Wilderness Camping Menu

We are heading into the wilderness with our four children.  This takes some planning.  Many of my friends wonder how on earth we do it… so I though that I’d spell it out, in case anyone is interested.  Here is my seven day menu for a family of six.  Note that all the vegetables, herbs, and fruit are all dehydrated and then rehydrated when cooking.  This is planned for little waste as it is all hiked and boated in, but also there is NO back-up, so we don’t want to run out…

DAY 1

Breakfast:

Coffee / herbal tea/ hot chocolate

Granola w raisons and nuts

Powder skim milk

Lunch:

2nd coffee if needed,

2 cans of Salmon & flat-bread wraps

Dinner:

Cocoanut Curry rice & potatoes with veges and Landjäger sausage

Served with red wine

A single square of dark chocolate for dessert

*Snacks: these are available for every day snacking, but not listed into every menu, but rationed as such.

Dried fruit, nuts, chocolate (gorp)

Marshmallows (not practical, but the kids love ‘em)

Dried bananas or flatbread dipped into Peanut butter & honey

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DAY 2

Breakfast:

Coffee / herbal tea/ hot chocolate

Granola w raisons and nuts

Powder skim milk

Lunch:

2nd coffee if needed,

Peanut butter and honey wraps

With dried fruit snacks

Dinner:

2 cans of Salmon, Pesto, Tortellini Pasta, with Romano cheese and cheddar

Served with red wine

A single square of dark chocolate for dessert

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DAY 3

Breakfast:

Coffee / herbal tea/ hot chocolate

Cooked Oats with honey (porridge)

Powder skim milk

Lunch:

2nd coffee if needed,

Cold Soba buckwheat noodles (cooked and rinsed cold) with soya sauce. Fresh seaweed and clams if in season and low tides.

With dried fruit snacks

Dinner:

Chilli with clams or vegetarian with rice and lentils and Landjäger sausage

Served with red wine

A single square of dark chocolate for dessert

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DAY 4

Breakfast:

Coffee / herbal tea/ hot chocolate

Granola w raisons and nuts

Powder skim milk

Lunch:

2nd coffee if needed,

Canned Salmon & flat-bread wraps

With dried fruit snacks

Dinner:

Seafood chowder with salmon and clams vegetables, potatoes, and flatbread to dip.

Served with red wine

A single square of dark chocolate for dessert

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DAY 5

Breakfast:

Coffee / herbal tea/ hot chocolate

Granola w raisons and nuts

Powder skim milk

Lunch:

2nd coffee if needed,

Canned Salmon & flat-bread wraps

With dried fruit snacks

Dinner:

Wild rice Pilaf with Landjäger sausage and mushrooms and vegetables,

Served with red wine

A single square of dark chocolate for dessert

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DAY 6

Breakfast:

Coffee / herbal tea/ hot chocolate

Porridge and honey

Powder skim milk

Lunch:

2nd coffee if needed,

Soba noodle soup again. With canned salmon and rehydrated veges

With dried fruit snacks

Dinner:

(this is a repeated meal) Cocoanut Curry rice & potatoes with veges and Landjäger sausage maybe add clams if in season and available)

Served with red wine

A single square of dark chocolate for dessert

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DAY 7

Breakfast:

Coffee / herbal tea/ hot chocolate

Peanut butter and honey on flat bread or

Granola  w Powder skim milk

Lunch:

2nd coffee if needed,

Soba noodle soup again. With canned salmon and rehydrated veges

Dinner:

Minestrone soup with additional veges and Landjäger sausage maybe add clams if in season and available)

Served with red wine

A single square of dark chocolate for dessert

Snacks:

Dried fruit, nuts, chocolate (gorp), Marshmallows (not practical, but the kids love ‘em

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DAY 8 Restaurant!!! Either before or after a post-camping shower;)

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3 responses to “Wilderness Camping Menu

  1. lorriemiller

    I will post after a note as to how the menu held out. We may make modifications on the fly… but once we are there, it is an hour and a half by a kindly fisherman’s boat to return, only he and his boat will have left and won’t be scheduled to return for several days later. We are considering starting the first evening with fire roasted organic turkey-dogs and buns. That is something we can take in, but won’t keep for more than the first day. Does this mean I need to take catsup? Maybe I should reconsider this.

  2. Thanks for the list. A couple of friends and myself are going on a 10 day fishing trip and I’m currently struggling with the meal planning. We’ll be remote enough that resupply is unlikely. We have done lots of multi day trips before but we’re trying to eat a little better this time.
    Your menu looks great. Thanks again, we’ll be trying a few of your ideas.

    • lorrie

      Good luck with your journey! Do let me know how it turns out. I am still tweaking my menus as I have taken up sailing (three burners and an oven a total luxury). But the careful packing and planning still apply. I recommend taking more chocolate and coffee than planned for–nothing worse than running out … and having to pilfer the kids hot chocolate.

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