Stocking Your Camp Kitchen: Camping Food list for 3 days

Camping Food List for 3 Days

When planning a camping trip, it’s important to make sure you have enough food to sustain you for the duration of your stay. Here’s a camping food list for 3 days to help you stay well-fed and energized:


  • Instant oatmeal packets
  • Granola or cereal
  • Eggs
  • Turkey or chicken sausage
  • Whole-Grain pancake mix
  • Powdered milk (if needed)
  • Fresh fruit (such as bananas, apples, or oranges)
  • Breakfast bars or energy bars
  • Coffee or tea (instant or pre-ground) and necessary condiments


  • Sandwich/Wrap ingredients (bread, wraps, deli meat, cheese, and condiments)
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Pre-made mason jar salads – if you have refrigeration
  • Crackers or rice cakes
  • Snack packs (nuts, trail mix, dried fruit, etc.)
  • Fresh vegetables (carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes) with hummus or dip
  • Canned tuna or chicken for easy protein options
  • Chips or pretzels


  • Canned soups or stews – Watch out for that Sodium!
  • Instant noodles or pasta
  • Canned beans or lentils
  • Pre-made burger patties – animal or plant-based
  • Pizza crust, sauce, cheese and toppings for campfire pizzas
  • Foil packet meals (protein, vegetables, and seasonings wrapped in foil and cooked over the fire)
  • Fresh vegetables (such as bell peppers, onions, and zucchini) for grilling or sautéing
  • Marinades or sauces for flavoring
  • Spices and seasonings

Snacks and Extras

  • Fresh fruit (grapes, berries, or citrus fruits)
  • Cheese sticks or individually wrapped cheese
  • Yogurt or yogurt cups (if you have refrigeration)
  • Nuts and Seeds – almonds, walnuts, cashews, macadamia, pumpkin and sesame seeds
  • S’mores ingredients (graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows)
  • Hummus and Veggie Sticks
  • Jerky – Grass-fed beef or turkey
  • Energy bars or protein bars
  • Popcorn or chips
  • Instant hot cocoa packets or other beverage mixes
  • Oil for cooking -Avocado or Olive Oil
  • Water or water purification system

Wrap Up

Don’t forget to pack cooking equipment such as a camping stove or portable grill, utensils, pots, pans, plates, cups, and a cutting board. Additionally, consider bringing storage containers, ziplock bags, foil, and garbage bags for food storage and waste management.

Remember to adhere to any food safety guidelines, especially regarding perishable items. If you don’t have access to refrigeration, opt for non-perishable or shelf-stable foods.

Adjust the quantities based on the number of campers and their appetites. Plan your meals ahead of time and make a shopping list to ensure you have all the necessary ingredients. With this camping food list, you’ll be well-prepared to enjoy delicious meals and snacks throughout your three-day camping adventure.

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