Camping Food: Quick Preparation and Amazing Taste


1. Breakfast Skillet

Amazon rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (760 customer reviews)

Price: $8.37

 

Characteristics:

  • Item Weight: 5.6 oz
  • Package size: 3 x 7 x 9 in  
  • Manufacturer: Mountain House 

 

Brief description: Hash browns, scrambled eggs mixed with pork sausage, peppers and onions for breakfast while backpacking. Package includes Two 1-Cup servings. Just-add-water convenience and the longest proven shelf life in the industry. Available packages: 4-Pack/6-Pack, #10 Can, Pouch, Pro-Pack.


 

 

2. Pouch Kits: Meals Ready in Minutes

Amazon rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (1252 customer reviews)

Price: $98.95 per 29 Serving

 

Characteristics:

  • Item Weight: 3.45 lbs
  • Package size: 12 x 10 x 13 in   
  • Number of meals: 12
  • Total Servings: 29
  • Total Water Needed: 21 Cups
  • Manufacturer: Mountain House 

 

Classic Bucket Contains:

  • Beef Stroganoff with Noodles (x2)
  • Chicken Teriyaki with Rice (x2)
  • Granola with Milk & Blueberries (x2)
  • Beef Stew (x2)
  • Lasagna with Meat Sauce (x2)
  • Noodles & Chicken (x2)

 

Brief description: The Classic Bucket has enough food to feed a person for 3.5 days (Based on USDA recommended diet of 2,000 calories/day). Also available Essential Bucket (with 32 total servings) and Breakfast Bucket (30 total servings).

 

 

3. Genuine U.S. Military Surplus Pack

Amazon rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (631 customer reviews)

Price: $13.50

 

Characteristics:

  • Item Weight: 1.7 lbs
  • Manufacturer: MRE 

 

Typical Contents: 
 

  • Entree - the main course, such as Spaghetti or Beef Stew 
  • Side dish - rice, corn, fruit, or mashed potatoes. 
  • Cracker or Bread 
  • Spread - peanut butter, jelly, or cheese spread 
  • Dessert - cookies or pound cakes 
  • Candy - M&Ms, Skittles, or Tootsie Rolls 
  • Beverages - Gatorade-like drink mixes, cocoa, dairy shakes, coffee, tea 
  • Hot sauce or seasoning - in some MREs 
  • Flameless Ration Heater 
  • Accessory Pack - spoon, matches, coffee, creamer, sugar, salt, chewing gum, toilet paper.

 

Brief description: Designed for maximum endurance and nutrition with average 1250 calories per meal. 24 different menus. Menus selected at random. Contents of meals and accessory packages vary. 

 

 

4. Survival Food Storage - 60 Large Servings

Amazon rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (31 customer reviews)

Price: $175

 

Characteristics:

  • Item Weight: 18.2 lbs
  • Package size: 15.2 x 14.3 x 13.3 in   
  • Total Servings: 60
  • Shelf life: 25 Years
  • Manufacturer: Legacy Premium Food Storage 

 

Package includes:

  • 4 Breakfasts (20 Servings);
  • 10 Entrees (20 Lunch and 20 Dinner Servings).

 

 Lunch & dinner meals:

  • Italian Pasta With Marinara (4 Servings)
  • Pasta Alfredo (4 Servings)
  • Pasta Primavera (4 Servings)
  • Enchilada, Beans, and Rice (4 Servings)
  • Stroganoff (4 Servings)
  • Cheese & Broccoli Bake (4 Servings)
  • Creamy A La King (4 Servings)
  • Macaroni and Cheese (4 Servings)
  • Creamy Potato Soup Mix (4 Serving)
  • Classic Chili Mix (4 Serving)

 

Brief description: 24520 Total Bucket Calories. Average of 408 calories per serving. Meals are Packaged in 4-serving mylar pouches, with a nitrogen flush and oxygen absorber. Mylar pouches are stored in a stackable, heavy-duty, BPA-free plastic bucket.

 

 

5. Spam Portuguese Sausage

Amazon rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (930 customer reviews)

Price: $7.33

 

Characteristics:

  • Item Weight: 12 oz
  • Manufacturer: SPAM

 

Brief description: Fully cooked canned pork with ham. 0 grams trans fat per serving. 1 gram of sugar per serving. 7 grams of protein with 170 calories per serving.  Shelf stable; does not require refrigeration until after it's opened. You can enjoy this fully cooked spiced meat hot or cold.

 

 

6. Vienna Sausage, Chicken

Amazon rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (71 customer reviews)

Price: $12.54

 

Characteristics:

  • Item Weight: 6.8 lbs
  • Pack of 24
  • Total Servings: approx. 2
  • Manufacturer: Armour   

 

Brief description: Delicious and convenient meal. Enjoy right out of the can in any place. No refrigeration necessary until the can is opened.

 

 

7. 3-Day Food Supply Kit

           

Amazon rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (115 customer reviews)

Price: $62.99

 

Characteristics:

  • Item Weight: 2.9 lbs
  • Package size: 12 x 8 x 8 in   
  • Number of meals: 9
  • Total Servings: 20
  • Avg. Calories per Day: 1.650
  • Total Water Needed: 15.75 Cups
  • Manufacturer: Mountain House 

 

The Kit Contains:

  • Eggs & Bacon (2);
  • Biscuits & Gravy (1);
  • Beef Stroganoff (2);
  • Pasta Primavera (2);
  • Rice & Chicken (1);
  • Chicken Teriyaki (1). 

