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Old 04-05-2016, 06:51 PM   #81
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I'm reminded of one we did in high school where we'd take a big cast iron skillet fry a pound of bacon, add a big can of pork and beans and a can of beer and let it simmer till hot. We called it the 3 B's. Another I did when trying to impress the gals was a foil meal of burger, onions, carrots, and potatoes buried in the coals.

My bud in Port Alice has a Sprink Bok with a 75 horse E treck and you talk about a bumpy ride out to Caine's Island to fish salmon. The ride against the wind is a killer, especially at my age.
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:26 PM   #82
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If that were me and my group of friends back in high school, we would have drank the beer and used water for the liquid in the meal. And probably taken a couple more bottles just in case...
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:49 PM   #83
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Alligator snapping turtle stew with swamp cabbage and cabbage palm hearts.
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:50 PM   #84
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Oh, we had plenty of beer, that was never a problem. In those days Wisconsin was an 18 state and we made regular beer runs - we were charmed as we never got in trouble.
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Old 04-05-2016, 09:52 PM   #85
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I wanna go back in time until I'm 15 years old again, back in 1970, with my freind, or any of you guys or gals, with my stepdad's 14 food SeaKing boat with the 21 horse SeaKing motor. With my balance, I could go onto the river with very choppy water, and know that I would not capsize. I simply shifted my weight to the motion of the boat. Those were days that nobody ever forgets, good times, no great responsibilities, and just enough pocket cash for gas for the car, and the boat, having to sometimes siphon gas from the car to fill the little carry-on tank for the boat.

Yep, when I pass from this life, I'm going to ask for the 20 year old model for my resurrected self.

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What a beautiful memory. My stepdad also had a boat when I was a kid in the 1970's/1980's. He had a 20 foot 1960ish boat with the little steering wheel/console, and it had a Chrysler Marine outboard. He had a smaller Mercury outboard as a backup. Good times! It was fun getting to drive it.
You guys were what we called "rich folks". I grew up in a canoe, spend every summer for my first 17 years in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin in a cabin that these days would be primitive in the extreme. No insulation, the roof always had a leak somewhere, we didn't even have electricity at that cabin until I was about 8 or 9. We played cards in the evening under kerosene lamps. The whole front was a screen porch with nothing but roll up fabric shutters to keep out the weather. But what we lacked in stuff we more than made up for in location. We had 1/4 mile of lakefront and 25 acres of woods that were owned by my maternal grandmother, and back then in the 50's, property lines were just something drawn on a paper in the county office. We roamed at will and never worried about it.

Our canoe was an Old Town mahogany, canvas covered until my father fiberglassed it in the mid 50's. My grandmother bought it new in about 1920 when she was in her 20's. That canoe was our grocery hauler during the week when the car was back in Minnesota for the work week (my grandmother was a teacher and was off all summer, so we stayed with her even when Mom went back to the city). It got us to town and back many, many times. It was our swimming and diving platform, and our fishing craft. We took it out in all sorts of weather as long as there was no lightning. Having lived in that canoe since I was big enough to hold a paddle, capsizing held no fears for me. Life jackets? What are those?

I couldn't begin to guess how many fish we landed in that canoe. Sunfish, bluegills, black crappie, perch, rock bass, largemouth bass, walleye, northern pike, and a few bullheads. We caught turtles from it with a landing net lashed on to a 10 foot cane pole.

Yeah, we were poor in money but incredibly wealthy in life. I only wish I'd had the same appreciation for it then that I do now. Like most kids, I took it for granted. Now that it's long gone, I want it back.
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:15 PM   #86
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What's your favorite camp meal?

Ah, memories. We summered on Lake of the Woods, and until I was in my tweens, we stayed in cabins with outhouses, the original toasters that were probably from the '20s, and wood burning ovens and fireplaces. Later, gas or electric. Didn't matter, LOTW was out there to be swum in, fished in, and we all had a grand time.

Fresh caught walleye, cleaned and cooked either on a little fire on a nearby island, or brought home, where it was cooked in a CI skillet.
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Ah, memories. We summered on Lake of the Woods, and until I was in my tweens, we stayed in cabins with outhouses, the original toasters that were probably from the '20s, and wood burning ovens and fireplaces. Later, gas or electric. Didn't matter, LOTW was out there to be swum in, fished in, and we all had a grand time.

Fresh caught walleye, cleaned and cooked either on a little fire on a nearby island, or brought home, where it was cooked in a CI skillet.
I'm with you on the walleye / little fire on an island deal. Best fish in the world!

Have you noticed that the walleyes on the Ontario side of Lake of the Woods say "eh" and walleyes on the Minnesota side say "huh?" It's true...

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I'm with you on the walleye / little fire on an island deal. Best fish in the world!

Have you noticed that the walleyes on the Ontario side of Lake of the Woods say "eh" and walleyes on the Minnesota side say "huh?" It's true...

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Wow! It's the same in Michigan. On the Ontario side of the Saint Mary's rapids, they say eh, and on the Michigan side they say Huh. The only difference is that the species are salmon and steelhead. Now go to Lake George, you get the same dynamics, but it's jumbo perch and walley, and a couple species of pike.

As for cooking fish in CI fry pans on little islands, yep, that's about as good as it gets. Gonna have to find a place where I can rent a boat and do that with the grandkids. However, pancakes are best done with lots of trees around in rustic campgrounds.

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I'm gonna get smacked here, but I love the freeze dried camping food, so if I can bring that, I'm happy. Beef and rice, chicken and rice, beef and potatoes, anything like that. Then I'll bring along the freeze dried strawberry cheesecake, maybe some eggs, macaroni, and bacon in the can.

I might also bring along some beanie weenies and a few other things in the cooler. I did a lot of backpacking when I was doing SAR and so for now, car camping is the only way I want to get out into the outdoors.
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Old 04-17-2016, 09:25 AM   #90
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This is something I use to do every morning for breakfast. I quit doing it even though everyone loved it. if its just a few of you its OK but sometimes we get 15 people in a group including kids.

First of all get a big pot of water on the fire. I meant a BIG pot. At least a 12 qt. Fill about 2/3 full.

Then get your box of gallon zip lock baggies. Not the cheap ones either. The good ones.

While you are waiting for that to boil Break 3 eggs in a cup or bowl and scramble them. Dump into the baggie and throw in the boiling water.

The reason you only fill the pot 2/3 full is sometimes the top of the baggie sticks out and will melt.

The bags do get a little soft and sometime you have to pull it out and squash the bag around to mix the eggs.

When done just dump on a plate.

You can reuse the bags as many times as you need to but you have to let them cool.

It don't matter how long you leave them in there. You can not over cook them.

I use 3 eggs because that is a normal adult serving. Kids share a big.

If you use paper plates and plastic forks the only dish you have to wash is the bacon pan. (Cast iron pan. I wipe it out, put it in the camper and use it again the next day.)
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