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Camping Food Ideas and Recipes

hi all
My partner and I will be cycle touring for 2 weeks next month, self-supported. I'd like to make some tasty, yet easy, meals. I'm leaning towards the kind that you premake at home and just add one or two ingredients at camp. We'll be able to buy some supplies en route.
Any ideas? We'll have a camp stove, pot, pan.
thanks
Robin

In the last week, I found out my favourite uncle has 2 to 5 months, one of my best friend's sister in law passed away three nights ago of brain cancer.  She had breast cancer and they thought they caught it but it spread to her brain.  Within two weeks of being diagnosed, she died.  She would have been 47 on July 21st.  Then tonight, I heard a friend of mine's husband passed away last night of a massive heart attack.  He was probably around 55.
My uncle also has brain cancer.  He had lung cancer a couple of years ago and they said they had got it all.  Whether this is new cancer or cancer that spread, we will never know.
 

Wow.  Bless you.  :-*

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In the last week, I found out my favourite uncle has 2 to 5 months, one of my best friend's sister in law passed away three nights ago of brain cancer.  She had breast cancer and they thought they caught it but it spread to her brain.  Within two weeks of being diagnosed, she died.  She would have been 47 on July 21st.  Then tonight, I heard a friend of mine's husband passed away last night of a massive heart attack.  He was probably around 55.
My uncle also has brain cancer.  He had lung cancer a couple of years ago and they said they had got it all.  Whether this is new cancer or cancer that spread, we will never know.
 

Wow.  Bless you.  :-*

Thank you 7 and hope your family is much better now!  I am going to the viewing of my friend's husband tomorrow night.  I found out he was 59.  Two weeks from now would be their 31st wedding anniversary.
One of my best friends and I  discussed at lunch today how we shouldn't hold grudges and should enjoy each minute we have.  Never put things off until retirement as in travel or whatever.  Life is just too short.  Don't leave this world with regrets!

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I know I could do things on the Coleman but I would actually like to eat with everyone.  Not have them prepare their meal, sit down and eat while I cook something.

  Why not just buy another Coleman stove and cook your stuff they same time they cook their's? They're not very expensive. They have one model for around $88.00:

http://www.coleman.com/coleman/colemancom/detail.asp?product_id=425G499&categoryid=2020

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I am going camping in a park on a beach friday-sunday and with all omnis of course. We are tenting it but will have a cooler if we continue to buy ice. Cooking is not an option except a grill and possibly a battery coffee pot in my aunts camper. I was wondering if anyone had some good recipes and ideas for good food in the outdoors! I was think of browsing a few raw recipes and thought that would be easy if i did some prepreparing but i wanted to hear some of your ideas. It might even be a good chance to try out some good raw food! I am going grocery shopping tomorrow evening so all ideas are welcome.

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as lame as it is: cliff bars, trail mix, nuts, fruit, veg, pb&j

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as lame as it is: cliff bars, trail mix, nuts, fruit, veg, pb&j

Hehe. I was about to say the same. Especially the nuts part. Very filling...I particularly like raw almonds. Apples also keep very well. :)

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will you be able to have a fire at all?

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You can put veggie burgers and hot dogs in the cooler to grill...

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"Fry bread" or "Pita bread" or some yummy carb paired off with the "mock tuna salad" http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=9649.0 or "tofu egg salad". http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=9630

Yum yum !

Hummus and some veggies(I adore celery) are also good.  I make this garlicky, lemony, curry jalepeño hummus omg, so good!

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yes there may just be a fire!

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Okay, this is over a month away, but I'd like to test some recipes before I make the flight cross country to go to a festival w/ some omnis where there will be "primitive camping" available. Since it is 5 days long, we will be dividing up meals, and I'd like to have some things that I could pack easily and then cook/prepare at the appropriate time. Besides my breakfast cereal blend (farina, oatmeal, grits, cream of rice, protein powder, dried (soy) milk, sugar, cinnamon combined, then added to boiling water) and camp soup (dried stew veggies, quick cooking grain/small pasta, lentils, veggie bullion), I don't have anything!! Maybe some savory pancakes? Any thoughts?

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I take it you need non-perishables... what about weight? Is there hiking (therefore carrying) involved? If not, I think I'd take some canned refried beans and corn chips/tacos/etc. Maybe some pita bread, pasta, powdered uncheese mix. Are you looking to impress the omnis or just have yummy food?  8-)

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The only weight issue is that I'm flying, so preferably no canned goods. (otherwise, I think I have the boys willing to carry my stuff, if not, it's on wheels) Yummy food is the top priority, but I need these self-proclaimed carnivores to also WANT to eat what I make.... Thus far, I only know one in the group of four, and the others aren't very familiar w/ vegetarian food/cooking....So I'm imagining I'm going to be sending an email in the  near future for the rest to read explaining just what it is that a vegetarian CAN eat!!

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I  plan on doing some camping myself ( new to vegan and struggling with the changes), when it warms a bit more... so I am interested in how your food experience unfolds. I found this link. it may or may not be new to you. Good luck!  http://www.vegcooking.com/campingrecipes.asp

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I love Fantastic Foods stuff cuz its super quick to prepare, you usually only have to add water, maybe a little oil or maybe a little tomato paste (comes in those tiny cute cans).. they will be really light to pack and you could even take them out of the box, cut out the directions and have it take up even less room (though you could use the box for fire fuel ;)) you will need a pan of some sort to prepare them in, but it seems like you would need that no matter what.. they have them at whole foods for sure and sometimes even at ralphs..

http://www.fantasticfoods.com/catalog/easy-vegetarian-meals-c-30.html

http://www.fantasticfoods.com/catalog/international-dishes-c-35.html

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Since you have a little time to prepare, check out Apocalypse Chow by Robin and John (or Jon?) Robertson. It's a great book of things that you can make over a single burner or campfire with pantry-type foods. It's intended for natural disaster preparedness, but would be very easy to adapt to camping. It has some great recipes in it. I've made several of the recipes for my omni DH and he has enjoyed them.

http://www.amazon.com/Apocalypse-Chow-Well-When-Power/dp/1416908242/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1210618680&sr=8-1

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I am going backpacking for six days beginning this sunday on Vermont's Long Trail with a bunch of carnivorous Boy Scouts. This is the first time I have been backpacking for any extended period of time since I went veggie over a year ago, and I really don't want to break my meat fast. I do, however, need a crap load of calories, carbohydrates, and protein to keep me going, and I was wondering if the good folks of vegweb had any creative recipes for lightweight, calorie-dense food. I'm already planning to bring a lot of nuts with me to snack on, so a more diverse range of suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Nuts, seeds, seitan jerkey, dried soups (pea, lentil, etc) if you have access to hot water...

I am sure there are threads around here about camping/backpacking.  Have to do some statistics right now, but I'll help you hunt if you don't turn anything up!

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I was actually looking at the oh-so-expensive dehydrated backpack meals at the sporting goods store the other day.  There was actually 4-5 different entrees that were vegan.  Two dishes with some kind of peanut sauce, red beans and rice and I am drawing a blank on the others.  Pricey, but sometimes when you are backpacking, it can be a real treat to have a hearty, hot meal.

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