! Moroccan flavors and the creamy feta sauce are a match made in heaven. (via Brit + Co. )

Campfire Chilaquiles

Turn a bag of tortilla chips into breakfast with these hearty chilaquiles. This Mexican-inspired dish is basically breakfast lasagna, as it comes together easily with layers of salsa, beans, chips, and cheese — plus some eggs on top. (via Brit + Co.)

Egg Muffins

Okay, so we'll admit that this might not be the easiest camping recipe once you're actually at your campsite, but prepare them beforehand, and you'll have a filling and cost-effective breakfast at your disposal. The veggies add a healthy edge and flavor worthy of two thumbs up! (via Brit + Co. )

Grilled Fluffernutter Sandwich

Peanut butter, chocolate chips , and marshmallow spread come together for one of the best sandwiches known to man. It's easy to find vegan versions of these ingredients, or you can go for your go-to's. Either way, this is a camping recipe that will satisfy kids and adults alike. (via Brit + Co.)

Triscuit, Prosciutto, Drunken Goat Cheese, + Tomato Bites

These tiny snacks look and sound super fancy, but are as easy as assembling any other cracker snacks! Layer the ingredients ahead of time for a snack in the car, or wait until you're curled up inside your sleeping bag with your book to indulge. Either way, these will taste amazing! (via Brit + Co.)

10-Minute Vegan Stir Fry

If all you have time to do in the way of food prep is to stop at a Trader Joe's on the way to your campsite, you're in luck. This 10-minute stir-fry comes together with three main ingredients and requires zero advance work. (via Brit + Co.)

Campfire Veggie Packets

Bring chopped peppers, onions, and potatoes to camp, dump them into foil packets with your favorite sausage, and enjoy an exquisitely fragrant meal. Not only are they a tasty way to get lots of veggies, but they also make for easy camping meals for large groups. It's a win-win! (via Brit + Co.)

Sweet Potato + Black Bean Chili

Love chili, but not a fan of ground beef? This vegan recipe (which features sweet potatoes, black beans, mushrooms, and tomatoes) is just the thing to satisfy your craving. Since there's no meat or dairy products, you don't have to worry about it going bad too fast! (via Brit + Co . )

Chicken Pepperoni Casserole

A make-ahead recipe that brings pizza and chicken together? Count us in. This low-carb recipe features tomato sauce, three different kinds of cheese, and pepperoni for a tasty dish that will make your inner child cheer. (via Brit + Co. )

This Middle Eastern dish is full of tomatoes, onions, peppers, and spices (along with some eggs), and makes for a wonderfully warm and filling addition to your camping foods list. Leave as-is or top with a little bit (or a lot) of cheese. (via Brit + Co. )

Pineapple Chicken Skewer Lettuce Wraps

Bring pre-marinated chicken and wrap fixings to your campsite, then unload everything onto a tray. Your fellow campers will have a blast customizing their own skewers and lettuce wraps. (via Brit + Co. )

Fruit Skewers with Mason Jar Whipped Cream

Behold, exhibit number 7,043 why butter and sugar make everything better. Here, they're slathered onto your favorite summer fruits, which are formed into finger food skewers and grilled in foil packets. While the fruits cook, have fun shaking up some mason-jar whipped cream — just try not to eat it all before your snack is done. (via Brit + Co.)

Campfire Cones

When it's time to break out the dessert, consider these delicious cones. All you have to do is stuff an ice cream cone with your favorite chocolate candies, marshmallows, and nuts, and wrap it up in aluminum foil. It becomes its own campfire packet! Just set it over the fire for a few minutes to melt the chocolate. (via Brit + Co.)

Triscuit, Almond Butter, Banana, + Honey Camping Bites

When snack time rolls around, you want something healthy that also tastes delish and will satisfy you until dinner's up. It's harder than it should be to find a recipe that does all three! Enter: these bites. The almond butter offers protein, while the banana adds some fiber, and the honey keeps things sweet. Done, and done. (via Brit + Co. )

Jackfruit Burrito Bowls

Perfect for anyone who can't eat meat, or if you're trying to eat more plant-based meals, this jackfruit recipe is the perfect way to get everything you love about burrito bowls, without the meat. Once assembled, top with avocado, corn, onions, and salsa. (via Brit + Co.)

Make-Ahead Spinach Mushroom Gnocchi Casserole

Casseroles are one of the ultimate comfort foods, and this recipe (complete with three different cheeses, mushrooms, and plenty of thyme) is as cozy as it gets. Make it at home, or cook it up in a skillet right over the campfire. Either way, you won't be disappointed. (via Brit + Co.)

Strawberry Arugula Walnut Salad

Sometimes you prefer a lighter lunch, especially if you're camping on a hot afternoon. This salad has plenty of strawberries and walnuts, plus a nice dose of balsamic dressing (with Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and garlic — YUM!) that satisfies without weighing you down. (via Brit + Co. )

Colorful Peep S'mores

You can't have a camping trip without s'mores...right?! It's a requirement. If you want to change up your usual s'mores recipe, consider swapping regular marshmallows for Peeps instead for some extra color! And while the chocolate dipped graham crackers are optional, we 100% recommend them. (via Brit + Co.)

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

If you're somewhat challenged when it comes to starting a campfire, have no fear. This budget-friendly vegetarian meal comes together in minutes, and no heat's necessary. This is especially great for camping trips in the dead of summer. (via Brit + Co. )

Chrissy Tiegen's Pork Bánh Mì with Quick Pickles and Roasted Broccoli

Carrots, cucumbers, and broccoli offer some nutrients, and the soy sauce, brown sugar, and rice vinegar give this simple camping meal some serious flavor. Plus, look at all that color ! If you're not a fan of sandwiches, you can make the pickle mix (with the cucumbers, carrots, and shallot) for a healthy side dish. (via Brit + Co.)

One-Pot Beef Stroganoff

If you're camping, but still want a hearty meal that tastes just like grandma used to make, turn to this simplified beef stroganoff. It's the most high-effort recipe on this list, but it only requires one cast iron skillet. The minimal advance prep will go a long way in this camping meal idea. (via Fresh Off The Grid )

Homemade Oven Beef Jerky

Whether you're in the car on the way to your campsite ( roadtrip !), or you're already around the campfire, you need some snacks! This DIY beef jerky is an easy way to make your own – no dehydrator required. The key to getting jerky that everyone is sure to love is actually in how you cut it. Slice along the grain for chewy, or against the grain for tender jerky. (via Barley & Sage )

DIY Pizza Lunchable

Make a healthier (and not to mention cheaper ) version of our favorite childhood meal with pita bread, cheese, and tomato sauce. This is a great pick for the car or the campsite, and since you can customize the veggies, it's a surefire way to keep everyone happy! (via Feel Good Foodie )

Grilled Garlic + Parmesan Potato Packets

You simply can't beat a warm serving of cheesy potatoes, no matter where you are. Luckily, you can have a big ol' scoop of spuds right at the campfire! (via This Wife Cooks )

Biscuits and Gravy

Flavorful, filling, and warm, biscuits and gravy make for one of the best camping recipes. There's nothing like smelling the gravy and feeling the chill of the morning air. We love it SO much. Prep the gravy ahead of time, so that you don't have to do as much work at your campsite, or you could spend time making it with the whole fam! (via Culinary Hill )

Easy Campside Ham Roll-Ups

These bite size roll ups are literally one of the easiest camping snacks you'll ever make. All you need is ham, cream cheese, and pickles , and you've got yourself one salty, creamy bite. (via Culinary Hill)

S'mores Snack Mix

De-s'more-ify your go-to s'mores for this mess-free version that's *definitely* just as yummy as the OG. (via Kathryn's Kitchen )

Caprese Chicken Foil Packets

This camping recipe only requires a few minutes, which makes it the perfect dinner after a hike or while the rest of the fam is telling scary stories around the fire. Not only is it bursting with flavors of cheese, pesto, and tomatoes, but there's basically no cleanup required. Big thumbs up from us. (via A Spicy Perspective)

Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

Brussels sprouts are great for getting some extra antioxidants and fiber. With parmesan cheese and a DIY Caesar dressing, this campfire food just got a whole lot tastier. Chop the sprouts and mix up the dressing beforehand so when dinnertime rolls around, you can just assemble the salad and dig in. (via Feel Good Foodie )

Backpacking Ramen

Skip the sodium-clad instant ramen packs, and opt to make your own instead. This version is elevated using dried veggies, soy, and sesame oil for maximum flavor enjoyment. (via Completely Delicious )

Mediterranean Salmon Foil Packets

Cool pesto and crumbly feta on top of silky salmon filets will always feel restorative, no matter how hot it is outside. This is definitely on our best camping foods list! (via The Seasoned Mom )

Spicy Beer BBQ Chicken Skewers with Avocado Corn and Feta Salsa

Everything about this camping recipe is a good idea. Simmer some beer, ketchup, and honey with chipotle chilis for a sauce that will go great with burgers , fries, and all your summertime sandwiches. Spread some of the sauce on chicken cubes before grilling them to get some extra flavor, and add even more once the skewers are plated! Gotta love some sauce. (via Half Baked Harvest)

Campfire Apple Crisp Foil Packs

Prep this dessert by day, then indulge in sweet, gooey goodness by night. It's fairly easy to bring along in your backpack! (via Averie Cooks )

Chili Dogs Dogs

Hot dogs are one of the best classic camping bites, and the only way you can make them better is by adding chili and cheese. Good thing this recipe has both! This is a super easy camping recipe to assemble that's also easy to customize. Picky eaters, welcome! While the recipe calls for a DIY chili, you can totally grab a can from the store to make meal prep faster. (via Culinary Hill)

Campfire Banana Boats

How cute are these kid-friendly banana boats? You can prep this camping recipe a full *nine* different ways, including flavors like Strawberry Hazelnut, S'Mores, Banana Split, and Honey Ginger. We'd like to try every single one, please and thank you. (via Fresh Off The Grid )

Salmon + Potatoes Foil Packs

Camping with your boo? Make fireside date night even better with this fancy AF salmon dinner – camping-friendly, of course! (via Vikalinka )

Raspberry Dark Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats

Pretty much nothing could be simpler than prepping a jar overnight oats ahead of time and eating them for breakfast while you're camping. And by the way, feel free to use whatever fruit you'd like for your oats, from strawberries to blueberries and beyond. (via Annie's Noms )

BBQ Chicken Foil Packs

Prep this camping meal ahead of time, and then throw these bad boys in the fire once you're on your camping trip. Two notes of caution: 1 . Keep these in a cooler until you're ready to cook them, so the chicken doesn't spoil, and 2 . Make sure to wear heat-proof gloves when taking these out of the campfire! (via Life In The Lofthouse)

Cajun-Style Grill Foil Packets

You might notice that there are a couple of foil pocket recipes on this list, mainly because they're *so* perfect for camping. This easy camping recipe offers a Cajun take on things. (via Favorite Family Recipes )

Chewy S'mores Granola Bars

These s'mores bars are easy to pack in and emulate your fave campside snack! (via The Real Food Dietitians )

Bailey's Dipped Toasted Marshmallows

Going camping with your S.O.? We're pretty sure that this INSANELY delicious (and adults-only) dipped marshmallow snack is about to be the hit of the weekend. (via BS' In The Kitchen )

Prosciutto and Edamame Pasta with Lemon Glaze

This might be the fanciest pasta salad we've seen. The bright colors and tangy flavors make it the perfect warm weather recipe, and a healthy lunch on any camping adventure! Prosciutto, edamame, and cantaloupe come together for a sweet and salty camping food that you have to taste to believe. (via A Spicy Perspective )

Energy-Boosting Trail Mix with Toasted Coconut and Dark Chocolate

So, we've already covered some ideas for what camping recipes to eat around the fire, but what about when you're on the trail? Cue this high-energy snack loaded with coconut flakes, raw almonds, dried cherries, dark chocolate, cashews, and more. (via Kristine's Kitchen )

Hot Ham & Swiss Croissants

Sure, these are technically sandwiches, which is why they're so easy to make for a camping trip. But the twist is that you wrap them in foil and throw them on the heat, allowing the cheese to get all melty and gooey. Better than your average sammie, no? (via Life With The Crust Off )

Italian Sausage and Veggies Foil Pack

Looking for a good camping recipe, but want to keep things healthy and low-carb? Spring for this insanely yummy (and filling!) Italian sausage and bell pepper combo. Mix in as many different colored peppers as you possibly can. (via Chelsea's Messy Apron )

Sausage, Potato, and Green Bean Foil Packs

Camping with your dad? He'll love this classic meat-and-potatoes combo, and so will everyone else. (via Damn Delicious )

24 Hour Fruit Salad

Anything that can be made overnight is going to get a stamp of approval from us, especially on a camping trip. This sweet and fruity recipe is the easiest snack to add to your trip, especially if the rest of your meals are heavy and salty. (via Culinary Hill)

Camping Mac and Cheese

We've saved the best for (almost) last. The key to making this campfire mac and cheese recipe is to pre-cook the noodles before you leave home. Once you've done that, it's all downhill from there. Bonus: This is a one-pot recipe that uses barely any dishes, so cleanup time goes by a lot faster. (via Hapa Nom Nom )

Best Frito Chili Pie

If you've never had a Frito walking taco, it's time to fix that, like, right now. This recipe includes making your own chili, then filling the Frito bags, but you can also just stuff with store-bought ground beef, cheese, and salsa to make things even easier. (via A Spicy Perspective)

Grilled Halloumi Breakfast Sandwich

The halloumi on this meat-free sandwich promises all the heartiness and none of the greasiness of bacon or sausage. When fried for just a few minutes, it gets perfectly golden on the outside and remains toothsome throughout. Enjoy your camping breakfast with a pot of fresh campfire coffee! (via Fresh Off The Grid )

Mexican Tortilla Roll Ups

Ham and cheese is a tried-and-true pinwheel combo, but this camping recipe takes it to the next level with a mix of chiles, olives, onions, and garlic. They'll make for an excellent camping food and lunchbox addition, come the end of summer. (via Culinary Hill)

Foil Packet Nachos

You’ve tried them in the oven, you’ve tried them in the microwave at 2AM, and now it’s time to try them camp-style in a foil packet over a crackling fire. These nacho packs seal in a lot of heat, so everything melds to the chips, and the cheese melts perfectly. (via The Cookie Rookie )

Vegan S'mores

As it turns out, elevating classic s'mores is as simple as making some vegan swaps. If you're feeling extra adventurous, top your campfire dessert with a few potato chips! Their saltiness draws out even more sweetness from chocolate, and their crispiness is the perfect contrast with pillowy marshmallows. (via Fresh Off The Grid )

Foil Pack Garlic Fries

Fries can totally be a meal. We can attest that this recipe is as delicious as it sounds. Enjoy these well-seasoned spuds post-hike, and you’ll forever be a believer in the power of campfire potatoes. (via Kirbie's Cravings)

Cheesy Ranch Chicken Potato Foil Packets

Ranch dip seasoning really lets this mix of chicken, veggies, and cheese stand apart from the crowd. This dish is a delicious meal for your camping adventures, but it's also great during other times of the year — you can break out the recipe again once tailgate season rolls around! (via A Spicy Perspective )

Campfire Grilled S'more Calzones

Not in the mood for traditional calzones? Half Baked Harvest has the perfect campfire recipe for you in the form of grilled s'more calzones. Filled with gooey chocolate and marshmallows, you'll love eating this sweet treat for dessert. (via Half Baked Harvest)

Salmon and Potatoes in Foil

Similar to the way you'd cook salmon and potatoes at home, this campfire recipe is super easy to make and has the perfect amount of mouth-watering flavor.

Chicken Tinga Tacos

Nothing turns our gears more than succulent chicken, fire-roasted tomatoes, and tacos. When you put them together, you get this chicken tinga tacos recipe.

Caramelized Onions & Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled cheese sandwiches are a comfort snack or meal that works for just about any setting. Just make sure you gather your the tools you'll need to make this by over your campfire. (via Cozy Cravings)

Camping Hot Dogs with Caramelized Onions

And while you're at it, add a few caramelized onions to your camping hot dogs!

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Additional reporting by Meghan Alfano , Chloe Williams , and Meredith Holser . T

This post was updated from an earlier version.

Header image via Kathryn's Kitchen.

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Great ideas. Wwhat is the recipe for the main image with the egg baked inside the bread?


My go-to camping meal is a foil packet with carrots and potatoes so I am taking note on all of these!

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35 Easy Camping Recipes to Make for Your Next Trip Outdoors

These meals are just what you need after a day of hiking! 😍

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Here, you'll find a list of campfire dinners, trail mixes , and hearty breakfasts cooked over an open fire. Plus, everything you need to prepare a camping feast that's easier (and tastier) than ever, including camping tips and time-saving ideas so you can get back to enjoying the great outdoors. When the Drummond kids were little, they used to go out camping along the creek every year. "They fish and play and build a fire, and they talk and lie back and look at the stars," says Ree Drummond. They would also eat all the staple "campout grub"—like skillet cornbread and sausages. Read on to find those camping recipes and more, including foil-packet ideas , simple skewers, cast iron skillet recipes , and BBQ sides . Then, to give your camping trip the sweet ending it deserves, there are campfire desserts like skillet cobblers and s'mores desserts —because it wouldn't be camping with roasted marshmallows.

Cowboy Beans

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Take a cue from the American pioneers and make this popular southwestern dish. You can even make it ahead of your trip and warm it up over the open flame.

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Beef Kebabs

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After a long day of hiking, every camper needs a hearty dinner like these beef kebabs with loads of veggies. Grill 'em with our top-secret marinade recipe!

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Sweet Potato Hash

Whether you make it for breakfast or dinner, this sweet potato hash is smoky and delicious. It's a fun twist on regular potato hash!

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Southwestern Pasta Salad

Just like a good potluck recipe, a good camping recipe can be made ahead. Pack this Tex-Mex-inspired pasta salad for your next trip.

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Breakfast Cookies

This grab-and-go breakfast is perfect for fueling you and your family up for a long day of adventures. It's loaded with oats, seeds, cereal, and dried fruit.

