Very easy Outdoor Recipes

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  1. JohnGer

    JohnGer Member

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    Hello!

    I need a little bit of help....

    Normally, when I go hiking I use Trekking-Meals or something like MRE´s which make no effort to cook.

    When I do camping, I like to do some more extravagant cooking.... Or lets say.... Someone who is with me likes to do that hahahah

    Now I need something exactly in between that. Stuff that is still simple enough to get carried around on a one or two day hike and can be cooked in, lets say billy can or something, and is no MRE or Tin Can.

    What do you cook on your hikes?

    Cheers,

    John
     
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    See below and ask questions. I have an ice mule cooler (awesome) and I have bags with the dry goods.

    Bushcraft meals


    Meats interchangeable


    Bannock and corn bread interchangeable


    Condiments can include;

    Butter, mustard, pickles, sugar,


    Friday Dinner


    Bannock (bag)

    Mashed potatoes (bag)

    Steak/pork/chicken (cooler)


    Saturday breakfast


    Eggs (container), bacon or salt pork (cooler), hash browns (tinder pouch)


    Saturday lunch


    Bannock, sausage (cooler), cheese (cooler) misc (cooler)


    Saturday dinner


    Bannock (bag), rice (bag), meat to roast (cooler)


    Sunday breakfast


    Oatmeal (bag)

    Bannock (bag)


    Food bags


    1) Rice

    2) Potatoes

    3) Bannock mix

    4) hashbrowns

    5) cornmeal

    6) coffee/tea

    7) oatmeal

    8) Veggies (Potatoes, onion, garlic, etc)
     
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    Do you prepare all the stuff already at home? For example Rice or Potatoes?

    The idea with the Food Bags is cool!
     
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    Nope so my idea is that hunting fills in some of the food. But if it’s a Boy Scout Trip I take the cooler. Obviously there are canned meats. Most of the meals are billy pot and skillet style meals. The hash brown are the hungry jack dehydrated type. I based a lot of the idea off of how the mountain men would pack or early soldiers rations. The veggies I can take raw with no refrigeration, potatoes can last forever lol and the rice is uncooked long grain rice. I guess you could take ramen. It allows me to mix it up as needed and have variety. Most things just require water and spices to make tasty. Most is shelf stable and can stay in my pack if not used.
     
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    I do have recipes for some things in my journal all pulled from nessmuk, Kephart, beard, mountain men or personal expierence. Canned goods can stretch things out but the ice mule cooler can be lashed to my pack and gives me a couple days of the basics.
     
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    Hello John from Germany! (my Father was born in Wuppertal , 1945 :))

    have you considered cooking your own meals at home and then using a food dehydrator to dry them, and a vacuum sealer system to bag them up? I often make chili or rice and beans with vegetables and dehydrate them and then seal them up .

    requires a soak in boiling water then a bit of a simmer to rehydrate but its pretty tasty and filling.

    i also routinely take cured meats and cheeses and breads with me.
     
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    Bushy is the professional
     
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    Thanks for your answers!

    Ah! Cool! Wuppertal isn´t far from here!
     
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    I love these smoker bags. I think I normally throw a pound each of diced potatoes and sliced smoked sausage along with 1/4 cup of water as my base recipe. You can toss in some bell pepper, onion, and mushrooms, or whatever floats your boat. I cook it in a good 2" bed of coals for ~45 minutes and it'll feed 3 or 4 hungry campers easily. If the produce is prewashed then it's easy to prep in the bush. I use the cardboard packaging for a cutting board. Garlic salt, pepper, and Tabasco to taste. IMG_20181028_192542374.jpg
     

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