What do you cook/eat when camping?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by tafflink, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Stromdog

    Stromdog Howl at the Moon

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    Cook breakfast? Man, it's all I can do to drag my sorry butt out of the tent, boil some water for coffee, brush my teeth and load up the bike. Let alone kicking the other, hungover Bro's out of the sack so we can get riding by 9 am. :lol3
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  2. O'Hooligan

    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    Owenst, who makes that grill stand that you have?
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  3. FXRocket

    FXRocket Phoneticide Squad

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    Where would one get real MRE's these days?
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  4. justJeff

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    Even when I plan to hit cafe's on a trip, I still carry a dehyrated meal with me, just in case. I usually keep some oatmeal for the same reason.

    Glad that Stromdog seconded my opinion of the Mountainhouse chilimac. It's my favorite dehydrated dinner. It's part of that new series of meals too, it's very, very compact.
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  5. ownst1100

    ownst1100 BLUES TRAVELER 04'GSA

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    O'Hooligan, I made the grill stand myself.

    To me, cooking is part of camping. Up until a year ago I too was doing the minute rice or noodle pack ,hotdogs, packaged meals, Mountain House meals, vienna sausages, ect. But after a trip to the doctors when I was having problems with my vision I got the news that I had become type II diabetic. Yep, was a real shocker and was told I needed to change my way's. Now I have to read lables on everything and watch what I eat. I wondered just how this was going to effect my motorcycling camping trips because I was still going to cook and camp. There were a lot of foods I had to learn to do without but there was plenty I could still eat. Came up with my cooking platform and you know what? Im actually eating better and thats made camping all that much better. And to top it off i've lost 35 lbs from eating better.
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  6. hugemoth

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    Basmatti rice with tahini and salt is one of my staples while traveling. In case you're not familier with tahini, it's simply ground sesame seeds, similar to peanut butter but thinner in texture. Drizzle a little on rice for a great flavor.
    It's also good on toast with coffee in the morning.

    Hugemoth
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  7. swjohnsey

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    From the commisary or Ranger Joe's or Brigade Quartermaster.
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  8. banshee

    banshee hi

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    MRE information and links to purchase http://www.mreinfo.com/
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  9. crackhead

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    owenst, you've got to give another shot of that stand.. It is intriguing to me.. Is taht a spring off the back corner?? What about your silver.. What are they??
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  10. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul Super Moderator

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    Tortillas and beer.

    :freaky
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  11. jjustj

    jjustj cum petris et choris

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    mtn house dehydrated. the serving size for 2 is filling for me.! powdered coffeee creamer works as sunstitute for milk for recipes. Also cooking food wrapped well in foil set on engine makes for a hot meal when ya stop. My dad used to be a traveling salesman and did engine cooking on his Caddy engine, just remember to put vent holes in cans or else!!! blewie what a mess.:beer
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  12. ownst1100

    ownst1100 BLUES TRAVELER 04'GSA

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    What your seeing off the back courner of the stove is the flexable arm of a $20 LED Bar-B-Que light. Has two really kick ass magnetes and a clamp. I made a removable mount that it clamps too so it stays with the stoves when moved around.

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    The silverware is something my daughter gave me for my cooking kit. Someone gave her just a fork and spoon and she asked if i'd like them. Wife said there somekind of designer ware that run about $25 each. Of course I took them, adds a nice touch.:D
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  13. Drifter

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  14. ownst1100

    ownst1100 BLUES TRAVELER 04'GSA

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    Thanks, that really is something I hadn't seen or tried yet.
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  15. JohnBoy777

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  16. Lee Keller King

    Lee Keller King Adventurer Wannabe

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    +1 on the chicken pouches. We use them backpacking. Same for the Tuna.

    Lee
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  17. O'Hooligan

    O'Hooligan Ken Dodd's dads dogs dead

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    Owenst, thanks for the info, that is a cool set up. It looks like the grill section must slide out and then the side panels are hinged to fold flat against the back, I'm I correct? But what are the two bolts in the center of the back panel for?
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  18. VStromTom

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    FWIW, for coffee boil, you can drop a pebble into the boiling water, or stick a twig into the water, and knock down the boil, and the grounds to the bottom of the container. You may get a little bit of fine grounds in your cup, but if you pour carefully, few if any pieces of the big stuff will flow. As to the camp cook set up, the food looks great, but I don't know that I have that much stuff in my kitchen! How do you carry all of that?:kumbaya
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  19. ownst1100

    ownst1100 BLUES TRAVELER 04'GSA

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    Those two black bolts are actually rubber covers on the receptical for the camlocs. These two hold everything together when its folded flat. Also there are 2 grills that slid into the leg supports. This allows it all to break down,stack, and fit in the lid of one Jesse Bag shown here.

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    If you look in my Webshots, the link is below in my signature. Look in the album "Evolution on my Camp Stove" you will see pictures of one or two going together, many, many pictures.

    Right now, the bike is packed, and im headed out to the desert for a night of camping. Augua Caliente in San Deigo county, one of my favorite spots. Mid week i'll have it all to myself. Last month I finished a mount for the rack on the back of my bike that the stove sits on. For those rally's and camp spots that have no tables. This is its second trip, I made a few changes and it test time.

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    The mount splits in half and breaks down to 9.250" X 12.500" and less than 1.0" thick. Fits flat in the bottom of the bag or stores on edge up against the inside wall of on bag taking up very little space.

    Im out of here
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  20. AngryScot

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    That is fucking awesome! :bow:thumb

    Oh and when I bring a stove I make pre-marinated steak or chicken and a bag of veg and then freeze. Letting it thaw while riding! After that it is jerky, peanuts and diet pepsi. The vaccum food saver bags are also great for shrinking up an emergency change of clothes or other items that don't see much if any use, but are just-incase-items
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