The Ultimate No-Cook Food List You Need for Camping

For starters, a camper’s food list includes a variety of food types – fresh food, dry food, canned food, bread loaves, biscuits and chips, canned beverages, spreads, and sometimes, a few spices. Most of the food we bring are light, not prone to spoilage, and has a nutritive value.

Your body needs all the nutrients it can get from the food you brought because camping is a strenuous activity – setting up the tent and lying cozily in the campfire is just the small picture. The bigger picture includes walking on seemingly endless trails, getting lost in the wildlife, steep trekking hills, and finding a place to camp.

Supposing you are a newbie at camping and you don’t have a portable camping stove, the basic food items enumerated below will surely get you through your camping trip.

5 Food Category List You Need To Pack for Camping

Food Item

Suggested quantity for 1pax/day

Cold cuts

One 9 Oz. pack

Apples

2 pcs

Carrots

2 pcs (or pre-cut it into thin strips)

Cereals

Two 1.31 oz boxes (smallest size)

Whole wheat bread/bagels

1 loaf wheat bread/ 1 bag of bagels

Energy bars/chocolates

4 pcs / 2 pcs

Canned tuna/sardines

2 cans (either tuna or sardines or both)

Canned beans

2 cans

Drinking water

3-4 liters or one 5000-ml water bottle

Flavored beverages

Two 500-ml bottles

Beer

2 cans of beer

(A suggested quantity of food items sufficient for one individual per day.)

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How To Find A Hole In An Air Mattress: 3 Easy Methods (#3 Will Make You Think Twice)

Air bed or air mattresses have given us campers the absolute comfort in harsh and unfriendly mountains. They are the reason why we can sleep soundly at chilly camping nights with unknown beasts and mosquitoes lurking around.

Aside from its camping purposes, I also frequently use it at home, especially as a spare bed when my little boy invites his friends for a sleepover. It’s a multi-purpose thing. It served me well, and I love it so much!

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Kids love sleeping in air mattresses

When I noticed that it’s deflating alarmingly quicker than before after just a few hours of use, I knew there was an air leakage happening. I can’t just bid farewell to my good friend, so I started thinking of ways to find the hole and save the mattress.

After a tiring day of looking for that irritating leak, I finally found out the leak source in my air mattress. It’s so small! That’s the reason why I had such a hard time trying different methods in finding it.

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Finding The Best Gun Case: An Extensive Review and Some Useful Tips You Need To Know

“If you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one…”

- Luke 22:36 NIV

Update 2020!

Most people cringe at the sight of a gun, rifle or other firearms. Yes, these things were meant to kill (of course not a person for goodness’ sake!) and protect. Shooting is also a recognized sport around the world.

For hunters like us, a rifle is the only way to put a 100-pound beast down. You cannot hunt without a trusted rifle by your side as if you can kill a beast with your bare hands, let alone a dagger.

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You cannot hunt without a trusted rifle by your side

Most importantly, hunting (for me) is far less atrocious than commercial farming of animals.

In hunting, we learn to stalk and trace the animal for as long as a month’s time and kill it with one clean, painful shot whereas, in industrial farming, they cram the animals in filthy cages and subject them to torture.

Now I’m not justifying the act, I’m only explaining my side.

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How To Find The Best Tactical Vest For Any Outdoor Activity

Update 2020!

In my early hunting days, my father used to tell me that there is nothing worse than getting all geared up and seize any creature in the wild while seeing your tactical vest falling off even before your search kicks off.

He shared that the hunters’ lack of knowledge in choosing and purchasing the right vest is probably one of the few, biggest impasse in the hunting world.

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Thanks to my dad, my first mission to finding the right tactical vest wasn’t as confusing and arduous as I have expected it to be. Under his guidance, I learned how versatility and affordability in picking the best vest go hand in hand with some of its most prized features.

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What Does Deer Meat Taste Like? Is It that Good?

As a hunting fanatic (I have hunted countless times) and an outdoor enthusiast, I have always been fascinated with hunting deer and does (female deer). Every time I catch one, it feels like the first time.

