How to Pack Camping Food

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The best way to pack food for a camping trip is with Tupperware, and small bags can be used within the Tupperware to portion out meals for the trip. Discover how Ziploc bags are great for organization and keeping food dry with help from a recreational kayaking instructor and outdoor adventurer in this free video on packing camping food.

Part of the Video Series: Camping & Backpacking
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Video Transcript

When considering how to pack your food, you spent a lot of time planning it, going to the grocery store and shopping for it. You've got probably a mountain of product. If you're car camping, really all you need to do is just get it organized. The best way to organize for a car camping type trip is one of those Tupperwares. You just a good size Tupperware, put all your food inside, put the lid on it, put it in the car and way you go. That's pretty easy, it's pretty simple. What some people do is they'll organize their meals and put them in small, little bags so I'll take all of the food that I'm going to have for meal number two and put that in the bag and label it. I got my Tupperware, take out bag number two and there's everything that I'm going to need for that bag. Now, if you're camping and you're going to have to carry your food, one of the things that you're going to have to do is you're going to have to get rid of some of the packaging because this will this packaging on a lot of these products takes up a lot of space. So really you just remove the packaging, take what you need, stick it in a Ziploc bag. By the way, Ziploc bags are great in terms of organization, waterproofness and storage. So you put all that in your Ziploc bag and it's nice and stored. If you are going to take something like mac and cheese out of its container, work the instructions and put that into the Ziploc bag with it in that way you know how to prepare it, everything is down, nice and small, nice and easy. It's ready to travel. There are some meals that you can buy that are kind of pre-packaged, easy to use. For example, this Indian meal. All I need to do is cook up some minute rice, drop this little package into boiling water and in about three minutes I've got myself a nice, curried Indian meal over the fire. If nobody's watch me prepare this they are going to think that I spent hours and hours slaving but that's part of the mystique of a good camping meal. So spend some time doing your research, doing your shopping, organizing, knowing what you like to eat and how to prepare it. If you're cooking on an open fire that's one thing, if you're cooking on a camp stove that's another thing. Make sure that you got your pots, you've got your utensils, everything's all ready to roll. Clean up is one of those other things you want to consider when packing your food, making sure that you've got soap and ways to clean up after your meal. Thanks very much and safe adventures.


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