How Do You Store Dog Food for Backpacking?

By Michael Ferguson

If you are a dog lover and an avid backpacker, you may have thought about bringing your canine companion along on your next outdoor adventure. But before you plan your trip, you need to consider how you will provide for your pup in the wild. One of the most important things to consider is how you will store and transport your dog’s food while on the trail.

Choose the Right Food – The first step in preparing for a backpacking trip with Fido is to choose the right food. Look for lightweight, high-calorie foods that are easy to transport and won’t spoil in hot temperatures. Freeze-dried or dehydrated foods are ideal for backpacking because they weigh almost nothing and can be easily rehydrated in water.

Store it Safely – Once you’ve chosen your dog’s food, it’s important to store it safely so that it doesn’t spoil or get infested with pests while on the trail. Choose a container that is watertight, airtight, and rodent-proof. Plastic buckets or bins are great options because they’re lightweight yet durable enough to protect against moisture and other elements.

Pack it Properly – When packing for your backpacking trip, make sure to keep any perishable items separate from other items in your pack. Keep all of your dog’s food items together in one place so that they don’t get mixed up with other items in your pack. You should also avoid packing too much food; if possible, try to bring only enough for each day of hiking plus an extra day just in case of an emergency.

Transport It Carefully – Once you arrive at your campsite or trailhead, it’s important to be mindful of how you transport your pup’s food from place to place. Pet foods can easily attract critters like bears or raccoons so make sure that any open containers are secured tightly when not being used. It’s also a good idea to store unused pet food away from camp at night so that no wild animals are attracted by its smell.

Conclusion: Storing dog food for backpacking is essential if you want Fido to join you on the trail! Choose lightweight, high-calorie foods that won’t spoil easily and store them safely in airtight containers or bins when not being used. Pack only enough food for each day plus an extra day just in case of an emergency and be mindful of how you transport pet foods from place to place; secure any open containers tightly and store unused pet food away from camp at night when possible