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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

I just made these: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=21646.0, adding some dried apricots, agave, and peanut butter. They were tasty, filling, and packed really well for camping. Not to mention I could have easily eaten the whole pan and nothing else all weekend. I love bringing brown rice, red lentils, and a spice mix for dinner: nutritious, and easy to carry. Oatmeal w/ dried fruit for breakfast. Peanut butter and bagels or tortillas w/ granola (those usually get eaten first). Tofu jerky. I've also done pasta with Dragonfly's Bulk Dry Uncheese Mix (recipe on this site) for dinner. I've gotten really good dehydrated corn chowder, 7-bean soup, and veg chili mix in the bulk bins at whole foods (just add hot water - type stuff).

Have fun backpacking! I'm jealous.

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i just took my first vegan trip into the back country. this is the stuff that worked for me. i had 3 people who were very good sports about the thing and they were all satisfied on a 4 day kayak trip. you could portion out what you need for each day if needed. breakfast was instant oatmeal and grits. mixing them is real tasty and less sweet. for something different a spoonful of peanut butter is good. lunch was tortillas and pbj also sailor boy pilot bread is super good if you can find it, that may be hard outside of ak. dinner was couscous and packets of knorr vegetable soup mix if you cook this together it makes super dinner already spiced and cheep too especially if you are portioning it out into single servings, but make sure you give yourself enough to eat at each meal. also we had rice and beans made from  packets found in the supermarket i think the brand was vego black bean and rice or red bean and rice.standby ramen is also good but bring some dried vegetables to mix in. you already probably have snacks in the bag but something you may look at is nella wafers. i read the labels and found one kind that was vegan, also seems like animal crackers or graham crackers have a good outlook but i haven't checked. at any rate, if you are creative and read labels you should find everything you need at the regular supermarket, don't forget the bulk section everything is dry already.
good luck and do us proud! make those omnivores jealous!

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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!

I'm making the seitan jerky, and I'll probably bring lots of instant brown rice with me for dinner. I made my own yummy marinade for the jerky, with hot pepper jelly, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and salt. I'll go and buy some dried fruit at my local co-op and chow down on plenty of pecans along the way. Thanks for all the suggestions!

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For future reference, we just bought Lip Smackin' Vegetarian Backpackin' and think it will be great!  A lot of the recipes are vegan (or easily veganized).  Most call for a dehydrator, though, so keep that in mind  ;)b

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Lara bars are dense.  SOy jerky, I think it's called Stonewalls...., If you'll be stopping to make fires and stuff take instant rice, lentils, TVP

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I usually get less hungry when I'm backpacking.  I kind of compromise with what I'd normally eat.  For breakfast, I'll have a couple of packets of flavored instant oatmeal.  I eat it out of the pouch, I don't add water or anything.  Then for a snack I'll have things with long and short energy, like GORP type food (GORP = Good Ol' Raisins and Peanuts).  For lunch, I'll have tofu jerkey.  There're also a lot of instant foods, like hummus, where you just add water and can eat with crackers or whatever.  Then for dinner, you can have soup with bullion, freeze dried vegetables (like Just Tomatoes brand), and instant dried "chicken."  Check for those by the TVP.

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And peanut butter - the sugary kind.  I don't know if you want to lug around bread, but you could have PB&Js for lunch.  That'd only be twelve slices of bread.  Or, if you don't have room for the bread, you could have sandwiches for half of the lunches.

So many fake meats are dehydrated that I think it's pretty easy to get vegan protein.  Also, there are powdered protein shakes, if you're concerned.

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I usually get less hungry when I'm backpacking.  I kind of compromise with what I'd normally eat.  For breakfast, I'll have a couple of packets of flavored instant oatmeal.  I eat it out of the pouch, I don't add water or anything.  Then for a snack I'll have things with long and short energy, like GORP type food (GORP = Good Ol' Raisins and Peanuts).  For lunch, I'll have tofu jerkey.  There're also a lot of instant foods, like hummus, where you just add water and can eat with crackers or whatever.  Then for dinner, you can have soup with bullion, freeze dried vegetables (like Just Tomatoes brand), and instant dried "chicken."  Check for those by the TVP.