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Black Bean Chili

It wouldn't be a camping trip without a pot of chili! It'll keep you warm even if the temperatures drop.

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Simple Grilled Flank Steak

Flank steak is a long and thin cut of beef, so it doesn't take forever to cook which means it's perfect for camping. Grill the steak for 3 to 5 minutes per side and serve it up with a side of beans—it's that easy!

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Poblano-Potato Bundles

Don't even bother with boiling these potatoes! Just toss them with the poblano peppers, butter, heavy cream, and spices, then tightly secure the foil packets and grill.

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Skillet Cornbread

This is Ree's "all-time favorite cornbread recipe." Make one for your camping trip and one for a snack right now—you won't regret it!

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Campfire Cones

This trendy summer dessert combines traditional s'mores ingredients with ice cream cones for a mess-free treat that everyone in the family will love.

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BBQ Hot Dogs with Cilantro Slaw

Grilled hot dogs, barbecue sauce, and crunchy slaw is the perfect flavor combination. Prepare the slaw in advance for an easy camping meal.

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Grilled Chicken Marinade

You can make this marinade up to four days in advance and store in a mason jar so you can pack it up for your next camping trip. Just be sure to only marinade the chicken for up to four hours.

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Beef-Vegetable Kebabs

These handheld skewers make it easy for everyone to grill their own dinner. Serve it up with a side of pre-made orzo or your favorite pasta salad.

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Grilled Corn on the Cob

This method of grilling corn leaves some of the husk in place to help steam the corn, but exposes some of the kernels for that ultimate charred look.

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Lemon-Pepper Grilled Rib-Eyes

You can find lemon-pepper seasoning at most supermarkets, but making your own is easier than you might think. Plus, you can prep it ahead and pack it up with your camping essentials to use on rib-eyes, chicken, or even veggies.

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Classic Cheeseburger

Homemade burger patties will make your campout feel extra-special. Then, when it comes to the toppings, keep things simple with lettuce, tomato, and red onion.

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Chipotle Pasta Salad

Make this tangy pasta salad ahead and serve it up with your favorite mains—it goes with anything from hot dogs to steaks.

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Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Shrimp might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to camping recipes. But this method for making them on skewers makes it easy to cook on an outdoor grill.

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Beef Taco Skillet

Cast iron skillets are the perfect vessel for cooking over a campfire stove or open flame. They're practically indestructible and they can hold an entire one-pan meal, like this beef taco skillet.

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Chipotle Chili Hot Dogs

The only thing better than homemade chili kept warm over an open fire is that chili served over hot dogs with cheese and onions.

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23 Easy Camping Meals to Make Family Trips a Breeze

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The Spruce / Victoria Heydt

Looking for quick and easy camping meals for your next outdoor trip ? Campfire cooking is all about no-fuss meals that can be assembled quickly and don't take a long time—or a whole lot of pots and utensils. Browse our collection of recipes that work great for the campsite , and satisfy your craving to eat well when you are away from home. All of these recipes use just a single piece of cookware (whether that's a skillet , skewer, pot, grill pan, or foil packet), and many include components that can be prepared (or purchased) before you leave home, saving you time on your trip. You'll enjoy elevated family-style meals that taste delicious, without too much effort or clean-up needed.

French Toast and Sausage Roll-Ups

Diana Rattray

Greet the kids good morning with a camping breakfast of French toast and sausage roll-ups . The whole family will enjoy these fun and tasty breakfast treats of smoky, grilled breakfast sausage wrapped in a pillowy blanket of French toast. Make them in a single pan for a hearty, great-tasting way to start the day outdoors.

Esquites (Mexican Corn Off the Cob)

The Spruce/Kristina Vanni

Shuck some corn (or thaw frozen kernels) before you hit the road, and throw together this easy Mexican corn off-the-cob at the campsite. It cooks up in one pan, with queso fresco, lime, cilantro, and jalapeno peppers, for a South-of-the-border side dish that tastes just like the cheesy corn cobs sold at street food stands in Mexico.

Turkey Sloppy Joes

The Spruce/Diana Rattray

Ground turkey makes these kid-friendly sloppy Joes lower in fat than the kind made with beef. They cook up in one pan, for a leaner, looser, burger-style dinner, without the need to fire up the grill. Feel free to sneak some extra veggies into the saucy meat mixture to fool picky eaters (just chop them up finely). Serve on fluffy buns, with your favorite toppings .

Shrimp Boil Foil Packs

Wrap up a great family day with a celebratory, shrimp boil . All you need to make this classic, low-country boil are a handful of ingredients, aluminum foil, and a campfire or gas burner. It's easy to make, fun to eat, and loaded with plenty of down-home flavor. Serve it with bottled cocktail sauce , or go wild with a generous drizzle of melted butter.

Brochettes (Moroccan Chicken or Turkey Kebabs)

Brochettes may sound like a fancy restaurant meal, but they're a cinch to prep and cook on skewers . These flavorful, zesty kebabs are usually made with either chicken or turkey breast, but dark meat can be used if you prefer. Prep the skewers at home, then pack them into your backpack cooler for easy grilling at the campsite.

Easy Fried Fish Fillets

Fried fish is always a treat but tastes especially great when eaten outdoors with family and friends. Get your fish fry on with our easy recipe for lightly-battered fish fillets that cook up in minutes in a hot skillet. Serve them right out of the pan with lemon wedges, or prepared tartar sauce , for an easy meal that goes great with coleslaw.

Quick and Easy Creamy Coleslaw

A packaged shredded cabbage mixture makes it a snap to assemble a big bowl of coleslaw for serving with fish or grilled meats, or topping burgers and sloppy Joes. The simple, creamy dressing is made with mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, and celery seed for a slaw with sweetness and tang.

Easy Skillet Chili Mac

Satisfy chili lovers along with macaroni and cheese fans with this campfire-ready mash-up of two family-favorite meals. It all cooks together in a single skillet, including the pasta, to make chow time (and clean-up) a breeze. With ground beef , tomatoes, beans, and cheddar cheese, it's a hearty meal that will hit the spot after a busy day of boating or hiking.

Korean Egg Sandwich

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

If you believe mornings are better with a breakfast sandwich , this recipe was made for you. This Korean breakfast sandwich, sold by street vendors in cities, is commonly called  tost-u  (toast) or  gaeran tost-u  (egg toast). Eggs, cabbage, veggies, and a sweet dusting of brown sugar combine for a delicious and satisfying way to start the day. You can toast the bread on the grill and top with ketchup, if you like.

Easy Marinated Grilled Chicken Tenders

The Spruce / Rachel Riesgraf

These easy chicken tenders are marinated in  Caesar salad dressing , and then they're grilled to perfection. Serve the chicken breasts whole or slice into strips for an easy salad topper along with any extra dressing. Marinate the chicken in advance, so you can pop it onto the grill for quick cooking at dinnertime.

Seattle Hot Dogs

The Spruce/Leah Maroney

You don't have to travel to Washington state to enjoy Seattle hot dogs . A game day staple in the Emerald City, they are a delicious combo of hot dog and bagel that work great for camping lunches. You make them by splitting open hot dogs, for girdling and topping with sautéed onions, softened cream cheese, jalapeños , mustard, and optional hot sauce.

Campfire Smoked Tuna Dip

The Spruce/Todd Coleman

You don't technically need a campfire to make this delectable tuna dip snack , but it's definitely best done outdoors. Kids will love watching you perform the magic trick of "cooking" canned, oil-packed right in the can, with Greek yogurt and paprika to turn it into a dip. Plate it with crackers or veggie sticks to hold the family over until dinner.

Country Breakfast Skillet

The Spruce/Maxwell Cozzi

Whether you're camping, or waking up at home, this old-fashioned country breakfast skillet always hits the spot. It's a hearty, one-pan cook-up with all of the breakfast favorites, including eggs, potatoes , bacon, and cheese, plus chopped peppers and onion for savory flavor and color. Breakfast isn't just for the mornings, so make this for a fun dinner option.

Juicy Grilled Burgers

The Spruce / Ahlam Raffii

Even when you want convenient dinner foods, it's nice to know what your family is eating. That's why we recommend making your own burger patties to take on camping trips. Simply form these well-seasoned homemade burgers, and pack them between layers of waxed paper in your cooler before you hit the road. They cook up nice and juicy on the outdoor grill, just as you like them.

French Fries on the Grill With Cheese and Bacon

With a pouch of frozen fries, prepared bacon bits, American cheese, and a bit of butter, you've got the makings of a crave-worthy lunch , hearty side dish or snack. You'll use aluminum foil to create packets for the ingredients, which can then sit on the grill and steam to cheesy , potatoey perfection.

Easy Black Bean Salad

The Spruce / Stephanie Goldfinger

With protein-packed beans, sweet corn, juicy tomatoes, and creamy avocado in a zesty lime vinaigrette, this picnic-ready bean salad is a tasty vegetarian lunch that packs well for taking on family vacations. You can also enjoy it for a light vegetarian lunch or barbecue side dish , with no cooking required. You can use canned or frozen corn in place of the cobs for easy prep.

Vegan Blackened Grilled Tofu

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Blackened seasoning is a fragrant and flavorful  seasoning blend  used on all sorts of proteins to give the outside a dark and charred crust when cooking in a cast-iron skillet.  Tofu gets a level up with a potent mixture of spices that will make the whole family dance. It happens all in one pan, simplifying both prep and clean-up when you're not in your own kitchen.

Anticuchos de Carne

The Spruce/Nita West

Satisfy a carnivore craving with these tasty grilled beef skewers that are great for a family barbecue or camping holiday. Place the meat in the delicious, Peruvian-style marinade before you leave home, for meat that is nicely tenderized and infused with massive flavor by the time you thread it onto skewers, and place it on the grill for cooking.

Quick and Easy One-Pot Spaghetti Dinner

Does the thought of skipping pasta night make you sad? We've got you covered with this clever, one-pot spaghetti dinner that feeds a family, and is easy to pull off even when you're roughing it. Kids and adults alike will love the meaty sauce, which uses ground beef and convenient store-bought spaghetti sauce (or your own marinara sauce from home).

Black Bean and Mango Salad

​The Spruce Eats / Emily Hawkes

Black beans and  mangoes  combine with fresh bell pepper, jalapeño peppers, and cilantro in this simple vegetarian, vegan, high-protein, bean salad . This vegan salad requires few ingredients making prep 10 minutes or less.

Vegetarian Boston Baked Beans With Molasses

Homemade vegetarian baked beans are a great and traditional addition to a picnic, outdoor vegetarian or vegan barbecue, or to bring to any summer potluck. Plus, this recipe is easy to make in large quantities and just about everybody will love these sweet baked beans, even kids! Turn this one pot dinner into a meat lover's party by stirring in pulled pork or chicken, if desired.

Grilled Brown Sugar Bananas

Grilled bananas  are a delicious side dish to accompany savory foods and makes an excellent and easy dessert. Because of their thick and firm texture, bananas are a great fruit to grill when barely ripe, so for this recipe choose firm yellow bananas and not too mature ones, as the heat will cook them to mush.

Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

The Spruce Eats / Pete Scherer

Rice Krispie Treats are a classic dessert that require one pot, little cooking, and some patience. With updated ingredients and a couple of simple tweaks, this recipe for brown butter rice krispie treats restores that bygone “wow!” Make sure you have a baking dish or cake pan along to set the treats for later.

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When it comes to cooking over a fire, we love how foil packs take all our favorite home-cooked meals and make them campfire-friendly, with almost zero cleanup. Check out all our favorite foil pack recipes , like these gnocchi foil packets , berry crisp foil packs , and surf 'n' turf foil packs . Your favorite cast-iron skillet meals are also campfire-friendly, making it almost too easy to make loaded campfire nachos , skillet beer cheese , and a campfire breakfast skillet . Plus, they all go great with a camping-friendly cocktail !

Looking to replace your camping gear or upgrade your campfire kitchen? We have a handy guide to all the best camping gear and best camping cookware that will turn anyone into an outdoors expert. Camping on a budget? Check out our handy $20 Budget Eats guide to feeding four people while camping .

Best-Ever Burger

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There are about a million ways to top a hamburger , and we're not here to tell you what goes onto your patty. It is our duty to make sure that you're cooking burgers as best as you possibly can. Our golden rules: Be sure to let the meat come to room temperature and season generously with salt and black pepper before you grill up.

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Grilled Peaches

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Nothing beats a ripe, sticky-sweet peach , and while you can just bite right in, cooking with peaches is killer. One of our favorite ways? Grilling them, then drizzling them with honey, olive oil, and sea salt. Add freshly whipped cream or vanilla ice cream to take them OTT.

Get the Grilled Peaches recipe .

Grilled Beer Brats

It takes almost zero cooking skills to get perfectly charred brats topped with flavor-packed caramelized onions and peppers. First, the brats get burnished on the grill, then they finish off in a simmering beer bath alongside the veg. Use whatever beer you like to drink, but not IPAs (India Pale Ales), which are brewed to be hoppy (i.e., bitter).

Get the Grilled Beer Brats recipe .

Grilled Brie with Wine

We love digging into a wheel of gooey oven- baked brie , but in the summer, no one wants to bother with the oven. Give this classic appetizer a summery twist by cooking it on the grill, seasoning it lightly with garlic, herbs, and wine, and serving with some lightly charred bread.

Get the Grilled Brie with Wine recipe .

Best Baked Beans

When it comes to year-round American cuisine, baked beans could quite possibly be looked at as one of the most classic side dishes . They’re sweet, tangy, savory, and the best part, surprisingly easy to make. Not to mention, they’re a one-pot wonder! Throw in the fact that one batch feeds a small crowd and that most of the cooking is done unattended in the oven, and you have a winning dish that’ll be a staple for all your family gatherings for years to come.

Get the Best Baked Beans recipe .

Gnocchi Foil Packets

The foil packets trap in steam from the wine and juices from the tomato and corn as everything grills, which in turn cooks the gnocchi to perfectly tender while infusing the pasta with all the flavors of the dish. Bonus: Some of the meal browns a bit on the bottom right before it finishes cooking, adding extra flavor.

Get the Gnocchi Foil Packets recipe .

Best-Ever S'mores

Ah, s'mores : three simple ingredients working together to make something much more delicious than the sum of its parts. Whether you keep it to the classic three ingredients or experiment with fun toppings like caramel or sliced fruit, this is one simple dessert that never disappoints.

Get the Best-Ever S'mores recipe .

Maple Chorizo Breakfast Skillet

The smoky-sweet combo will haunt your dreams.

Get the Maple Chorizo Breakfast Skillet recipe .

Honey Mustard Chicken, Tomato & Zucchini Foil Packs

Smothered in sweet honey mustard sauce, these chicken breasts are grilled to perfection, staying super-tender and juicy by cooking inside foil packets. Honey mustard sauce can be as simple as just two ingredients; however, we amped it up for flavor and cooked it slightly to thicken the sauce so it stays on top of the chicken , creating almost a glaze. A duo of mustards is a must for the flavor—grainy mustard is more mild with a pop of texture, while Dijon adds a burst of that signature mustard intensity.

Get the Honey Mustard Chicken, Tomato & Zucchini Foil Packs recipe .

Campfire Rice Krispies Treats

Rice Krispies Treats never go out of style, and this toasted version is one of our new favorite ways to eat them. In order to get your treats nice and charred, they'll need a minute or two over the open fire. Make sure they were tightly packed into the baking dish before cutting; this will help keep them secure on your skewer while you're roasting. Using a double-pronged skewer helps too!

Get the Campfire Rice Krispies Treats recipe .

Skillet Beer Cheese

One of our top hall of famers, this dip will get any campfire party started. The pinch of cayenne really adds that special something to this melty, creamy beer cheese. This is best served with toasted baguette , good company, and a cold beer .

Get the Skillet Beer Cheese recipe .

Grilled Pizza

Here's our #1 tip for success: Prep everything you are going to need before you start grilling your pizzas . The grilling part goes fast. We're talking 4 minutes tops, so don't wait to slice your tomatoes until the pizza is on the grill. Have everything ready and near you so that as soon as you flip the pizza crust, you can start topping and pull your pizza off the grill as soon as it's done.

Get the Grilled Pizza recipe .

Chicago-Style Hot Dogs

Chicago is as picky about hot dogs as New York is about pan pizza . The specific toppings are as important as the order in which they get layered. It's been "dragged through the garden," as the locals say, and we love it so very much.

Get the Chicago-Style Hot Dogs recipe .

Bánh Mì Kebabs

A classic bánh mì is one of the world's great sandwiches. Think contrast: flavor and texture from the meat, veg, and condiments are key to this sandwich standout. An ideal way to get that classic bánh mì taste? With these kebabs! Par-cooked carrots and slightly sweet daikon grill up nicely with thick pieces of pork chop, and they're perfectly matched with a straightforward combo of fish sauce, soy sauce, and honey.

Get the Bánh Mì Kebabs recipe .

Loaded Campfire Nachos

We apologize to many a camping trip for not thinking of this idea sooner. Thanks to a handful of canned goods, these loaded nachos come together almost instantly.

Get the Loaded Campfire Nachos recipe .

Grilled Baked Potatoes

Sure, a baked potato in the oven is great, but have you tried them on the grill? Use this method for your backyard grill or even when you're out camping. The potatoes cook up just as fluffy as they do in the oven, but have the bonus of smoky flavor.

Get the Grilled Baked Potatoes recipe .

Originally created in Mexico but popularized in the American Southwest, Frito pies (not actual pies) are comfort food perfection. Picture this: a freshly opened bag of Fritos smothered in spicy beef chili , cheddar cheese, and some bright, crunchy onions and jalapeños. Best eaten directly out of the bag.

Get the Frito Pie recipe .

Tomato Gnocchi Kebabs

Sure, gnocchi is amazing served in a bowl with a sauce, but have you ever had nicely browned gnocchi taken straight off the grill? We’re here to tell you that the crispy-chewy texture is something that you've GOT to try this summer.

Get the Tomato Gnocchi Kebabs recipe .

