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Old 12-03-2007, 12:23 PM   #1
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Question What do you cook/eat when camping?

I'm looking for guidance.
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:34 PM   #2
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The length of trip and ease of reprovisioning always dictates this for me. If it will be easy to resupply along the way I tend to eat more fresh stuff. If the trip is more remote and harder to resupply I take dehyrated meals like those from Mountainhouse, Backpackers Pantry, etc.

I enjoy the convenience of the dehydrated meals as I can just boil water, pour some in the pouch, seal it, wait, and then eat a hot meal. There are some that I like pretty well, and others that I don't really care for. Personaly, I like the chilimac from Mountainhouse pretty well, it's tasty, and hearty. If all I have to worry about is boiling water all I take along are my pocket rocket stove, and a stainless cup. I use the stainless cup for boiling water for meals, as well as for having oatmeal in the morning, and for coffee and tea. It makes for a pretty compact, light cooking kit.

Of course things change if you can resupply every couple of days. Add a small pot and frying pan to the above kit and you can be enjoying stew (either home made or canned), bacon, eggs, etc. If you use the search function you'll find some meals that folks on here have prepared that are pretty spectacular looking.
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:43 PM   #3
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I suppose it depends on what you're carrying and how close to a grocery store you are. If I have a cooler and access to a mega-mart, I like to grab some of those frozen cornish game hens. Since they're frozen like a brick, they take all day to thaw (in the cooler). But, they're small, taste great and are easy to cook over a small fire or stove. If you're travelling more lightly, then dehydrated is they way to go.
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Old 12-03-2007, 02:16 PM   #4
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+1 on the Mountainhouse Chili Mac. Sometimes I pack along Ramen noodles and Hormel Chili or Dinty Moore Beef Stew. Heat the stuff up right in the can and pour it over the cooked, Ramen noodles. Oreo or Chips Ahoy cookies for desert. Ain't nothin better than camp chow after a good day of riding, except maybe a little JD around the fire later.
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:01 PM   #5
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Cigarettes and Tic Tacs.
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:03 PM   #6
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Cigarettes and Tic Tacs.
you forgot coffee!
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:46 PM   #7
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depends on the type of trip and distance from food.

Breakfast: Oatmeal and coffee

Lunch: Diner somewhere on the road, GORP and snacks all day if on the trail.

Dinner: For dehydrated splurge:, by far the best and healthiest of the dehydrateds. Usually a rice or noodle pack from the regular grocery store plus protein--steak or burger if close enough to camp to not spoil, hotdogs or canned salmon (I am sick of tuna) if further away.

Don't forget the pre-cooked BACON--the best camp food to hit the grocery store EVER.
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:11 PM   #8
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Cigarettes and Tic Tacs.
That is just GROSS!
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Originally Posted by Gillies
Cigarettes and Tic Tacs.
This and the reply about forgetting Coffee made me split a gut! The humor is one of the main attractions for wasting my time here.
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:43 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by tafflink
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:22 AM   #12
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What do you cook while camping

Howdy: This is my first post to this group. So if I break a rule, please tell me gently!

What do I cook while camping? Whatever looks good at a grocery store along the way.

I carry a full camp kitchen, consisting of my ancient Optimus alcohol stove/pot and pan set, a cutting board and really big sharp knife, an itty bitty folding grill, silverware and a couple of cheap melamite plates. It all fits in one bag of my Pacific Coast with lots of room left over. And an ice chest where most people put a Givi tailbox. I don't know about you, but I don't travel any distance without AT LEAST a gallon of water and the ice chest is the best place to carry it. It's also handy for that other essential camping item; a partial sixpack of suds. Sometimes I even put ice in it.

Somewhere during my day's travel I'll stop at a grocery store and pick up a steak and a vegetable or two. Then I'm set for the evening.

I also carry at least two days of canned food, plus something dried and chewy just in case.

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Old 02-07-2008, 08:49 AM   #13
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plus something dried and chewy just in case.
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:26 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by tafflink
I'm looking for guidance.
Whatever looks good on the menu at the diner where I stop before going to the pre-built camping facilities like Red Roof, etc. I do light up a cigar to puff while I have an evening stout or ale, sitting outside the rustic rental room.

Sorry, I just can't do the tent thing like most of the rest of you guys. Maybe some time when I REALLY feel like it, I'll bust out the tent...
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:46 PM   #15
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Talking that's what you cook (if by the ocean)

Take a fishing road with you and catch some fish..
Filet the fish rub with some olive oil salt and pepper and then bread crumbs seasoned bread crumbs if you prefer then put in your pan at low heat make a salad if you can and that's it.... Make a salad if you can...
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