10 High-Protein Foods That Won't Go Bad at Camp

Whether you're on the trail, at the campsite or in the water, you need to sustain your energy throughout the day. Snacks high in protein are the best way to support your strength from sunup to sundown.

Many high-protein foods are perishable, and likely to spoil without a cooler full of ice. Still, there are a number of non-perishable options that are perfect for your adventures. Find your favorites and be sure to pack them.


Jerky has a bad rap for being unhealthy and laden with sodium. And, for many brands, this is the case. Be particular when you choose your jerky, or make it at home, for a healthy, high-protein snack that won't go bad.

Highest Protein Content: 1 oz. salmon jerky (15g)

Canned Meat

Canned meat is high in protein and easy to pack. With plenty of options that range from tuna and chicken to salmon and crabmeat, choose the one that you like best.

Highest Protein Content: 1 can tuna (20g)

More: Camping Can-Do: Recipes for Your Canned Goods

Dry Beans

Revive a bag of soaked and dried beans with boiling water and some seasoning for a high-protein food that's delicious with dinner. Beans are heavy to carry, so bring only as much as you need.

Highest Protein Content: 1 cup of white beans (17g)

Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds are easy to eat while hiking, and even easier to pack. Add them into your trail mix or create your own medley. No matter how you like to eat them, always choose the raw and unsalted variety for a healthier option.

Highest Protein Content: 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (14g)

Dried Edamame

Edamame, or soybeans, rank among some of the highest protein foods. There are dozens of ways to eat this healthy item, from steamed to roasted. Get the most out of your snack and choose non-salted.

Highest Protein Content: 1-cup dry roasted edamame (17g)

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