Campfire Berry-Peach Cobbler

You can cobbler over a fire—and it even browns like the real thing. Stupid-easy to prep, this bubbling fruit skillet is impossible to mess up.

Get the Campfire Cobbler recipe .

Grilled Shrimp Foil Packets

We love a good shrimp boil , but sometimes we don't have time for the production. Foil packs turn a shrimp boil into individual parties that are so fun to throw onto the grill! It's everything you love with way less work.

Get the Grilled Shrimp Foil Packets recipe .

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For the inexperienced camping cook, sorting out the camping food list can be quite daunting. But really, the secret is in the planning. Plan each meal well before you leave, create an ingredient list from it, and Voila, you have your camping food checklist sorted!

The easiest foods to take on a camping trip have a long shelf life, are sturdy travelers, filling, and nutritious. Many simple meals fit this bill, and even the most inexperienced camper will be able to create delicious camp meals that will keep everyone happy!

Have a look through our camping pantry list and see if the ingredients are there for your favorite meals, or check out our camping meal suggestions and create your ingredient list from there. Either way will work as long as you plan your menu and then grocery shop for it.

Start simple with your camping food list and as you gain confidence and proficiency, start to branch out and dabble in more adventurous meals on your family car camping weekends away ! Bon appetit!

Start with easy camp food like porridge before moving onto harder recipes on the campfire.

Related: Looking to eat outdoors but hate the bugs? Use a screen tent with mesh walls! Check out our reviews of the best screen tent for camping .

Dairy: Needs to be in the cooler

Meat: needs to be kept in the cooler, fresh fruit and vegetables, tinned food, herbs & spices.

Bacon cooking in a cast iron camping pan on a campfire.

Breakfast meal ideas

Lunch meal ideas, dinner meal ideas, dessert ideas.

A banana boat is a banana in its skin, stuffed with chocolate and marshmallow, wrapped in foil, baked in the fire. A campfire cone is waffle cones stuffed with strawberries, banana, marshmallow, chocolate pieces, wrapped in foils and slowly cooked on the grate.

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Hacks for selecting, storing, and preparing camp food

  • Menu plan, plan your menu, and write a detailed list of what you will have for each meal and snacks on each day. This list forms the basis of all the foods you will pack.
  • Bring as much food as you can that doesn’t require refrigeration.
  • Keep a list in your camping box of meals that worked well for you (and meals that didn’t) for your next trip.
  • Use the list. And check off each item as you pack it. You would hate to forget the sugar. Or the coffee!
  • Bring more food than you think you will need. People eat more when they are camping.


  • Make the first night’s meal a cold one or one you have prepared earlier just in case setting up takes longer than you thought.
  • Also, pre-prepare a meal for your first night at home and leave it in the fridge or freezer. You are unlikely to want to cook and unpack at the same time!
  • Freeze your meat before you leave. It helps keep everything else cool too.
  • Freeze homemade soups and stews to take with you to cut down on preparation at the campground.
  • Try to use leftovers at the next meal.
  • Freeze and double bag fresh meats and place them on the bottom of the cooler, so any juice that escapes doesn’t contaminate the rest of your food.

Remember, the secret is in the preparation and planning! Decide on each meal you want to eat each day (including the day you leave and the day you come back) and create an ingredient and equipment list from that list of meals.

Then all you have to do is grocery shop for those items, prepare, freeze, and pack them all, and you’ll be off in no time, creating fantastic camping meals for your family, friends, or partner. They’ll be impressed, and you’ll see how easy it can be. Win-win for everyone!

Bon Appetit! Happy Camping 😊

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Back one: Want to take your camping culinary skills up a notch? Try putting together a camp kitchen! Find out what to bring in our camp kitchen packing list .

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Camping food list, the staples i take on every camping trip.

Having a good camping food list is an essential part of camping preparation.

When you have a good list, planning and packing are easy!

What is the best food for camping?

  • It's non-perishable .
  • It's sturdy enough not to get squished in the food tub.
  • It's nutritious .
  • It's filling .

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How to use this camping food list

Go through the list and take off the items you know you will never use..

There's no point packing tinned oysters if no one in your family will eat them!

Add your own essential items.

Maybe you crave pickled carrots when you go camping. Maybe you sprinkle wheat germ on your breakfast cereal. Maybe your child won't eat oatmeal without brown sugar. Put it all on the list!

Use the list every time you go car camping .

I like to pile all of the food on the dining room table. I check it off the list as I pack it into a sturdy, washable food tub. We use a 14 gallon Rubbermaid tub .

For backpacking , of course, you'll pack much more lightly. Calculate exactly what you will eat on each day, and pack only those items. Here are some backpacking food ideas.

Pack every item on the list, even if it's not on your meal plan.

It's always handy to have extra food in case the unexpected happens:

  • You extend your trip.
  • It rains on the night you'd planned to cook over the campfire.
  • You just don't feel like spaghetti on the night you'd planned to eat spaghetti.

You can never have too much food on a camping trip - especially when you are camping with children !

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Bring any extra food home with you. Leave the non-perishables in your food box for next time.

Speaking of your meal plan...

Here is a complete camping menu for a weekend camping trip .

Going for longer than a weekend? Here are some camping menu ideas for a week-long trip.

In the food box

  • oatmeal and raisins (Oatmeal is an ideal camping breakfast. Here's how to make it.)
  • pancake mix - or the ingredients to make pancakes from scratch . Here's how.
  • maple syrup (Here's how to pack it so it doesn't make a mess!)

breakfast camping food

  • canned pasta sauce
  • jar of pesto

These are just for those nights I haven't planned anything in particular. To see my collection of camping recipes for supper, click here.

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  • hot chocolate
  • bottled lemon or lime juice (to add to water)
  • salt and pepper


In the fridge or cooler

  • hot dogs We cook these on marshmallow roasting sticks over the campfire.
  • fruit (apples, oranges, pears, berries, melon)
  • vegetables (carrots, onions, peppers, cucumber, tomatoes)
  • cream cheese

Now that you have a basic camping food list, visit this page for camping food ideas and get ready to make your meal plan.

If you need some help with your meal plan (and who doesn't?), please check out the camping meal planning system that I use .

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Take the stress out of prepping for your next camping trip with this camping food list! When you have these essential ingredients with you, it will be easy to make simple but tasty camping meals from scratch!

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You’ve booked your campsite, planned your activities, and packed everything on your camping checklist … next, you need to pack all the food you’ll need. This is often the most time consuming part of prepping for a camping trip.

One of the best ways to have a low-stress camp cooking experience is to make a detailed meal plan. Planning out exactly what you’re going to eat for each breakfast , lunch, and dinner means you’ll always know what’s coming up and only bring the ingredients you need. While this approach is great for short weekend trips, it’s not for everybody.

Maybe you’re not really a follow-a-recipe type of meal planner. Or, maybe you’re preparing for a longer trip and don’t want to get bogged down with a lot of excessive planning. In that case, it might be better just to use a camping food list instead. This is just a list of ingredients that are well-suited for camping and can be mixed and matched to make any variety of meals. It more of a free-form approach to camp cooking.

Below we’re sharing a list of our go-to camping foods. If you’re rushing out the door on an impromptu camping trip and didn’t have time to meal plan, these are ingredients are great to have on hand to take the stress out of meal time!

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Take this to go! We’ve compiled this complete camping food list into one printable checklist, with a bonus meal planner and customizable grocery list included. This can be super handy when planning and shopping–use this list as a place to start brainstorming and you can add your own items from there. Just sign up for our newsletter below and we’ll send it to you for free!

Our Essential Camping Food List

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English Muffins

We love bringing along a package of English muffins on our camping trips. They don’t require any room in our cooler and they are a great starting point for a number of simple meals. Toast these in a skillet on the stove or campfire!

  • Use them for: Serve with peanut butter, jam, or butter for an easy breakfast or as side for something more substantial like a Mountain Skillet . Or, pair them with sausage and a fried egg for a tasty breakfast sandwich ! Beyond breakfast, try English muffins topped with peanut butter and fresh fruit for a snack, or make sandwiches using toasted muffins and cold cuts.

Michael cracking eggs into a cast iron skillet full of breakfast hash

Eggs are a camp breakfast staple, and are a great source of protein to help you start an active day on the right foot.

  • How to use them: Use fresh eggs in scrambles, omelettes, fried with breakfast hash, make a Dutch Baby , build a breakfast sandwich, add them to shakshuka , or use them to make pancakes or French toast . Hard boiled eggs make a great snack that can be prepared at home ahead of your trip, or chop them up to make an egg salad sandwich.
  • Storage tips: Pick up one of these protective containers and transfer the eggs to it before storing in your cooler. Or, crack and beat them at home and store them in a mason jar or other watertight container (in your cooler) if you’re going to use them exclusively for scrambles (use within two days after cracking them).

Camp Hack: Don’t want to deal with fresh eggs? We use OvaEasy powdered eggs when we’re backpacking, but they are a great ingredient to have in a camping pantry, too. Honestly, the taste and texture are pretty spot on.

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter (or other nut butter) is one of those things that always gets packed for our trips! It’s virtually non-perishable and can be used in a dozen different ways at the campsite, from snacks, to meals, to sauces.

  • Use it for: Spread on toast, in sandwiches for lunch (with jam or fresh fruit!), stirred into oatmeal for breakfast. It’s also great for savory dishes and can be stirred into ramen, used to make a dipping sauce for kabobs , and it’s featured in this Sweet Potato & Peanut Stew .

Megan holding a bowl of oatmeal topped with bruleed bananas

Oats–whether rolled or instant–are great to have in your camping pantry for a quick and easy breakfast or fruit desserts like our Campfire Baked Apples .

  • Zhuzh it up: Try adding a drizzle of maple syrup, fresh fruit, and chopped nuts to your oatmeal. Or, stir in some jam and peanut butter for PB&J Oats.

Granola is another staple to have on hand for a no-fuss breakfast, just serve it with milk or yogurt, and maybe some fresh fruit. Granola is also our secret hack to the easiest campfire apple crisp dessert !

  • Easy Apple Crisp: Slice apples or cut into small chunks and add them to a skillet with some butter, brown sugar, and spices like cinnamon. Saute until the apples are soft, then top with granola. Dessert is served!

Banana Bread Pancakes stacked on a yellow plate.

From scratch or from a box, pancakes are a classic camping breakfast!

  • Dress them up: Aside from classic topping like maple syrup and real butter, there are lots of ways to make pancakes feel extra special. Try adding bananas and blueberries , or make Chocolate Chip Pancakes for your kids (or kids-at-heart). In the fall, topping with pancakes with cinnamon apples or stirring some pumpkin butter into the batter will help capture those cozy autumn camping vibes.

Bagels & Cream Cheese

Bagels with cream cheese is one of the quickest and easiest camp breakfast options. If you want, you can toast the bagels in a skillet with a bit of butter, or directly over the campfire for a smoky twist (keep an eye on them so they don’t burn!)

  • Other serving ideas: Use bagels to make bacon and egg sandwiches, or keep things vegetarian/vegan with hummus and thinly sliced veggies instead.
  • Storage tips: Bagels can be kept in a bag in your camp pantry. Cream cheese needs to stay in your cooler. It’s likely that once it’s opened, the container won’t be completely watertight, so keep it in the top basket or sealed in a bag or transfer it to a water-tight container.

Megan holding a blue bowl with yogurt, granola, and fruit, and a yellow spoon

One of the simplest breakfasts for camping is a bowl of yogurt topped with fruit, honey, and maybe some granola or chopped nuts. No cooking, no fuss! Yogurt makes for a great condiment to serve with meals like these Greek Chicken Skewers and Grilled Gyro Kebabs . We also like to serve it with fruit for a healthy dessert, like in this Grilled Peaches with Yogurt recipe .

  • Storage tips: Single serve yogurt cups are easy enough to store in your cooler, though it’s best to keep them towards the top so the foil lid doesn’t puncture. The larger tubs tend not to have truly water tight lids, so you will want to ensure that they are stored upright, with the lid above any waterline that has developed.

Milk, whether dairy or an alternative, has a lot of uses in the camp kitchen. You’ll need it in pancakes, French toast, and scrambled eggs or frittata –or for simple breakfasts like cereal. And, at the end of the evening, nothing beats a cup of hot cocoa made with real milk! It’s a level of delicious that hot water alone just can’t provide.

  • Storage tips: Milk cartons or jugs that have a screw on lid are much easier to store in a cooler than the cardboard folding-spout cartons as they don’t have to remain upright.

Grilled cheese assembly on a cutting board

Cheese is a must-have food item for snacking and meals! Pack baybel wheels or string cheese for a simple snack for kids or for day excursions. Shredded cheese can be used in all kinds of meals–pre-shredded cheese makes life easier, though for dishes like mac & cheese, grating your own (you can do this ahead at home) will give you a smoother consistency once melted.

  • How to use it: Shredded cheese is great to have to hand for meals like Dutch Oven Mac & Cheese , camping nachos , BBQ Chicken Quesadillas , and Dutch Oven Chili . Sliced cheese is perfect to bring for sandwiches and hamburgers.
  • Storage tips: Cheese will need to be kept in the cooler, and we recommend storing it in a water-tight baggie (like these) or storage container, just in case.

Michael flipping a burger patty on a cast iron griddle

Meats & proteins

The star of most meals, meat or alternative proteins have an important place on your camping food list. Here are a few to consider along with our favorite recipes for how to use them!

  • Chicken breast or chicken thighs: Thighs are ideal for campfire cooking because they are very forgiving. Try them in these Grilled Chicken Tacos or Pineapple Chicken Kabobs .
  • Steaks: Another great grilling option–all you really need is a good cut and maybe a herby sauce like chimichurri to top it off. Or, get fancy and try your hand at Beef Stroganoff !
  • Ground beef: Essential for burgers , chili mac , tacos, and more.
  • Bacon or breakfast sausage: Need we say more?! Serve with a side of fried eggs and toast, or make Breakfast Sandwiches or a Mountain Breakfast Skillet .
  • Bratwurst/kielbasa: Great for grilling or adding to a foil packet meal (like these Kielbasa and Potato foil packets )
  • Frozen shrimp: Frozen shrimp store easily and thaw quickly, making them an easy addition to meals like Shrimp Boil Foil Packets , shrimp tacos , and simple grilled shrimp with herb butter.
  • Tofu: For plant-based campers, this is a versatile protein source that can be used to make everything from a Tofu Scramble , Thai Curries , or cubed and added to kabobs and skewers (it soaks up all the flavors of your marinade!)

Storage tips: Meat should be transferred to a water-tight container before adding it to your cooler–you really don’t want their juices leaking out into your melting ice water. If your camping trip is a few days, try freezing the meat you’ll use towards the end of the trip–it will help keep your cooler colder! Let it get a head start thawing in the cooler by moving it to the top of the ice the day before you’ll use it. Non-frozen meat should be kept at the bottom of the cooler, where it’s coldest.

Sandwich meat / cold cuts

Sandwiches are such an easy lunch to make camping, so add your favorite deli slices or cold cuts to your list!

  • Storage tips: Be sure to pack along a zip-top bag to transfer the meat to once you open the packaging. We’ve found that even if the package claims to be resealable, it’s often not a tight enough seal to prevent water from leaking in.

A dutch oven full of vegetables, beans, and rice sitting on a camp stove.

Canned Beans

Canned beans are another one of our favorite camping ingredients. They can be used in so many meals as a vegetarian/vegan protein, and are shelf stable so you can always keep a few on hand in case of mealtime emergencies. Just don’t forget the can opener!

  • Use them in: Chili mac , added to pasta for protein, grilled nachos , in tacos, red beans and rice , and curry . We’ve even used canned chickpeas in place of potatoes to make breakfast hash !

Mac and cheese in a blue camping bowl next to a fire.

Mac & Cheese

You just can’t beat the convenience that boxed mac & cheese brings to the table. Having these in your camp pantry means you always have a quick lunch on hand for little hungry campers, and there are lots of ways to make it into a full meal. Try chopping up last night’s leftover sausages or hamburger patties, or saute a handful of diced vegetables to increase the nutrition.

Two cast iron skillets full of food on a camp stove

Boxed, pre-made rice sides are another convenience food option we like to add to our camping food checklist. They made for a super-duper easy side dish with grilled meat and vegetables (think rice pilaf), or you can use them as a base for a meal (like Zatarain’s Jambalaya mix–try adding grilled shrimp or sausages!).

Soup/Dried Soup Mixes

Soup is one of the simplest camping lunch and dinner options, so it’s a good idea to have a can or two of your favorites in your camp pantry. This is always on the top of our camping grocery list for trips where we know we’re going to be out adventuring during the day and won’t have a ton of time or energy to prepare a meal from scratch back at the campsite later. Ramen soup noodles are also nice to have on hand to add to a stir fry (just cook them without the seasoning packet) or curry .

Overhead shot of pesto pasta in a cast iron skillet on a camping stove topped with cheese and pine nuts.

Pasta is one of the best camping pantry items! It is base of SO many easy meals, so we always carry a box so we have extra food on hand in case we need to stretch a meal to be bigger or we end up hanging out at camp for an extra day. In addition to dry pasta, fresh or frozen tortellini or ravioli kept in cooler can be a great start to a tasty, low-hassle meal–just add your favorite sauce and sauteed or grilled vegetables!

  • Use it in: Quick one pot pasta dishes, chili mac or from-scratch mac and cheese , Tortellini Soup , or side dishes like pasta salad.

Michael slicing a loaf of bread for French toast

Bread is essential for making toast, sandwiches, and French toast! Bread like baguettes or country loaves are also excellent for slicing and grilling to serve on the side of meals like soups, grilled meat, skillet ratatouille , or these shrimp boil foil packets .

Tortillas & Wraps

Tortillas and wraps are a less bulky alternative to bread that can be used to make roll-up sandwiches, quesadillas, tacos, Dutch oven enchiladas , and more!

Tomatoes, red onion, and zucchini on skewers

You’ll want to bring plenty of vegetables on every camping trip — and we’re here to assure you that packing fresh vegetables is totally easy enough to to! Many whole veggies do not need to be kept in a cooler, so you don’t need to worry about them taking up space. However, chopping and dicing vegetables at home can be a huge time saver when you’re cooking in camp.

