Re: Camping Meals
don newcomb (newcomb@US2.NAVO.NAVY.MIL)
Thu, 21 Jul 1994 10:21:26 -0500
>From: Anne Koppa <cak5866@SUMMA.TAMU.EDU>
>I was wondering if any of you experienced campers could give me some very
>simple ideas for camping meals.
Simple is easy. Canned beef stew. Canned veggies. Canned desert. Ultra-
pasturized milk. Eggs don't need refrigeration. Canned bacon (most K-Marts
have this.) Tang. Peanut butter, jelly. GORP. Candy. etc., etc.....
Now, if you want "simple & fresh", "simple & tasty", "simple & creative",
these take a little more doing. The trick is to give up the idea of taking
your refrigerator's contents along in the ice-chest so that you can cook
the same way as you do at home. Forget fresh meat, unless you are going
to kill and clean it there. Who needs meat, anyway? Good cheese doesn't
need to be refrigerated, neither does well preserved sausage or ham. Look
for items that have good food value but need little cooking, couscous is
one of my favorites. Just add some instant veggie soup, water and heat.
Most American bread is a disaster on a campout; too soft. It squashes
flat the first time something shifts in the box. Take pita bread or soft
IMHO, what the camp cook needs most is not a recipe book but a change of
mindset. Simplify. Simplify. And leave the ice box at home.
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