What food do you take with you for a multiple day fishing trip?

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  1. RedSpey

    RedSpey Guest

    I'm planning a three day trip down to the North Umpqua and was making a list of essentials to take along. I got curious to know of any good ideas you all had of food to take for a three day camp-n-fish endeavor. (The beer is a no-brainer, as long as it's Black Butte Porter :beer1: !)

    RedSpey
     
  2. Bob Triggs

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    Jiff Super Crunch Peanut Butter
    Wasa Crisp Rye Crackers
    Coffee

    I could live forever on that short list.

    For luxury a few bitter beers and some sharp cheese, a few good bagel crisps, garlic of course. Maybe a nice summer sausage and some smoked fish.
     
  3. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    T-bone steaks one night, lamb chops for the next night (Costco has some great ones), pork chops / apple sauce for another night - all cooked on the barby. Mix up a batch of potato or pasta salad to eat as desired. An alternate beer would be Moose Drool! Garlic bagels chips and Swiss cheese is a good combination. Prepared Caesar salad, with all the fixins..

    Have a good trip.
     
  4. Desmond Wiles

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    For the pontoon boat:
    A pound of fresh beef jerkey
    trail mix
    cooler of beverages (anything dark!)

    For dinner:
    Hot dogs, hamburgers
    Bush's baked beens
    potato salad
    Ruffles

    For breakfast:
    Bacon & eggs
    OJ
    Cereal & milk
     
  5. Dylan D

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    Trader Joe's has dried mango (unsweetened) that comes in a vaccuum packed baggy about 6 oz, I think they sell it for $2 or $2.50 a bag. I live off that stuff during a long day, it's light and compact and can give you good energy boost. I swear it helps clear out the cobwebs from a long night of mirror ponds or full sail pales.
     
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    North Idaho fishing diet, designed specifically to maximize fishing time:

    Staples:
    Keystone Light
    Jim Beam
    Coffee

    Optional:
    Big bagga jerky
    Cheese
    Bread
    Bananas
    Whitefish sauted in butter with garlic and lemon
    Granola bars
     
  7. Old Man

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    The closest restruant(sp). I never take any food along as I never seem to find the time to cook let alone eat a hot meal.

    Jim
     
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    I just got off a multi-day trip with a buddy from Atl last weekend. My wife prepared Fajitas for one of our dinners... It was SO money. She precooked the chicken in Fajita stuff, cut the onions, peppers, and shredded the cheese and put them all in seperate bags. We got to camp fired up the grill, dumped it all in a frying pan and let it go. Steamed the tortilla shells with bourbon and went to town. 5 minutes and we had gourmet :)

    Also we found the precooked chicken bbq in a bucket... all you have to do is heat, slap on a bun and serve.

    Don't forget about the beef jerky, apples and cheese, and fat breakfast bars.

    Bourbon, Vodka, and beer

    and LOTS of water ;)


    ~B
     
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    Last time I went to the Deschutes and this is no lie. I made Salmon Croquettes, Green Beans and Mashed potatoes. it was really easy if you like that canned salmon, you can really dress that crap up pretty good. just use Italian Bread crumbs. for Breakfast eggs, Bacon, hash browns and Coffee by the bucket full ! (I think I gained weight on that trip) also if your flies fall into the juice of the salmon can all the better! Hee-hee :clown: oh and plenty of McTarnahan's Black Watch Porter.
     
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    BANANAS !!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: WHAT ARE YOU CRAZY !!!!!
     
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    Sardines and Triscuits and beer. Just make sure you don't tie on a fly until you get the sardine smell off of your fingers, or you may be fishing the dreaded "scented fly."

    RD
     
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    That sucks I missed that. She precooked a meal for your trip. What a awesome wife.


    Sounds like your floating?

    My quick hit list for light travel:

    Dinner
    Cup of Noodles or Top ramen (2 per night in the cold seasons) Or Instant Rice
    3 Cans Stew with barley
    couple brinks of frozen ground elk meat.

    Breakfast
    Instant Oatmeal- (I've I had to keep light this is what I could live ooff)
    Coffee- Strong-Starbuck or Peete's

    Lunch
    Bagels(or loaf of bread and PB&J or PB&H)
    Power bars or any other protein bars

    This list is a little different when I don't worry about weight or such.
     
  14. ncitrez

    ncitrez Too many hobbies.....

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    Food will always be found. Just make sure you have enough "necessities." These are: caffeine, nicotine, ibuprofen, alcohol. Add to that a good supply of TP, Tums and/or Pepto and you should be good to go. ;)
     
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    Fried chicken and potato salad for dinner and sandwich and juice for lunch and for breakfast pop tarts or some other fast breakfast. Just eat when you get hungry leaving more time to fish. Also this allows me to leave junk like the stove at home meaning less to pack and unpack. {I live at the bottom of 3 flights of stairs}
     
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    Keystone light? When I was a young lad I used to go with canned chili, canned stew, pop tarts, Buckhorn beer, etc. No more! Good wine, good beer (see Bridgeport IPA, Full Sail IPA) , good food (i.e. fajitas, pasta, enchiladas, steak, etc.). I have so few opportunities to do over nighters that I want to go first class. Don't want to finish a day of fishing and go back to crappy vittles. Splurge baby! It makes the memories that much sweeter :thumb:
     
  17. John Hicks

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    First off for a three day trip I would pack my pole case full of nips of scotch from the liqueur store (you can carry your pole). My vest would be full of beer nuts, jerky, and porn (you only need one fly the one on your pole right?) Boots? Waders? too much weight forgo those for a cooler of black bute porter.

    John
     
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    Pepsi
    Garlic Hot Dogs
    Several bags of homemade beef jerky
    Chili
    I usually plan better but this seems to be all I end up with.
    Mike
     
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    Porn? :confused:
     
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    If you want it simple, I suggest pre-chopping, pre-cooking, pre-freezing anything you can. It's really easy if you bring a bar-be-cue & grill steaks, hamburgers, chicken, etc. We always bring corn on the cob, which we shuck first, wrap in tin foil and cook on the bbq. Just heat up some beans or chili & you're set. My husband likes bacon & eggs for breakfast, but it's easier to bring yogurt, bagels, etc. Your awesome choice of beer actually takes up a bit of room & is heavy...and you have to pack out all that garbage/recycling. For lighter weight, take some whiskey & you can smash empty cans of beer (but canned beer is never as good). Of course we go through a case per day, so what do we know? We have a vacuum packer & it's awesome because you can seal your food & don't have to worry about it getting waterlogged in cooler water. We float so often on multi-day trips, I have become an expert at the food situation. Email us back if you want some more ideas...burritos, spaghetti, taco salad, etc. My husband actually asked me to email you because as we all know...I'm really the one in charge :)
    Good Luck
     

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