Camping food - Page 5
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Discussion Forums > The Club House >

Camping food


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-10-2013, 08:38 PM   #41
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
limbkiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: georgetown,ky
Posts: 1,396
Liked 993 Times on 532 Posts
Likes Given: 807

Default

Anything most people can fix in a kitchen I fix camping. Pork chops, steaks, chicken and dumplings, salads of all kinds, great breakfasts. The possibilities are endless. A dutch oven, coleman stove and a fire you can fix 99% of the food you can fix anywhere. Fun to.
__________________
USMC 74-78
limbkiller is offline  
3
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2013, 10:19 PM   #42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Gig Harbor,WA
Posts: 853
Liked 110 Times on 91 Posts
Likes Given: 219

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by limbkiller View Post
Anything most people can fix in a kitchen I fix camping. Pork chops, steaks, chicken and dumplings, salads of all kinds, great breakfasts. The possibilities are endless. A dutch oven, coleman stove and a fire you can fix 99% of the food you can fix anywhere. Fun to.
I know people who found a way to bake on a campfire. Bread cooked in a can, cake cooked in a carefully saved orange peel, etc.
phildenton is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2013, 11:57 PM   #43
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DeltaF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Deep South USA
Posts: 3,206
Liked 2452 Times on 1342 Posts
Likes Given: 336

Default

We take a Dutch oven and a roll of aluminum foil. 90% of what we eat gets wrapped in several layers of foil and tossed into the fire.
__________________
"...it is ...ALIVE!!!"
DeltaF is offline  
Axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2013, 12:11 AM   #44
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 7
Liked 22314 Times on 12477 Posts
Likes Given: 53672

Default

cast iron cookware and campfires go together!

i have cooked many a good meal over a campfire and actually enjoy cooking like that.

the smell of food cooking and woodsmoke make me hungry!
Axxe55 is offline  
4
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2013, 12:35 AM   #45
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Rick1967's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Clifton,Colorado
Posts: 4,550
Liked 2181 Times on 1196 Posts
Likes Given: 1403

Default

Hunting camp with my friends is the best. We all bring something. I brought some of my wife's homemade beef stew. Another guy brought chili, someone else brought venison. Got to have beef jerky. For breakfast I brought venison breakfast sausage. We cook on the fire, coleman stove, and charcoal.

But when backpacking...nothing beats hot dogs cooked on an open fire. A little can of chili and some shredded cheese. Breakfast could be eggs and bacon. I freeze everything before I go. I use instant coffee. And Vienna sausage...you gotta have Vienna sausage! Power bars to snack on while hiking. I have never used freeze dried anything. I had MREs in the Army. They were ok. I actually liked them.
__________________
Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
Rick1967 is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2013, 01:19 AM   #46
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
NC1760's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,104
Liked 843 Times on 466 Posts
Likes Given: 1744

Default Pack food.. ????

My son and I do primative hiking and camping... So everything is carried in. All cooking equipment is lightweight... aluminum mess kits. Food we include that does not take a lot of space or weight; Hard salami, oatmeal or grits, dried fruit (apple rings, raisins and cranberries are a favorite), Ramen noodles, granola bars and nuts... instant lemonaid & coffee and hot cocco mix. The heaviest thing we do carry is 2 canteens each. He's 12 year old... so 2 one quarts for him with covers & cups... and 2 two quarts with covers on me. IF you're going to go this route... I also recommend a small water filter straw... In case you do run out of trucked in supply and have to drink directly from an alternate source.; http://beprepared.com/aquamira-frontier-emergency-water-filter-system.html
NC1760 is offline  
3
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2013, 02:15 AM   #47
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DeltaF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Deep South USA
Posts: 3,206
Liked 2452 Times on 1342 Posts
Likes Given: 336

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick1967
Hunting camp with my friends is the best. We all bring something. I brought some of my wife's homemade beef stew. Another guy brought chili, someone else brought venison. Got to have beef jerky. For breakfast I brought venison breakfast sausage. We cook on the fire, coleman stove, and charcoal.

But when backpacking...nothing beats hot dogs cooked on an open fire. A little can of chili and some shredded cheese. Breakfast could be eggs and bacon. I freeze everything before I go. I use instant coffee. And Vienna sausage...you gotta have Vienna sausage! Power bars to snack on while hiking. I have never used freeze dried anything. I had MREs in the Army. They were ok. I actually liked them.
I disagree. Sausage beats hotdogs cooked over an open fire. I have an MRE stash, with a little Tony's added they're pretty good.
__________________
"...it is ...ALIVE!!!"
DeltaF is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2013, 07:43 AM   #48
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hairbear1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Molong,NSW Australia
Posts: 750
Liked 548 Times on 293 Posts
Likes Given: 34

Default

Here's something for you blokes to try as an appetiser with a few cold beers.