If you prep your veggies ahead of time, you’ll want to store them in water-tight containers in the cooler. You don’t need them to stay super cold, so these often get stored towards the top of our cooler, leaving things like meat to be stored closer to the bottom where it’s much colder.

Here are a bunch of great vegetables that transport well on a camping trip:

  • Cherry tomatoes (transfer to a hard sided container)
  • Bell peppers
  • Potatoes or sweet potatoes
  • Zucchini or summer squash
  • Cabbage (red or green)
  • Onions & garlic
  • Fresh herbs—these require some extra TLC but it’s SO worth it to have fresh herbs on hand to add to meals (especially herbs like basil, mint, and cilantro!). At home, cut off the ends of the herbs and stand them in a mason jar. Add about ½ inch of water to the bottom, then seal the jar. They should stay perky and fresh in your cooler for a few days this way–just be sure the jar stays upright.

Michael slicing apples at a picnic tables

Fresh Fruit

We like to bring an assortment of fruit on our camping trips. Like vegetables, uncut fresh fruit doesn’t typically need to be stored in the cooler (though cold grapes are a great snack!). Fruit can be enjoyed on its own, or sliced and added to breakfasts like oatmeal or yogurt, used as a pancake topping , or for a number of desserts.

Soft fruits (peaches, plums, mango) can be sliced or chopped ahead of time and stored in a hard sided container in the cooler so you don’t need to worry about them bruising. We love fresh mango in salsas (try these shrimp tacos with mango salsa), and of course Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler is a summertime classic!

Here are a few of our favorite fruits to bring when we’re going camping:

  • Oranges or clementines
  • Melons (cut up at home and store in a hard sided container in the cooler)
  • Berries (transfer to a hard sided container)
  • Bananas (use them early before they get too ripe and strong smelling. We love them for Banana Boats or in these Banana Bread Pancakes !)
  • Mango (slice at home and store in a hard sided container in the cooler to prevent bruising)
  • Peaches & other stone fruit (slice at home and store in a hard sided container in the cooler to prevent bruising)

Megan enjoying snacks by a lake

We’re not going to lie–about half the food we pack for car camping are snacks! We like to be able to graze throughout the day, and have lots of variety to bring with us if we’re going to spend the day hiking or hanging out by the lake. Here are some great camping snack ideas that pack and transport well:

  • Chips with dip or salsa
  • Peanut butter filled pretzels
  • Sliced fruit or vegetables
  • Granola bars
  • Babybel cheese/cheese sticks
  • Dried fruit
  • See all of our favorite hiking snacks –these are great to have have on hand to throw into your backpack

Megan making s'more's

Graham Crackers, Marshmallows & Chocolate

What’s a camping trip without s’mores?! If you plan on having a campfire, be sure to bring your favorite s’mores ingredients, whether it’s just the classics or something a little more creative! (We love to add raspberries to ours!)


Sauces and marinades, whether homemade or store-bought, are an easy way to add a ton of flavor to meals without having to bring along a ton of ingredients. Think pasta sauce, BBQ sauce, fajita simmer sauce, jarred curry sauce, pad thai sauce, or herb-based sauces like pesto, chimichurri, and chermoula.

Once you have an idea of what meals you’ll be cooking at your campsite, think about the condiments you might need:

  • Salad dressing

If you know you only need a little bit of something, skip bringing the whole bottle and repackage into refillable squeeze tubes like these GoToobs (we’ve never had these leak) or these twist-top condiment bottles .

Maple syrup being drizzled over a slice of baked French toast.

Be sure to bring your favorite sweetener for topping pancakes, stirring into hot drinks, sweetening oatmeal, etc.

  • Maple syrup
  • Agave syrup
  • Sugar (make sure you have enough if you’re making pancakes or desserts on-site)

Spices & Seasonings

Spice blends are a simple way to add flavor and transform a simple meal without bringing your whole spice cabinet. We also like to bring a few of our go-to spices depending on what is on the menu.

  • Salt & pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Taco seasoning
  • Garam masala
  • Blackening seasoning
  • BBQ dry rub
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Ras el hanout

Butter & Oil

Be sure to bring butter and/or your favorite oil for cooking! We like to have butter on hand for slathering on English muffins, pancakes, and grilled bread. We prefer ghee or coconut oil for frying pancakes, rather than butter, because it has a higher smoke point. For cooking and sauteing, choose a neutral flavored oil.

  • Storage tips: Store butter either in the top basket of your cooler (if it has one), or in a hard-sided container or leak-proof bag–you don’t want it to float around unprotected in your ice water! Make sure any containers of oil have a good, twist on cap that won’t pop off.

Negroni cocktail in a mason jar on a table in front of a campfire.

In addition to packing your favorite drinks, double check that your campsite has clean, potable water available–if not, you’ll need to pack sufficient amounts of your own to last the trip.

  • Coffee & tea
  • Hot cocoa mix
  • Sparkling water or seltzer
  • Beer/wine/cocktails

Camp Hack: If you have a favorite camp cocktail, mix a big batch at home and leave all the bottles at home! We’re a fan of camping Negronis , but this method will work for many other cocktails as well.

Ingredients for apple cobbler on a table

Camping Meal Prep Tips

Prep what you can at home: You might only have time to pre-chop some veggies, or you may be able to make a complete meal. Either way, any work you can do now means less work (and cleanup!) you’ll have to do at the campsite.

Start marinades at home: At a minimum, you should start your marinates at home! Add all the marinade ingredients EXCEPT any acids (vinegar, lemon juice, etc) to a zip top bag and add the meat (or whatever you’re marinating). Store in your cooler. At the campsite, add any vinegar or citrus juice needed–adding it later will prevent the meat from getting mushy or tough.

Reduce packaging / pack what you need: No need to bring the whole bag of sugar! Repackage bulk ingredients so you’re only bringing what you need. This goes for things like flour, sauces and condiments, bulk spices, etc.

Have a backup meal: We always carry an easy, backup meal that we can turn to if we end up hanging out at the lake for too long, or come back to the campsite too tired (or lazy!) to cook our planned meal. Throw a box of mac and cheese or a can of soup into your pantry box and you’re set.

How to pack a cooler step by step photos

A Crash Course to Packing Your Cooler

Prep your cooler: Bring it inside a day before you need to pack it (especially if it’s been stored somewhere warm) and give it a good rinse. Pre-chilling your cooler by filling it with cold water or “sacrificial” ice can also help it stay colder later on.

Prep your food: As mentioned in the section above, you’ll want to repackage anything bulky or that’s not watertight before storing it in the cooler. The less air in your packaging, the better! Then, freeze anything that will be used towards the end of the trip (assuming it freezes well–meat is the best candidate) and refrigerate everything else. You want the food to start out as cold as possible.

Add ice & pack the cooler: To ensure your cooler stays at a food-safe temperature (41F) for as long as possible, you’ll want to aim for a 2:1 ice to food ratio. Yes, that means twice the amount of ice as food or drinks. Good news–anything you freeze counts as part of the “ice”!

Add ice and frozen food to the bottom of the cooler, then layer in the rest of your food between layers of ice. Place things like meat towards the bottom and items like chopped fruit, veggies, and herbs at the top.

There’s lots more to know about keeping your cooler as cold as possible for longer, including tips on how to manage it at camp, in our guide to how to pack a cooler , so be sure to read the full post!

Onions and red bell peppers cooking in a cast iron skillet over a camping stove

Basic Camp Cooking Gear

Once you have your camping meals planned out, spend a few minutes thinking about what camp kitchen tools you’ll need to cook them. Here’s a quick list of some of the most common cooking gear:

  • Stove (find the best camping stoves here)
  • Cooler ( our top pick )
  • Non-stick pans ( we love these )
  • Cast iron skillet
  • Knife ( with a protective cover )
  • Cutting board
  • Large mixing spoon
  • Pot holders
  • Instant read thermometer ( our favorite )
  • Dutch oven (optional)
  • Foil (optional)
  • Bottle opener/corkscrew
  • Coffee maker (learn about the different ways to make camping coffee here!)

You can also refer to our camp cooking gear or camping checklist posts here for more ideas!

Fresh Off The Grid is a culinary resource for the outdoor community. We offer a collection of recipes, how-to guides, and camp cooking gear to help you enjoy great food in the great outdoors!


Love. Love. Love this post! It’s super helpful in helping us plan what we ACTUALLY should be stocking in our hatchback’s pantry. I’m a big planner and would definitely try to stock more than we would actually need. And ghee!!!! That’s a brilliant idea…as a Southerner (hailing from deep South GA), butter is my go-to for so many things that I cook. I was already having separation anxiety thinking that we’d not be cooking with butter very often. Haha. Couple of questions… Do you typically purchase pantry staples online, specifically the coconut milk powder and the shelf-stable tofu? I know y’all are big Trader Joe’s fans; are you able to find these items in stores or are you forced to purchase online?

Thanks! Glad you found it to be helpful! Ghee can be found at Whole Foods & Trader Joe’s. Coconut Milk powder can be tricky to find. We used to get it from a Indian market when we lived in LA (there were a few Asian grocers that carried it as well), but haven’t seen it many places since – so that’s one we’d pick up online. Shelf Stable Tofu we’ve seen in a few grocery stores (Whole Foods and some major chains in bigger cities) but it’s not everywhere. Since we’re a moving target, we typically try to avoid ordering online (shipping can be difficult to coordinate) and instead stock up when we’re in a town with a well stocked store. Some things are more expensive online than in store (especially basic pantry items – i.e. canned beans). But for the more speciality items, it might be worth ordering online rather than running all around town trying to find something specific.

Awesome post. I’ll be adding some of these to my camping list. If you haven’t already check out flavor God spices. They are amazing. Spicy blend is my favorite!!!!!

Oo, thanks for the tip! We’re always looking for new spice blends – that is seriously the easiest way to switch up simple meals!

Great post! Did you guys make that cool foldout table and the crates? If so, would you mind sharing the basic measurements and assembly? Also, what basic cookware do you carry in the pantry?

Hello, Your story has inspired me to move out! I’m actually about to purcahse a focus today. Which size cargo box do you guys use? Would you reccomend larger or smaller?

Thanks! -Chris

Just found your site. Love it. Have been a Dutch oven camp cook for many, many years. (Think fresh yeast cinnamon rolls in camp.) I just added a new item to my camp box–“the ringer, stainless steel cast iron cleaner.” It works great. Have one for each home and camp. Check it out.

Thanks! Is this the one? http://amzn.to/2n2XfCj Definitely looks like something we should add to our kit as well. Thank you so much for sharing!

That is it.

Great post and super informative! About to hit the road for a week of camping and I love your recipes – healthy and veg friendly. Keep up the good work. Cheers – CT

Love this post! My boyfriend and I are preparing for an extended cross-country road trip and we’re both huge foodies. This post and your blog has been perfect in helping me put together a packing list and inventory for us! Thank you for all of your insight and inspiration.

That’s awesome! Have a great time on your road trip. Hope this list helps!

That’s a huge list of foods and snacks and while seeing this post water began to jump on my tongue. Lol

Did you make or purchase your wooden boxes? If you made them where did you find the plans? If you purchased them, who sells them?

Our good friend who is a former carpenter built the boxes for us. They were custom designed to fit in the passenger footwell of our hatchback so unfortunately, they weren’t built off of any plans that we can direct you to 🙁

Easy pezzy boxes, i use the large milk crates, work great for can goods. Garage sales you can find good camping items and second hand good will store. For pots and pans ect cheap a buck or two.

We’re gearing up for a cross country mission and due to COVID, trying to be as self sustaining as possible. This is an awesome resource, thank you for putting it together!!!

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Insanely Good Recipes

30 Easy Camping Recipes

food on a camping trip

Try these easy camping recipes to make your outdoor trip more memorable! From breakfast to dinner to savory snacks, these dishes are sure to fuel you up!

Camping is one of those wonderfully versatile activities that you can do with anyone. It can be romantic, family-friendly, or a little wild. 

It’s something almost everyone knows how to do. When it comes to camping recipes, though, many of us are still way behind the times.

Grilled Skewers with Pineapple and Chicken

Eating around a campfire no longer means breaking open cold, pre-packed sandwiches, roasting marshmallows, or heating cans of baked beans.

These 30 camping recipes will prove that just because you’re enjoying the rustic life for a few days doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself at mealtime.

1. Campfire Skillet Breakfast

This campfire skillet breakfast tastes as good as it looks. It’s like something you might eat in a five-star restaurant.

Camping breakfasts don’t mean you’re stuck boiling eggs in a pot of water and heating pre-cooked bacon over the fire.

With this skillet breakfast, you’re only limited by your imagination and your ability to pack the right ingredients.

It includes peppers, potatoes, onions, cooked ham, and eggs and is seasoned with salt and pepper and cooked in olive oil. 

It takes about 25 minutes to make, and it’ll keep you full for an entire day of hiking, swimming, or whatever else you plan on doing.

2. Bacon & Cheese Pull-Apart Loaf

Pull-apart bread is one of my favorites, but this pull-apart bread is particularly scrumptious. 

All you’ll need is bread, butter, cheese, and bacon, though you can serve it with Dijon mustard if you like.

Cook it on a grill or over a campfire in less than 30 minutes. 

Every time you pull apart a slice, you’ll enjoy warm, gooey, cheesy-and-bacony goodness that gets better with every bite. 

3. Breakfast Campfire French Toast

If you’ve ever tried – and failed – to make French toast on a camping trip, you’re probably shaking your head right now.

But making perfectly crispy, not-too-soggy French toast while camping is possible.

You’ll just need the right tools for the job. A whole loaf of sourdough bread is the ideal place to start.

Beat your eggs in a bowl, and add in your spices. Everything else should fall into place.

We like to serve ours with blueberries and maple syrup, but bring your favorite berries along to make it just right.

4. Camping Breakfast Sandwich

This recipe allows you to play around a little with the protein, but using leftover meat from the previous night’s meal is certainly convenient. 

Aside from that, all you’ll need are English muffins, a couple of eggs, and your favorite cheese.

Warm everything up in tinfoil on a grill, and you’ll have a delicious breakfast sandwich in about 25 minutes.

5. Dutch Oven Dutch Baby (Camping Breakfast Recipe)

Bring a cast-iron Dutch oven with you on your next camping trip, and you’ll be able to wake your family up with the sweet smells of a berry-filled Dutch baby cooking over the fire.

With nine ingredients, this recipe requires a few more things than many of our simpler camping recipes, but it feeds six people and cooks in less than an hour.

Plus, it tastes unbelievably good, so leave a little room in your bags for a few extra ingredients the next time you go camping. It’ll be worth it.

6. Dutch Oven Campfire Nachos

If you’re a frequent camper, you should definitely invest in a Dutch oven if you don’t already have one.

You’ll make some of the absolute best meals in these, and they’re so simple.

These nachos include all the good stuff – green onions, avocados, black beans, a Mexican cheese blend, tomato sauce, lime, and cilantro – and you can make them in about 15 minutes.

They’re spicy, cheesy, and yummy. If you want to throw in some ground hamburger, you’ll need to cook it separately and thoroughly before adding it to the Dutch oven.

7. Campfire Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is classic comfort food , and there’s really no better way to make them than in pie irons over an open fire.

Aside from the pie iron, all you’ll need is bread, butter, cheese, and a butter knife.

You can also add sandwich meats, pickles, tomatoes, or anything else you might enjoy on a classic grilled cheese sandwich.

8. Campfire Pizza

All you’ll need to make campfire pizza dough are five ingredients: water, salt, olive oil, rapid-rise yeast, and flour.

It’s surprisingly easy to whip up, and you can cook it in a skillet over an open fire.

Don’t forget to pack your cheese, tomato sauce, and whatever extra toppings you want to add. 

9. Caramelized Onions on the Grill

Caramelized onions are mouthwateringly, incredibly good. Even if you don’t enjoy onions, I urge you to give these a try. 

You’ll need a few Vidalia onions, some butter, beef bouillon granules, and garlic salt and pepper for seasoning.

They may be onions, but cooked this way, they’re delicacies. 

10. Dutch Oven Cornbread

Campfire cornbread is always yummy, but this cornbread is especially good, thanks to the green chiles, cheddar cheese, and honey. 

It’s a cheesy, herby treat with just a hint of sweetness. 

11. Dutch Oven Roast Chicken

If you have a Dutch oven, this is an incredible way to make roast chicken. Everything goes in the Dutch oven, and you’ll have a complete meal when it’s done.

This is also a great meal to cook at home in the oven. It only requires a roast chicken, your favorite seasonings, some carrots, potatoes, and an onion.

12. Campfire Chili Cheese Fries Tin Foil Dinner

I love chili cheese fries, but I never eat them at home because they feel more like “party” or “special occasion” food.

I was thrilled when I discovered this recipe for campfire chili cheese fries.

Camping is the perfect time to fix “special occasion” or “party” food. Plus, it’s super simple.

Cook your fries in tinfoil first. Then add in the chili and cheese, re-close the tinfoil, and cook it until the chili is warm and the cheese is melted.  

13. Dutch Oven Sausage

This Dutch oven meal takes a little longer to cook, but it’s worth it. 

The beer brats come out juicy, tender, and bursting with flavor, and the potatoes, peppers, and onions are all perfectly seasoned thanks to the salty, hearty beef broth base.

14. Barbecue Baked Beans with Bacon Recipe (Campfire Beans Recipe)

Baked beans are a camping tradition, but just because something’s traditional doesn’t mean it has to be boring. 

This recipe for baked beans includes bacon, onions, bell peppers, BBQ sauce, and three different kinds of beans.

It’s the best campfire beans recipe you’ll ever find.

15. Grilled Campfire Corn on the Cob

Whether you’re looking for a sweet but healthy snack or something to complement those yummy baked beans, grilled corn on the cob is the answer.

Soak the corn in water for 30 minutes, grill them for 30 minutes, and then add your salt. That’s all it takes.

