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Camping is one of the most exciting things to do with friends and family, but not when you’ve allergies. Although it’s always an option for you to go to your allergy doctor and follow all his reminders, medications, and order just to enjoy that camping trip. However, when you’re traveling there will be situations where your allergies might just pop up and it could be about the place, the weather or the food you might be exposed to along the way.

Have An Allergy-free Camping Trip

There are tips that you have to consider in order to have a successful camping escapade:

  1. Do your homework

  • Before the day of your oasis getaway, maybe you can drive around the place and check out the nearest cafes or restaurant, supermarkets, and drug store. More importantly, look for any nearest clinic or hospital in case of emergency.
  1. Consider having more space

  • When planning a camp of course you need tools that can protect you from the weather and allergy attacks. Purchasing a bigger tent is one since it will have all the space you need to be able to cook inside during unpredictable weather outdoors. Just make sure to tent on a safe and non-flammable spot.
  1. Camping Stove

  • You should never fall for second best on this one. Always invest in the best one when it comes to a camping stove.
  1. Travel Fridge

  • This is maybe too much, but if you have the extra budget, bringing a camping fridge will make your little outdoor living convenient. Plus, you are assured that your food will stay fresh and intact.
  1. Bring foils and resealable bags

  • They will come in handy whenever you cook outdoors or just wanted to grab a meal anywhere outside. Especially if you are allergic to a specific food.
  1. Antibacterial wipes

  • Since camping has inevitable chances of mess and spills from food, keeping wipes handy will keep your camping area clean inside and out
  1. Allergy Kit

  • This is highly essential. Make sure that you are loaded with lots of antihistamines, creams, and other allergy meds prescribed by your doctor. Because although you are being cautious about your allergies, you will never know when it will strike.

Allergy-free Camping Meals

In the event that you are not alone dining out on your campsite, preparing food that is good for sharing is a wonderful idea. This is also one way of making new acquaintances and learning new ideas about different things. See to it that you have various choices of allergy-friendly food because you’ll never know yet who might also have allergies among your fellow campers.


  • Bread choices for sandwich: gluten-free loaf and whole wheat.
  • Meat choices: ham, salami, chicken, and roast beef
  • Spreads: Mayo, mustard or cream cheese
  • Lots of different cheese
  • Lettuce (cut into sandwich sizes)
  • Tomato (cut into sandwich sizes)
  • Peanut butter or jelly


  • Bananas, oranges, apples, and grapes


  • Chips or popcorn


  • Make sure that you have your own drinking pack with lots of water, juices, and smoothies.

Snack time:

  • Fruits
  • Chips, dips, and salsa
  • Cookies


  • Mediterranean Cobb Salad
    • Certified allergen and gluten-free
    • It’s composed of boneless and skinless chicken breasts or thighs, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, dried oregano, artichoke, baby spinach, and red wine
  • Sausage Kebabs
    • Certified allergen and gluten-free
    • All you need are smoked gluten and allergy-free Italian sausages, zucchini, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and fresh dill. Of course skewers. And oh, you can have this with any dip of your choice, but it’s best with pepper dip.
  • Potato Salad with Vinaigrette
    • Certified allergen and gluten-free
    • You will need mini yellow potatoes, canola oil (non-GMO), lemon, lime, red grapefruit, olive oil, parsley, garlic, and seasonings of your choice.


  • Cherry Lemonade
    • Certified allergen and gluten-free
    • Non-alcoholic and easy to mix
    • Your ingredients are water, sugar, frozen dark cherries (pitted), freshly squeezed lemon juice, sparkling water and a garnish of your choice. Best served with lots of ice.
  • Superfruit Smoothie
    • Certified allergen and gluten-free
    • Non-alcoholic and easy to mix
    • You will need a blender for this or can pre-blender the fruits and keep them chilled
    • Mix in sweet cherries (fresh or frozen), mango chunks (frozen), strawberries (hulled), unsweetened milk or any alternatives that you are not allergic to, sunflower seed butter, vanilla extract, stevia extract, chia seeds. Load it with crushed ice and it’s a killer.


  • Nothing beats the old camping desserts such as hot chocolate, coffee, cider or tea. Together with roasted marshmallows.

Who says you can’t enjoy a camping because you have allergies. Like what they say “if there’s a will, there’s a way” and why worry if you have your own contingency plan in case your allergies try to ruin the fun. You can always seek a professional opinion from any trusted allergy specialist Manassas for other ways of preventing your allergy attacks while you are outdoors. Nothing should stop you from enjoying life, not even your allergies. So for as long as you know how to control and keep them away do whatever makes you happy and savor the experience and moment while it lasts.

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