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10 Make Ahead Camping Meals So You Can Relax When You Get There

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When it comes to the actual cooking of camping meals at the campground, make ahead camping meals are the way to go for me! 

I’m all about kicking up my feet, having a good cup of cowboy coffee, and relaxing in the great outdoors once I actually reach the campground. In this article, I’ve gathered 10 great camping food recipes to help you make the perfect camping meals before you arrive at the campground.

10 Easy Make Ahead Camping Meals

When I go to the campground, I want to enjoy a good book and sit by the fire. I definitely don’t want to get stuck in the RV kitchen cooking camping meals the whole time.

Having a good plan and a great list of go-to make-ahead camping meals every year is how I achieve those goals! Use this RV Camping resource to help you plan a great camping menu without all the prep time at the campground.

What Should I Premake For Camping?

The sky is the limit with what you can make ahead for camping. As you will see in the recipes on this post, it’s pretty easy to remake meals for camping breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Some easy things to make ahead include:

  • Breakfast Burritos
  • Meat and Vegetable Packets
  • Hobo Meals
  • Marinated Chicken Recipes
  • Fajita Packets
  • and more…

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How Do You Make A Foil Packet For Camping?

  1. Think protein and a vegetable in most cases
  2. Avoid overly liquidy foods as foil packets can leak (however, you can use foil pans as a work around)
  3. Choose vegetables and meats that roast well.
  4. Make each foil packet a single or double serving at most.
  5. Spray your foil with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  6. Place your protein choice and veggies inside foil and season according to your recipe.
  7. Fold edges toward each other wrapping the food in a manner that will create a small bowl when opening after cooking.
  8. Double wrap the packet with another layer of aluminum foil and place the packets in freezer bags.
  9. Remove as much air as possible, label freezer bag, and place in freezer until ready to cook.
  10. Thaw in fridge (or cooler) 8 hours before ready to cook your foil packet camping meal.

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Can You Freeze Foil Packet Meals?

Again, Yes!

With a few simple steps, you can prep these make-ahead camping meals in foil packets and freeze them.

That means when it comes time to get the camper ready for the season, you have one less thing to stress over.

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Foil packet meals make the perfect prep ahead camping meals and will save you tons of time.

They are great to have on hand for an easy-to-cook and cleanup meal over the campfire.il

10 Make Ahead Camping Meals

With these 10 easy make-ahead camping meals, you get the best of both worlds: Easy to make (and clean up) camping food that also happens to taste great.

More Easy Meals For Camping

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