16. Campfire Cowboy Stew with Sausage and Beans

If you’re looking for a campfire dinner that’ll give you that authentic rustic feeling, try this recipe for cowboy stew.

It’s high in protein and has just enough chili pepper (or hot sauce) to it to give it a bite.

Made from beans, tomatoes, sausages, garlic, and onions, it should also keep the bears (and vampires!) away.

17. Foil Packet BBQ Chicken and Bean Nachos

Want to know the secret to fixing the perfect camping nachos without your chips getting all soggy? Tinfoil.

Layer your ingredients with the chips on the bottom, followed by the cheese, chicken, beans, and BBQ sauce. Cook all that in the foil for about 8 minutes. 

Once your cheese melts, add on all your cool toppings, and enjoy! 

18. Grilled Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

These kabobs are so easy to make, you’ll want to add them into your regular dinner rotation. 

The marinade is simple to mix, and all you’ll have to do for the kabobs is layer your chicken, pineapple, and onions.

Be sure to let the chicken marinate for about a day beforehand.

19. Dutch Oven Enchiladas

If you’re not very experienced with Dutch ovens or campfire cooking, these enchiladas are perfect for beginner chefs because they’re super simple and done in about 25 minutes.

They’re also vegetarian-friendly and can be made vegan-friendly with the right cheese. They’re filling and delicious.

20. Foil Pack French Dip Sandwich

Tinfoil to the rescue again! Best of all, with these sandwiches, you can make them beforehand and bring them already wrapped in foil.

Then all you’ll have to do is heat them.

If you want the dipping sauce, that’s easy to whip up, too! Just don’t forget to bring along the au jus gravy mix, water, a whisk, and a bowl.

21. Campfire Taco in a Bag

This is such an easy way to make tacos – taco salad, really – that we do it even when we aren’t camping. 

It’s perfect for Superbowl Sunday or any event where people eat somewhere that’s not sitting down around a kitchen table. 

Fix your ground hamburger and taco seasoning just as you would if you were making regular taco salad. Then slice up all your extras – tomatoes, lettuce, etc.

Instead of breaking out plates or taco shells, though, add the finished product into an individual bag of your favorite tortilla chips, whether that’s nacho cheese, cool ranch, or regular tortillas.

22. Camping Garlic Bread

Have you ever wished you could make garlic bread on the grill that was perfectly crispy, had the exact right amount of butter, and done in less than 5 minutes? Now, you can.

Best of all, you can make the homemade garlic butter ahead of time, so all you have to do is spread it on the bread, wrap it in foil, and heat it for about 3 minutes. 

The homemade garlic butter also tastes great on potatoes, pasta, or wherever else you enjoy garlic.

23. Campfire Potatoes

Cooked in foil over an open fire, these potatoes are juicy, garlicky, and herby. They’re soft, but not too soft, and are bursting with flavor.

They’re the perfect side dish to just about any campfire meal.

24. Dutch Oven Campfire Lasagna

It’s true; you can even make lasagna while camping. (Just one more reason you should invest in a Dutch oven if you don’t have one!)

Best of all, this lasagna only requires six ingredients.

Coat the bottom of your Dutch oven in the oil, then spread your tomato sauce and lay down your noodles. Add more sauce, followed by baby spinach and cheese. 

Add another layer of noodles, and keep going until your lasagna is as high as you want it.

Top it all off with oregano, and cook it for about half an hour. You can also make this in your oven at home.

25. Ham and Cheese Campfire Sandwich

Ham and cheese sandwiches are pretty standard camping fare, but with this recipe, you’ll never have to eat them cold again.

These are cheesy and gooey, and the Dijon mustard gives them a slightly zesty kick that sets off the whole sandwich. They’re done in less than 30 minutes. 

26. Campfire Three-Bean Chili with Cornbread Topping

The actual name for this recipe is “One Pot Veggie Chili Cornbread Casserole Over the Open Fire,” and it tells you pretty much everything you need to know about this dish, except how tasty it is. 

It’s incredible, but it does require quite a few ingredients (unless you make the chili at home and bring it with you).

This recipe is easiest if you’re camping near a lodge or cabin or if you have a camper.

27. Campfire S’mores

You can’t have a list of the best camping recipes and not include s’mores.

Chances are, you know how to make these already, but if you don’t, this classic recipe has you covered. 

28. Campfire S’mores Nachos

Basically, this is just another recipe for s’mores. However, these s’mores are made in one big, messy, pull-apart concoction that somehow makes them even more fun to eat. 

Throw all your ingredients into a skillet. Wrap it in aluminum foil, and set it on a grate over your campfire.

Cook it until the chocolate and marshmallows melt. It’s a big, gooey mess, but it tastes so good. 

29. Campfire Popcorn

There’s just something so satisfying about popping popcorn over an open fire in the woods at night. 

It’s one of my favorite things to do while camping, which is why I’ve included this recipe, even though it’s a simple one. 

You’ll just need popcorn kernels, salt, aluminum foil, and some neutral flavor oil. Oh! And a campfire and a long stick, of course.

30. S’mores Granola Bars

Even though you can’t actually make these while camping, I decided to include them anyway because they’re perfect for making at home and taking with you on your camping trips.

They combine the yumminess of s’mores with the nutrition of granola bars. 

They’re vegan-friendly (although you can easily make them non-vegan-friendly if that’s not an issue) and perfect for on-the-go snacking while hiking.

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Our Favorite Ideas for Camping

Camping is a great way to experience the joys of nature. Sleeping under the stars, disconnecting from electronics, exploring the wilderness, and cooking over an open fire are just some of the reasons we love to break out the sleeping bags and get outside. Packing and preparing the food situation properly can make or break your camping experience, and true camping enthusiasts know the value of having a couple of camping breakfast ideas or some tasty campfire recipes in their back pocket. Somehow, food just tastes better in the open air, whether it’s a crispy campfire pizza, a fluffy campfire potato or a super-simple, 5-ingredient camping dish . We’ve even rounded up some easy camping snacks that don’t need refrigeration or cooking once prepared, so you can get fueled up and back on the trail, like this simple muffuletta that gets better the longer it sits. Make this pressed sandwich layering provolone and cold cuts, topped with some tangy giardiniera and chopped olives.

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Grilled Foil-Packet Chipotle Shrimp

One of the best camping hacks is to pre-build some foil packet meals. When mealtime comes, simply throw the packs on the fire and wait for hot and tasty food. This recipe by Marcela Valladolid combines smoky chipotle powder with fresh vegetables and shrimp for a tasty dinner that’s full of the protein you need to refuel after a busy day of hiking and exploring.

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Campfire Lasagna

Cheesy, bubbly lasagna is a universal crowd-pleaser and sure to hit the spot after a long day. This recipe does require some layering, but with the help of pre-made sauce and no-boil lasagna noodles, it comes together in no time and bakes right in the coals of a roaring fire.

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Camping Baked Potatoes with Herbed Sour Cream

Simple russet potatoes become incredibly fluffy and soft when baked in a foil packet over a wood-burning fire. Whip up a quick topping of sour cream, fresh herbs, and thinly sliced scallions while they cook, or make it ahead of time and pack it in the cooler.

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Sunny's Cereal Trail Mix

A good trail mix is a vital item to bring camping to make sure you don’t end up hangry while away from your camp. This trail mix requires a little bit of preparation, but the payoff will be worth it when you taste this sweet-salty-crunchy snack made with pretzels and peanuts.

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Grilled Shrimp Scampi in a Foil Packet

Think you can only have shrimp scampi at a luxe Italian restaurant? Think again. This flavor-packed recipe uses a foil packet to corral the ingredients so they don’t fall into the fire. Pair it with some pasta, if you have the equipment, or just some simple slices of toasted bread.

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Hot Sausage Cast-Iron Skillet Pan Pizza

A good cast iron pan is an essential tool for any camping trip because you can put it right in the coals or directly over the open flame. One of the best cast iron skillet recipes is this hot sausage pan pizza. Pack a ball of dough, then just press it into the pan, top with sauce, cheese, and crumbled sausage (or any other toppings you desire). In just 15 minutes, you’ll have a golden brown and bubbling pizza that’s sure to make everyone gather ‘round.

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Zucchini Slaw

It can be hard to get your recommended daily dose of vegetables in while camping, especially when tender greens tend to get bruised up in a cooler. Your best bet is to go with a recipe like this zucchini slaw, which you can pre-cut and dress just before eating to minimize wilting. Pair it with grilled chicken or pile it on top of a burger.

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Cast-Iron Berry Crisp

End the day on a sweet note with a simple cast iron berry crisp. The berries can be macerated ahead of time, and the crumble assembled in a plastic bag. After dinner, add it all into a cast iron pan and place near the fire. In no time, you’ll have a hot and delicious dessert.

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Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast can be one of the toughest meals of the day when camping because it usually requires building a full fire before you’ve even had a chance to have a sip of coffee. These flavorful breakfast burritos can be built before you go so when the time comes you can just place them by the edge of the fire to warm.

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Camping-Style Budae Jjigae

This hearty and warming soup works well for camping due to some simple tweaks to the classic Korean favorite. Most of the ingredients for the stew can be stored at room temperature, and when you’re ready to cook, simply layer them in a cast iron pot, cover with water, and simmer until done.

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Foil-Packet Shrimp Boil

Foil packets do more than just keep the ingredients contained; they also trap flavor and tasty juices that you can dunk bread in. This recipe for a foil-packet shrimp boil has all the flavor of a traditional low-country boil without the need for a big pot of water. Tender shrimp, sweet corn, and red potatoes combine with butter and Old Bay for a zesty meal that’s ready in a flash.

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Southwestern Chicken Fajita Mason Jar Salad

Not every camping recipe has to be cooked over a fire. With the help of a handy mason jar, you can enjoy a crisp, healthy, and filling salad without having to so much as light a match. Choose your favorite dressing and pack it in a separate container. When you’re ready to eat, just pour it into the jar and shake!

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Cast Iron Skillet Corn Bread

A great cornbread can hit the spot for any meal of the day. This recipe uses coarsely ground cornmeal for texture and buttermilk for added flavor. Mix up the wet and dry ingredients (separately) in bags ahead of time, then when dinner time comes just preheat your cast iron pan, mix the two bags, and pour it in.

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Camping Toasted Marshmallow Cereal Treats

S’mores make a great camping snack, but they can get old after a while. These marshmallow treats are a perfect camping snack and are made with your favorite breakfast cereal, some butter, and a freshly toasted marshmallow. A reusable silicone bag helps mold this easy take on rice crispy squares.

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Chili-Ginger Grilled Chicken Skewers

Spice up your camping adventure with some chili-ginger marinated chicken skewers. Cutting the chicken and threading it onto skewers before your trip saves time and dishes at your camp spot. The soy marinade is packed with garlic, ginger, and a hint of brown sugar for added sweetness.

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Beer-Can Cauliflower

With a little creativity, this easy recipe for beer can cauliflower can be adapted for an open fire. Just place the can on a grill grate and tent the cauliflower with aluminum foil to harness the heat and smoky flavor. Prep the spicy sauce before you go and tuck it in your cooler to save time.

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Grilled Branzino with Basil, Lime and Ginger

It might seem hard, but with a little preparation whole grilled fish makes a great camping dinner. Marinate and stuff the fish at home, then wrap in butcher paper and pack well with ice. If you plan to do a little freshwater fishing on your camping trip, this recipe can easily be made with other kinds of fish, such as trout or bass.

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Smoky Cola Jerky

Beef jerky is a great way to get some much-needed protein while doing outdoor activities. This recipe is loaded with flavor with some help from a special marinade that incorporates chipotle chiles in adobo, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and cola. Use a dehydrator or your home oven to dry out the beef, then pack it away in bags for munching on the go.

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Campfire Quesadillas

The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, shares a recipe for campfire quesadillas that her whole family enjoys. For the kids, there’s a simple cheddar and jack cheese option. For the adults, a more complex version with goat cheese, caramelized vegetables, and spicy pickled jalapeños. Both can be pre-assembled and stuffed into foil packets to be warmed over the campfire.

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Fire Pit Steak and Potatoes

Another simple meal you can take camping is this fire pit steak and potato recipe. Baby potatoes bake with rosemary, garlic, and white wine while your ribeye cooks on the grill. If you don’t like ribeye, feel free to experiment with other cuts, like strip, sirloin, or flank.

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If you're a peanut lover, s'mores lover or simply a dessert fan, this easy campfire treat is for you. We dunk fresh strawberries into a tasty mix of peanut butter and marshmallow, then roll them in crushed honey-roasted peanuts before charring them over a fire. A quick dip in melted peanut butter, milk chocolate or both—why choose! —is the perfect ending. This dessert works equally well with thick wedges of apple. Go for sturdy wooden skewers since the fruit tends to slide around on metal ones.

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  • By Phin Teb
  • March 2, 2022

Camping is a fun time that some of us enjoy alone while others prefer to go with family and friends.

Either way, you need to have something to eat.

Unless you are planning to spend your time playing around “Man vs Wild” you need to bring along some food items on your trip.

If you are curious about the staples of camping without which you might not get the real experience of this activity, this guide will help you sort things out.

So keep reading to find everything you need to know what is the best food to bring for camping!

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1. Dehydrated foods

Dehydrated foods are on top of the list for many campers, and there are different brands to choose from.

You can go with any, but make sure that you understand what quality the brand offers.

These brands have a wide variety to offer, and they are very delicious too.

If you find the technicalities associated with cooking different things challenging to handle, you can try out these foods.

2. Instant noodles, pasta, and Mac-&-Cheese

Instant cup noodles and mac & cheese are some of the quickest items to cook.

They are indeed delicious that you can bring along on camping.

You need hot water to make both of these.

Simple yet very tasty, any pasta is a handy item in the food collection for camping.

You can always add seasoning and a few spices to your food for some extra flavor.

3. Dried fruits and nuts

If you are looking for some protein boost while enjoying the outdoors, you can snack on nuts and dried fruits.

A trail mix is always a fun activity when you are preparing for your trip.

Dried fruits and nuts are very lightweight to carry and extremely simple yet yummy to eat.

4. Different sandwich materials

Make sure that you pack several sandwich-making materials such as jam, jellies, peanut butter, cheese, cream, mayo, or any other sauces and condiments.

These sandwiches are very easy to make, and you can customize them according to your taste and preferences.

5. S’ more materials

If you haven’t tried making s’ mores on your camping trips, you haven’t enjoyed camping properly.

You need to try it out and bring the required materials to make it according to your preferences and liking.

Nutella, cream, and some crackers or cookies will work like a charm together, and eating them near a campfire would be something that you will remember for a long time.

6. Beef jerky

Another rich in protein food that you can bring along on camping is the good old beef jerky.

It can quickly satisfy your hunger, and it is very easy to pack.

It’s not going to spoil, and you don’t have to deal with any messy preparations and cleanups.

7. Instant tea bags and coffee packets

If a cup of coffee is more than enough for you in a day, then you need to bring along some coffee sachets on your trip.

These tea bags and coffee packets are very easy to use because you only need to add hot water.

You don’t have to deal with any trash, and you don’t have to carry much weight either.

8. Frozen fruits

Another tasty thing to munch on while camping is different kinds of frozen fruits, grapes, blueberries, and watermelon in particular.

Just doing camping doesn’t mean that you only need to eat meat and nuts and nothing else.

You can indeed treat yourself with frozen fruits as well, especially when the weather is warm.

Who doesn’t love bagels?

These bagels are very easy to pack, they are tasty, and of course, they are versatile too.

You can quickly cook them or make any breakfast sandwich.

If you don’t want to get too creative, then you can always smoothen them with cream cheese and have fun.

Bagels are great for long hikes because they are rich in carbohydrates.

10. Halloumi

Halloumi is a firm kind of cheese made of sheep’s milk, and if you keep it in a cool bag, it will go well.

This cheese has a very high melting point, and you can cook its chunks or slices that have a meaty texture.

You can grill it or skewer it on a campfire. You can also make salads or straps using it.

11. Flatbreads

And speaking of wraps, how can we forget flatbreads. These flatbreads are very easy to pack.

You can use them to make small pizzas and even add some hummus.

You may use cheese and tomato toppings to enhance its taste.

Mexican styles quesadillas with lemon and chicken, a possibility as well.

You can add anything to these tortillas and have a quick snack anywhere anytime.

12. Chorizo

Before you go on your trip, make sure that you find yourself a nice and juicy Spanish sausage. It is cured and ready to consume and you can slice it up and eat it as a snack.

You can also make a range of different recipes using it. It’s a perfect thing to have in your rucksack when you are out on the frontier.

13. Sardines or any tinned fish

All tinned fish, especially sardines, are excellent for camping.

The chunky fillets seem like a whole meal, and they are packed full of flavors.

You can always use other canned foods to work with them for a perfect supper out under the stars.

14. Rice pouches

Rice is one of the more versatile grains because they serve to be the foundation of many different recipes.

You can go with the cooked or boiled rice ready to be consumed in pouches as they are portable and lightweight to carry.

You can convert your meal to plastic pallets in no time.

You might have to be very careful with them, but eggs can serve you in various ways because you can cook many different recipes with them.

You can use them as fillings, bind under ingredients with them, fry them, boil them, cook them, use them just the way you like.

There are so many sumptuous food options that you can try.

We would advise you to go with canned foods as they are easy to pack and portable. Ready-to-eat meals are good options too.

The items mentioned above won’t take much space in your baggage, but you will surely make some good food with them on any given day.

Just make sure that whenever you go for canned foods, choose your brand wisely, and go through different reviews online only to be sure.

When you are out camping, refrigeration is something that won’t be available, so make sure to take a cool box and different ice packs with you to keep the food fresh.

Plus, when you are heating something, you need to be 100% sure that it is piping hot through to the core.

This way, you can be sure that the food you are consuming is entirely safe to eat and won’t develop any health issues when you should have fun with your loved ones.

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Posted: November 12, 2023 | Last updated: November 13, 2023

Planning meals for a camping trip can be a daunting task, but with the right approach, it can also be an exciting part of the adventure.

