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28 Best Foods to Bring When You Go Camping

Taking a family camping trip? Keep everyone from getting hangry after a long day of outdoor activities by packing a few of these snacks!

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Homemade Guacamole

It’s easy to make a guacamole meal kit so you just have to add avocado when you’re ready to chow down. You’ll love how much fresh the flavors are when you make it from scratch. Feel free to customize this popular dip with your favorite ingredients. Plus: Check out these genius camping hacks you’ll wish you knew sooner.

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Chocolaty S’mores Bars

Make your campfire S’mores ahead of time and enjoy them as a snack all day long. Just be careful – these portion-sized bars are addictively good!

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Campfire Hash

This hearty meal tastes so good after a full day of outdoor activities.

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Snack Crackers

This crunchy snack is perfect for kids and adults alike. Snack on these crispy treats to keep your hanger at bay before dinner, or eat them with your favorite beer beside the campfire.

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Cookout Caramel S’mores

These gooey treats make a playful finish to a camping meal and it’s a fun thing to do as a family.

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Justin’s Honey Almond Butter Squeeze Packsvia

Justin’s Honey Almond Butter Squeeze Packs

For a quick burst of energy, turn to these almond butter squeeze packs. They’re made with all natural, non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients. Spread this easy-to-carry snack on crackers, or eat it as-is for a protein, fiber-rich snack.

Buy a 10-pack of almond butter here. 

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Campers Favorite Dip

Prepare this dip ahead of time and toss it on the campfire grill when you’re ready for a snack. Bring along a package of tortilla chip scoops to serve up this cheesy chili dip.

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Mary’s Gone Crackers

These crackers are perfect for any kind of snack. Spread your favorite nut butter on them, dip them in that cheese dip, or serve them with a side of sliced cheese.

Ready to go crackers, too? Buy a box here. 

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Fruity Pull-Apart Bread

This fruity version of monkey bread makes the perfect snack. Pack a tube of your favorite refrigerated biscuits and make this cast-iron recipe right over the campfire.

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Granola-To-Go Bars

Skip the store-bought granola bars and pack this on-the-go snack instead. It’s filled with healthy, nutrient-dense ingredients. Each bite is chewy and sweet – they’re craveably good!

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PROBAR Meal bars

When you don’t have time to make your own granola bars, these PROBAR meal bars are the way to go. This tasty little package is made with all plant-based, gluten-free, non-GMO ingredients.

Buy a pack of the meal bars here.

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Apricot Leather

This nutritious snack is the perfect way to bring along some fruit without bulking up the cooler. They pack flat and, unlike store-bought kinds, won’t be too sticky.

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Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins

Turn your favorite zucchini bread recipe into muffins and bring them along for the ride. It’s easy to pack and it makes the perfect portion sized snack. Pick up these other camping gadgets on Amazon now.

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Nuts and Seeds Trail Mix

This homemade trail mix recipe is packed full with protein and fiber. It’s the perfect way to keep hunger at bay when you’re trailblazing.

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GourmetNut Power Up Trail Mix

If you don’t have time to make your own, this healthy trail mix makes a great alternative. It’s made with all natural ingredients and (as a bonus) it’s also gluten-free and vegan!

When you’re ready to power up, buy the trail mix here.

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Fudge Brownie Pie

Sometimes you need a sweet treat to satisfy your snack cravings. This fudgy brownie can be made in advance, or you can impress your family by making it right over the campfire!

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Old Bay Crispy Kale Chips

When you’re in the mood for something crunchy, reach for homemade kale chips instead of greasy potato chips. The Old Bay seasoning gives them a real zing!

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SOGO Snacks Jalapeno Beef Sticks

Looking for an individually wrapped, on-the-go snack? These grass-fed beef sticks are perfect! They have a spicy flavor and boast grass-fed beef, no MSG, and they’re gluten- and soy-free.

Buy a 12-pack of sticks here. 

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Slow-Cooker Honey Granola

This granola is a breeze to whip up ahead of time, and it makes a quick breakfast or satisfying snack. Pack it flat in a bag and it can go anywhere you can!

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Bear Naked Granolavia

Bear Naked Granola

These re-sealable granola packs are perfect for camping. The banana chips are perfectly balanced by sweet honey, crunchy nuts, and a touch of coconut. Talk about the perfect snack!

Indulge in a 6-pack of granola here. 

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Spiced Nut Mix

This filling snack is packed full of flavor. It makes the perfect trail snack and it tastes great next to the campfire.

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Biltong Grass Fed Beef Jerky

Some beef jerky is loaded with nitrites, MSG, and unpronounceable ingredients. That’s why we love this brand – it has a minimal ingredient list, so you’ll get a burst of clean protein energy without any of that other stuff.

You can get your clean protein fix here. 

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Healthy Party Snack Mix

We love this healthier version of Chex-mix. Reach for this snack when you’re looking for some salty goodness.

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Fruit & Almond Bites

This bite-sized snack is easy to make ahead of time and easier to pop into your backpack. Get a burst of healthy energy with every bite!

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Turtle Pretzels

This portable snack will satisfy your sweet and salty cravings. Make a batch the day before camping and they’ll be the perfect crunchy snack in between camping meals

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Seasoned Popcorn

Have a little fun with seasoned popcorn around the campfire. You can make the mix ahead of time and store it in an airtight container so the popcorn keeps its crispy texture.

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Karen’s Naturals Just Veggies

This healthy snack is the perfect way to sneak some extra veggies into your camping diet. You can reheat the package to add to campfire meals, but I love eating the freeze-dried veggies out-of-the-bag as a crunchy snack.

You can buy the veggie snacks here.

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Slow-Cooker Coconut Granola

Here’s a versatile treat with a taste of the tropics. Mix it up by subbing dried pineapple or tropical fruits for the cherries.

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Lindsay D. Mattison
Lindsay D. Mattison is a professional chef and a food writer. After graduating from Cascade Culinary school, Lindsay became the Executive Chef at Jackson's Corner in Bend, OR, from 2013 to 2016. Her genuine passion for food and sustainable food practices led her to find the farmer in herself. She lives in Durango, CO, where she enjoys the trials and errors of small plot farming. Lindsay is currently working on a cookbook that teaches home cooks how to craft beautiful meals without a recipe, tentatively titled "The Art of Bricolage: Cultivating Confidence and Creativity in the Kitchen."