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Five Best Camping Food Containers – Securing Your Camp Food Better

Updated on October 29, 2010

Food is one of our most important needs. During camping trips, we secure ourselves by stocking on canned goods, freeze-dried meals and other preserved goods. However, if you want to cut down on the cost of commercial food and go for healthier options, you can choose to bring your own ingredients and store them in tight food containers to keep them from spoiling and prepare them at camp.

To keep your camp food from spoiling, you must choose camping food containers that are made of very durable and non-toxic materials that will resist damages to keep your food safe. Avoid those that contain harmful materials such as lead and BPA to keep you and your loved ones safe. It’s not true that plastic food containers should be avoided because some plastic containers today are BPA-free and can provide safe food storage to avoid health problems. Next, you must see to it that the lids seal tightly; tight lids provide better protection and storage for your food. And since you’re going camping, it’s better if you can find food containers that are light to make them easier for you to carry along.

Aside from storing your ingredients such as veggies, salted fish and marinated meats, you can also use food containers for safely storing your leftovers. Since you don’t exactly have an unlimited supply of food in the outdoors, it’s best to use your resources wisely and keep those that can still serve you well and food is not an exception. Besides, it’s also best to keep leftovers stored because doing so will prevent wild animals from smelling them and coming to your camp. Here are some great camping food containers for your camp food.

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid 24-Piece Food Storage Container Set
Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid 24-Piece Food Storage Container Set

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid 24-Piece Food Storage Container Set

When it comes to safe plastic food storage, Rubbermaid is one of the most trusted brands. This 24-piece food container set includes a couple of cups for each measurement: 1/2 cup, 1 1/4 cups, 2 cups, 3 cups, 5 cups and 7 cups. Aside from using them to store your food, you can also use them as measuring vessels for outdoor cooking. They’re clearly transparent too so you can easily see their contents. Each container comes with a lid that seals in tightly for better food keeping. These containers are all safe for placing anywhere like the microwave oven, the freezer or the dishwasher. What’s more, each piece is free of harmful materials to keep your food safe for your health.

Pyrex 6021224 Storage 10-Piece Set, Clear with Blue Lids
Pyrex 6021224 Storage 10-Piece Set, Clear with Blue Lids

Pyrex 6021224 Storage 10-Piece Set, Clear with Blue Lids

Pyrex is known for very durable food ware and this set guarantees you safe and reliable food protection and storage. This set offers you ten pieces, each clearly transparent for you to be able to see its contents without opening the lids. Each lid seals on the containers tightly to prevent food from spoiling. Included in this set are three round containers, two rectangular containers and five plastic lids – that makes a total of ten pieces. There’s a couple of 2-cup round containers, one 4-cup round container, one 3.5-cup rectangular container, and one 6-cup rectangular container. Each container is made of non-porous glass and is stain and odor-resistant. It can endure extreme temperatures so you can put any of the containers in a microwave oven or a freezer. All the pieces are dishwasher-safe too.

Rubbermaid 7J93 Produce Saver Square 8-Piece Set Food Storage Containers
Rubbermaid 7J93 Produce Saver Square 8-Piece Set Food Storage Containers

Rubbermaid 7J93 Produce Saver Square 8-Piece Set Food Storage Containers

This set of food container is great to have around if you’re bringing along ingredients for an outdoor grill or something like that. You can store in your veggies, fish and meats in them because these food containers feature a smart vent system that helps lengthen the life of your goods. It works by allowing oxygen to circulate inside the containers while keeping contents away from moisture with trays that come with the whole package. This set includes a couple of 2-cup round containers, one 5-cup round container and one large 14-cup round container. Each is crystal clear to enable you to see the contents without lifting the lids. For each food container, there’s a fitting lid that seals in your food’s freshness. All the pieces nest well too so you can store them easily in your camping bags.

Kinetic Go Green Premium Nano Silver 7 Piece Food Storage Container Set
Kinetic Go Green Premium Nano Silver 7 Piece Food Storage Container Set

Kinetic Go Green Premium Nano Silver 7 Piece Food Storage Container Set

Here’s another set of food containers guaranteed to provide you with superior food storage. This set includes a couple of 15-ounce rectangular containers, a couple of 27-ounce rectangular containers, one 30-ounce rectangular container, one 44-ounce rectangular container and one 47-ounce rectangular container. Each container is made of unbreakable, BPA-free polypropylene infused with micro-particles of silver with antimicrobial properties; therefore, each container is mold and fungus resistant for your greater protection. You can use this set for fresh ingredients to keep them from harboring harmful microorganisms and for leftovers to keep them from spoiling and developing molds and other yucky stuff. Each container also comes with an airtight locking system that prevents contents from spoiling. This set is safe to put in the microwave oven, freezer and dishwasher.

Anchor Hocking 10-Piece TrueSeal Storage Set
Anchor Hocking 10-Piece TrueSeal Storage Set

Anchor Hocking 10-Piece TrueSeal Storage Set

Take your camp food storage to a higher level with this camping food container set. Each container is made of tempered, BPA-free glass that’s safe to put in the microwave oven, refrigerator, freezer or the dishwasher. By just taking off the lids, you re-heat your leftovers in a camping oven. Each container comes with a leak-proof plastic lid that seals in tightly to reserve your food freshness. The lids also feature window for you to get a glimpse of the contents from the top. This set includes 5 glass containers and 5 plastic lids. There are a couple of 2-cup round containers, one 1-cup round container, one 4-cup round container and one 7-cup round container. All the pieces nest well together so you can easily stack them and store them in your camping bags.

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