Whether you’re heading out for a weekend getaway or embarking on a longer expedition, having a well-rounded food list is crucial to ensure you have delicious and satisfying meals throughout your trip.

In this guide, we’ll provide you with tips and tricks to help you create the perfect 3-day camping food list.

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From easy-to-prepare breakfast options to hearty dinners and tasty snacks, we’ve got you covered. Get ready to enjoy mouthwatering meals under the stars!

How to Prepare for Your Camping Trip

Before heading out on your next camping trip, it’s important to figure out all the different ways that you can create easy camping meals.

It’s also a good idea to plan a few other details before walking out the door. 

Gathering necessary camping equipment and supplies

Before embarking on your epic camping adventure, it’s crucial to gather all the necessary camping equipment and supplies.

Make a list of essentials such as tents , sleeping bags, cooking utensils, first aid kits, and extra clothing. Don’t forget to pack some bug spray and sunscreen too! It’s always better to be over-prepared than underprepared.

Checking weather conditions and terrain before packing

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable camping experience, take the time to check the weather conditions and terrain of your chosen destination before you start packing. This will help you determine what type of gear you’ll need to bring along.

If rain is in the forecast, make sure you pack waterproof gear like raincoats and tarps. If you’re planning on hiking through rugged terrain, sturdy hiking boots are a must-have.

Creating a checklist to stay organized throughout the preparation process

Staying organized is key when preparing for a camping trip. Create a checklist that includes everything you need to do before leaving for your adventure.

This can include tasks like buying groceries, charging electronic devices, notifying someone about your whereabouts, or even arranging transportation if needed. By having a checklist handy, you’ll be less likely to forget important items or tasks.

Remember: happy campers are those who plan ahead! So take the time to gather all your camping gear, check the weather conditions at your destination, and create an organized checklist of things to do before hitting the road.

With these preparations in place, you’re well on your way to having an amazing outdoor adventure!

Planning Meals for Each Day of Camping

To ensure a successful camping trip, it’s essential to plan your meals for each day. This will help you stay organized, save time, and make sure everyone is well-fed.

Let’s dive into some key points to consider when planning your camping meals.

Determining the number of meals needed per day

The first step in meal planning is to determine how many meals you’ll need each day. Typically, this includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks .

Keep in mind the duration of your camping trip and the number of people in your group. For example, if you’re going on a three-day camping trip with four people, you’ll need a total of twelve meals.

Considering dietary restrictions and preferences when selecting recipes

It’s important to take into account any dietary restrictions or preferences within your group when selecting recipes. Whether someone is vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or has any other specific requirements, make sure there are suitable options available for everyone. This will ensure that everyone can enjoy their meals without any issues.

Ensuring a balance of nutrients and energy in each meal

When planning your camping meals, aim for a balance of nutrients and energy in each dish. Include protein sources like chicken or beans for sustained energy throughout the day. Incorporate fruits and vegetables to provide essential vitamins and minerals.

Don’t forget about carbohydrates such as rice or pasta to fuel outdoor activities.

  • Determine the number of meals needed per day based on the duration of your trip.
  • Consider dietary restrictions and preferences within your group when selecting recipes.
  • Ensure a balance of nutrients and energy in each meal by including protein sources, fruits and vegetables, and carbohydrates.

Planning your camping meals ahead of time will make your trip more enjoyable by ensuring everyone is well-fed with delicious food that meets their dietary needs.

So grab your camp stove or start preparing those campfire cooking skills and get ready to enjoy some tasty meals in the great outdoors!

Dinner Options: Foil Packet Dinners, Hot Dogs or Veggie Dogs

Easy-to-make foil packet dinners with various ingredients options.

Foil packet dinners are a lifesaver. They’re easy to prepare and even easier to clean up. Simply wrap your favorite combination of ingredients in aluminum foil and cook them over the hot coals of your campfire.

You can get creative with your foil packets by mixing and matching different vegetables, proteins, and seasonings. For example, you could make a delicious foil packet dinner using ground beef, potatoes, carrots, onions, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

The flavors all meld together as they cook inside the foil, creating a mouthwatering meal that everyone will love.

Classic hot dogs or veggie dogs as a quick dinner option

Sometimes simplicity is key when you’re out in the wilderness. That’s where classic hot dogs or veggie dogs come in handy. They’re quick to cook over an open flame and require minimal preparation.

To elevate your hot dog game, consider adding some tasty toppings like mustard, ketchup, relish, onions, or sauerkraut. You can also experiment with different types of buns for added flavor and variety.

Exploring different flavors and combinations for delicious campfire dinners

There’s no shortage of delicious options to explore. From hearty stews cooked in a Dutch oven to flavorful wraps filled with grilled vegetables and protein-packed goodies – the choices are endless.

Consider creating a menu for your camping trip that includes a mix of foil packet dinners, hot dogs or veggie dogs nights, and other creative meals that suit everyone’s taste buds.

Don’t forget to pack some snacks like trail mix or granola bars for those moments when hunger strikes between meals.

Camping is all about enjoying nature while indulging in good food. With these dinner options, you can satisfy your cravings and keep everyone in the family happy.

So grab your tent, pack your bag, and get ready for a camping adventure filled with delicious meals around the campfire.

Lunch Ideas: Smokies with Sauerkraut, Pita Sandwiches

Looking for some delicious lunch options to fuel your camping adventure? We’ve got two mouthwatering ideas that are sure to satisfy your taste buds and keep you energized throughout the day.

Flavorful Smokies with Sauerkraut as a Hearty Lunch Choice

If you’re craving a hearty and flavorful lunch, smokies with sauerkraut are the way to go. These juicy sausages paired with tangy sauerkraut create a winning combination that will leave you wanting more.

Here’s why they make an excellent choice:

  • Portability : Smokies are easy to pack and transport, making them ideal for camping trips.
  • Quick and Simple : They can be cooked in just a few minutes over the campfire or on a portable grill .
  • Versatility : You can enjoy smokies on their own or serve them in buns for a classic hot dog experience.
  • Customization : Add your favorite condiments such as mustard or relish, to enhance the flavor even more.

Quick and Portable Pita Sandwiches Filled with Favorite Ingredients

For those looking for something lighter and more portable, pita sandwiches are the perfect option. These versatile sandwiches allow you to get creative with fillings while providing convenience on-the-go.

Here’s why they’re a great choice:

  • Flexibility : Fill your pita pockets with an array of ingredients like sliced deli meats, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and homemade salsa.
  • Variety : Switch up the flavors by using different types of bread like sourdough or whole wheat pitas.
  • Ease of Preparation : Pita sandwiches can be assembled quickly at the campsite without much hassle.
  • Fun Factor : Get everyone involved by setting up a “make-your-own” pita sandwich station, where each person can customize their own creation.

So whether you’re in the mood for a hearty smokie with sauerkraut or a quick and portable pita sandwich, these lunch ideas will surely hit the spot. They offer convenience, versatility, and most importantly, deliciousness!

Breakfast Choices: Soaked Oats, Eggs and Bacon

Preparing soaked oats overnight for a nutritious breakfast option.

Soaked oats are a fantastic choice for a quick and nutritious breakfast while camping. Simply combine oats, water, and your favorite mix-ins like fruit, nuts, or seeds in a container the night before.

Let them soak overnight, and in the morning, you’ll have a delicious bowl of creamy goodness ready to enjoy.

Cooking eggs and bacon over the campfire for a satisfying morning meal

There’s something special about cooking eggs and bacon over an open flame that adds an extra level of flavor to your camping experience.

Crack some eggs into a cast-iron skillet with sizzling bacon fat and let them cook until they’re perfectly scrambled or fried. Serve with crispy bacon on the side for a hearty start to your day.

Serving breakfast wraps or burritos packed with protein-rich fillings

For those looking for a portable breakfast option that can be enjoyed on-the-go, breakfast wraps or burritos are the way to go. Fill tortillas with scrambled eggs, bacon bits, cheese, beans, olives, onions – everything you love!

Roll them up tightly and wrap in foil. When it’s time to eat, warm them up over the fire for melty goodness.

Having easy and delicious breakfast options is essential. Soaked oats provide nourishment without much effort while cooking eggs and bacon over the campfire adds that authentic outdoor flavor.

And if you’re looking for something portable, breakfast wraps or burritos will satisfy your hunger on-the-go.

Snacks and Treats for Energy Boosts

When you’re out camping, it’s important to keep your energy levels up throughout the day. That’s where snacks and treats come in handy!

Here are some delicious options to pack for your camping trip:

Easy-to-pack trail mix combining nuts, dried fruits, and seeds

Trail mix is a classic camping snack that provides a quick boost of energy. It’s easy to make your own by combining nuts like almonds or peanuts, dried fruits such as raisins or cranberries, and some seeds like pumpkin or sunflower seeds. Pack them in individual ziplock bags for convenient snacking on the go.

Tasty granola bars or energy balls as convenient on-the-go snacks

Granola bars and energy balls are perfect for those moments when you need a quick pick-me-up. Look for ones that are packed with nutritious ingredients like oats, nuts, and honey.

These compact snacks can easily fit into your backpack or pocket, making them ideal for hiking or other outdoor activities.

Sweet treats like s’mores or roasted marshmallows to satisfy cravings

No camping trip is complete without indulging in some sweet treats around the campfire. Whether it’s classic s’mores made with graham crackers, chocolate squares, and gooey marshmallows toasted over the coals or simply roasting marshmallows until they turn golden brown, these treats are guaranteed to satisfy your cravings.

Remember to pack these snacks along with your other camping essentials before heading out. They can be easily found at any grocery store and will keep you fueled throughout your adventure.

Food to Pack for an Easy Camping Menu 

Prepping for your favorite recipes is important when it comes to having versatile camping food, but don’t forget that easy foods are a good starting point to have as well. Some good food items to add to your grocery camping list could be: 

  • Peanut butter
  • Fresh fruit
  • French toast
  • Breakfast burritos
  • Campfire s’mores
  • Instant coffee

You’ll also want to be sure that you have some condiments and cooking musts for your camping recipes. Add these essential ingredients to your next trip to the grocery stores:

  • Parmesan cheese
  • Garlic salt

You’ll also want to have easy snacks on your best camping food list so that you have a few easy options on a weekend trip. 

Making the Most of Your Camping Food List

Congratulations! You’ve now learned how to prepare for your camping trip and plan delicious meals for each day. From foil packet dinners to energizing snacks, you’re well-equipped to enjoy a memorable outdoor adventure.

But before you hit the road, here’s a friendly reminder: don’t forget to pack all the necessary cooking utensils and food storage containers . These essentials will ensure that you can cook up a storm and keep your food fresh throughout your camping journey.

Now that you have your camping food list ready, it’s time to put it into action and create some culinary magic in the great outdoors.

Remember, cooking while camping is not just about satisfying your hunger—it’s an experience that brings people together around the campfire. So embrace the simplicity of foil packet dinners or savor the classic taste of hot dogs roasted on sticks.

Let nature be your kitchen and let your creativity flow as you whip up delicious meals under open skies.

Can I bring perishable foods on my camping trip?

Yes, you can bring perishable foods like meat, dairy products, and fruits on your camping trip. However, it’s crucial to store them properly in coolers with ice packs or frozen water bottles to maintain their freshness and prevent spoilage.

How do I keep insects away from my food while camping?

To keep insects away from your food while camping, make sure to store all food items in sealed containers or coolers with tight-fitting lids.

Consider using mesh food covers or hanging a mesh bag filled with fragrant herbs (such as mint or lavender) near your dining area to deter bugs.

What are some vegetarian options for camping meals?

Vegetarian options for camping meals include grilled vegetables skewers, veggie burgers, stuffed bell peppers cooked over the fire, or hearty salads packed with beans and grains.

Get creative with your ingredients and explore the delicious world of plant-based camping cuisine.

How can I make sure my campfire cooking is safe?

To ensure safe campfire cooking, always follow campground regulations regarding open fires. Keep a bucket of water or sand nearby for emergencies, never leave the fire unattended, and use long utensils to avoid burns.

Practice proper food handling and cooking temperatures to prevent foodborne illnesses.

What are some easy camping dessert ideas?

Some easy camping dessert ideas include roasting marshmallows for s’mores, grilling fruit kabobs, making banana boats filled with chocolate and marshmallows, or indulging in a classic campfire treat like Dutch oven cobbler or skillet brownies.

Let your sweet tooth guide you to delicious outdoor desserts!

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Are you looking for easy and delicious meals to make while on your next camping trip? Whether you’re in an RV, a tent, or just at a campsite, we have the perfect meal ideas for you! From hearty breakfasts to easy dinners, check out our list of RV camping meals that will be sure to satisfy any appetite.

When it comes to camping in an RV, meal planning can be a bit of a challenge. But with a little bit of preparation and creativity, you can enjoy delicious meals while on the road. Before you embark on your RV journey, take some time to plan out your meals. Think about what food you’ll need to bring and how you’ll be cooking it. If you’re able to bring along a slow cooker or Instant Pot, that can be a great way to cook up some delicious meals without having to do too much work. For more tips on RV cooking you can subscribe to our blog and follow us on social media.

Can I use a crockpot or instant pot in my RV

Yes, you can! Using a crockpot or instant pot in your RV is a great way to make delicious meals with minimal effort and clean up.( I personally think it’s the best way) This type of kitchen appliance is ideal for RV trips as it allows you to cook without taking up too much counter space and without having to use a large number of pots and pans. Especially if you don’t have a full kitchen in your RV. You can use it to make anything from hearty stews to quick and easy one-pot meals that require minimal preparation and cooking time. With an Instant Pot, you can even make meals like rice, soup, oatmeal, and more with just the press of a button! And since both appliances can be used while camping, they are perfect for RV trips – no matter how long or short. This is such a good idea for not having to heat up your RV’s oven in the hot summer months. Don’t forget to also take advantage of the outdoor grill at your campsite where you can grill up some hamburgers and hot dogs and eat on the picnic table.

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How do I plan a meal for an RV trip?

Planning a delicious meal for an RV trip doesn’t have to be complicated. Start with the pantry. Dry goods, canned foods, grains, beans, starches like bread, potatoes, and pasta all travel well and withstand a variety of temperatures. Instant Pot Shredded Chicken, boil in the bag meals like omelets and rotisserie chicken ranch wraps are easy to prepare in an RV kitchen. Make homemade pita “chips”, crackers or tortilla crisps with hummus for snacking. For quick snacks, pack nuts and fruits that don’t need to be refrigerated. Also, bring plenty of water for drinking and cooking. With a little planning, you can create delicious meals for your RV trip that are both healthy and satisfying. The last thing you want to to have to do is run to a local grocery store after setting up camp.

I recommend doing a meal plan so you can see what coupons you have before you go. If you are not sure how to meal plan, we have an awesome solution for you. We have already created 6 days worth of meals in our printable camping meal plan . It’s on sale for a limited time! The meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas, as well as a few snacks. You’ll also get a printable grocery list as well to help you shop. If you have picky eaters you won’t have to follow our meal plan to an exact T, feel free to substitute anything you need to, but this will give you a good start. We also have some links to some our favorite easy RV meals below. Which one is your favorite easy RV dinner idea?

What food should I bring on an RV trip?

When planning a trip in an RV, it’s important to think ahead and plan meals that are easy to prepare and won’t take up too much space. Homemade pita chips, crackers, or tortilla crisps with hummus are a great way to start off any meal, while Instant Pot Shredded Chicken is a delicious and nutritious main course. Biltong and Jerky make for delicious snacks, while country-style barbecue can be cooked up quickly at the campsite. Pre-prepping purees in advance will help save time and space. With some careful planning, you can enjoy delicious meals during your RV adventure! If you plan on cooking on an open flame make sure you bring a cast iron pan or dutch oven for the hot coals.

We also like to prep our veggies ahead of time. Ones we know will use like green onion, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes. You can even prep your ground beef ahead of time, or purchase a rotisserie chicken and pre shred it. Check out our Camping Hack: Reuse Old Creamer Bottles . While we love to eat a good meal, we don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking, but spend more time enjoying our vacation. So we try to meal prep and plan easy delicious meals with simple simple ingredients. I also try to keep things like peanut butter, cans of black beans and tomato sauce that are sorta shelf stable and can be used for a lot of things.

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We also like to keep the following in our RV:

  • Homemade taco seasoning
  • Homemade dry onion soup mix
  • Homemade ranch seasoning mix
  • Garlic Powder
  • Minced Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Homemade Pulled Pork Rub
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Tortilla Chips

What can you cook on at a campsite?

Cooking outdoors at a campsite can be an enjoyable and delicious experience. RVers have many options for preparing meals when camping, such as cooking on a portable stove, grilling on a barbecue, using a pressure cooker or slow cooker, and Dutch oven cooking. With these methods, you can create a variety of easy and delicious meals such as Instant Pot Shredded Chicken, Egg and Sausage Breakfast Roll-ups, and Country-Style Barbecue. Planning ahead is important to ensure that you have all the ingredients and supplies needed. And don’t forget to bring along some healthy snacks like trail mix or fresh fruit to munch on throughout your trip!

How do you eat healthy when camping in an RV?

When camping in an RV, it’s important to make sure you’re eating healthy. You can still enjoy delicious and nutritious meals while on the road. To ensure you get all the nutrients and vitamins you need, try to incorporate plenty of fresh produce and lean proteins into your meals. You can also opt for one-skillet meals to help save on time and washing up. Other easy, healthy options include yogurt, fruit, oatmeal, tacos, cheese, whole grain crackers, slow-cooker one-pot meals, and grilled meats and vegetables. Muesli is also a great breakfast on the go as you can make your own combination of grains, seeds, nuts and dried fruit before setting off. Don’t forget breakfast is the most important meal of the day . Finally, don’t forget to pack plenty of healthy snacks for when hunger strikes. With a little planning and creativity, you can easily eat healthy during your RV camping trip.

