Camp Food Serving and Portion Sizes


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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.

Meats – Poultry – Fish – *per meal
Item: Portion: Notes:
Beef/Steak/Roasts 6-8oz. *pre-cooked weight
Chops 4-6oz. *pre-cooked weight
Stew/Recipe Meats 4-6oz. *pre-cooked weight
Hamburger 4oz. *1 patty pre-cooked weight
Beef, canned 4oz.
Hot Dogs 4oz. *2 hot dogs
Chicken, fresh 8oz. 1 breast or 2 legs, or 3 wings *pre-cooked weight
Chicken, canned 4oz.
Fish Fillet 8oz. *pre-cooked weight
Fish, canned 3oz.
Ham, slab 4-8oz. 1/2 to 1 slab
Ham, canned 4oz. sliced or chunk
Bacon 2oz. 2-3 slices
Deli meats, sliced 2oz. 2 slices
Eggs – Milk – Cheese – *per meal
Item: Portion: Notes:
Eggs, fresh 2 ea.
Eggs, powdered 2oz.
Milk,liquid 8oz. (1 pint)
Milk, powdered 2oz.
Cocoa, Instant 1 packet *Hot Chocolate Mix
Cheese, sliced 2 slices
Cheese, block 2oz.
Cheese, shredded 1/3 cup
Butter 2 tbsp.
Vegetables and Fruit – *per meal
Item: Portion: Notes:
Apple 1 ea.
Orange 1 ea.
Banana 1 ea.
Juice, canned 6oz.
Tomato 3 slices
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.
Potatoes, instant 2oz.
Corn, ears 2 ea.
Vegetables, canned 4oz.
Fruit, canned 5oz.
Fruit, dried 2oz.
Soup, canned 5oz.
Soup, packet 1 ea.
Bread – Pasta – Rice – Grains – *per meal
Item: Portion: Notes:
Bread, sliced 2-4 slices
Bread, rolls 2 ea. Hot dog, hamburger, or dinner
Bread, biscuits 2 ea.
Spagthetti 3oz. *uncooked
Macaroni 3oz. *uncooked
Noodles 3oz. *uncooked
Ramen 1 pack *or Insta-cup
Rice 1/2 cup *uncooked – incl. instant
Cereals
Dry cereal 2oz.
Oatmeal, bulk 2oz.
Oatmeal, Instant 2 pk. ea..
Pancake mix 3oz.

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Tip: Be sure to check out this Camp Food & Meals – Pack Smart post for great tips to reduce your camp food storage and cooler requirements. And the Camp Menus section has complete weekend camping trip menus, including cookware and grocery shopping lists.

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

Coleman Camper's Storage Tote
Coleman Camp Tote
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.





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