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Old 04-26-2006, 06:07 AM   #1
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ANy ideas I was a scout back in the day and i for the life of me cant remeber what we ate. LOL these days when camping its usually canned stuff or noodles lol

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My favorite is baked beans. Throw a can on a steel pan and it the fire.....

My favorite. Quick, easy, and reguires no preperation at all.

It isnt orginal and im sure you already thought about it but damn its good when you're camping.

Just to state the obvious:
Trail Mix
Bagels
Cream Cheese/ Peanut Butter
Baked Beans
Beef Jerky
Apples (Fruits)
and of course Beetles and Bugs ( Lion King anyone?)

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We had a lot of canned salad (In Spanish it's called ensalada jardinera: peas, potatoes and carrots), too many crackers with patè, granola bars, and soup (Quik Soup--> the kind that comes in single servings, it's soooo easy to make: boil the water and dump the pack's contents into the water, and the good thing is that there are sooo many flavours). You can also make instant mashed potatoes... though perhaps you need milk for that. We also had chocolate for those cold nights up in the mountains... And with Tang we made juice... it's better to have juice and salad... otherwise it's waaaaay too boring.

Hope this helps a bit (of course we had some nights at a base-camp where we'd eat noodles, polenta--> this is also made just of boiled whater! great for the back pack!)

I'll post more if I remember anything else.
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^^ I meant to say that you make poleta with water + the packet's contents, and it's ready in 2'.
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If you're gonna throw a can over the fire just make sure you crack a hole in the lid first, otherwise it'll explode (very dangerous!)

If I want pasta.. I bring Gluten free pasta.. the stuff I buy only needs 2 mins in the boiling water... then you let it sit off the heat for 10 mins and it's done!!
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haha yeh i meant pouring the can onto the pan.
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You can probably use quite a few from this thread which I started a while back. Quite popular.

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Hobo Stew!!!! yeah i was a girl scout for many a year and i had to do survival camping too. and hobo stew is the best, especially if you want fresh food. but you can easily used canned items as well.. put things you need in some tin foil. usually cut up potatoes, carrots, onions, whatever meat/bocca you have, and anything else you think can go into your little aluminum foil packet. put it in coals, not flames, or above the fire on a rack. cook as long as you want for how you like your meat or whatever, then take it out, and you have a perfect one person meal!
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Okedokey. Camp food is my forte.

potato beads is always a staple.
Ramen is very tasty but pretty worthless as far as nutritional value goes.
Trail Mix is a must for during the hike.
Any kind of meat for the first night
canned chicken or tuna
peanut butter and crackers
TANG is essential to every long backcountry trip. (or powdered gatorade)
Apples, Oranges, Grapefruit, Bananas
Granola or Oatmeal


ok and there ya go. If any of ya'll want to learn the best backcountry techniques I would HIGHLY recommend a trip with <a href=\'http://www.nols.edu\' rel="nofollow" target=\'_blank\'>NOLS</a>
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i never called mine hobo stew, but that's what i do. to put a grown-up-girlscout twist on it though, i add some olive oil, sliced mushrooms, chopped garlic and white wine. i freeze mine too because i don't cooler-camp... since i camp in the desert a lot it's cold enough overnight so the frozen pack thaws out for lunch the next day. it always kicks the ass of everyone elses chili or whatever.
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Originally posted by joanofarc@Apr 26 2006, 12:55 PM
i never called mine hobo stew, but that's what i do.* to put a grown-up-girlscout twist on it though, i add some olive oil, sliced mushrooms, chopped garlic and white wine.* i freeze mine too because i don't cooler-camp... since i camp in the desert a lot it's cold enough overnight so the frozen pack thaws out for lunch the next day.* it always kicks the ass of everyone elses chili or whatever.
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yeah, yours sounds much more delicious. i'll have to try that next time i go camping, or just when i'm hungry in my apartment for that matter.
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couscous is my favorite on the trail
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Originally posted by TheJake@Apr 27 2006, 05:47 AM
Okedokey. Camp food is my forte.

potato beads is always a staple.
Ramen is very tasty but pretty worthless as far as nutritional value goes.
Trail Mix is a must for during the hike.
Any kind of meat for the first night
canned chicken or tuna
peanut butter and crackers
TANG is essential to every long backcountry trip. (or powdered gatorade)
Apples, Oranges, Grapefruit, Bananas
Granola or Oatmeal
ok and there ya go. If any of ya'll want to learn the best backcountry techniques I would HIGHLY recommend a trip with <a href=\'http://www.nols.edu\' rel="nofollow" target=\'_blank\'>NOLS</a>
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thanks I am from Australia so I dont know what potato beads are, or Ramen or Trail mix everything else sounds good, cept the canned chicken is just wrong man *shudder shudder* I dont think we have that here in OZ either....


but i forgot about things like the foil stew they are good ideas.

ohh and I will add instant ( or normal) Porrige or you call it oatmeal

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canned chicken is like canned tuna man. All the same and great for day 3 or 4 of the backcountry trip when meat sounds mighty tasty.

Potato beads are dried potato crap. You'll find em in your grocery dry food section like by the flour.... Salt is a must.
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sweet i will have a look for the potatoes, tuna in a can sweet CHiken ohh i am still on shock LOL hehehe
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Ok, so chicken in a can isn't the MOST delicious thing to have. but i remember i went through a phase in elementary school where i loved the stuff, and put it on anything that sounded like it would work. These days, i don't really enjoy it, but lots of people eat it just like the canned tuna. in the states it's often sold in little containers with crackers attached as a sort of lunch time snack i guess. but you're right, it does sound, and look, gross.
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yeah we have tuna snack packs here I wonder why we dont have the chicken I am gonna search for them now just so i can taste one
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If you are willing to do campfire cooking with a cast iron pot, jambalya is a pretty easy one to do. You can get all the spices combined, cut up all the veggies you need, bring rice, and cube meat and shimps for storage in the cooler.

Not to mention, it's better the next day.
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everyone seems to have covered most of the obvious answers, most of the people at my school just used to eat the continental pasta snacks when we went on D of E hikes, or you can get these freeze dried meals from Barbeques Galore, the honey soy chicken one is nice. they are just in a packet and you put boiling water in. If you know anyone in the defence force, try to get their ration packs cause the food is really good - it looks like dog food but it tastes nice. Otherwise I always liked to take a can of Tom Piper braised steak and onions (you can get them at woolies) and a packet of instant mashed potato like deb or whatever.. then you heat up the steak an onions (which, unfortunately, also looks like dog food) make up the potato and its a really good meal for when you get sick of noodles and want meat.
And my favourite camp 'cooking' was weight watchers desserts! we'd usually get to camp early afternoon so you make the dessert then.. its just a little packet mix, weighs next to nothing and you add some water, mix it up in a bowl then leave it somewhere for a few hours - this only works in winter cause its supposed to be left in the fridge for twenty minutes.. then by the time you've finised dinner, its almost set and it tastes like chocolate yogo... yummm
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Here is a really great site for pre-made backpacking food that's really yummy. I'm a huge fan. Also a great link for backpacking in general. I really like to get the most nutrition out of my food while backpacking and not have to carry around a lot of extra weight (ie cans, excess packaging).

Try this link at least to get get ideas for things you can put together yourself.

http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/outpost/
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