Make-Ahead Camping Snacks for Your Backpack - Panergy

by Regina Wu
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Make-Ahead Camping Snacks for Your Backpack - Panergy

If there’s one truth about camping season, it’s that it has us hungry for fresh air, adventure, and, of course, snacks. Sadly, bringing half the snack aisle on a camping trip just isn’t practical — or environmentally friendly.

So we’ve rounded up some of our fave make-ahead camping snacks you can munch on while hiking, while out on the water, or while just hanging by the fire.

Room-temperature storage

Everything on this list can be safely stored at room temperature for several days, if not longer.

If you’re camping in an RV or have a cooler that can safely keep things cold for 24 to 48+ hours, then you’re fine to bring snacks that require cold storage. But for the purposes of this list, we’re assuming you’re roughing it (aka no cooler).


You’ll also want to consider the temperature of things that melt or become soft at room temp and above.

Things like chocolate, certain nut butters, and coconut oil might be fine all day in a school lunchbox with a small ice pack, but they’re less ideal when you’re in the middle of a hike without any napkins to wipe down sticky fingers.

Minimal packaging

You don’t want to bring a lot of potential litter with you into the woods, so any snack that uses minimal packaging is ideal. Some bars or wraps, especially if they’re sticky, might need to be wrapped individually. Most of the snacks on this list can be stored in a large reusable container together.

by Regina Wu


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