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Old 08-23-2006, 02:37 AM   #1
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Camping

I went camping last month.
I had a pretty good time.
Making foods on the campfire has always been fun
Hotdogs, burgers, popcorn, marshmallows, kraft dinner, the works

he's a cool campfire snack or meal for your kids if you ever take them
cut the ends of the hotdogs into quarters from the tip to the middle length wise
do both ends
dont go RIGHT to the middle leave some space
and when the kids are cooking them the quarters will start to separate and curve and the hotdogs will look like spiders
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Old 08-23-2006, 07:54 AM   #2
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another you can do for kids - slit the hot dog about 1/3 of the way down in half; then cut slits on either side above the 'leg' cut about one inch down from the top for the arms - as they cook they will curl outwards.

Wish I'd known about the 'spider' long time ago - they would have loved that one!!
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:10 AM   #3
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If you cut the bottom half into 8ths and stand it up to cook it, it will look like an octopus.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:44 AM   #4
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When We camped, many years ago, we helped the children make fruit pies out of pie filling and two slices of buttered bread. There is a special iron, necessry and available, probably at a camp store. Better than a pop tart.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:58 AM   #5
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Went Camping

We Went Camping About Two Weeks Ago We Had A Great Time
We Thougth It Was Going To Be Hot. 105 The Weather Man Called
For It Ended Up Raining Both Nights. Really Cooled Things Down.

We Did Have The Camp Fire For A Short Time But My Hubby Ended Up
Having To Cook Under An Umbrella While The Girls And I Were In The
Tent.

They Did Not Want To Go Home Will Need To Try To Camp Again Soon.

We Did Burgers One Night And Chicken Sandwiches The Next With
All The Fixings.

We Did Also Manage To Get In Some Roasted Marshmellows
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:04 PM   #6
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Clever idea
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Old 08-25-2006, 08:47 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rickell
We Went Camping About Two Weeks Ago We Had A Great Time
We Thougth It Was Going To Be Hot. 105 The Weather Man Called
For It Ended Up Raining Both Nights. Really Cooled Things Down.

We Did Have The Camp Fire For A Short Time But My Hubby Ended Up
Having To Cook Under An Umbrella While The Girls And I Were In The
Tent.

They Did Not Want To Go Home Will Need To Try To Camp Again Soon.

We Did Burgers One Night And Chicken Sandwiches The Next With
All The Fixings.

We Did Also Manage To Get In Some Roasted Marshmellows

Ouch, when we went camping the weather man said it was gonna rain every day, but it didnt rain once :)
pretty lucky
had a good time
my gf got to come with me, so i didnt have anything to miss
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:30 AM   #8
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I love doing corn on the cob on the campfire. It always tastes so good.
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:02 PM   #9
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Just to set the mood here......

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Old 06-28-2007, 03:23 PM   #10
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wow, very cool picture, buck. i think i see faces in the sparks.

i have a camping trip planned for a coupla weekends from now. a friend named robert called and mentioned that another buddy, johnny, finally lost his younger brother kevin, a really great kid. kevin was born with a number of birth defects, and was on dialysis for most if not all of his life. they didn't expect him to live thru his teen years, but with the good care of his older bro, he lived until he was 34.

anyway, robert told me that johnny is taking his brother's loss very hard, so we decided that it would be good for him if we dragged him up a mountain and all celebrated the life and good memories of his family over a campfire.

sooo, our meals will be my standard overnight backpacking trip fare:

italian heroes, pringles, and beer for lunch.
the italian heroes (prosciutto, provolone, mozarella, salami, hot peppers, lettuce, tomato, onions, oregano, parsley, and evoo and red wine vinegar) actually get better after being squeezed in a pack for a short time, and pringles are good hiking food because they're in a tube and don't get crushed that badly.

for dinner, we'll have marinated london broil cooked over the campfire coals, bush's maple cured bacon baked beans, fire roasted red peppers, baked potatoes and corn on the cob. the potatoes and corn are pre-cooked, so they are wrapped in foil and just have to be re-heated in the fire.
also, a coupla goat skins of hearty burgundy, also warmed by the fire.

i'm not sure what breakfast will be the next day. my pack will already be well over a hundred pounds, so i may just bring pop tarts, butter, and rolls.
but if i can get one of the other guys to carry a cast iron pan, we'll have bacon and eggs with the rolls, and maybe even homefries cooked in the bacon fat.

and more beer.
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