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Camping with Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Summertime means it’s time for camping, hiking, and backpacking trips. Some of the best camping memories involve munching on a crisp apple around the campfire as the rest of the food cooks.

Unless you’re camping in an RV, cooler space is limited. If you’re backpacking, you have no cooler. That doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables. Some fruits and vegetables will keep for three to five days without any refrigeration, so you can save the ice and cooler space for those foods that demand refrigeration.

Fruits and Vegetables for Camping that Don’t Require Refrigeration

Here’s a list of fruits and vegetables that will keep without refrigeration:

•Apples
•Oranges
•Lemons
•Grapefruit
•Beans
•Broccoli
•Carrots
•Celery
•Onions
•Potatoes
•Mushrooms
•Peas
•Peppers
•Tomatoes
•Turnips
•Zucchini
•Peas in the Pod

Tips for Packing Food for Camping

Keeping Your Food Cool and Fresh While Camping