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Old 08-24-2012, 06:14 PM   #21
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Camping was our vacations growing up and I have great memories of my parents, brother and I with our fresh made sticks and hotdogs over the fire but I have to say the best camp meal I had was with my ex boyfriend( a chef) who made shrimp scampi over the fire at our beach camp. He also made us omeletes every morning
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:24 PM   #22
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I agree with you Cheryl, everything tastes better in the great outdoors! That is such a great point. I even cook stuff outside at home to make it taste better. We use the Dutch oven to make breakfast over charcoal sometimes on Sunday mornings. Then we eat at the picnic table.
And...the grill gets a work-out!
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:36 AM   #23
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The nearest H and I got to camping was a tent in the garden.We both liked to be near our hair dryers then
Best meal was walking to the horse mushroom field, picking a load and frying them over wood.
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:13 AM   #24
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Favorite camp breakfast, pancakes or biscuits and sausage. Not really a coffee person. Favorite dinner is fresh speared, blackened black grouper and grilled lobster. The Keys have campgrounds with boat ramps. Sadly more and more areas are becoming no spearfishing zones.
That all sounds lovely...but I would need coffee
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:11 AM   #25
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My favorite camp fire time was when my sister and I had a Girl Scout troop. Each summer we took them camping and taught them how to start and build a fire so they could cook their own food. I loved the look on their faces when they succeeded. They had to do everything from scratch. Prepare the food and then cook it over the campfire.

In the cabin there was an old Army pot belly stove to heat the bunk room at night. They also had to learn how to build a fire in that and then clean out the ashes in the morning.

Teaching and watching kids learn a new skill can give you a great sense of satisfaction.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:45 PM   #26
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This is a fun thread. Haven't been camping in ages, hubby's not big on nature.

Lets see..

Breakfast must be eggs, bacon, fried tomato etc. made on the weber and freshly baked pot bread.
Moer koffie (trekker coffee) made on the fire with creamer. I only like creamer when I camp, it goes with the camping experience I guess.

Lunch must be either fish we caught that day or game if we go hunting. Cooked simply with whatever herbs and spices we have.
Maybe some grilled sweetcorn and ice cold beer. I only drink beer when we camp, not sure why.

Dinner must be grilled meat or fish again with pap made in a potjie pot on the fire with sweetcorn cut into it and relish for dipping.
And some Amarula on ice to sip by the camp fire.

I also love foraging for any edible plants to cook with all 3 meals. dandelion greens, purslane, clovers, amaranth and berries etc.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:30 PM   #27
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Just one thing about camping I don't like. I can't squat to save my life so going for a tinkle is a nightmare lol! I always end up weeing on my shoes, falling over or getting injured. I got up one night and had to go, felt like my back teeth were floating. Ended up digging a hole, thinking I was very clever. Didn't think that the hole might not be big enough. Ended up with a wet bum problem and no loo roll. Not so easy to drip dry when your whole backside is wet. Ended up waving my bum in the air, giving the night critters full view of my behind!
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At the end of a bonfire, bury some potatoes in the hot ash. Dig them up in the morning, there is nothing better to eat when out in the wild ;)
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At the end of a bonfire, bury some potatoes in the hot ash. Dig them up in the morning, there is nothing better to eat when out in the wild ;)
I like doing the same with gemsquash
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Breakfast - I like the freshly made waffles on the breakfast buffet at the Holiday Inn, but I bring my own real maple syrup ...
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