Dehydrated Camping Food
One of the best parts about sitting around the campfire after a day of outdoor fun is enjoying delicious, hearty camp food. You don’t want to bring the whole kitchen pantry and sink, though. Our lightweight camping food gives you endless meal options, and it’s tough choosing which ones to enjoy around your next campfire. Here are some of our all-time favorite Backpacker's Pantry picks for breakfast, dessert, and every meal in between — straight from the outdoor adventure experts.Shop Now
Delicious, protein-packed, buttermilk pancake mix! Made with a heart healthy blend of spelt and whole wheat flours, organic quinoa, and hemp. Just add water and stir. Perfect for the griddle!
Spice up your next trail-side breakfast with our traditional Indian rice pudding. This low sodium, soy free delight is full of almonds and raisins, plus an exotic spice blend of cardamom, orange peel, and honey. Prepare it by adding 1-1 1/2 cups of boiling water to the pouch. Stir well, let the mixture sit for 15-20 minutes, give it one final stir, and serve. You can also create a make-ahead cold breakfast with 2 cups of water and several hours of hydration time. And here’s another little secret: this dish is also perfect for dessert.
Preparing breakfast doesn’t get any easier than our wholesome granola with oats, real butter, almonds, blueberries, coconut, and milk. It’s an explosion of flavor and nutrition that you can make right from your sleeping bag! Simply add 1 cup of hot or cold water to the pouch and dig in.
This lasagna is traditional Italian comfort food with an adventure-friendly, and vegetarian, twist. We use a hearty and organic soy protein in lieu of ground beef — and you may have never known the difference. We never skimp on the spices, so your lasagna will be full of your favorite Italian seasonings. Then there’s the tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and perfectly cooked, plump noodles. You’ll hardly believe a pot, water, heat, and 20 minutes of rehydration time is all that lies between you and a nutritionally balanced meal. Bon appetite!
After a day of outdoor fun, there’s nothing like a warm bowl of cheesy goodness to knock out those hunger pains. This camp-friendly spin on a traditional comfort food might be soy and nut free, but that doesn’t mean it’s free of flavor! Our mac and cheese is a rich, creamy blend of Parmesan, Romano, and Cheddar cheeses that can be prepared in a snap. Just add boiling water, stir it up, and then kick back and relax while the freeze-dried dinner prepares itself.
For this hearty stew, we start with the native American holy-trinity: corn, beans, and squash. Toss in some brown rice and quinoa, and you have a nutritious, protein-packed meal (17 grams per serving) that will fuel all of your adventures at camp and beyond. “Cooking” your Three Sisters Stew requires boiling water and 15-20 minutes, so you’ll have plenty of time for your favorite camp activities.
We can’t take the credit for this one, but we’re sure you’ll love these little packets of nut buttery goodness from Peanut Butter & Co. Every packet is full of delicious, all-natural peanut butter that’ll keep your body fueled and ready for your next hike. It’s great on it’s own, or paired with apples, crackers, bananas, celery, and anything else you can think of!
In addition to our freeze-dried salsa pouches, you can enjoy this tasty blend of jalapeños, chili pepper, tomatoes, chia and hemp seeds. This medium heat spicy and sweet classic is made with love right in Boulder, Colorado, in collaboration with Mountain Standard. It’s a healthy, lightweight camp essential that’s perfect with chips, eggs, potatoes, on a burger, mixed with sour cream instead of water, and more.
Green chiles are a southwestern meal staple and they give any dish an extra burst of flavor. Now, you can bring along your favorite green chile salsa on all of your camping adventures. We’ve collaborated with Mountain Standard to bring campers like you this delicious blend of roasted green chiles, garlic, onion, chia seeds, and hemp seeds. This spicy treat is great with chips, eggs, potatoes, on a burger, mixed with sour cream instead of water, and more.
Sinful dark chocolate cheesecake that only requires cold water? It is possible! Our dark chocolate cheesecake is rich, creamy, and comes complete with chocolate cookie crumbs to top it all off. Once you’ve added water, mixed everything up, and sprinkled the chocolate crumb topping over the filling, a mere 10 minutes is all that stands between you and a dessert you’ll want to bring along hiking again and again.
Our chef's sweet and satisfying twist on this classic French treat is sure to have you looking forward to dessert after setting up camp. If you’re wondering whether this treat comes complete with a burnt sugar topping, never fear — you’ll get the full creme brulee experience, no blow torch required. You won’t even need hot water for this one, because this sweet treat can be made with cold water.
Bring a bit of Thailand with you on your next backpacking adventure. Our mango sticky rice is a sweet, black sesame seed-topped Thai delight that’s vegan, soy free, and full of all the delicious mango and coconut flavors you’d expect from this classic dessert. Here’s a bonus secret — our mango sticky rice also makes for a delicious breakfast. All you need is 1-1 1/2 cups of boiling water and 15-20 minutes of patience.