I recently made a youtube video discussing what to bring to eat on a vegan camping trip! You can check it out at the end of this post.
To be even more helpful, I compiled a list of my vegan friendly camping essentials!
Just to note, some of these are for camping in a colder climate. You obviously aren’t going to need “hot hands” or “vegan wool socks” if you’re camping in the heat of the summer, so just modify the list to your needs!
- Fleece Leggings (Target has polyester/cotton fleece for $12-keeps you very warm!)
- Hiking Socks (Thirty48 Brand has vegan wool for cold weather, but also regular moisture-wicking hiking socks for warmer weather!)
- Athletic Leggings
- T-shirts (long sleeve/short sleeve. Moisture wicking is great for hikes, can also find at Target!)
- Tank tops
- Flannel (I buy secondhand, just make sure it is made out of cotton or synthetic fiber)
- Sports Bras
- Sun-shielding hats
- Sandals for lounging and the showers (if there are showers)
- Swimsuits you don’t mind getting dirty (weather depending)
- Extra extra underwear!
- Hiking shoes/boots
You really need to invest in some good hiking boots. The traction makes all the difference on a hike to keep you from slipping and keep balance with good ankle support. I got my hiking boots from Merrell. They have an entire section on their site for vegan shoes! http://www.merrell.com/US/en/vegan-friendly-shoes-sandals/
For food and cooking needs, it is up to you if you want to bring reusable plates and utensils or you want to bring disposable options. For my camping trip, I bought biodegradable plates and silverware and recycled paper towels.
- Cooking utensils
- Eating utensils
- Paper towels
- Can opener
- Bottle opener
- Oven mit (grabbing a pot off the fire can get very hot)
- Trash bags
- Foil (if cooking in foil)
- Cooler (optional)
- Wash rag
For food options, choose based on your capabilities. If you are bringing a cooler or have refrigeration, feel free to add in more fresh fruit and vegetables. For those without refrigeration, choose the non-perishable food items. I have starred (*) the items that need refrigeration.
- Canned beans
- Nut milk
- Peanut Butter/Almond Butter (individual packets are great for on-the-go)
- Pre-made soups
- Clif Bars
- Rice cakes
- Marshmallows (Dandies)
- Graham Crackers (Nabisco doesn’t have honey!)
- Chocolate (Dark chocolate or Enjoy Life non-dairy chocolate)
For other etc. items, always look for the cruelty-free symbol or vegan symbol on your product.
- Toothpaste (Toms, Jasons, Nature’s Gate, etc.)
- Deodorant (my favorite is Kiss My Face)
- Face wash (I use Lush-Angels on Bare Skin)
- Feminine products (Tampons, etc)
- Bug spray (Honest company)
- Body wash
- Extra camera batteries
- External phone charger
- Reusable water bottle (I love camelback water bottles)
- Hand wipes
- Hot Hands/Hot Toes
- Aloe Vera
- Hair ties
- First Aid kit
- Extra blankets
Hope this helps you get started making your camping list!
Here is the video about vegan camping food I made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rMUo_2cMGU
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