Backpacking Food

Camping Comments

Food was one of my biggest hesitations for camping or backpacking. But after trying out some of the stuffs, I believe you could have good food while you go backpacking. This blog post is about what I liked or didn’t like.

Disclaimer - I’m vegetarian

Breakfast Food

The breakfast food that we had bought from REI were really good -

  1. Granola with Milk and Blueberries - Cold cereal.
  2. Granola with Milk and Bananas - Hot, high in calories and yumm.

Indian Breads

We had got Indian breads from Chaat Bhavan in Sunnyvale. These breads don’t need any heating and last for 3 days without refrigerating.

  1. Methi Theplas
  2. Methi Parathas
  3. Plain Parathas

They’re a little bland without the curry but passable. The best part is that you don’t have to stop and prepare them to eat - you can eat them as you hike.

Freeze-Dried Food


  1. Pad Thai - Good flavors.
  2. Curry In a Hurry - Didn’t have the artificial flavor you usually have in packaged food.
  3. Herbed Mushroom Risotto
  4. Lentils, Rice and Indian Spice - This was passable.


  1. Channa Masala - Meh. Some of us liked it though.
  2. Indian Vegetable Korma - Really bland.

Kaushik Rangadurai

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