Experience the great outdoors, but don't sacrifice good food. Chowhounds know what to eat and pack for camping, from epic s'mores recipes to healthy portable snacks.

7 Foil Packet Meals That Are Perfect for Camping (Or Your Own Backyard)

If you're going camping—or even just firing up the grill in your own backyard for Labor Day—foil packets are a great way to cook your food over the flames (and they're pretty great in the oven too...

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Warm not mushy harvest stir-fry?

by RAOL 5 years ago

I'm serving a harvest skillet dish for 40 at a camping-style event using smoked sausage and canned vegetables (potatoes, beans, carrots). I WILL have an oven/stove available and could do some prep...

Gaspe Region Including MTL and QC

by katesalter 5 years ago

First, thank you to everyone who gave advice over the last few months. August 7 - My mother "S" (74) and I (34) departed at Toronto 3am. Drove to Kingston, Ontario, arrival at 5:30am. Picked up ...

Packable vegetarian lunches while camping

by PFCMCL 5 years ago

Any super easy, no cooking involved ideas? I have to be able to bring it along for day hikes. I've only been vegetarian for less than a year. I've looked online, but all the recipes require cooking...

Prep Potatoes

by PFCMCL 5 years ago

Going camping and planning on making hasselback potatoes on a grill. Can I wash the potatoes a few days ahead of time so I don't have to do it at the campsite?


by Krueg42 6 years ago

Hi! We live in N. California and we are headed to Banff in June! Does anyone know about hiking trails or cool hidden lodges to eat great food? We would LOVE to do 2 day, 2 night backpacking ...

Hotel pans? Inserts

by gomocooks 5 years ago

I own a few of what I call hotel pans. These are the pans you'll see on every buffet table. I specifically use mine in my smokers. They work well and Dawn cleans them up so I can take them to ...

Camping Thanksgiving

by lawhound05 6 years ago

Hello! It looks like we will be spending Thanksgiving at the deer camp, which means staying in a small camper trailer. We are equipped with a very small fridge, single burner hot plate, a small...

Camping stove? I really need this.

by sweetfern 8 years ago

I drive a Prius, so nothing to let down to hold a stove. Any ideas? Oh--and 1 or 2 person popup tent? Any tips very welcome. Gratefully yours, sweetfern

Breakfast Campfire Cooking for a Crowd?

by grobson 6 years ago

Howdy folks. I volunteered to cook breakfast for a big camping party next week (~60 people). Eggs for scrambling and bacon will be provided, but after a long night of partying I figure the guests...

Ready meals?

by summer_roses 6 years ago

Recently came across these ready meals while road tripping through yosemite http://hormel.com/Brands/Compleats.aspx made by Hormel. Ready to eat, no refrigeration/freezing required, dirt cheap ...

Canoe trip foods - ideas needed

by docfood 9 years ago

I am planning a 2 week canoe trip to the boundary waters canoe area and need some ideas for lightweight (portages between lakes) meal ideas for two. We will have a one burner stove for cooking, no...

Camping Recipes

by crashnjive 14 years ago

Hey all, I'm going camping in Anzo Borrego this weekend and was wondering if anyone had any good ideas for camping dinners. I would like to try roasting a game hen, but not sure if it's really fe...

amusement park/camping weekend menu?

by Shymeans410 6 years ago

Hi all. I'm going to be camping near a local amusement park next weekend here in PA. We are six adults with hearty appetite and three children ages 4,5,&9. I'm looking for some lunch options for in...

Group Camping Meal (also posted under "grilling")

by Calitina 6 years ago

I'm camping with five other families, adults and kids age 8-12, some of the kids are picky eaters, and among the adults there are vegans and paleo diet followers. Any ideas on a group meal that cou...

Group camping dinner

by Calitina 6 years ago

I'm camping with five other families, adults and kids age 8-12, some of the kids are picky eaters, and among the adults there are vegans and paleo diet followers. Any ideas on a group meal that cou...

Colorado camping / grilling service and assistance

by panosonix 6 years ago

I'm going to be out in Colorado for my bachelor party in August and was hoping to do some camping. My ideal camping experience is one where we would set up a campfire / firepit / grill and cook som...

Steel cut oats en masse?

by abazor 6 years ago

I'm looking to participate in a big week long camping event this summer, and I think I'll be in charge of breakfast at least once! I love love love steel cut oatmeal, it's one of the major joys in ...

Camping suggestions?

by acecil 8 years ago

So I'm planning a car-camping trip this weekend. Last minute, so I'm looking for simple, but yummy ideas. We will be camping 3 nights, near a busy coastal town, so plan to eat lunch out each day. ...