How much food per person…
This Servings and Portions Chart is a modified version of the one in the Boy Scouts Handbook. *typical portions – you can adjust these based on your knowledge of campers appetites.
|Stew/Recipe Meats||4-6oz.||*pre-cooked weight|
|Hamburger||4oz.||*1 patty pre-cooked weight|
|Hot Dogs||4oz.||*2 hot dogs|
|Chicken, fresh||8oz.||1 breast or 2 legs, or 3 wings *pre-cooked weight|
|Fish Fillet||8oz.||*pre-cooked weight|
|Ham, slab||4-8oz.||1/2 to 1 slab|
|Ham, canned||4oz.||sliced or chunk|
|Deli meats, sliced||2oz.||2 slices|
|Eggs, fresh||2 ea.|
|Milk,liquid||8oz. (1 pint)|
|Cocoa, Instant||1 packet||*Hot Chocolate Mix|
|Cheese, sliced||2 slices|
|Cheese, shredded||1/3 cup|
|Lettuce||1oz.||*approx. 2 leaves|
|Onion, sliced||3oz.||*1/2 med. onion if chopped|
|Carrot, raw||1 ea.||&1/2 cup shredded/Julienne|
|Potatoes, raw||1 med.|
|Corn, ears||2 ea.|
|Soup, packet||1 ea.|
|Bread, sliced||2-4 slices|
|Bread, rolls||2 ea.||Hot dog, hamburger, or dinner|
|Bread, biscuits||2 ea.|
|Ramen||1 pack||*or Insta-cup|
|Rice||1/2 cup||*uncooked – incl. instant|
|Oatmeal, Instant||2 pk. ea..|
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Notes and discussions:
You can see discussions and tips about camp meals and cooking uses in this Campfire Cooking Tips post. And for a list of basic cookware and supplies you should keep in your chuck-box -here is a campfire cooking checklist.
Here are a few pieces of camp gear that can be especially helpful with your camp meals and cookware needs.
*Note – all shopping links are my own Amazon affiliate links – which I only use to recommend good-quality camping gear – Gus
This is one of the most useful totes you can find to help keep camp-meal related stuff, like; plates, cups, utensils, and other camp kitchen and camp cooking gear organized. It is big enough to do the job, but not so big as a back-breaking plastic tote. Plus, its soft-side design makes it easier to cram into that last available spot between the other camping gear.
Here are some samples of other camp meal and campfire cooking gear that make outdoor cooking a lot easier. Just like the soft-side tote, once you have one of these camp tools you will wonder how you ever did without it. Especially when you see how inexpensive they are when you buy them online.
- Campfire Cookware – What do you need
- Camp Meals and Cooking – Pack Smart – Save Time and Weight
- Camp Meals – Planning Your Camping Menu