ADV Minimalist Cookbook Thread

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Burtonridr, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. 16VGTIDave

    16VGTIDave Reaver made me do it...

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  2. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority

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    Most of our camping is dry in the desert so we have to carry all of our water. I like to use Aquafina 500ml bottles because I can spread a bunch of bottles out between the panniers. I heat my water with a Coleman 530 stove. Rather than using "instant" oatmeal (aka: wall paper paste), I really prefer Coach's Oats which is a toasted & "cracked" full grain oat. I measure out my Coach's Oats into small ziploc bags and while prepping the bags I'll add raisins and brown sugar. One 500ml bottle of water makes 2 servings of oatmeal. I dump the bag of oats into the water then bring to a boil. After boiling the mixture for a min, the oats are ready to eat in just another min or two.

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  3. Coopdway

    Coopdway Curiouser

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    It's not a regular thing but I've done it more than a few times and look forward to more meals just like it, especially when the riding has run long, it's raining and for whatever the reason, prep, fire, heat all seem like too much work. Make a dinner stop at a food mart deli, pick up a small Caesar salad, a chicken breast and some cherry tomatoes ( I like tomatoes). Open the salad bag, cut (tear) up the breast, add some tomatoes. I eat right out of the bag, getting salad that's sorely missed while on the road. No cooking, no cleanup and a very refreshing meal. Cutlery, salt/pepper, dressing, croutons, etc. all at the Deli. I've altered the salad, adding tomatoes, cucumber, cheese, etc instead of the chicken. Depending on season/locale, I've made some if not most of the items last until the next day, morning at the very least without refrigeration.
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  4. Backcountry Bob

    Backcountry Bob Adventurer

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    I have been backpacking for years and love to make what i've come to know as a hobo pack you take a large piece of foil and fill it with potatoes onions sausage of your choice etc. Add butter and seasoning fold up tight. Then all you have to do is toss it right on the coals of your fire for 20 plus min pull it off and tear foil and eat no dishes easy to make and it's damn good too.
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  5. Backcountry Bob

    Backcountry Bob Adventurer

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    Left overs work great if you can manage some eggs for breakfast too
  6. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    It was for coffee & tea water. Thermos was easier.