Eating Good While Camping On The River
Updated: Jul 27, 2021
I want guest to have a memorable canoe camping trip. And I want guests to really love the meals, in particular. Camp food, camp cooking, can be a highlight of canoe trips, kayak trips, river camping, and swamp tours.
Canoe camping tours can be relaxing and enjoyable. Many people have this false notion that we need to "rough it" out there in the wilderness. The fact is that we can be comfortable on canoe camping tours. We eat great while out on the river. I often joke that if you don't come back from the canoe camping tour on the river better rested and weighing more, then I didn't do my job.
Three great meals are provided while on the river. Each guest will get a turn to prepare an evening meal with the guides. This is your chance to become familiar with camp cooking equipment and techniques. Below is a sample of some of the more popular menus.
Real not instant coffee. 1/2 and 1/2 and sugar
Oatmeal, with raisin, cranberries, almonds, walnuts, sun flower seeds, honey
Peanut butter with carrots and celery.
Whole wheat bread
Ham and turkey
Pepper jack and cheddar cheese
Mayo and mustard
Tomato soup on cold days
Grapes, meat and cheese plate
Chips and salsa
Dinner 1: Mac & cheese with pulled pork, green peas and corn on the cob
Dinner 2: Coconut curry over rice with red pepper and tofu
Dinner 3: Sautéed sausage (or vegetarian sausage), peppers, and onions on a roll