There are tons of food options for you to bring on a backpacking trip, but compiling a list is the trick! I’ve gone ahead and created some resources for your next backpacking food haul. How much of your backpacking meal plan can you go sans stove? If it’s 1/3 or more you may want to consider leaving that Jetboil behind and opting for a smaller and lighter setup like a stove that uses an Esbit solid fuel cube or a tiny alcohol stove. If your food is 3/4 stoveless make a plan to ditch the stove altogether! Going sans stove can lead to a more simplistic camp ritual so you can focus more on hiking. To learn more about going stoveless, read my introduction to no cook backpacking.
While going stoveless you still have an opportunity to get creative with your meals. However, if you are looking to simplify your prep before and during your hike, these options will do the trick. Each has just about no prep work. Simply repackage your food and you have a full menu you don’t have to fuss with. No worrying about fuel, flames, or mushy slop. Some meals rehydrate as you hike or just require a quick smear on tortilla.
They have a whole section of “Super EZ” meals, snacks, and desserts that you just add cold water to!
Check out my list of meals and goodies that are no cook! If you have prime, what can beat 2 day shipping?
Are you transitioning to a no cook system? Let me know how it’s going!
Last modified: January 29, 2016