The Best Pre-Packaged Camping Food For Every Palate
Harmony House Backpacking KitBest For: Vegans on the Mountain 1 of 6
With 18 pouches of various dehydrated legumes and vegetables, you'll have more than 70 servings of mix-and-match veggie goodness. Perfect for those with strict allergy restrictions (gluten, dairy, peanut, etc.), this kit is a perfect base for soups, stews, rice bowls or pasta dishes. Save cooking time (and stove fuel) by pre-soaking the vegetables in the morning before you head out for the day. Keep in mind these do not contain any seasoning, so you'll have to bring your own.
Patagonia Provisions Wild Pink SalmonBest For: Conservation Crusaders 2 of 6
These lightly smoked and peppered salmon fillets (they also offer a delicious sockeye salmon) are a great way to get some quality protein you can feel good about. Harvested from abundant, sustainable salmon runs off Lummi Island, Washington, you can enjoy this feast straight out of the bag or by heating the sealed package in hot water for three minutes. Serve one of these hot over a bed of wild rice and enjoy a five-star meal under the stars.
$35 for 12 fillet portions
Patagonia Provisions Buffalo JerkyBest For: Paleo-Abiding Adventurers 3 of 6
Let's be honest: if you were following a Paleo diet to a T, you'd have to hunt for everything you ate. But, if you are following a "non-violent, modern Paleo" eating plan, this jerky will keep you satisfied while in the great outdoors. Made from grass-fed, wild roaming buffalo in the Great Plains, these tasty morsels are perfectly peppered and ready to eat. Pair them with some Harmony House vegetables and you're good to go.
$10 per 2 oz. package
Backpacker's Pantry Weekend Gourmet Meal KitBest For: Budget-Conscious Foodies 4 of 6
Choose a meal kit for you and your camping partner to last a two-night, three-day camping trip, adding customized choices for some meal upgrades as you wish. Choose from huevos rancheros, Persian peach stew with chicken and, of course, coconut key lime pie. Most of the meals require little to no actual cooking, so all you need to do is re-heat and enjoy some worldly flavors from the comfort of your pup tent.
$32 to $150 depending on food choices and quantities
Good-To-Go Gift Package Double ServingsBest For: Big Families With Bigger Appetites 5 of 6
Iron Chef Jennifer Scism started this Maine-based camping food company, which offers a delicious, healthy and flavorful twist on camping staples like penne with marinara, curry and three-bean chili. Their gift package offers each meal in a double serving size (perfect for families) and comes attached by a hand-tied double fisherman's knot for an attractive presentation and the perfect gift for your hiking aficionado family.
$46 for 4 double-serving meals