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How to Make a Bucket Lunch


By Chris Perrot, Out Doors’ Program Coordinator

When looking for something quick, easy, and relatively mess-free for your next camping meal, remember the ‘ODI most famous’ Bucket Lunch.

While there is not much literature available on Bucket Lunches, it appears to come from the US, where commercial white water rafting operators, going down the Colorado River, would mix all ingredients in the bailing bucket (receptacle used for manually removing water which has entered a boat) and then serve the mixture onto a flatbread.

What do you need?


  • Chopping Board
  • Chopping Knife
  • Salad Bowl
  • Serving Spoon
  • (Can Opener)

Fresh food

  • Lettuce
  • Avocados (Sliced)
  • Tomatoes
  • Capsicums
  • Red Onions


  • Wraps
  • Corn Chips
  • Red Beans (Canned)
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • (Hot Sauce)


1. Chop up the fresh food and add all ingredients to the salad bowl. Mix gently.

2. Lightly crush the corn chips on top and mix gently again.

3. Place your filling down the centre of the wrap, fold it up et voila!

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