5 Tips for Camping Food Storage

3. Plan for Plenty of Ice

If you're camping for more than one night, plan to refill your ice. Call the campground office beforehand to find out if they sell it on the premises. If not, find out where you can buy more when you run out. The nearest store may be 20 miles away, if not more. If this is the case, coordinate with those arriving late to the site to grab fresh ice on their way. Or, plan to eat perishable items first.

4. The Tent is Not for Food Storage

There's nothing like cookies and milk in bed, but when you're camping, all food should be kept in the common kitchen area of your site. Animals are attracted to your food, and they don't care where it's located. So, if that scent is coming from your tent, you can be sure they'll try to get in. Keep all food out of your tent, including bedtime snacks.

5. Dry Goods Need a Home, Too

Finally, don't forget about storing your dry goods. To keep yourself and your food safe, it's wise to bring a bin or two for all of your food. If food is scattered across your picnic table, or tossed in open bags, you may wake up to a mess you don't want to clean. At night, you can hang your bins from a tree or lock them closed.

Camping food storage is a critical aspect of your planning process. Without proper storage, good food can go bad and you may attract the wrong visitors. Plan accordingly and enjoy good food for your whole trip.



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