Post # 1
My husband and I are going to a 4 day music festival in the mountains this coming weekend. You’re not allowed to have open fires, and we’re thinking we might be too hungover/drunk (lol) to use a camping stove. We’re having a hard time thinking of food we can bring that we don’t need to heat up, and will keep in a cooler for 4 days. So far we just have watermelon, grapes, bananas, bagels, granola bars, and chips to snack on. Any other ideas?
Post # 3
hard boiled eggs, instant oatmeal(just needs how water)
Post # 4
Sandwich, salads, hummus and raw veggies…
Post # 6
Fruit Leathers, stuff for sandwiches (not sure about your ice getting abilities?), veggies/pita chips and hummus, beef jerky,
Post # 7
You have a great list going already! I’d also suggest peanut butter [and jelly] sandwiches, trail mix, cold cuts for sandwiches or alone, baby carrots, pita and hummus, cans or pouches of tuna.
Post # 8
- Wedding: December 2012 - Hacienda los Agaves
Sandwiches and Tacos! (tacos are your default food here, but I don’t know how viable it is for you).
Post # 9
@Ryansgirl: Oh, are you going to All Good? We took beef jerky, cereal (good dry snack), granola, fruit cups, apple sauce, chips, pretzels, almonds, candy, apples/bananas, gatorade and 4 gallons of water (they have reservoirs for you with water) with us to Electric Forest. Just stay hydrated!!
Post # 10
We love bringing carrots (not the baby kind) on camping trips, they’re always really refreshing! We also do tuna sandwiches (we splurge and buy those one-serving foil packages). Make a big bag of granola. For the first day or two, you could have tortillas with cheese and guac spread on them. Maybe some of those fruit leather things? Peanut butter and jelly…and you could substitute bananas for jelly if you want, cause that needs to be kept cold.
Also, it’s pretty easy to use a camping stove. If my little sister can figure it out, so can your hungover self! 🙂 If you can just heat up some water, you’ll have so many more options: instant oatmeal, couscous, pasta (bring a baggie of spices), rice and beans (I cheat and buy the instant variety), and so on.
Stay hydrated and have fun!
Post # 11
Great ideas everyone! I’m totally just being a lazy jerk about the camping stove haha, I hate cooking at home so why would I wanna cook while camping 😛
Post # 12
Make sure you really get a good cooler! I have a really good HUGE Coleman one that I got in Walmart for $30 that keeps ice cold for 5 days in up to 90 degree weather. You should invest in something like that if you won’t be able to get fresh ice to keep your perishables cold! My Fi and I put it to the test last summer on an extended cross country trip (esp in southern texas) and it really does keep your stuff cold and ice frozen!
Post # 13
@AGTbee: Sweet!! We have an older huge coleman cooler, I have no idea how long it keeps the ice frozen for, maybe I’ll test it out!
Post # 14
I think you need some protein or you will get hungry pretty fast. Maybe some cold cuts or cold chicken? hummus, peanut butter, cheese?
Post # 15
We just went camping 2 weeks ago & I had the same predicament. I brought a lot of what other Bees have listed, chips (Pringles mostly since they wouldn’t get squished), beef jerky, pretzels, & granola.
One great idea my guy had (since he was doing all the cooking & brought marinated ribs, burgers, & steaks for dinner each night)….we brought a huge cooler, & were worried about the ice melting too quickly since we were camping on the river for a few days, was THIS: we got a 24-pack of water at Wal-mart, put all the bottles in our freezer, then the morning we were leaving for Maine, he put those in the cooler with the meat.
It worked out super well, kept the food cold, AND whenever we needed to drink some water, we just took out a bottle & left it in the sun for a bit to thaw out.
Post # 16
I know you aren’t really keen on using the camping stove but if you change your mind you could make omlettes in a bag: take small ziplock bags (write your name’s on them if there are a few of you), place whatever you like in your omlette i.e chopped ham, bacon, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, onions, cheese, etc. add egg (might want to use the liquid eggs that come in those little cartons) Bring a pot of water to a boil with the baggies and you will have a quick mess free meal.