7 Camp and Bivouac recipes

7 Camp and Bivouac recipes

  • At Quechua, we are convinced that a good meal is one of the best ways to properly recover and enjoy yourself after a day spent in the mountains.This is why we have come up with some recipes designed for bivouacs and camps, so that you can make the most of your outdoor evenings.

The actual rules to follow for our recipes are quite simple:the ready-to-eat bag must be light and easy to carry all day long in a backpack and not complicated to make once the bivouac or camp is set up.And, of course, it's good to eat! The idea is to prepare everything at home before leaving.

What you will need:

For the preparation:

~-sealed bags (with a zip) or paper bags properly closed with elastic bands;~Advantage of paper bags: they can be used to light a fire or start cleaning the cooking pot before doing the dishes (see our "cooking pot deserves respect!" article).~Advantage of plastic bags: they can be used as small watertight bins.~Take one bag per meal:p~-a marker (to write the name of the contents of the bag and the cooking time).


For cooking, outdoors:

~-a cooking pot (with lid)~-a stove, with gas cartridge~-a fire and embers (for "Camp" recipes)~-plastic cutlery (so as not to scratch the cooking pot)~- an empty box, e.g. box of Tic Tac sweets, filled with a "salt-pepper" and/or "cinnamon-sugar" mixture.


7 Camp and Bivouac recipes
7 Camp and Bivouac recipes


The great classic of bivouac dinners is couscous. It has to be said, couscous is super practical because it doesn't require a lot of preparation/cooking time, or even none at all if you decide to eat it cold (or you have no more gas for the stoveo_O). ~So to update a classic recipe and give it even more taste (crunch), we have put together a variety of wholegrain recipes:


- Chickpea couscous

- Chili-style quinoa

- Coconut cashew pilau rice

For those who love meat, you can take what is known as Beef Jerky in the US, or Billtong in South Africa, with you. Marinated and dried, very finely chopped beef. It is very light and easy to carry. We tried the "Beef Jerky" recipe and found that it was quite good.

7 Camp and Bivouac recipes


For breakfasts, we could have told you to "take breakfast cakes, they're super light in the bag and they provide lots of calories. Dunked into tea or coffee, they're quite tasty. » Yes, that's maybe true.But hey, we thought we could do better.For a good breakfast before going on a hike, we rustled up 2 recipes for you, to be adapted in any way you want (let your creative juices flow!) :

- Chocolate almond & coconut muesli

- Goji & cranberry muesli


When you are carrying for less time, you can bring a little more ;) So that means you can go for more gourmet recipes. We have chosen 2 of these, tried and tested by our Decathlon Camp team. A main course and a dessert, in Top Chef mode at the Campsite :)

- Chicken marinaded in lemon and chili

- Marshmallow chocolate bananas

- An improvised dessert, fruit stewed in a cooking pot

For dessert, at the bivouac or campsite, a stewed fruit in a small and very practical sachet! But you need to carry it and that leads to waste. So why not make a little compote with fruits found on the way? For this, we will need a cooking pot. Obviously, there will not be much sugar, but it is worth it! And there is nothing more enjoyable than eating the fruit that you have collected yourself. We're hunter-gatherers, aren't we?~

Coarsely dice the apples and put them in the pot. Cook on a low heat. Then, when the apples start to break apart, add the cinnamon & sugar mixture. Continue cooking for 2 minutes and turn off the heat.


These recipes were created by our Camp team to inspire you. Do not hesitate to adapt them to your diets, what you have in your cupboards or, quite simply, your tastes.

7 Camp and Bivouac recipes
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These recipes were created by our Camp team to inspire you. Do not hesitate to adapt them to your diets, what you have in your cupboards or, quite simply, your tastes.




My Top 3 walks: Lac d'Anterne, the West Coast Trail and Vercors (but I can’t choose between them)! 

I like to set off on forgotten trails, old shepherd’s or postal trails. 

I don't like:people who throw their litter in the forest.