Ah, camping! The fresh air in your lungs, the sun shining in your face, and the open fields filled with adventures to be had. I don’t know about you, but there’s something about all that that just makes my stomach growl furiously!
When camping, tasty, energizing, and easy to carry with snacks are favored to give a little savory energy boost. The only thing complicated about selecting snacks for your camping trip is that there just so many of them available! How would you know which one is best!? Rest easy, we’ve done the research for you and present you with the very best snacks for camping right here.
Hiking the Great Wall of China takes a lot of energy, especially on the ancient, unrestored sections. That’s why we always advise travellers to take high energy snacks and plenty of water.
Dates are amazing because on top of providing huge energy, they help you balance your hydration and give your brain a boost, all in a tiny, easy to carry package.
What’s better than s’mores by the fire? S’more peanut butter by B.Nutty. S’More Dreams is gourmet peanut butter made with honey roasted peanuts and grahams, marshmallows and milk chocolate. B.Nutty offers gourmet peanut butter in 15 sweet or savory flavors made in small batches at B.Nutty’s Commercial Kitchen in Portage, IN. All peanut butters are gluten-free and have zero trans fat. They are available online and in select Walmart locations.
Perfect for when you need a quick fix as you set up camp or come back from a day hike – these flavorsome instant noodles is sure to warm your bellies as well as your heart. All you have to do is boil some water (via campfire or electric kettle courtesy of an inverter generator. PLUS, they’re super lightweight which is always a win in our books.
For intense dark chocolate lovers who don’t want to be dealing with a melting mess or carrying ice packs while camping, Good King has a gourmet treat that will keep you energized and satisfy your chocolate craving. Good King combines very lightly caramelized whole cacao beans with family-farmed dried fruits and nuts for a clean-eating treat on the trails. Available in two flavors:
Love Blend – Indonesian Cacao Beans Lightly Caramelized with Cinnamon & Spices, Organic Oregon Dried Blueberries and Montana Cherries (no sugar added), and Dry Roasted Organic California Almonds
Strength Blend – Indonesian Cacao Beans Lightly Caramelized with Chili & Orange, Dried Oregon Cranberries infused with Apple Juice, Raw California Red Walnuts
Good King ethically-sources and directly and fairly-trades with growers who process their own premium produce in small batches locally. This ensures the highest quality snacks while increasing income for future generations of farming communities to thrive.
Created by the founders of Portland Ore.’s KURE cafes, KURE bars are packed with protein-rich almond butter and superfoods like maca and cocoa nib. The Almond Butter & Sea Salt KURE Bar is plant-based with no gluten, dairy or soy. Each bar boasts 10 grams of protein, five grams of fiber and eight grams of sugar, giving travelers their daily sustenance in a tasty and convenient way.
Life’s Grape, these California grown vine-dried grapes are a great source of fiber, calories and energy when hiking so you don’t have to carry around fresh fruit that can spoil! The Selma Pete grapes key characteristic is early ripening, which allows them to spend more time on the vine (not on the ground like most raisins are dried) to reach their peak flavor, nutrition and juiciness. The Life’s Grape Mini Vine-Dried Grapes (12) 1 oz Snack Packs- $17.99 is the perfect camping snack to sneak into your backpack and snack on when you need that extra little boost of sugar on a long hot day hiking and seeking adventure in nature!
Vive has reimagined the granola bar into delicious snacking bites made from 10 or fewer clean ingredients and are crafted by foodies to make a craveworthy snack that is big on both flavor and nutrition. Vive’s Granola Bites fit into any active lifestyle, as they are vegan, gluten free and low in coconut sugar. Granola Bites are packaged in resealable pouches for mess-free snacking that allows you to have a few Bites and save some for later or eat the whole bag (no judgement here). Vive’s mission is to fuel you to savor every moment, wherever life takes you.
The best camping snack is jelly belly jelly beans.. especially if you are backpacking… now a lot of people wonder why… because for 10 jellybeans there’s 10g of carbs an 8 grams of sugar which you eat 20 of them it will create a sugar spike an give you quick carbs which stop the muscles from going catabolic.
Clif Bars are great camping snacks. You can eat part of the bar and save the rest for later. Or, you can eat the whole bar and it will actually fill you up. You can throw a few in your backpack and they’ll be ready whenever hunger strikes.
Going camping with your children? No problem! This delicious granola snack bar will satisfy even the pickiest kids. It’s healthy and gluten-free so if your child has allergies, this is the bar for him. It comes in 4 different flavours: Chocolate Chip, Strawberry, S’mores and Wild Berries – ready to fuel your kid for the camping adventures ahead. The best part is for every bar sold, This Saves Lives will donate one energy bar to the less fortunate!
When on a camping trip, the best snacks are those that are flavorful, provide the necessary nutrients for energy and convenient to bring along! This professionally-crafted beef jerky has been smoked and slow-cooked for the best flavour. On top of that, beef jerky provides 11 grams of protein to keep you going. If you can’t finish the entire packet at one seating, simply reseal the pack and continue snacking on it afterwards!
Eat’em hot or cold, in a recipe or as a stand-alone nutrition boost, by the roaring fire or on the trail…Serious Bean Co baked beans are a great pack-along-snack for camping. Like baked beans…only better. They’re serious beans! Made with great ingredients with an easy-to-open lid.
The trick to perfect jerky is to start with beef that’s delicious on its own. Starting with Omaha Steaks Sirloin and enhanced with their signature marinade, these hickory smoked snacks bring out the very best of the jerky. Omaha Steaks Beef Jerky is available in Original, Teriyaki and Hot & Spicy flavors.
#14 Steak Bites
Could there be a more perfect meat snack? The unparalleled boldness of Omaha Steaks Sirloin is perfectly aged to create a satisfying taste without gimmicks. Omaha Steaks Steak Bites are available in Original, Peppercorn and Teriyaki flavors.
MinusCal is the first protein-packed snack bar crafted with Choleve–an all natural ingredient that blocks the absorption of some calories from fat. Not only can MinusCal help you meet your diet goals, but it’s also made with other naturally good for you ingredients that satisfy your hunger and taste indulgent without all the sugar of a traditional energy bar.
- 9+ grams of hunger-satisfying protein
- 11+ grams of fiber to keep you feeling fuller, longer
- Only 4-6 grams of sugar
- Natural, fermented tea extract (Choleve) blocks the absorption of fat in the small intestine
- Choleve has also been shown to help lower cholesterol
- Use as a meal replacement or as a snack when on-the-go
- Available in 3 tantalizing flavors: Peanut Butter, Chocolate, and Apple Cinnamon