Discussion in 'Camping, Hiking, Cooking' started by Evan Burck, Jan 23, 2012.
Which campground? I'll be looking for some of those good eats.
All this good food talk is making me hungry again........
~Turkey Bacon, eggs (crack and bring in container), S&P, bread. We also bring along the Bialetti for 2. Great camp espresso.
~Bring a big sandwich from Safeway (Take lettuce and tomatoes out so it doesn't get soggy), put in gallon zip lock bags
~I like the idea of the pre-marinated, already to go food in the foil pouch, just throw on fire. I was gonna say bring a fillet and some potato salad and call it good?
Always good to have Tapatio, garlic, and a little thing of Mayo, Catsup and mustard.
Or you can buy two cases of MRE's at your local Army/Navy Surplus. There are 12 meals in each box. That will get you through 6 days each then on one day you can eat fish or something local. The MRE's are packaged in a heavy duty box which will pack well and come with there own heaters. I pack these all the time when backpacking, I will open the package and take out all the stuff I won't need. They also have snacks in them and mosy importantly. TP
Lamb Chops on the grill - the t-bone ones are the best
Salad - you can pre-chop the veggies at home
Fried or boiled yukon golds with Italian parsley and butter
Cheese of your choice
cured meats of your choice
more crusty bread
Bacon or smoked salmon
fried yukon golds with onions
(or make a hash with the leftover dinner lamb and potatoes. Egg on top if you like)
At home mix some eggs with onions, peppers, cheese, pre-cooked sausage (whatever) put it in Zip Lock freezer bags and boil @ campsite.
Same process for dinner, entree your choice.
Smoked hog jowl can be eaten with or without frying. Thick sliced bacon and smoked pork ribs. Eggs with danish sweet rolls both fried in bacon grease for breakfast will keep you going all day with sliced jowl for snack food. Supper is ribs. They can be prepared at home and keep well.
Perfect - in fact I think I'll cook some jowl and eggs right now
"The trick is to not make things so complicated...."
MRE's can be used effectively, at least as a decent backup.
I like to prepare everything I take at home first, to the degree that I can.
Pancakes always rock. Bacon always tastes better than it should. Oatmeal always works, if you don't forget the chocolate chips and brown sugar. Pan searing meats is fast, easy, tender and tasty. Soups are cold weather liquid miracles.
Not that I don't like cooking outdoors..........I do. But minimizing the hassle adds to
the experience, rather than adding drudgery.
Anyway, I usually reduce the essence and maximize the taste and comfort.
I even like camping in the winter rains.....if I can get a view and a campfire.
This is my regular "duck blind" meal, too. Warms the soul, good for you, easy to prepare. They even make little servings with their own bowls you can pour the hot water into. Since they are mostly carbs, I also eat something with some protein and fat, peanut butter on a piece of bread or granola bar is good.
For lunch and dinner I just use the commercial freeze dried, cook it in the pouch stuff. I'm not a fussy eater.