Grab a couple of spuds(potatoes) and with their skins still on wrap them in foil and then put them in the edge of the fire and let them cook for about roughly 10 minutes or so but testing with a knife by piercing the spud with the knife and when the knife goes into the spud real easy grab a pair of tongs or whatever and pull the spud/s out and put them on a plate and then unwrap the foil(remember it's still very hot) and the cut the spud about halfway and add a daub of butter and sweet chili sauce or whatever and use a spoon to scoop out and enjoy.
__________________
The ability to think and speak doesn't necessarily guarantee intelligence
hairbear1 is offline  
rn-cindy Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2013, 08:41 AM   #49
Not Unsafe Act Compliant!
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kfox75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Wrong side of the tracks, Erie PA,
Posts: 3,799
Liked 2657 Times on 1612 Posts
Likes Given: 14690

Default

Depends on where and when we are camping. If it is local, say 2 days at one of the local creeks or rivers, MREs and what ever we catch or shoot. Over the fire, I built a stand for the old iron grates from my last propane grill that we build a cooking fire under and roast fish and game. We have a tripod and a 3 gallon pot for boiling water and heating the MREs. usually have a cooler with home made venison Italian sausage for me, polish sausage for the wife. She can't have seeds, diverticulosis.

If we go into the catskills or the Adirondaks, I bring along some freez dried food, usually Mountain Home brand, and a camp stove. Our first meal there is prepared at home, and it gets cooked on the intake manifold of our truck during the trip. On the way back, If we caught any trout while we are out there, or one of us fills a deer tag, we cook a roast with potatoes on the engine on the return trip for our lunch.

We sometimes splurge whether near or far, and pick up some bread, bacon, eggs and sausage on the way to where we will be. We bring a cooler along with burger, hot dogs, brats, and some cheese. I stop in at the local welding supply house and pick up some dry ice the day of said trips. this keeps the food cold for longer, but here is a quick tip for anyone who wants to try going this route. Do not put you trip beverages in the cooler with the dry ice. they will freeze solid in no time, and soda cans will rupture when this happens. they go in the cooler with the regular ice.

We always take mess kits with us, and most of the time we have at least 1 cast iron skillet and a dutch oven with us. When ever we go out, we have the dog with as well, In her case it's 5 to 10 pounds of her dog food, 2 gallons of water from home, and some milk bones for her.
__________________
Is it better to do the right thing for the wrong reason, or to do the wrong thing for the right reason? If you do the wrong thing for the right reason, is it still the wrong thing?

Si vis pacem para bellum.

There are two ways of doing something. Right and again.

If you can't be good, be great at it.
kfox75 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2013, 10:39 AM   #50
Big TOW
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WebleyFosbery38's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Irish Settlement CNY
Posts: 7,499
Liked 8244 Times on 4247 Posts
Likes Given: 9491

Default

I loved Camping when I was a Kid, me and my Best Friend George would grab our packs, Coffee Percolator and Java, a little bacon grease, a couple eggs, some tin foil, (maybe some booze), our fishing poles and our 22's and head out into the woods for a few days at a time, that was the life, (That was when we were 12!). Living off fresh caught Trout, Squirrels, frogs, wild greens, berries and other stuff was fun. The adults on these Survivor shows could have learned a few things from us, we ate well!

We also traveled all over the US every summer in a VW Bug towing a tinyPopup Camper. My sisters hated that but I loved the nights in the campgrounds, fires, ponds and occasional pools (pools were foreign to this Rural Rat). Well over half of our summer meals were cooked on a double burner Coleman White Gas stove in parks around the US. The cooler was our refridge and it took up significant space in a little bug!

Then I joined the Army! That ruined my thirst for camping! 21 years of Face Paint, angry people everywhere, overloaded Rucks, Crappy food, shelter halves, no sleep, critters and bugs, sleeves down, boots bloused and no comfort whatsover irreparably stained my memory of camping forever. Then I got married and my wife has no interest so I have fought the urge to reclaim the wonders of my youth! Im still rural, still loving the great outdoors but I like to sleep on a bed, in a seasonally accentuated climate controlled abode and eat descent hot chow whenever I feel like it.

Ah memories! Good to have them but not always good to relive them when your body gets a bit tired!
WebleyFosbery38 is online now  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
camping unclebear Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 81 07-15-2013 03:59 AM
Camping gun. Jon12312 Legal and Activism 6 03-12-2012 07:20 PM
Camping self defense rferguson61 General Handgun Discussion 60 03-04-2012 11:46 PM
Camping gun. Shotgun Shooter General Shotgun Discussion 21 01-01-2012 04:19 PM
Weekend camping masterPsmith The Club House 8 05-19-2010 03:42 AM



Newest Threads