Camping Food Checklist

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Here is a detailed checklist of all the food you could possible think to bring while camping! Obviously you should not bring all these items, just the ones you think you’ll use. This camping food checklist is meant to be a guide in to help you pack and prepare. Read more on Camping Food Preparation.

Camping Food Checklist

Drinks and Beverages

  • Water (2.5 to 5-gallon containers. You need 2 – 4 quarts of water per day per person)
  • Pop (Cans, bottles, etc.)
  • Bottled lemon or lime juice (to add to water)
  • Coffee (Instant, beans, ground, etc.)
  • Tea Bags
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Lemonade
  • Milk/Powdered Milk
  • Liquor (Beer, wine, coolers, etc.)
  • Juice (Dry mix, boxes, cartons, etc.)


  • Cereal
  • Muffins
  • Donuts
  • Oatmeal
  • Cornmeal
  • Cream of Wheat
  • Muesli
  • Biscuits
  • Bagels
  • Bread
  • Rolls
  • Burger Buns
  • Hotdog Buns
  • Pita Bread
  • Rice Cakes
  • Crackers
  • Pasta (shells, noodles, macaroni, etc.)
  • Instant Noodles (Cuppa soup, etc.)
  • Rice
  • Couscous
  • Taco Shells
  • Tortillas
  • Flour
  • Pancake mix


  • Canned Vegetables (peas, corn, etc.)
  • Vegetables packed in oil (artichokes, semi-dried tomatoes, capsicum, eggplant, etc. – oil can be re-used for cooking pasta sauces and making salad dressings)
  • Dehydrated vegetables (tomatoes, mushrooms, etc.)
  • Pickled vegetables (artichokes, peppers, etc.)
  • Soups (instant, canned, dried, etc.)
  • Green onion
  • Celery
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Spinach
  • Corn on the cob (or canned corn)
  • Potatoes (pre-boiled/camp potatoes or canned potatoes)
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Garlic
  • Olives
  • Pumpkins
  • Leeks
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Pickles


  • Canned Fruit (Peaches, pears, pineapple, etc.)
  • Dried Fruit (Bananas, apricot, prunes, etc.)
  • Cherries
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Bananas
  • Raisins
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Plums
  • Watermelon
  • Grapes
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Limes


  • Salami
  • Sausage
  • Fish (Fresh Tuna, salmon, cod, etc.)
  • Ham
  • Chicken (Wings, breasts, legs)
  • Steak
  • Ground Beef
  • Ground Turkey
  • Canned (Tuna, salmon, sardines, oysters, ham, chicken, beans, etc.)
  • Bacon
  • Eggs
  • Baked Beans
  • Pork
  • Hot dogs
  • Pork and Beans
  • Nuts


  • Cheese (Hard or soft; dried, single-wrap, block, etc.)
  • Cream Cheese
  • Cream (Whipped, liquid, etc.)
  • Yogurt
  • Butter/Margarine
  • Ice Cream

Snacks and Desserts

  • Potato Chips
  • Pie filling (Cherry, apple, etc.)
  • Pie Crust
  • Cookies
  • Granola Bars or Mix
  • Graham crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate bars
  • Trail mix
  • Pudding (cups or mixtures)
  • Custard
  • Popcorn (packaged or kernels)
  • Pretzels
  • Cake


  • Peanut Butter
  • Jam/Jelly
  • Nutella
  • Honey
  • Sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Canned or jarred pasta sauce
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Jar of pesto
  • Oil (Olive, peanut, vegetable, etc.)
  • Herbs (cilantro, basil, rosemary, etc.)
  • Spices (Cinnamon, Cumin, etc.)
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Relish
  • Curry paste or powder
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • BBQ sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Seasonings (Salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc.)
  • Hot sauce
  • Croutons
  • Bacon bits
  • Shredded Parmesan
  • Salad Dressings
  • Dips

Additional Items

Feel free to add on to this list and personalize it in your own way. Remember, what might be right for you may not be right for some. You take the good, you leave the bad, you double-check, and there you have…your camp food checklist.

Author: Kirsten
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2 responses to "Camping Food Checklist"

  • Sam Mackenzie says:

    Are there no shops where you camp!? We always take basics with us and a variety of pots, pans and utensils, but buying food is one of the joys of going away. The only time I camped with no shops for days was walking the West Highlands way in Scotland, where we did have to carry pretty much everything.

  • me says:

    motherfucker i know you did not say ice cream

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