Do you have that impression that you could only eat out in a can when you’re out camping? Those days are long gone because with the increasing popularity of outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, rock climbing and backpacking, a wide variety of travel size food items are now available for us to choose from. Not only that, with more outdoorsy folks sharing their experiences and knowledge about what it’s like spending time in the woods, there are plenty of online resources for you to check out to help you plan your meals and have a successful camping trip.

For sure you’re going to get hungry after all the hiking that you’ve done and with setting up camp. It would be a great idea if you delegate chores among your camper buddies or if it’s just you and your partner, share the tasks to save time and energy.

If you plan on cooking by way of campfire, bring your fire starter materials and gather tinder, dead branches, twigs and firewood. Bring out your grill, skewers, tongs or barbecue sticks and if you do not have a camping skillet or pot, wrapping marinated meat or fish with aluminium foil is the next best thing.

Cooking meals if you have a burner handy is a bit easier than by campfire. You also have more options when it comes to dishes. Luckily, there is a multitude of recipe ideas that you can find online to help you figure out which ingredients to prepare in advance. Pack them in sealable bags or containers if you’re bring along a cooler box to help preserve their freshness.

From pancakes and burritos for breakfast, salads, pad thai or pasta for lunch to soups and steamed fish or barbecue for dinner – the choices are endless! Also, don’t forget that raw meat or fish should be kept in cool temperature and can only last a day or two so cook them within this time period.

Surrounded by nature’s spectacular view, nice comfy sleeping bag to keep you warm, a hot drink on hand coupled by freshly cooked meal – that’s the way to enjoy eating while camping.