There are times when you’ll decide at the last minute to get up and go camping for the weekend. That’s the beauty of camping. If you have the gear ready, you can camp almost anywhere at any time. This grab and go weekend camping menu is perfect for short, last minute weekend camping trips.
Grab and Go Weekend Camping Menu
When you are short on time, you want to run into the store, grab what you need, and get out. That’s exactly what this grab and go weekend camping menu does. It uses convenient grocery items to save you prep time before and during your next camping trip. We’ll give you the grocery list, so you can grab what you need just before getting on the road. Plus these meal ideas are quick, easy, and kid-friendly. That gives you more time to get out and explore once your get to the campsite and get set up.
3 Day Camping Meal Planner
This camping menu is set up for arriving before dinner on day 1, 2 overnight stays, and leaving after lunch on the third day. I planned this to feed 4 people; 2 adults, 1 teen, and 1 child. You can easily double for more people or adjust if you have less.
Convenient doesn’t mean unhealthy
When you decide to go at the last minute, you don’t have a lot of time to plan out a weekend camping menu without adding a bunch of junk food. That’s why this grab and go weekend camping menu is so great. It’s filled with convenient foods that AREN’T junk. You’ll use things like bagged salad, pre-made sandwiches, and dry soup mix to create delicious meals.
Tip: When shopping for this trip, look for products that use ingredients you’d cook with at home. You don’t need to use products full of artificial ingredients or preservatives.
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Cooking over a camp fire is probably one of my favorite parts of camping. Food has that unique flavor that you don’t get at home.
For this camping menu, you can cook on a camp stove or set up your grill grates directly over the campfire ring and cook over the open fire. The cooked meals will use either a cast iron skillet and a cooking pot.
For this menu you will need the following cooking utensils:
- Grill Grate(s) or Camp Stove
- Cast Iron Skillet
- Cooking Pot, 3-3.5 Qt
- Long Handled Tongs
- Long Handled Spatula
- Marshmallow Sticks
- Long Handled Heat Safe Spoon
- Cutting board/mat
- Sharp knife
- Forks & spoons
- Stasher Bags or Freezer plastic bags
On that you’ve got all your gear, let’s get over to the Grab and Go Weekend Camping Menu.