One of the most important things to think about when making camping plans is packing shelf stable foods. There are some relatively easy means for keeping food cool while camping, but you’ll also want some easy go-to’s that don’t need to be kept cold.
Even though these items don’t need refrigeration, you’ll still need to have a stocked camping kitchen to get them cooked. But it will surely make your packing a lot easier if you can get to the campsite without needing refrigeration.
Camping Foods – No Refrigeration
In a lot of cases, these foods are not only good at room temp, but they also don’t even require cooking. This is especially handy when you’re camping with kids and really want to focus most of your time having fun and making memories.
Take this handy camping food checklist with you to the grocery store, and you’ll be off having a great trip in no time.
Breakfast camping foods
Fruit and Grain Bars
Bread for toast and jelly
Fruit cups or canned fruit
Butter and jelly packs
Farm fresh eggs (if they’re not washed or refrigerated eggs can last at room temperature)
No Fridge Lunch Ideas
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
Tuna in cans or packets
Boxed macaroni & cheese
Spaghetti O’s and/or Ravioli
Bacon bits BLT
Easy Campsite Snacks
Vegetables with ranch dipping cups
Beef jerky (or other jerkies)
Camping Dinner Ideas
Noodles with spaghetti sauce
Campfire baked potatoes (how to)
Instant noodles (think Ramen)
Anytime Desserts & Sweets
Donuts (let’s be honest, they’re dessert)
Beverages For Camping
Powdered lemonade or similar
Hot cocoa packets
Wine (Beer if you have a cooler at site)
Caprisun or similar
Gatorade or similar
Camping Food List
Surely there are many other non-refrigerated camping food options, but hopefully, this list gives you some ideas. Don’t forget to grab the checklist and check out our camping kitchen list so you don’t forget anything.
Have a great time!