What do you cook/eat when camping?

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by tafflink, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Old Dog

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    I love Brussels sprouts cooked any way, steamed, broiled, baked, fried or baked.

    As well as spinach and asparagus. Anything green is good. But I'm old.
  2. Gypped

    Gypped Backyard Camper

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    I like spinach and asparagus as well. Sprouts I was never fond of until my wife made them for me. I have a very short list of foods that I do not like enough to cook/make for myself - at this point, it essentially consists of lima beans and shredded dried coconut (I just don't like the texture).
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  3. theothersean

    theothersean dirty boy

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    I found freeze dried spinach on amazon .
    packet of lipton noodle soup
    can of chicken ( juice and all)
    dried veggie flake ( get it for a buck at ocean state job lot )
    dried basil
    pepper
    granulated garlic or garlic powder
    you can put all the dry ingredients together in a ziplock or vacuum seal bag
    boil it all together .
    hearty soup that will not only fill you up , but will re hydrate you as well
  4. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    woah.... freeze dried spinach might be a game changer for me.

    Thank you!
  5. theothersean

    theothersean dirty boy

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  6. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    Thank you Sir.
  7. theothersean

    theothersean dirty boy

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    I just realized that if you already have a food dehydrator, you could dry your own spinach , either home grown or store bought , but either way , cheaper than the freeze dried stuff .
    also you can dry other meats and veggies to make your own " mountain house meals' with out all the sodium.
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  8. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    I have one, but I am VERY lazy.

    years prior, I have dehydrated my soups and chilis and stuff and taken them backpacking for freezer bag meals.

    worked out wonderfully, i am not sure I have that much gumption any more.

    I see that company for the spinach has other dried things too, soup mixes and such, thats a great find!
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  9. theothersean

    theothersean dirty boy

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    yeh, I guess it all comes down to what is your free time worth .
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  10. Bad Dad

    Bad Dad Been here awhile

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    Used to do the home dehydrating thing, and the frozen meat and beer wrapped up in the sleeping bag trick. Now usually just stop along the way and get premade or grocery store fixings. I'll look online to see if there's any special restaurants around on the way to campsites. You know, best stuffed cheese burger, brisket sandwiches, great smoked fish, stuff like that. Tooling around Wisconsin its meat shops and cheese shops, can always make a great dinner! In the U.P. Pasties in tinfoil warmed up on the fire! I always have my Brunton raptor stove and cookware, and a good ramen type soup for backup too. Of course sometimes dinner is porkrinds and some mixed nuts, with some cold local beers and whatever bourbon I've brought it's all good!
  11. BigEasy

    BigEasy Fish Eyed Heathen

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    The food program in rural Wisconsin is off the hook. Supper clubs are my favorite treat. And like you say the meat and cheese shops will keep you well fed.

    Mrs. Easy's mom lives in Marshfield and got me a $100.00 gift certificate to a butcher shop for Christmas. She told a great story of how she negotiated with the owner to get me a 12 month expiration date on it instead of the standard six because we usually only visit at Christmas. She didn't think I'd spend $100.00 in a visit. We stopped at the shop on the way home then called her to thank her for the wonderful gift. She inquired how much was left on the card and was a little taken aback when I told her it was all used up along with about $250.00 on my credit card:lol3
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  12. Motosapian

    Motosapian Long timer

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    I mostly am cocerned with morning coffee which needs no expanding on. I survive on water, trail mix and good beef jerky. Some in season fruit. Some bourban too.
  13. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    Breakfast at camp:
    -Oatmeal
    -Apple
    -Hot tea, black
    Filling, healthy.

    Lunch:
    Varies. That's riding time. Stopping at a restaurant usually means soup and sandwich, or something baked (never fried). Glasses of soda and water, 1 each. Dessert, maybe.
    If I plan to fend for myself, I'm fond of carrying a tuna salad & cracker kit, as well as trail mix and a small fruit pie. Gatorade.

    Dinner, back at camp:
    -Stew
    -MRE if it's the last night of the trip
    -Baked beans
    -Fruit pie
    -Maybe another cup of tea
    -Camaraderie
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  14. Kaaden

    Kaaden Been here awhile

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    Two MRE's per day with anywhere from 3-5L of water per day and a 8.4-16 oz of Energy Drink

    Simple and when i'm working hard/tired i could care less what i'm eating as long as it stays inside me
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  15. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Tea for sure, but I did this the other day for my son and I for breakfast.

    It was a nice meal but certainly creates work and takes some time to cook and clean up... As one can see of my cooking area.
    This wouldn't happen often. We had cereal and milk the next morning, which would happen most mornings. We'd also throw the odd Tims in for a breakfast sandwich.


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  16. scratchypants

    scratchypants Loathes the impolite

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    Is that a Buck 110? Haven't seen one of those in awhile.
  17. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I do MRE's on occasion, but they are bulky so no way I'm carrying more than a couple on a trip.
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  18. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    I thought so when I bought it probably 25-27 yrs ago. There are no markings on it though, so may be fake. Bought at a roadside yardsale for 5 bucks. Nice little knife and been around the world with me. Now it mainly stays in the little coloured pencil case that holds a couple spoons, forks, mini spatula, matches, and fire starter.


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  19. Motosapian

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    In reality it is all about well formed stools.:D
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  20. WaywardSon

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    My unsolicited opinion....it looks a little small for a 110, but if it were a Buck it would be marked for sure. Lots of copies out there...some pretty decent.