Camping is a great way to spend time together as a family or with friends, and to be able to experience the great outdoors and enjoy the beauty of nature. Camping trips are much different than traditional vacations, mostly because of the room and board aspects. Campers typically sleep outdoors, on cots, or in tents and other smaller accommodations like campers or RVs. People who go on camping trips also eat a lot differently than if they were staying in a hotel and eating at restaurants while out of town. If you’re interested in a camping trip, what kinds of foods can be eaten while out in the open wilderness? First, bring along non-perishable food items like granola bars, crackers, peanut butter, and trail mix. You can make your own trail mix by combining peanuts, raisins, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, and any other goodies you can think of. Meat and other items can be eaten, but they have to be stored properly.
Make sure you bring along a cooler with plenty of ice to keep foods that can spoil fresh. Including travel medical insurance with your trip is a good idea in the event of food-borne illness, insect bite or other possible accident.
When thinking about beverages for your camping trip, try to avoid drinks like milk or other liquids that can spoil. Instead, bring purified water or juices. Water is an excellent choice because it does not go bad and can help to keep everyone hydrated, particularly if you plan on taking hikes or camping during the hotter months. Use a Styrofoam or other insulated cooler to keep drinks cold throughout your trip. Many larger commercial camping grounds also have a store located nearby where you can replenish supplies and get fresh ice. For breakfast, fresh fruit and whole grain toast with peanut butter or muffins make a good choice. Lunch can be the meat you’ve brought cooked on the fire or simple sandwiches and chips. Dinner is up to you, but it’s always fun to cook outside and get creative. There are a lot of excellent recipes available for people who enjoy camping and cooking, so use your imagination. Always follow the campground’s rules when it comes to the disposal of trash and food, and bring along all of the other necessities, including any travel insurance papers. Anytime you are away from home accidents can happen and the worst thing beyond an accident is not having a travel insurance policy to protect you. Be sure to keep all food tightly sealed and stored to avoid curious animals from approaching your camping area. Most importantly, have fun camping and enjoy eating your food and spending time with your family and friends in the beautiful outdoors.