Minimalist Truck Camper Food

I have a single burner propane stove (a Coleman single burner) and no cooler or fridge. Two knives, 3 spoons and 1 fork. A spatula.

Cleaning Dishes

I hate to wash dishes. Much of my cooking decisions are predicated upon how many dishes  I have to deal with. Embarrassing, but true.
I use cloth towels (from the car department in Walmart) and Dr Bronner’s soap on the  stainless steel plates and bowls. The plates and bowls are very easy to clean, are lightweight, are darn near indestructible. They can be used as lids, scoops, fans and for measurements.minimalist kitchen

Meat and Veggies

Spicy or regular V-8 is a whole serving of vegetables. And doesn’t require cleaning a chopping board or knife. V-8 instead of water in ramen or rice or soup is a nice treat. Spam is meat that doesn’t need refrigeration. Wide varieties of beans come in cans. Avocados and bananas and apples come in their own packaging . Sardines and tuna come in animal proof packaging. Flour tortillas last for a very long time. A six pack of eggs last about a week without refrigeration … if its not freezing or sweltering outside.

truck camping breakfast

Bean & Tortilla

balanced meal

Notice the veggies (V-8) and the fruit (peaches) and the fiber and crackers. And no dishes.


P-nut butter is fatty and full of protein. With banana or apple it is filling and yummy. Mix p-nut butter with siracha and coat a tortilla for weird take on a  spam taco.

This is the newest easy treat.  Tasty Bites are  very tasty. They come in 6 or 7 different veggie selections. Just put the package in boiling water for a few minutes and eat out of the package. Only with a spoon to clean!Easiest Truck Camping Meal

When the local food markets are open I sometimes grab veggies and feast …  even if it involves dishes.

veggies and rice


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10 Responses to Minimalist Truck Camper Food

  1. david allen Bouman says:

    I still love fried spam and eggs. Much love, db


    • Mas Prema says:

      Me too. Just hard to admit in this health conscious eating world. It’s so good … it must be bad!

      On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 2:09 PM Truck Camper Hints wrote:



  2. Awesome tips! I might keep some of the min my back pocket for future camping trips.

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  3. Frederic says:

    One of the things I love about your blog is the revelation of how big and full life can be when one learns to know one’s true needs and how to make existence artful and appealing. Your creativity and resourcefulness seems endless to me.


  4. Bill Kelly says:

    Spam taco..hmm? Lol


    • Mas Prema says:

      So good and salty and fatty and easy. Some days call for that combo. Some days I add fresh veggies. I am out of cell phone range often, so answer/acknowledgement may be tardy. Thanks for reading and commenting on the blog.


  5. Gloria says:

    You are an amazing woman!! I love this article, I too am not one to be in the kitchen. Don’t forget a pie iron, no stove required just a nice relaxing bonfire. Simple easy recipes and easy clean up.
    Have a wonderful day.


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