How to Pack and Prepare Food for an RV or Camping Trip!

Aug 07 2018
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OMG this article made me want to go on a camping trip so bad! When I came home for good (nearly ten years ago now) I bought myself a nice tent, a decent blow up mattress (and the little pump), sheets and a bunch of other stuff because camping was simply something I wanted to do and never ever had anyone to go with me. Well, that year, and many times after, I simply went alone and it was AMAZING.

Before you head out on an RV trip, you want to make sure all of your food is packed and prepared, here are some tips to make it easier and way more fun!

With the divorce behind me I’ve been planning to head out at least one night but I simply (and very sadly!) just haven’t had the time. Fortunately for me though I am no longer wanting and needing a break or vacation from my life or my home lol.

One of my very FAVORITE meals I always made when I went camping was something my family called “hobo dinners”. They were a hamburger patty (or sausage, or even a steak) over top of sliced potatoes, topped with onions, butter and a bunch of seasoning all wrapped up in foil.

All that was required was they be dropped on a grill (or in a fire pit) and, about an hour later, they were SO good and easy to eat right out of their “packaging” and easy clean up too. I generally made one for dinner and another for breakfast with different seasoning and ingredients etc.

Dang, I may have to just make one for myself at home now I’m hungry lol!

Before you head out on an RV trip, you want to make sure all of your food is packed and prepared, here are some tips to make it easier and way more fun!

Before you head out on an RV trip, you want to make sure all of your food is packed and prepared, here are some tips to make it easier and way more fun!

(The following is a contributed article.)

Let’s say you and your family are planning an RV trip to Boston and all the historic sites nearby, or maybe you’re going to be heading out west to experience the open road. Whatever you’re planning and whether you own an RV or you’re renting one, some of the most important things to think about as you’re in the planning phase involve meals and what you’ll eat.

Most families who are going to be traveling by RV want to do-it-themselves when it comes to meals, as much as possible. This saves money and ensures that you’re not stuck without options if you’re RVing in a remote place.

The following are some DIY tips related to packing and preparing meals for an RV trip.

Try to Use the Same Ingredients Across Recipes

Overpacking for an RV trip isn’t an option for logistical purposes, plus it can just make things harder overall. It’s good to start meal planning ahead of time and to make recipes with corresponding ingredients.

For example, you can try and make recipes that have similar spices or frozen vegetables, so you’re bringing fewer things overall. When you can make multiple meals and bring fewer ingredients, it’s always going to work best on an RV trip.

Along with corresponding ingredients, try to make your meals simple as far as how many ingredients they have. This is valuable when it comes to packing what you need, but also when it comes to the actual cooking. You’re going to be limited on space and resources when you’re cooking in an RV, so keep this in mind.

Before you head out on an RV trip, you want to make sure all of your food is packed and prepared, here are some tips to make it easier and way more fun!Before you head out on an RV trip, you want to make sure all of your food is packed and prepared, here are some tips to make it easier and way more fun!

Prep Before You Leave

Anything you can prep ahead-of-time, go ahead and do it. For example, kabobs are a great RV and camping meal. They’re easy to cook, and they don’t require a lot of ingredients, plus they can be cooked in different ways. Another advantage of kabobs is the fact that you can prep everything ahead of time, and then wrap it up and pack it.

Invest in Quality Containers

Before you head out on an RV trip, you want to make sure all of your food is well-packed and sealed. You probably shouldn’t leave items in their original packaging for a few different reasons.

First, the original packaging probably takes up more room than sealable plastic containers would. It’s easier to store and secure everything in a plastic container. Most of these containers are also designed to be stackable with one another.

Another reason plastic containers are helpful is so that once you open the original packaging of something, you don’t have to worry about it being open to pests and critters after the fact.

Finally, if you are going to be bringing certain things, such as canned goods be very careful. Canned goods are very heavy, and if they’re stored in certain places, they might fly out while you’re traveling. Also, glass can be a similar risk. You want to pack things that you can easily secure, but if they were to fly out of where they’re stored, it wouldn’t be unsafe.

(This is a contributed post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy)

Before you head out on an RV trip, you want to make sure all of your food is packed and prepared, here are some tips to make it easier and way more fun!


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