What do you cook/eat when camping?

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  1. AngryScot

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    agreed, my alcohol stove would make short work of melting the rest of those things. Still really cool design, I would be interested to see how the kettle holds up to water and the structure when poured. Nice space saving design, I use the similar rimmed plate/bowls and they works great.
  2. BeemerChef

    BeemerChef Wandering Homeless

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    I do the same with Photography, being on the road full time though gives me more leeway to cook on the not so "photographic" days!. Being without refrigeration however for over 6 years now there really is not much clean up needed and I generally cook something that will remain for a couple of days. Again, with the simplicity of no refrigeration all is so much more easier with specially no spoilage. [hey, I am still alive...]
    I wrote to them in England to see if they would ship some of those products here. Will let you know how they hold up if so. I generally write a bit about what we use, never claiming they are the best products, just sharing.
    Stay well. Ara and Spirit
  3. MattW

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    As long as the kettle was full, it wouldn't matter if the flame hit the silicone body. You can boil water in a plastic soda bottle as long as the flame only contacts where there is water on the other side - sounds crazy but it works - give it a try.

    Silicone (or at least certain grades) are very heat tolerant - I've used silicone moulds to cast lead in the past.
  4. AdventurePoser

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  5. nimrod

    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

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    No 'frige in the motorhome?
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    I thought the man and his dog were "living in" a sidecar rig?
  7. nimrod

    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

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    Appearances are everything :hmmmmm
  8. BeemerChef

    BeemerChef Wandering Homeless

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    Where did this motor home come from? There is a small camper here at The Oasis, a shipping container, fire pits, solar Oven, sorry, but no refrigeration for the few weeks a year we are here to regroup. Consider it a storage. I call it a "Base Camp".

    Stay well.
    Ara and Spirit
    www.TheOasisOfMySoul.com
  9. nimrod

    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

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    This is what you were rolling when I met you. A mutual "friend" told me you had upgraded to a motorhome. Maybe it was some other fellow?
  10. Lost Rider

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    I try to eat as well as I can afford while living off my bike or traveling, sometimes that means Ramen noodles. (with hot sauce packets from gas stations)




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    Sometimes when life is real good I can get some fresh meat early in the day to eat out on the trail.

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    Or even better when I can catch some dinner.

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    Though sometimes I have traded a little work for some grub, no shame here.



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    Though pasta is good too.


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    Fresh shrimp on the beach in Mexico is always cost effective and tasty.

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    And on some days there's just a liquid dinner. And that's OK too.

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  11. max384

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    I usually eat canned stuff, and some sort of meat and veggie that I pick up at a local place along the way.

    I usually heat the canned stuff right in the can and my preferred way to cook a steak is to toss it right on the coals. It cooks the outside really quick and leaves the inside nice and rare... Just perfect!

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    ... Of course, if you're in bear country, this isn't a great way to do it!
  12. nimrod

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    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

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    I like the way you cook! :dg
  14. Lost Rider

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    I thought this thread was about what we cook/eat while camping? :deal
    Not the vehicles BeemerChef has traveled in while living his life how he sees fit over many years while sharing it so elegantly with the ADV community, Tex.
  15. nimrod

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    The discussion is about refrigeration.
  16. BeemerChef

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    Thank "Lost Rider" and "Nimrod"...
    I love those Photos and the way you cook.
    I think about fishing a lot but the Licenses for out of State are expensive and getting caught without one is not an option.
    Stay well. Ara and Spirit
  17. TebKLR

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    I like couscous.....easier and more fuel-efficient than rice. Add some canned/cooked mini shrimp, and you have a meal fit for a king!
  18. Ceri JC

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    Nice, I've seen the cups and bowls for a while now, but hadn't seen actual cooking utensils utilising this technology. I might look into getting some for my Kifaru stove (where heat is a flat metal surface, not a flame, so the risk of melting is far lower). It'd be interesting to see if you could get a saucepan in this style that nested perfectly inside a frying pan. I'd only really want to change my current (Titanium - MyTi) cookware if I could get a whole cookset of kettle, frying pan, saucepan and cup in less total space than all that stuff nested.
  19. JR Greenhorn

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    If you didn't mind mounting them exposed, something like this might work?:

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    http://www.endroad.com/index.php/quick-fist-mounts/3-quick-fist-clamp.html

    I've never tried them myself, but these Quick Fist Clamps get pretty good reviews around the interwebs.
  20. JR Greenhorn

    JR Greenhorn Been here awhile

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    Admittedly, I typically do the base camp thing with dirt bikes, but some of what's worked for us might work for those of you who enjoy a good meal in camp.




    For the last couple of years, I've always had a bag of this packed with my camp cooking gear:

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    It has a great hearty, nutty flavour. Very filling. It tastes even better when made with chicken broth, so I usually carry some chicken bouillon cubes with my camp cook gear. Instead of the broth, the old packaging suggested adding a bit of olive oil to the water, which is also good. Of course you can make it with just water too.

    It does take 45 minutes to cook, and it should sit in the pot a little while before eating (preparation instructions are on their website), so you likely know already if this is fits your style or not.

    For me, I usually start the rice, start working on the rest of the meal, and have enough time to enjoy sipping down my first cup of this for the evening:

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    Before making my first trip to the Bounday Waters Canoe Area this spring, I had done some reseach on historical methods of packing food. I came across this reenactor's online store, and decided to try their Beef Barley Soup mix:

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    We added some of their shredded dried beef:

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    ...to the soup and simmered it while boiling the rice (2 burners needed, or could simmer soup over a fire depending on your setup). As suggested on their online store, the soup makes an excellent sauce over rice, especially the Wild Blend rice! The meal sure was a hit in camp. One 1/2lb package of their soup mix with one 2oz package of their beef made just enough to cover the entire 4lb bag of rice, which didn't quite feed 9 guys. Obviously the portions could be cut down.

    This is probably the best non-perishable, easy-packable meal I've yet tried.