Foil Packs for Camping: How to Prep Grill Packs

Today I wanted to talk about the easiest meal prep you will ever do for camping: Foil packs! Foil packs or grill packs are a great way to save time when you’re camping. Just prepare them before you go and store them on ice. When you are ready to eat, just throw them on a bed of hot coals!

We make grill packs whenever we go camping so we don’t have to mess around with food prep while at the campsite. Here is a list of the ingredients we use. You can use any veggies, meats, and herbs that you prefer.


  • Small potatoes, cut into pieces
  • Brussel sprouts, cut in half
  • White onion
  • Green onion
  • Bell peppers
  • Whole jalapeno, one per pack
  • Garlic cloves
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Fresh thyme
  • Butter
  • Avocado oil
  • Spices such as salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • Beef stew meat
  • Fajita meat (beef)
  • Spicy sausage
  • Ground beef, grass fed

We have also used cut up pork chops, kielbasa, and chunks of chicken.

Prepping the Foil Packs

Be sure to use heavy duty aluminum foil. Pull out about 2 feets worth. Pile all of the ingredients you want to use in the middle of the piece of foil. Add cut up pieces of butter and about 2 tablespoons of avocado oil. Then, add your spices.

Now it is time to fold the grill packs! Check out the above video for tips and tricks on how to fold your pack so it doesn’t leak. After you are done folding the aluminum foil, wrap each pack very tightly in plastic wrap. I like to put 2-3 into a plastic grocery bag afterwards to make sure they are water tight. Then, the grill packs go into the cooler! Make sure to keep them cold. The worst thing that could happen was for your freshly prepped grill packs to spoil because they aren’t kept on ice!

Make sure to check out my YouTube video linked above. We prepped grill packs at the hotel the day before we headed into Yellowstone for camping! It was a different experience prepping our foil packs in the hotel, but it worked out great. Let me know what ingredients you like to use in your foil packs in the comments below!

This is the BEST aluminum foil for the job:

We like this steak seasoning because it is delicious and the container is camping friendly:

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