Camping/Backpacking Ramen

Today’s challenge: Submit a recipe that works great for camping or backpacking (or both). This generally means no perishable ingredients such as raw meat and the lighter, the better. Also, at least for the backpacking one, it should be high in calories since you burn a ton carrying 40 pounds on your back and walking 10 miles.

I will start with a simple rendition of something I've eaten before:


  • 2 packets of chicken ramen
  • 10 oz of canned chicken (or whatever the large size can is)
  • one carrot, pre-diced if you want
  • one onion, pre-diced if you want
  • When the water begins to boil, add the diced veggies. (The veggies should stay fresh for at least 3-4 days in your pack, on a longer trip, you may consider something else). Add the ramen, broken up, but not crushed, to the boiling water. Add the canned chicken, and some of the liquid in the can. Cook for 5-7 minutes. You can either drain at this point or if you want a soup, add the flavor packet now. This serves two extremely hungry backpackers or 3-4 normal people.