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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, 05:27 PM   #7
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last trip we ate:


Crab cakes, pork tenderloin, rib eye steaks, pasta and sausage, grilled tuna ........and a bottle of KNOB CREEK. All cooked by us at the camp site.
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:31 PM   #8
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How cheap are you? Things that are easy to cook on the road, require no refrigeration and available from grocery stores:

Ramen
Coffee
Spam
Canned chicken/turkey
Oatmean the instant stuff or old fashoned stuff packed in sandwich bags.
Macaroni and cheese
Canned beef stew
Canned chili
Canned vegetables
Peanut butter
Raisins or other dried fruit
Weight Watcher full meal bars

A quick meal, package of Ramen, can of boned chicken, can of vegall, tobasco, salt and pepper to taste. Takes five minutes

A quick breakfast, 1/4 cup oatbran, 1/4 cup raisins, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg prepackaged in a ziplock bag, 1 1/4 cup water. Bring water to boil, add contents of bag, simmer 5 minutes.

Cowboy coffee - 1/4 cup coffee, 2 tablespoons sugar in ziploc bag. Bring 2 cups water to boil, add contents of bag and let steep 5 minutes. Filter coffee through a piece of screen or your dew rag.
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:43 PM   #9
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You guys are making me hungry! More than that, I want to get on my bike and go out in the woods and cook something.
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:46 PM   #10
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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: www.maryjanesfarm.com, 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 12-03-2007, 05:56 PM   #11
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last trip we ate:


Crab cakes, pork tenderloin, rib eye steaks, pasta and sausage, grilled tuna ........and a bottle of KNOB CREEK. All cooked by us at the camp site.
And a Prevost support vehicle? .
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:02 PM   #12
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There was a good past and recent thread about camping recipes that has some interesting takes on camping feeds.
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:03 PM   #13
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I can carry 2 days of food, breakfast,lunch and dinner keeping what ever needs to be kept cold cold. A nice breakfast of eggs,bacon,and coffee. A snack lunch and then a nice dinner, usually salmon, steam veggies and a nice glass of wine.



This meal takes about 15 minutes total to make and clean up takes less. This cooking settup (not counting the one 442 stove and cookware) folds flat and fits in the lid of one Jesse bag.
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:10 PM   #14
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I can carry 2 days of food, breakfast,lunch and dinner keeping what ever needs to be kept cold cold. A nice breakfast of eggs,bacon,and coffee. A snack lunch and then a nice dinner, usually salmon, steam veggies and a nice glass of wine.



This meal takes about 15 minutes total to make and clean up takes less. This cooking settup (not counting the one 442 stove and cookware) folds flat and fits in the lid of one Jesse bag.

THAT is a nice set-up.
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:17 PM   #15
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Really, it comes down to how much effort and time you want to put into camp cooking.
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