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Meals When Overland Camping: A Guide to Eating Well on the Road

Updated: Feb 14

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When it comes to overland camping, meal planning can be just as important as packing the right gear. Whether you're hitting the road for a long trip or just a weekend getaway, having a plan for feeding yourself and your crew is key to a successful and enjoyable adventure. In this guide, we'll cover some quick meals on the go to more relaxing sit-down meals.

Quick Meals on the Go:

When you're on the move and don't have much time to stop, quick meals are a must. Some of the best options for quick meals on the go can include:

  • Sandwiches: A classic camping food, sandwiches are easy to make, filling, and customizable to your taste. Use high-quality ingredients like fresh bread, store your ingredients in a cooler to keep them fresh, and try making your own spreads like honey mustard or mayo for a personalized touch.

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  • Energy bars and trail mix: Perfect for when you're on the go and need a quick energy boost, energy bars and trail mix are great snacks to keep in your backpack.

  • Wraps: Similar to sandwiches, wraps are another quick and easy option for a meal on the go. Fill them with grilled chicken, roasted vegetables, and hummus for a filling and nutritious meal.

Relaxing Sit-Down Meals:

When you have a little more time to relax at camp, sit-down meals can be a great way to unwind and enjoy a delicious meal. Some of the best options for relaxing sit-down meals include:

  • Campfire cooking:

Nothing says camping like cooking over an open fire. Whether you're making hot dogs, s'mores, or a full-fledged meal, campfire cooking is a great way to enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the beauty of the outdoors.

If you want a more controlled cooking experience, your overland trailer camp stove or Camp Chef is a must-have. These versatile pieces of equipment can be used for a variety of cooking tasks, from grilling to frying to baking. With the right camp stove, you can make anything from pancakes and bacon for breakfast to stir-fry or chili for dinner.

In conclusion, meal planning is an important part of any overland camping adventure.

Whether you're looking for quick and easy meals on the go or more relaxing sit-down meals, there are plenty of options to suit your needs and tastes. So pack the right gear, including a cooler and trailer camp stove or Camp Chef, and get ready to enjoy delicious and satisfying meals no matter where your travels take you. Happy camping!

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