Check out these 45 Easy Camping Meals for Your Next RV Trip. Cooking in small spaces on the go can be delicious! (Yes we have updated this post to include 45)

My husband and I love to road trip. We recently got to experience what it was like to vacation in an RV after purchasing a pop up camper which we soon upgraded to a travel trailer. One of the best things about vacationing in an RV is you can save money by cooking your own meals. Plus you are getting the benefits of a home cooked meal and fresh ingredients.

I thought I’d put together some easy meal ideas for you, to make planning a little easier. Don’t forget you can even bring your slow cooker or instant pot along. My favorite is the Ninja Foodi because it’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker and air fryer all in one. It will totally save space. I also love to bring my cast iron skillet . Trust me, you CAN eat GOOD when you are camping in an RV. We hope you enjoy these easy recipes.

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45 Easy Camping Meals for Your Next RV Trip. Save Time with RV Meal Planning:

You can also check out our instant pot recipes, slow cooker recipes and air fryer recipes for easy RV recipes.

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  • THE BEST CAMPFIRE CHEESY POTATOES ( this one is sure to be a crowd pleaser and can be made for large groups)
  • SMOKED CAMPFIRE QUESO FRESCO ( this one is a family favorite)
  • Pie Iron Pizza Pockets Perfect for Camping
  • Cast Iron Mac and Cheese
  • Easy Campfire Fajitas
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  • Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken
  • Easy Homemade Chili ( simple meal)
  • 10 Simple Slow Cooker Recipes  
  • Grilled Shrimp Kabobs
  • Make up a fruit salad ahead of time.

RV Camping Breakfast Meals

  • Camping Pancakes
  • Crockpot Breakfast Casserole
  • Campfire Breakfast potatoes
  • French Toast is also an easy delicious breakfast idea.
  • Breakfast sandwiches with canned biscuits

Campfire Desserts

  • Easy Grilled Blueberry Pie
  • Cast Iron Skillet Blueberry Cobbler

In conclusion, planning ahead is essential for RV camping meals. Not only will this help you stay organized and save money, but RV meals don’t need to be complicated. A slow cooker can be a great way to make meals that last for days. Additionally, better food buying choices, like avoiding produce in wasteful plastic containers, can help ensure you are eating healthy and responsibly. Finally, keeping it simple with yogurt, fruit, oatmeal, tacos, wraps, and cheese can be quick and easy meals on the go. With these tips in mind, you can plan delicious RV camping meals that your whole family will enjoy.

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My favorite meal to cook while RVing is grilled cedar plank lemon pepper salmon, rice pilaf, and grilled asparagus and zucchini.

Thanks for sharing Shanna!

Our family loves when we make camp fire breakfast burritos, which you can just as easily do in the RV, scrambled eggs with bacon and heated refried beans on a flour tortilla shells, topped with diced tomatoes, shredded cheese and sour cream. Any thing else you might like to add. Yummy there so very good.

We like chorizo and eggs scrambled together on a tortilla. Also slices of ham cupped in muffin pan drop in an egg and some cheese and bake til egg is done

Thanks Sandy – sounds yummy!

Anything in my instant pot…my go to way to cook …in a fraction of the time.. Forget to defrost meat for dinner?? Toss it in frozen…no take out for us.

Planing to buy an rv,supper nervous about meals.thank you for sharing hope me the best .

You’re quite welcome! 🙂

We bring packaged mini-pizza crusts, pizza sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese for one night; Mahi-mahi steaks for tacos along tortillas, salsa, and all the fixings; Pasta and bottled sauce, use the cheese for the pizza; Quesadillas with the taco cheeses and salsa; Grilled cheese (mozzarella, Parmesan, and Mexican mix) and veggie sandwiches (olive oil sautéed tomato and red onion slices, and avocado) on sandwich thins; Veggie and turkey burgers on sandwich thins;

Great ideas Miriam – thanks for sharing!

We are full-timers… and the best invention EVER is the “Power Air Fryer Oven Plus! It is small , Fast, and easy to clean up! You can make anything from fried eggs to cakes and everything in between! It has a rotisserie,and makes the crispiest French fries ever! All the meats cook quickly and are moist and delicious! There are several racks ,so you are able to cook several items at once! And the best feature is no Fat, just good flavor!

Peanut butter and bread. That’s my menu and I’m sticking with it.

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My family spent 3 nights at a national park. Camping was only $20 a night and we saw so many stars.

  • My family spent $500 going to Great Basin National Park's astronomy festival.
  • We paid $60 for a campsite but the activities we participated in at the festival were free.
  • The most expensive parts of the trip included gasoline and food.

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The first time I visited Great Basin National Park , I was struck by its isolation and the incredible beauty of the landscape.

So when I learned the park hosts a multiday astronomy festival just after the new moon each September, I knew my family had to take a trip. Due to its minimal light pollution, the park is a spectacular spot for stargazing and partaking in family sky-watching activities.

My family of three and some friends attended the astronomy festival and camped at the park for three nights.

Here's a breakdown of how we spent our money , and why I would do it all again.

We spent $90 to spend a night in a hotel near the park.

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In hindsight, my family could've potentially saved money on our hotel .

My husband, daughter, and I couldn't embark on our six-hour drive across US Route 50 to Eastern Nevada until the afternoon of the day we left. Had we chosen to keep going the additional hour into Great Basin National Park, we would've had to set up camp in the dark.

So, we decided it was more beneficial for us to spend $90 on a one-night stay at the historic Hotel Nevada in Ely, Nevada, which has accommodated notable figures like Gary Cooper, Mikey Rooney, and Stephen King.

We paid $60 to stay at a campsite for three nights.

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Camping in Great Basin National Park is relatively cheap at just $20 per night.

We planned our trip before September when about one or two of the campgrounds were available to reserve ahead of time. The rest were available on a first-come, first-served basis.

I tried to make reservations for the Upper Lehman campground, but no sites were available when reservations opened a month before our trip. So, we had to try for the first-come, first-served camping.

Since we had a hotel room nearby in Ely, we got to the park around 10 a.m. and found a spot in the first campground we tried, Baker Creek.

The campsites were pretty basic, with a fire pit, picnic table, and shared composting toilets. I noticed that although Baker Creek had plenty of RV sites there were more campsites meant for pitching tents overall.

We already owned camping gear , including the tents. My friends and family spent $60 on camping for three nights.

A visit to Lehman Caves costs $40.

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I think the Lehman Caves are the highlight of any visit to Great Basin National Park. They formed over the course of thousands of years and have spectacular cave shields, stalactites, and stalagmites.

Visitors must book reservations, which open about 30 days in advance. I was able to book tickets as soon as they became available, though, on my end, it looked like they sold out within only a few minutes.

I paid $15 per adult and $8 for my child, which was about $40 for my family.

We booked the Grand Palace Tour, which is available outside of the winter months. The rangers who led this tour were engaging and knowledgeable so I felt that it was well worth making the effort to secure tickets ahead of time.

The astronomy festival programs were free.

food on a camping trip

There was no extra charge for the astronomy festival programs we took part in, though some events had limited seats and required a free reservation ahead of time. I noticed that those reservations typically opened up about 30 days ahead of the program.

We participated in an "Art in the Dark" program, during which rangers gave a presentation on how our eyes work in the dark and provided us with canvases for a painting activity.

We painted under red light, which was meant to help maintain night vision, and were left with artworks full of interesting color choices.

We also took a free observatory tour, which I was excited about since Great Basin is home to the only research-grade observatory in a national park.

Gas for the trip cost $150.

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We had a long seven-hour drive from South Lake Tahoe, California, to Great Basin National Park. We drove straight through Nevada, stopping once to fuel up.

At $150, gas was the most costly part of the trip for my family .

We spent $140 on food.

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Throughout our trip, we ate three breakfasts, four lunches, three dinners, and several snacks, and even had a 10th birthday celebration.

We purchased most of our food from a small grocery store in Ely on our way to the park but discovered a gem even closer to Great Basin.

I ordered fresh pretzel buns and a birthday cake from Sugar, Salt, and Malt , a restaurant, bakery, and caterer located near the entrance to Great Basin National Park. We were not disappointed.

In total, my family spent about $140 on food, making this the second-largest expense on the trip.

Though some parts of the trip were pricey, we'd do it again.

food on a camping trip

We had a beautiful, peaceful camping trip at Great Basin National Park, even with the busier astronomy festival going on.

The stargazing was phenomenal and the rangers and volunteers who shared their expertise and telescopes with the public did an amazing job.

We spent a total of $500, although we could've spent even less without the hotel stay.

Overall, the adventure was a budget-friendly trip and a memorable backdrop for a fun-filled 10th birthday.

food on a camping trip


Mr. Brown is organizing a camping trip for the students in his scout troop. He has the following breakdown of how much it would cost him per day of the camping trip, • Campground rental: $200 per day • Training Cost: $20 per student per day • Food Cost $30 per student per day • Miscellaneous Expenses: 350 per student per day • Camping Gear Cost: $1,050 (one-time cost) Mr. Brown's total cost for organizing a 3 day camping trip with b students is represented by the expression below. $1,650 + $3006 Which statement best describes the coefficient of b? A. it is Mr. Brown's daily cost per student for campground rental and the camping gear. B. It is Mr. Brown's total cost per day for campground rental and the camping gear. C. It is Mr. Brown's total 3-day cost per student, with training, food, and miscellaneous expenses. D. It is Mr. Brown's daily cost per student, with training, food, and miscellaneous expenses.


Step-by-step explanation:

with all the info given C best describes the coefficient b and campground rental is a one time cost

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The women’s 500m speed skating event is scored as an average of two attempts at the distance. The quickest total score wins. In Sochi the mean speed for the total speed across both races was 77.4 seconds, with a standard deviation of 1.3 seconds. What speeds represent the middle 50% of this distribution? Choose the z-score closest to the percentage you are looking for if the exact percentage is not available. 76.5 to 78.3 seconds. -.67 to .67 seconds. 76.1 to 78.7 seconds. 77.4 to 78.7 seconds.

  76.5 to 78.3 seconds

The output of a suitable calculator is attached.

Let C represent the event that a person has cancer. Let D represent the event that a person is diagnosed with cancer. In a certain region of the country it is known from past experience that the probability of selecting an adult over 40 years of age with cancer is 0.08. The probability of a doctor correctly diagnosing a person with cancer as having the disease is P(D | C) = 0.84, and the probability of incorrectly diagnosing a person without cancer as having the disease is P(D | C 0 ) = 0.04. What is the probability that a person diagnosed as having cancer actually has the disease, i.e. find P(C | D)? Round all values to 4 decimals, if needed.

Let [tex]\bar{C}[/tex] be the complement of C. We have that P(C)=0.08 because we know from past experience that the probability of selecting an adult over 40 years of age with cancer is 0.08, then the probability of selecting a person over 40 years of age without cancer is

P([tex]\bar{C}[/tex]) =0.92, P(D | C) = 0.84 P(D | [tex]\bar{C}[/tex]) = 0.04

Using the Bayes' Formula we have

P(C | D) = [tex]\frac{P(D | C)P(C)}{P(D | C)P(C)+P(D | \bar{C})P(\bar{C})}[/tex] = [tex]\frac{(0.84)(0.08)}{(0.84)(0.08)+(0.04)(0.92)}[/tex] =0.6462

We used the Bayes' Formula because  C and [tex]\bar{C}[/tex] are mutually exclusive events satisfying [tex]C\cup\bar{C}[/tex] = S (S the sample space)

Researchers identified college students who generally were procrastinators or​ non-procrastinators. The students were asked to report how many symptoms of physical illness they had experienced throughout the semester. By the end of the​ semester, most students had had some symptoms of physical illness regardless of their planning skills. The number of​ symptoms, y, reported for​ non-procrastinators was summarized in the​ function, equals.2x plus 6.5​, where x stands for the number of passed weeks of the semester.​ Similarly, equals.9xplus3 for procrastinators. Find the week in the semester where both groups of students reported the same number of symptoms.


Step-by-step explanation: Factor 9x+3

Equaling the equations , it is found that they reported the same number of symptoms during the first week.


The amount of symptoms reported by non-procrastinators after x weeks is given by:

[tex]y_N = 2x + 6.5[/tex]

For procrastinators , it is given by:

[tex]y_P = 9x + 3[/tex]

They reported the same number of symptoms at the week x for which:

[tex]y_N = y_P[/tex]

[tex]2x + 6.5 = 9x + 3[/tex]

[tex]7x = 3.5[/tex]

[tex]x = \frac{3.5}{7}[/tex]

[tex]x = 0.5[/tex]

0.5 passed weeks, thus, during the first week.

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Suppose that the proportions of blood phenotypes in a particular population are as follows: A B AB O 0.43 0.14 0.03 0.40 Assuming that the phenotypes of two randomly selected individuals are independent of one another, what is the probability that both phenotypes are O? (Enter your answer to four decimal places.) What is the probability that the phenotypes of two randomly selected individuals match? (Enter your answer to four decimal places.)

a) The samples are independents, so:


b) P(A1∩A2)+P(B1∩B2)+P(AB1∩AB2)+P(O1∩O2)=



Details : Suppose that the proportions of blood phenotypes in a particular

Using traditional methods, it takes 104104 hours to receive a basic driving license. A new license training method using Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) has been proposed. A researcher used the technique with 100100 students and observed that they had a mean of 105105 hours. Assume the standard deviation is known to be 55. A level of significance of 0.050.05 will be used to determine if the technique performs differently than the traditional method. Is there sufficient evidence to support the claim that the technique performs differently than the traditional method?

Answer with explanation:

Let [tex]\mu[/tex] be the population mean.

By considering the given information , we have

Null hypothesis : [tex]H_0: \mu=104[/tex]

Alternative hypothesis :  [tex]H_0: \mu\neq104[/tex]

Since alternative hypothesis is two-tailed , so the test is a two-tailed test.

Given : n=100  ; [tex]\overline{x}=105[/tex]  ; [tex]s=55[/tex]

Test statistic :[tex]z=\dfrac{\overline{x}-\mu}{\dfrac{s}{\sqrt{n}}}[/tex]

i.e. [tex]z=\dfrac{105-104}{\dfrac{55}{\sqrt{100}}}[/tex]


By using the standard normal distribution table for z , we have

P-value for two tailed test : [tex]2P(Z>|z|)=2(1-P(Z<|z|))[/tex]


Since , the P-value is greater than the significance level of [tex]\alpha=0.05[/tex] , it means we do not have evidence to reject the null hypothesis.

Hence, we conclude that we do not have enough evidence to support the claim that the technique performs differently than the traditional method.

Anthony makes candies. First, he mixes 1 cup of cream with 2 cups of chocolate. In all, he used 9 cups of these 2 ingredients. How many cups of chocolate does he use in this candy recipe?

Anthony's recipe uses 2 cups of chocolate for each 3 cups of the two ingredients. So, the chocolate is 2/3 of the total number of cups of the two ingredients.

  2/3 × 9 cups = 6 cups

Anthony uses 6 cups of chocolate to make the candies .

Rationalize the denominator. sqrt(3)/(fourth root of 2)


Multiply and divide by the cubic root of two:


Multiplying the fractions leads to

[tex]\dfrac{\sqrt{3}}{\sqrt[4]{2}}\cdot\dfrac{\sqrt[4]{2^3}}{\sqrt[4]{2^3}}=\dfrac{\sqrt{3}\sqrt[4]{2}}{\sqrt[4]{2\cdot 2^3}}=\dfrac{\sqrt{3}\sqrt[4]{2}}{\sqrt[4]{2^4}}=\dfrac{\sqrt{3}\sqrt[4]{2}}{2}[/tex]

Write each as a fraction. 17) 25% 18) 70% 19) 93% 20) 58% 21) 50% 22) 66.6% 23) 20% 24) 80% 25) 71% 26) 30%

Details : Write each as a fraction.17) 25%18) 70%19) 93%20) 58%21) 50%22) 66.6%23)

A store marks up all of their merchandise by 70%. The floor price of a scarf is $117.25. 1. What was the stores purchase price before the markup for this item?​

Markup is the difference between the cost of an item and the price at which it is sold:

  cost price + markup = selling price

Here, the markup is said to be 70%. The base for that percentage can be either the cost price or the selling price. The way this question is worded suggests the markup is 70% of the cost price.

So, we have ...

  cost price + 0.70 × cost price = selling price

  cost price × (1 + 0.70) = selling price

Then, to find the cost price, we can divide by its coefficient in this equation. Doing that gives ...

  cost price = (selling price)/1.70

  cost price = $117.25/1.70 = $68.97

The store's purchase price before the markup for this item was $68.97 .

Write each as a decimal. Round to the thousandths place. 1) 90% 2) 30% 3) 115.9% +) 9% 5) 7% 6) 65% 7) 0.3% 8) 445%

The decimals Round to the thousandths place are

What is rounding of digit?

Rounding is a process to estimate a particular number in a context.

The given numbers are-

1) 90% = 0.900

2) 30% = 0.300

3) 115.9% = 1.1159

4) 9% = 0.09

5) 7% = 0.07

6) 65% = 0.65

7) 0.3% = 0.003

8) 445% = 4.45

Now to round to the thousandths place, look at the next digit in the right place, if the digit is less than 5, round down and if the digit is 5 or more than 5, roundup.

hence we get,

1) 0.900 = 0.9

2) 0.300 =0.3

3) 0.1159 = 0.116

4) 0.090 =0.09

5) 0.070 = 0.07

6) 0.650 = 0.65

7) 0.003 = 0.003

8) 4.450 = 4.45

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Write each as a percent. Round to the nearest tenth of a percent. 9) 0.452 10) 0.006 II) 0.002 12) 0.05 13) 4.78 TI 0.1 15) 3.63 16) 0.03

A company had 9x10^6 dollars in sales last year explain how to find the product9x10^6

Bassicly first you have to do 10 to the power of 6 and than times it by 9 which is 9000000. A best answer will be appreciated.

The product of the number 9x10⁶ will be 9000000 .

What is scientific notation?

Numbers that are either too large or too little to be conveniently stated in decimal form can be expressed using scientific notation. It may be called scientific form.

Multiplication is the process of determining the product of two or more numbers in mathematics. A product, or an expression that specifies factors to be multiplied , is what happens when you multiply two numbers in mathematics.

