Walmart Backpacking Food?

I don’t have easy access to an outdoors store where I can buy freeze dried food. Our biggest grocery store around here is Walmart so when I decided to go for a short backpacking trip for Labor Day I was sort of scrambling to find some food to take with me. It wasn’t my fastest trip to the grocery store as I wandered up and down the aisles looking for some filling food to take along.

What I found wasn’t the lightest since everything was ready to eat but in a pinch, it worked out pretty well. (They were also all less than $3 each!)

I also was able to find the usual assortment of snack foods:

In the end, I was really pleased with my resourceful finds for main dishes.

5 thoughts on “Walmart Backpacking Food?”

  1. I’ve totally gone to the local grocery store for backpacking/camping foods. I really like Zatarans and Good Earth beans and rice or bean pilaf mixtures (being a vegetarian), plus there are a few good dried risotto packages that you can find in the rice section, and this weekend on our bike trip we hit Trader Joes and got Indian foil packets (and had some Madras Lentils from Tasty Bite) and tortillas, which worked out great as a no-heat meal so we could avoid bringing the stove. I think in the future we’ll probably bring the stove, but still do burittos, since we didn’t need plates or utensils. We also usually bring oatmeal for the morning. Come to think of it, I’ve never actually bought real backpacking food. (Mind you, I don’t backpack, but I do camp.)

  2. Awesome finds! I am super intrigued by that coconut curry with chicken and shiitake mushrooms – sounds like it would be super tasty poured over a big bowl of instant rice. Mmm. 🙂

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