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Lightweight backpacking food

lightweight backpacking food

Taking off on a wild camp, back packing adventure or expedition doesn’t mean having to eat bland or tasteless meals – cup-a-soups are great but there’s so much more to lightweight backpacking food now.

There’s a wide range of tasty, nutritious and (very importantly) lightweight backpacking food available and they will fuel your body for activity and give you something to look forward to at the end of a long day of adventures.

There are two main types of camping food – ready to eat and dehydrated and there are pros and cons with both.

Ready to eat:


  • Can be eaten hot or cold
  • Don’t need you to carry or add water
  • Easy to cook


  • Often heavier
  • Can have a lower calorie count



  • Super lightweight and compact
  • Long shelf life
  • Tend to have a higher calorie count


  • You have to carry and boil water

Our range includes Firepot dehydrated meals, which feature on the DofE Expedition Kit List.

Firepot was created in 2017 when the founders identified a hole in the expedition food market while trekking through Greenland.

They wanted healthy, hearty meals that didn’t weigh them down or keep them waiting. Above all, they wanted natural food that tasted as good as the food they ate at home. They couldn’t find it anywhere. Consequently, Firepot was born in a Dorset barn — delicious, nutritious, dehydrated slow-cooked meals inspired by their travels.

It’s lightweight and easy to use so it can be enjoyed from the Cornish coast to the hills of the Lake District.  All you do is add water.

We have all recipes in stock including lots of new Vegan meals:

  • Mac n Greens
  • Green Gumbo
  • Orzo Bolognese
  • Smoky Tomato Paella
  • Porcini Mushroom Risotto
  • Dal and Rice with Spinach

Check out our range of Firepot meals here:

Ideal for a range of outdoor activities and expeditions, we also stock Wayfayrer camping food packs which are pre-cooked and ready to eat, so they are simple to re-heat on the go. Tasty, nutritious and simple to prepare, Wayfayrer also features on the DofE Expedition Kit List.

They are an ideal backpack & camping food companion for your next adventure, developed to provide a convenient and nutritious camping food solution for today’s active outdoor enthusiasts’ and professionals.

Recipes include:

  • All Day Breakfast
  • Chicken Tikka & Rice
  • Meatballs and Pasta
  • Moroccon Style Bean Stew
  • Chocolate Pudding
  • Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownie

Check out our range of Wayfarer meals here:

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