Given that a company had 9x10⁶ dollars in sales last year. The product will be done as below:-

Basically, first, you have to do 10 to the power of 6 and then times it by 9 which is 9000000 .

9x10⁶ = 9000000.

Therefore, the product of the number 9x10⁶ will be 9000000 .

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Details : A company had 9x10^6 dollars in sales last year explain how to find

write two decimal that are equivalent to the given decimal. 3.600​

  3.6, 3.60

Equivalent decimal numbers may have different numbers of trailing zeros.

Comments on equivalents

The number can be written in several different forms, including ...

  • 0.03600×10^2

and variations on these.

As a straight standard-form decimal number this representation (3.600) indicates it has 4 significant figures. There is no other equivalent standard-form decimal number that will convey the same information regarding significant figures . The form in scientific notation above will convey that information because it retains the two trailing zeros.

The mixed numbers can be considered to have a precision matching that of the fraction, but when we're concerned about the precision of the answer, we usually use a decimal or scientific notation presentation.

Percent Change Samantha bought 247 shares of Jerry Co. stock for $111.89. Enter either positive or negative numbers for each. 1. How much money did Samantha invest in Jerry Co. stock? The value of this Jerry Co. stock in one year is now $54.83 and Samantha sold this stock. 2. How much money did Samantha receive by selling the stock at this price? 3. What is the Absolute Change for this Investment? 4. What is the Percent Change for this Investment? Round to the nearest 10th​

  • -$14,093.82

1. The amount invested is the amount for each stock ($111.89) times the number of stocks (247).

  $111.89 × 247 = $27,636.83

2. She received $54.83 for each of her 247 shares of stock, so the amount she received was ...

  $54.83 × 247 = $13,543.01

3. The absolute change is the ending amount less the beginning amount:

  $13,543.01 - 27,636.83 = -$14,093.82

4. The percentage change is found by dividing the absolute change by the original amount, then multiplying by 100%.

  -$14,093.82/$27,636.83 × 100% ≈ -50.99651% ≈ -51.0%

The percentage change can also be figured using the price of a single share of stock. Essentially, we factor out the factor of 247 that is both of the numbers used above. We also rearrange the computation so that the original value only needs to be entered once.

  percentage change = ((new value) - (original value))/(original value) × 100%

  = ((new value)/(original value) -1) × 100%

  = (54.83/111.89 -1) × 100%

  = (0.4900349 -1) × 100% = -0.5099651 × 100%

  = -50.99651% ≈ -51.0%

It's the same computation, but performed slightly differently.

Two numbers are written in scientific notation. the number with a positive exponent is divided by the number with a negative exponent. Describe the result. Explain your answer


When the division is performed, the denominator exponent is subtracted from the numerator exponent. Subtracting a negative value from the numerator exponent will increase its value.

[tex]\dfrac{4\cdot 10^3}{2\cdot 10^{-4}}=\dfrac{4}{2}\cdot 10^{3-(-4)}=2\cdot 10^7[/tex]

Another way to think about it is this. An exponent in the denominator is the same as the opposite of that exponent in the numerator. Multiplying exponential numbers with the same base adds their exponents.

[tex]\dfrac{4\cdot 10^3}{2\cdot 10^{-4}}=\dfrac{4\cdot 10^3\cdot 10^4}{2}=\dfrac{4}{2}\cdot 10^{3+4}=2\cdot 10^7[/tex]

A rectangular piece of carpet covers 10 yd^2. The width is 4 yd less than the length. Find the length and width. Round your answers to the nearest tenth of a yard.

  • length: 5.7 yd
  • width: 1.7 yd

Let w represent the width of the carpet. Then the length is w+4 and the area is ...

  w(w +4) = 10

  w² +4w = 10 . . . . . eliminate parentheses

  w² +4w +4 = 14 . . . . . . add the square of half the w-coefficient to complete the square

  (w +2)² = 14 . . . . . . . . . rewrite as a square

  w +2 = √14 . . . . . . . . . take the square root

  2 = -2 +√14 ≈ 1.7 . . . . yards (width)

Then the length is 4 more yards than this, so is ...

  length = 1.7 +4 = 5.7 . . . yards

The length and width are 5.7 and 1.7 yards, respectively .

In the attached graph, we let x represent the length. As you can see, the magnitudes of the two zeros are width and length.

Details : A rectangular piece of carpet covers 10 yd^2. The width is 4 yd less

A politician is interested in the proportion of voters in his district that think he is doing a good job. Define the following in terms of the study. Give examples where appropriate. (multiple choice)Population :a. The population is all voters in the district.b. The population is a group of voters in the district.c. The population is a group of voters in the district who think the politician is doing a good job.d. The population is all the voters in the district who think the politician is doing a good job.Sample :a. The sample is a group of voters in the district.b. The sample is all voters in the district.c. The sample is a group of voters in the district who think the politician is doing a good job.d.The sample is all the voters in the district who think the politician is doing a good job.Parameter :a. The parameter is the proportion of all voters in the district who think the politician is doing a good job.b. The parameter is the number of registered voters in the district.c. The parameter is the proportion of a group of voters in the district who think the politician is doing a good job.d. The parameter is the number of people in the district.Statistic :a. The statistic is the number of voters in the district who think the politician is doing a good job.b. The statistic is the number of registered voters in a group of people.c. The statistic is the proportion of a group of voters in the district who think the politician is doing a good job.d. The statistic is the number of people in the district.Variable :a. The variable is the opinion of the registered voters.b. The variable is the political party of the voters.c. The variable is the politician's view of his job.d. The variable is the status of a citizen's voter registration.

Can someone please help me

  25 in by 47 in

The volume of the box is the product of the dimensions of the base and the depth of the box.

The base width will be 22 inches less than y.

The base length will be 22 inches less than (y+22).

The depth of the box will be 11 inches.

(You might want to get a piece of paper, cut squares from the corners, and fold it up to see how this works.)

Then the volume in cubic inches is ...

  825 = (y in)(y -22)(11)

Dividing by 11 and writing this quadratic in standard form gives you ...

  y² -22y -75 = 0

  (y -25)(y+3) = 0 . . . . factor the equation

  y = 25 or -3 . . . . .  only the  positive solution is useful here

The original dimensions (in inches) are y and y+22, so for y=25, the original dimensions are ...

A random sample of adults were asked whether they prefer reading an e-book over a printed book. The survey resulted in a sample proportion of p′=0.14, with a sampling standard deviation of σp′=0.02, who preferred reading an e-book. Use the empirical rule to construct a 95% confidence interval for the true proportion of adults who prefer e-books.

Answer: [tex](0.10\ ,\ 0.18)[/tex]

According to the empirical rule, the 95% confidence interval for the true population proportion is given by :-

[tex](p'-2\sigma_{p'}\ ,\ p'+2\sigma_{p'})[/tex]

Given : . The survey resulted in a sample proportion of p′=0.14, with a sampling standard deviation of σp′=0.02, who preferred reading an e-book.

Then, the 95% confidence interval for the true proportion of adults who prefer e-books will be :-

[tex](0.14-2(0.02)\ ,\ 0.14+2(0.02))\\\\=(0.14-0.04\ ,\ 0.14+0.04)\\\\=(0.10\ ,\ 0.18)[/tex]

Hence, the 95% confidence interval for the true proportion of adults who prefer e-books = [tex](0.10\ ,\ 0.18)[/tex]

Determine whether the given value is from a discrete or continuous data set. When a van is randomly​ selected, it is found to have a weight of 1831.2 kg. Choose the correct answer below. A. It is from a discrete data set because the number of possible values is finite or countable. B. It is from a discrete data set because the number of possible values is infinite and countable. C. It is from a continuous data set because the number of possible values is infinite and not countable. D. The data set is neither continuous nor discrete.

C. It is from a continuous data set because the number of possible values is infinite and not countable.

Since 1831.2 is continuous as it is a decimal value. Thus, Option C is the only correct option.

It is a numeric form So, it is quantitative data. And we can't count them(it include numbers between two natural number) so it is Continuous Variable. Example: Weight, Marks, etc.

Discrete data is infinite but it is countable. We can count them. But continuous data is infinite as well as uncountable.

Details : Determine whether the given value is from a discrete or continuous

An engineer designed a valve that will regulate water pressure on an automobile engine. The engineer designed the valve such that it would produce a mean pressure of 5.85.8 pounds/square inch. It is believed that the valve performs above the specifications. The valve was tested on 290290 engines and the mean pressure was 5.95.9 pounds/square inch. Assume the variance is known to be 0.640.64. A level of significance of 0.010.01 will be used. Make a decision to reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis.

Null hypothesis : [tex]H_0: \mu=5.85[/tex]

Alternative hypothesis :  [tex]H_0: \mu>5.85[/tex]

Since alternative hypothesis is right-tailed , so the test is a right-tailed test.

Given : n=290  ; [tex]\overline{x}=5.95[/tex]  ;


Test statistic :[tex]z=\dfrac{\overline{x}-\mu}{\dfrac{\sigma}{\sqrt{n}}}[/tex]

i.e. [tex]z=\dfrac{5.95-5.85}{\dfrac{0.8}{\sqrt{290}}}\approx2.13[/tex]

P-value for right tailed test : [tex]P(Z>z)=1-P(Z<z)[/tex]


Since , the P-value is greater than the significance level of [tex]\alpha=0.01[/tex] , it means we do not have evidence to reject the null hypothesis.

Hence, we conclude that we do not have enough evidence to support the claim that valve performs above the specifications.

Two cats start from opposite ends of an 8 mile road, driving towards eachother. One car is driving at a rate of 4mph and the other is driving at a rate of 6 mph. After how long will the cars meet

The cars will meet each other after 0.8 hour [48 minutes]

* Lets explain how to solve the problem

- The two cars start from opposite ends of a 8 mile rode

# The distance between them is 8 miles

- The two cars driving towards each other

# the time for both same

- One car is driving at a rate of 4 mph

# The rate of the car is 4 miles per hour

- Other car is driving at a rate of 6 mph

# The rate of the car is 6 miles per hour

- We need to know they will meet each other after what time

- They move towards each other and meet each other after t hour

 and the total distance d is the sum of the two car's distances

 [tex]d_{1}[/tex] and [tex]d_{2}[/tex] ,this total distance is 8 miles

∴ d = [tex]d_{1}[/tex] + [tex]d_{2}[/tex]

∴ [tex]d_{1}[/tex] + [tex]d_{2}[/tex]

- Distance = rate × time

∵ The rate of one care is 4 mph

∵ The rate of the other car is 6 mph

∵ The time for both cars is t

∴ [tex]d_{1}=4t[/tex] and [tex]d_{2}=6t[/tex]

- Substitute these values in the equation above

∴ 4t + 6t = 8

- Divide both sides by 8

∴ The cars will meet each other after 0.8 hour [48 minutes]

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Which number is a composite number? 11 21 31 41

It is 21 since 21 = 3 * 7.

The other 3 numbers are prime.


A composite number is a number that has more than one factor other than 1 and itself.

Factors of 11: 1 and 11

Factors of 21: 1, 3 and 7, 21

Factors of 31: 1 and 31

Factors of 41: 1 and 41

So buy seeing all the factors of each number the only one that is composites is 21.

Hope This Helped! Good Luck!

Details : Which number is a composite number? 11 21 31 41

Fine the smallest positive integer n so that f(x) = x^8 * log(x^3) + x^6 * log(x^5) is a big-O of x^n

Let's first prove that for any constants k > 0, [tex]n\geq 1[/tex]

[tex]\lim_{x\to \infty}\frac{\log x^k}{x^n}=0[/tex]

The derivative

[tex](\log (x^k))'=\frac{kx^{k-1}}{x^k}=\frac{k}{x}[/tex]

and the derivative [tex](x^n)' = nx^{n-1}[/tex]

Now, applying L'Hôpital's rule we find that

[tex]\lim_{x\to \infty}\frac{\log x^k}{x}=\lim_{x\to \infty}\frac{k}{nx^n}=0[/tex]

Now, let f be the function


It is easy to see that  f(x) is [tex]O(x^n)[/tex] only if [tex]n\geq 9[/tex]

If [tex]n\geq 9[/tex]  


but both n-8 and n-6 are greater than one, so

[tex]\lim_{x \to \infty}\frac{f(x)}{x^n}=0[/tex]

and f is [tex]O(x^n)[/tex]

On the other hand, if [tex]n \leq 8[/tex] then  


but 8-n is greater or equal than one, so

[tex]\lim_{x \to \infty}\frac{f(x)}{x^n}=\infty[/tex]

and so f(x) in not [tex]O(x^n)[/tex]

Question 10. Suppose U and W are subspaces of V, dim V = n, dim U + dim W = n, and U NW = {0}. Prove that V=UW.

Answer: If the dimension of V is n, then V has n elements.

Now, dim(U) + dim(W) = n, this means that the addition of the dimensions of U and W also has n elements.

and because U and W are subspaces of V, you know that every element on U and W is also an element of V.

If U ∩ W = ∅, means that there are no elements in common between U and W.

Because there are no elements in common, then Dim(U) + Dim(W) = dim(U ∪ W) = n

So U ∪ W has the same number of elements as V, and every element of W and U is also an element of V

this means that U ∪ W = V.

Solve. Betty Buyer purchases a stereo system for $225.00. She pays the store $25.00 down and finances the rest ($200.00). She also agrees to pay $20.00 per month for 12 months. Her finance charge = $__ APR = __%

  • finance charge: $40
  • APR ≈ 35.07%

The amount Buyer pays for the financing is ...

  ($20/mo)×(12 mo) = $240

Since she is financing $200, her finance charge is ...

  $240 -200 = $40

The interest this represents on a loan of $200 can be found using a financial calculator or spreadsheet. It is a little more than 2.92% per month. On an annual basis, it is 35.07% .

Finance charge = $40.00

I just did this assignment and can confirm that its correct.

I need help with this practice question and could you explain it? 10 points to whoever answers correctly. A contractor is tiling a floor. The room is rectangular and is 4.5 feet in width and 5.5 feet in length. The tiles the contractor is buying is square shape and is 1 foot in length by 1 foot in width. How many tiles does the contract have to buy to tile the floor?

There are a couple of ways to work a problem like this. Here, they pretty much amount to the same thing.

  • Figure the area of the room and divide that by the area of one tile to find the number of tiles.
  • Figure the dimensions of the room in terms of tile dimensions, then multiply those values to find the number of tiles needed.

In either case, you need to consider how partial tiles are handled. Here, the room dimensions are 4.5 feet and 5.5 feet, and the tile dimensions are 1 ft by 1 ft. So, the room is 4.5 tiles by 5.5 tiles. Since the leftover is exactly 1/2 tile, we can assume that a tile can be cut in half and the two parts used in two places where half-tiles are needed.

If the room were a little larger, say 4 ft 7 inches, then 5 inches of tile would be left after cutting to fit the 7-inch space. Two of those 5-inch leftovers could be cut to fit another 7-inch space, but the installation starts to have a messy appearance--especially if the tiles have a pattern. In this example, you might want to say the room dimension is 5 tiles, and the extra 5 inches will be wasted.

The area of the floor is the product of its dimensions ...

  (5 + 1/2)(4 + 1/2) = 5·4 + 5·1/2 +4·1/2 + 1/2·1/2

  = 20 + 9·1/2 + 1/4 . . . . . 20 whole tiles + 9 half-tiles + 1 quarter-tile

  = 20 + 4 1/2 + 1/4

  = 20 + 4 3/4

The contractor will need 20 whole tiles and 5 tiles cut in half. One of those half-tiles will need to be cut in half again. Altogether, 25 whole tiles are needed if the cuts can be made so that both halves are usable.

The other method has you figure the area of the room ...

  (4.5 ft)(5.5 ft) = 24.75 ft²

and divide that by the area of 1 tile to find the number of tiles:

  (24.75 ft²)/(1 ft²/tile) = 24.75 tiles

If we're buying whole tiles, we need 25 of them .

Details : I need help with this practice question and could you explain it?

Classify each of the following attributes as either categorical or numerical. For those that are numerical, determine whether they are discrete or continuous. (a) Number of students in a class of 35 who turn in a term paper before the due date. categorical numerical (discrete) numerical (continuous) (b) Gender of the next baby born at a particular hospital. categorical numerical (discrete) numerical (continuous) (c) Amount of fluid (in ounces) dispensed by a machine used to fill bottles with soda pop. categorical numerical (discrete) numerical (continuous) (d) Thickness of the gelatin coating of a vitamin E capsule. categorical numerical (discrete) numerical (continuous) (e) Birth order classification (only child, firstborn, middle child, lastborn) of a math major. categorical numerical (discrete) numerical (continuous)

a) numerical discrete, b) categorical, c) numerical continuous, d) numerical continuous, e) categorical

Categorical variables are those that represent attributes. For example, the colors of a model of car. It could be black, white, or red. It represents an attribute that can’ t be measured, only can be classified. Categorical variables can be classified into two types: nominal and ordinal. The categorical nominal variables don’ t follow a natural order, like the “b” statement. Babies could be boys or girls. When they have a hierarchy they are ordinal, for example, the “e” statement. They have an order. The firstborn is before than the middle child.

When the variable can be measured, it is a numerical variable. If the variable can be measured on a continuous scale, like “c” and “d” statement, then it is a continuous numerical variable. You can find any value on the scale. For example, the amount of fluid could be 250 ml, 250.1 ml, 249.5 ml.

If the variable can also take some finite variables, then it is a numerical discrete variable. These variables represent counts, as in the “a” statement, the number of students in a class.

Solve for x: 6x + 1 over 4 (4x + 8) > 12 x > 10 over 7 x > 2 x < 10 over 7 x < 2

A. [tex]x>\frac{10}{7}[/tex].

We have been given an inequality [tex]6x+\frac{1}{4}(4x+8)>12[/tex]. We are asked to solve the given inequality for x.

Using distributive property, we will get:




Subtract 2 from both sides:



Divide both sides by 7:



Therefore, option A is the correct choice.

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