 

Brief description: This stackable 3-day boxed kit contains a variety of popular breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees for one person. Includes 9 total pouches.

 

 

8. Banner Sausages

Amazon rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars (46 customer reviews)

Price: $24.85

 

Characteristics:

  • Item Weight: 10.5 oz
  • Pack of 12
  • Total Servings: 5
  • Total Calories: 130
  • Manufacturer: Armour  

 

Brief description: Easy to open sausages in a can. Convenient on the shelf or on the go.

 

 

9. Country Smoker - Hunters Sausage Stick

Amazon rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (467 customer reviews)

Price: $17.08

 

Characteristics:

  • Net Weight: 1.08 lbs
  • Manufacturer: Tillamook 

 

Brief description: Natural Style Jerky is made the old fashioned way, natural hardwood smoked to seal in a special blend of hand mixed spices. Prime Beef Cuts Marinated And Cured To Perfection. Gluten free. 36 ct.

 

 

10. Natural Canned Beef

Amazon rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (112 customer reviews)

Price: $12.99

 

Characteristics:

  • Net Weight: 28 oz
  • Ingredients: Beef, Sea Salt
  • Serving size: 2 oz (56 g)
  • Serving per Container: approx. 14   
  • Total Calories: 70
  • Manufacturer: Keystone Meats 

 

Brief description: Contains only 2 ingredients. Perfect for quick meals. Fully cooked. Gluten free. Refrigerate after opening.

 

 

11. Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze, 6 Pack

Amazon rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (507 customer reviews)

Price: $14.24

 

Characteristics:

  • Item Weight: 1.7 lbs
  • Package size: 7 x 7 x 3 in 
  • Calories per Serving: 90-110
  • Manufacturer: Munk Pack  

 

Brief description: Variety pack of 3 Essential Munk Pack Flavors: Apple Quinoa Cinnamon, Raspberry Coconut, Blueberry Acai Flax. Enjoy 2 pouches of each delicious flavor! Packed with Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Kosher and Vegan high-quality ingredients that are easy to digest and taste great. Made with Real Fruit and 100% Whole Grain Oatmeal. No spoon or hot water needed to enjoy your favorite breakfast on the go.

 

 

12. Granola with Milk & Blueberries

Amazon rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (269 customer reviews)

Price: $9.61

 

Characteristics:

  • Item Weight: 0.16 oz
  • Package size: 8 x 5 x 2 in   
  • 2 – 1/2 cup servings
  • Manufacturer: Mountain House 

 

Brief description: Grab the Mountain House Granola with Blueberries and Milk from your supply of camping food before a planned backpacking trip or a last-minute overnighter. Add hot or cold water for a warm backcountry meal or a tasty summer snack, respectively. Packed with energizing dried fruit, fiber, and unsaturated fats the Mountain House Granola and Blueberries breakfast will keep your metabolism humming all day long.

 

 

13. Vegan Health Food Snacks

Amazon rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (42 customer reviews)

Price: $24.69

 

Characteristics:

  • Item Weight: 1.6 lbs
  • Manufacturer: Trail Truffles  

 

Brief description: Peanut Butter Cup, Mint Creme, Coconut Macadamia, and Chocolate Hazelnut energy bites are the perfect marriage of nature's goodness with indulgence. Trail Truffles are a healthy and delicious alternative to a sugary snack. Made of low-glycemic coconut nectar and wholesome dates, it gives long-lasting energy with no sugar crash. The Truffles also don't melt. They are rugged and portable, enabling you to enjoy hiking, camping, and backpacking, without fear of smashing, melting or leaking. These decadent snacks have no refined sugars, gluten, dairy, GMO, soy or preservatives.

 

 

14. Freeze Dried Backpacking and Camping Food

Amazon rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (41 customer reviews)

Price: $67.99

 

Characteristics:

  • Variety Pack
  • Size: 6-pack
  • Manufacturer: Peak Refuel  

 

The Pack Contains:

  • Beef Pasta Marinara
  • Breakfast Skillet
  • Chicken Alfredo Pasta
  • Chicken Teriyaki With Rice
  • Strawberry Granola Breakfast
  • Sweet Pork and Rice

 

Brief description: Freeze Dried Meals contain high quality ingredients to ensure an appetizing and nutritious meal while on the trail. Quick preparation.

 

 

15. Emergency Food Ration

Amazon rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (445 customer reviews)

Price: $13.95

 

Characteristics:

  • Item Weight: 1.4 lbs
  • Package size: 6.4 x 6.1 x 1.5 in   
  • Total Servings: up to 9
  • Shelf life: 5 Years
  • Manufacturer: Grizzly Gear 

 

Brief description: Contains 9 pre-measured 400 calorie rations, to last one person up to three days. Non-thirst provoking, with a pleasant Lemon flavor. Kosher and it meets the dictates for Halal. Enriched with vitamins and minerals exceeding the RDA requirements this product does not contain cholesterol or tropical oils. Withstands extreme conditions and temperatures (-22F to 149F).

 

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