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Old 06-06-2005, 11:43 AM   #11
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You need to take me too, I can fish and cook

Maine is the one place I want to see before I die!
Love the shorelines with the lighthouses and old homes.
I really envy you!!
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:54 AM   #12
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Beany Wennies?
And don't for get the can of potted meat!!!!
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Old 06-06-2005, 01:19 PM   #13
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GB, that is acutally the first thing I thought of, but then my bf told me that he checked up on it and found out that he has to get a license. He is going to try, but is really busy right now. We should be by some streams and by the ocean. Thanks for the advise. Please keep them coming you have given me some ideas to start with.
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Old 06-06-2005, 01:33 PM   #14
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When we go back packing I always pack, pre cooked chicken for the first night.
cookies, candy, nuts, eggs and precooked bacon for the first morning,peanut butter and jelly and bread, those little packages of flavored oatmeal,
dyhydrated meals, bananas, sliced celery and baby carrots.
Hot chocolate, tea, sugar and coffee and powdered coffee cream.

If we are car camping I bring a huge cooler and bring the whole dang refridgerator!

We have a small backpackers campstove though so we have a few more options.
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Old 06-06-2005, 03:07 PM   #15
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Are you going to go fishing at all? Grilled or cast-iron cook fish is always good over a campfire.
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Old 06-06-2005, 03:19 PM   #16
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My grandfather use to make something he called pothole beans. He would dig a hole put logs in it and let it burn down. Then he would put into a pot Great Northern Beans, onions and some pork and most important water (if you don't want to carry meat, maybe some salt pork added). The pot had a lid but after putting the top on the pot, he would cover it in alunimum foil. Then he would put the pot in the ground, cover it with the the hot sand and hot coals and add more wood on top and let it burn. The next day we had one of the best great northern beans that I have ever had. I don't know how it was so different than normal, but they were delicious. There was very little evaporation but make sure you have enough water in the pot where you don't have to add more water in the middle of cooking.
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Old 06-06-2005, 03:26 PM   #17
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First I want to say that if these ideas don't make sense, it's because I haven't camped since third grade "teepee town". With that said....

-Bring Parmalat for your coffee (it doesn't need refrigeration, and comes in little juice-box sizes).
-Hershey's chocolate milk comes in juice-boxes and needs no refrigeration.
-Perhaps canned chicken broth may help with the couscous idea?
-My neighbors camp all the time at the beach, and they make jerky to bring on each venture.
-There's also a beef stroganoff recipe that she and I cook and freeze. She brings one family sized portion (frozen in a freezer bag) and then it's defrosted by dinner time, and they just heat it up.
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Old 06-27-2005, 08:23 PM   #18
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I thought I would let you know how the camping meals turned out.

The first night I had taken some frozen chicken out of the freezer earlier that morning that had been marinating in italian dressing and by the time we got there it was ready to go on the fire. We also had homemade beef jerkey.

The dehydrated food came out pretty well. The lasagna was a little runny, but good and the stroganoff was very good.

The 3rd night we had lobster which I put a picture of it in the members photos.











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