Camping recipes

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  1. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    My wife and i got into camping last summer, bought a used Starcraft popup from a craigslist ad and camped nearly every weekend last summer and plan on doing the same this summer. Any fellow rv'ers or campers like to share some campsite recipes id love to hear some ideas for this year. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks lets hear em.

    We like to make what my wife calls "Hobos", im not sure where she got the idea but it is good.

    Cutup red potatoes and sausage, combine with baby carrots, some onion, cabbage leaves, season salt and butter. Wrap it in aluminum foil and put it on the grill or over the campfire till the carrots and potatoes are soft. Its really good and easy to make while camping.
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    When you have enough people,
    get a large pot of boiling water,
    in a plastic bag, put two eggs (beaten), diced green pepper, diced ham, bacon bits, onion, mushrooms.

    Remove as much air as possible, seal it, scribble the name of the person on the bag and toss it in the water.
    let it cook until the eggs are done.

    Then put the mixture on buttered toast (use real butter). Throw the bag away.
     
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  3. sewserious

    sewserious New Member

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    Heck, I make homemade buttermilk biscuits, fried eggs, and bacon for our breakfast when we are camping! Grilled steak and baked taters (done in the hot coals) for supper. We are going in couple of weeks but I am gonna cheat this time and take the crockpot since we are hitting a little campground that actually has electricity (even if it is in the boonies!) and thaw some homemade beef stew in it that I froze last time we had some at home. Will make homemade cornbread to go with it!
     
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    orangello New Member

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    Bear soup: combine three dead bears of any size and some celebratory beers, enjoy!
    ;)
     
  5. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    For those of us old enough to partake of "legal" beverages, when we were in our twenties, we'd hike the Appalachian trail in Winter. This made for an enjoyable campout because if there is snow, there is no need to camp near waterways. You can camp anywhere!

    For the sake of weight, for beverages, we'd only pack 100 proof vodka and packs of Tang or Koolaid, we'd have Sno-cones around the campfire. It made for some pretty good sleepin' in the wilds!
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Won't the plastic bag melt in the boiling water?


    Get some graham crackers, marshmallows and some chocolate bars. Break the graham crackers into squares. Toast a marshmallow and put it on one of the graham cracker squares. Added a couple squares of chocolate and put a second graham cracker square on top of it all. :D
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Snag a copy of Trail Cooking by John Weiss- there are a few used copies over on Amazon for a buck or less. Good intro to Dutch Oven cooking and baking.

    Our kids loved hot cornbread with dinner, and blueberry muffins at breakfast. If you do not have a real dutch oven (and they ARE heavy) you can make a lightweight camp oven.

    You need a #10 can, both ends cut out- and three can lids, 9ea 1 inch stove bolts & nuts and a wooden drawer knob & screw.

    Drill 3 equally spaced holes 2 inches from the bottom edge, insert bolt from outside in, tighten nuts, place lid inside resting on bolts. Do same thing 3/4 of an inch higher, offsetting bolts, drop second lid inside, resting on those bolts. drill one last set of the holes 1/4 inch from the top, insert bolts/nuts. Take last lid, attach drawer knob in center. That is the door to your oven.

    You should now have a double bottom (prevents burning) and a top. You can use a couple of charcoal briquets for heat (set oven over the burning charcoal) or use it on a camp stove. Empty beef stew can makes great baking tin.
     
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    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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  9. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I used to microwave scrambled eggs when the kids were little and I was too pressed for time to actually scramble the eggs on the stove top.
     
  10. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I like to clean a fresh caught trout. Put it on a sheet of aluminumn foil. Add a little garlic salt, fresh ground pepper, a couple cubes of real butter and whatever other seasonings you like. Wrap it all up in the foil. After the fire goes out and the coals are still hot put the wraped up trout in the coals and bury it in them for like 20-30 minutes. Delicious!
     
  11. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    Mmm, now that sounds good rick.
     
  12. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    When we go we usually live off the land eat what ever...........
     

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    *This one is best done with ultra-pasteurized eggs . Otherwise, eggs should be refrigerated until used because of today's Salmonella risk :

    One-Pan French Toast :
    Butter a nonstick pan and heat until slightly warm .
    Break eggs into the pan and beat with a plastic fork .
    Add salt and pepper .
    Soak the eggs up with pieces of white bread .
    Fry the soaked bread over medium heat, flipping once or twice .
    Serve with butter .

    For a more Jewish camping experience, substitute crushed matzo previously wet down with water for the white bread and scramble into the eggs as you cook .
     
  14. stephen23

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    3 avocados cubed
    6 big red juicy tomatoes, chopped
    1-2 onions, chopped
    1 cup ketchup
    1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped (include stems chopped fine)
    1/2 lb fresh or thawed small salad shrimp
    3/4 can orange soda
    finely chopped fresh green jalapeno peppers to taste (amount depends on individual taste)
    2 cloves minced garlic

    Stir all ingredients in a bowl, adding orange soda last.
    Let chill several hours or overnight.
    Serve with tortilla chips or eat with spoon!
    Can add green olives or avocado slices, calamari, whatever!
     
  15. hoovco

    hoovco New Member

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    Butter, garlic salt, pepper. Throw it in the pan with trout. Yum.
     
  16. undumb

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    Fajitas:

    Whole chicken, remove back bone, break keel bone (sternum) so it lays flat, stab it all over with a fork (till your arms are tired), put in ziplock bag, pour in a bottle of Mojo Criolo,
    Cook over camp fire, let cool, then shred.
    Tortillas, salsa, guacamole, grilled peppers and onions, lime wedges, cold Coronas and tequila shots!
     
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    yazul42 Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Fry up 1lb. hamburger.. we normally use deer,, 1 lb. sausage,, set aside.
    Fry up some sliced potatoes, about 3 cans that you get at the store,, already boiled so takes less time to fry and easier to pack.
    Boil or fry 1 can of corn.
    Mix the burger and sausage.
    In a large casserole dish, put down about 1/2 of the potatoes, layer half the corn over that,then about half the meat,, put some cheese slices or shredded over the meat then make another layer with the rest of the ingredients and put cheese on top,, the wife likes the Mexican mix shredded style of cheese.
    Cover dish and bake at medium temps until the cheese melts in well about 25 minutes. Works nice if you have an RV with a stove and also works well in a larger Dutch oven,, just grease it well. Simple but tasty.
     
  18. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    We eat fresh caught trout (about 8-12 inches in length), by simply gutting them and rinsing them well in stream water. We then sharpen long thin but strong sticks. We skewer the trout long ways, much like a hotdog, with the end of the stick protruding from the trout's mouth. You need to kind of weave one side of the body onto the stick. A little salt and pepper, cook thoroughly over the campfire and eat corn on the cob style or pick it off with your fingers!!
     
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  19. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    What are you cooking it in?
     
  20. undumb

    undumb New Member

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    Over the coals, either on a spit or on a grate.