That excitement and adrenaline rush – it’s really a burning passion inside me. And then a fellow hunter asked me “what does deer meat taste like?”.

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Though I like hunting A LOT, I have never thought of trying deer meat. Like, why on Earth would I do that? There’s chicken, pork, and beef meat everywhere! deer meat doesn’t look appetizing to me. The sight of a dead deer is unappealing to a normal person, how much more of a cooked carcass of that dead creature, right?

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How To Unload Your Muzzleloader The Safest Way Possible

From the get-go, my father has always stressed the significance of safety in my every endeavor. And in deer hunting, the precaution of unloading a loaded muzzleloader is of paramount importance.

Now that my sons are starting to show interest in hunting just like I did when my dad realized I was like him in this hobby, it is my duty to expose them not only to its competitive nature but also to a much safer, hunting environment while unloading a muzzleloader.

My father, who still is a veteran buck hunter, has always preferred the use of muzzleloader over the newly released, modern firearms which are harder to master.

But while it is more preferred by more hunting enthusiasts, muzzleloaders can also be tricky when unloading. Why? Well, the worse that can happen is it can explode right in your face. I can’t stress enough how important safety precaution is when unloading a muzzleloader.

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3 of The Most Useful Coleman Fuel Substitutes That I Bet You Didn’t Know

Update 2020!

Coleman manufactures the best heat-production equipment that is ideal for camping. They have everything you need – from gas lanterns, stoves, and catalytic heaters to tents, coolers and sleeping bags. If you need a one-stop shop for your camping necessities, Coleman is there to help you out.

Experienced campers prefer Coleman lanterns and heaters to other brands. They’re very functional and durable. Even the old models I purchased a long time ago still work at the time of writing. However, the special Coleman propane fuels which are bought separately from the equipment are a bit expensive. Coleman’s premium blend fuel is a bit pricey.

Being a cheapskate that I always was, I scouted and tried other fuel substitutes that will work well for my Coleman lantern (Disclaimer: Not all products listed are cheap).

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7 Must-Do Steps for Staying Warm in a Tent (# 7 will surprise you)

Update 2020!

Don’t wait to shiver on your sleep and read these 7 steps for staying warm in a tent before going (probably unprepared) on your weekend camping trip.

An overnight camping trip is fun, but it can turn sour if you are unequipped.

The icy cold weather will definitely crawl on your skin, preventing you from catching that cherished sleep, making you try every position possible to keep warm, only to see the first ray of the sun peeping through the greyish clouds. Yes fellow campers, that’s my first overnight camping experience summarized into a sentence. After that first one, I am traumatized just by the mere thought of camping.

So before that happens to you, I suggest that you read this post until the end because every piece of information is crucial. I’ll share with you the most effective steps to combat the cold weather and stay warm in your tent. I hope you won’t repeat my mistakes and have a memorable camping night.

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Looking For The Best Deer Bait? Look No Further!

Update 2020!

Hello there!

If you’re having a hard time baiting your bucks, this article will be your savior.

Most people drive away deer scouting for food in their backyard. But for hunters, wildlife photographers, and outdoor enthusiasts (like me), a deer is a gem.

Just like a woman, a deer is extremely hard to get. Trust me.

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A key to a successful deer hunt is using effective deer attractants

Hunting started out as a hobby but quickly became my passion since I was young, and I would beg my dad to take me with him whenever he goes hunting. Nowadays, I don’t do it as much as I did back then, but I would gladly share my knowledge and helpful tips with you.

Going back, a deer’s hearing and sniffing abilities are very advanced that they can detect a human intrusion from yards away. The difficulty of baiting a deer necessitated commercial deer attractants.

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From the Woods to the Table: How to Process a Deer and Cook Venison on Your Own

Do you process your own deer? Why not? You have already placed yourself throughout the toughest point of presenting meat in your table. So why wouldn’t you take a few hours to guarantee you have the cleanest cuts available? It's simpler than you imagine and quicker than waiting for your neighboring processor.

I am going to share with you a useful guide on processing a deer on your own from the woods to the table.

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