i don't know how i missed this thread!
lol, or bolas' picture. nice 'do and threads.
i have so many favourite camping foods, from hot dogs on a stick, to clam chowder cooked in the can (who knew about bpa?
), to london broil that squishes along in a plastic bag in your backpack, getting the marinade/rub deep into the meat before it's cooked over the raked out coals of the campfire on a small backpacking grill. oh, and pre-baked potatoes wrapped in foil that are reheated by shoving directly into the same coals.
i once made a couple of london broils this way on a caneoing trip (down the river to aintree
). when we had set up camp, i'd forgotten to bring something to slice the steaks on, so i used the cardboard that holds 4 six packs of beer together in a case as a cutting board.
when it had gotten good and dark out (and we had bellies full of beer and food), one of the guys mentioned that he'd liked the steak so much he wanted more. he came back to the campfire with a plate and started gnawing away, mentioning that those last pieces of steak were a little tough and chewy but still delicious.
i then realized that we had finished all of the steak a while earlier, and he had cut into the meat juice soaked cardboard!
talk about a good marinade, lol!
oh, btw, even though they're not real potato chips but rather some sort of alien invention, one of the best things to bring in a backpack are pringles "potato" chips. because of the way they're stacked in the tubular container, they keep their shape even after days of being jostled around in a pack. regular chips or other snacks become a rough sort of breadcrumb snack. pringles have survived many trips on my back from new hampshire, ny state,nj, pennsylvania colorado, new mexico, various parts of the appalachian trail, and across the yucatan.