That's pretty much what I did. The oatmeal thing is awesome because it requires no cleanup (aside from licking your spoon) and the little packets are really light, making it easy to comply with Leave No Trace. I didn't know they made dehydrated hummus, though.

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For breakfast, I'll have a couple of packets of flavored instant oatmeal.  I eat it out of the pouch, I don't add water or anything. 

I was going to say that I didn't think the little oatmeal pouches would hold up with water...but then I noticed that you didn't use water!  I need to slow down when reading other people's posts.  ;)

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That's pretty much what I did. The oatmeal thing is awesome because it requires no cleanup (aside from licking your spoon) and the little packets are really light, making it easy to comply with Leave No Trace. I didn't know they made dehydrated hummus, though.

So, you've already been on your trip?  What did you eat?  In detail.  I'm really interested.  And feedback on what you liked and what you wouldn't do again.

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Hey my fellow peeps!

I'm going camping in a few weeks and I wanted to take along some goodies for the camp fire! I've seen Sweet & Sara Vegan Marshmallows on several vegan food sites and have been considering ordering some--but they are like $6 a package and you usually have to order a minimum for shipping...has anyone ever tried them before? Are they worth the cost? Please let me know :)

Any other treats I should take with me (besides booze...I'm sure there will be plenty of that *lol*) Thanks my hommies!!

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c6/pimpinelh/smore.jpg

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Veggie Dogs? Chestnuts to roast over an open fire? Me? I'm pretty sweet :)>>>*

Will you be bringing any camping friendly cooking stuffs or will you be ruffing it?

*just kiddin'

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We'll have tents andstuff, but it will be pretty rough! I am reallllllly looking forward to it :) Yeah! Veggie dogs are a great idea! Thanks Zep :)

Here's the link to those vegan marshmallows...

http://www.sweetandsara.com/

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Lucky you! I was just thinking this evening about campfires and installing a fireplace in my place...

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you can order a marshmallow making kits from foodfight.com, it's alot cheaper to make your own. 

you gotta bring baked beans and cornbread, too.

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I've had the Sweet & Sara's marshmallows in the toasted coconut.  They were delicious!  I got mine from Vegan Essentials.  I'd make it worth it by ordering a few other things, too.

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I've had the Sweet & Sara's marshmallows in the toasted coconut.  They were delicious!  I got mine from Vegan Essentials.  I'd make it worth it by ordering a few other things, too.

Thanks Wilwolf! I was hoping to her a good review about them...I wonder if they "toast" good...

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I've had the Sweet & Sara's marshmallows in the toasted coconut.  They were delicious!  I got mine from Vegan Essentials.  I'd make it worth it by ordering a few other things, too.

Thanks Wilwolf! I was hoping to her a good review about them...I wonder if they "toast" good...

I didn't try toasting them over a fire.  However, I'm pretty sure I made s'mores microwave-style, and they turned out gooey and fabulous!  I've never been a huge fan of marshmallows, but they really were good enough to even eat on their own.

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Ooo, good thread Capture!  We're going camping next weekend!

I broke down and ordered some Sweet and Sara marshmallows--vanilla for roasting and coconut for munching.  Lots of sugar, but I burn a lot of energy at work, so it all balances out, right?  ::)

We're also bringing veggie dogs (we're going to try the Field Roast Mexican Chipotle ones...will report back on their yumminess) for dinner, maybe some sort of salad, and then pancakes and oatmeal for breakfast.  Lunches will probably be hummus sandwiches or PB and J.  Might also pick up some Tofurky jerky because that stuff is yummers.

I've made things in foil packets before that were yummy--just put whatever veggies you want, seasonings, sauces, etc. in tin foil and wrap it up well.  Stick it in the coals and you have fresh roasted veggies!  Just make sure they are cut pretty small so they cook all the way through.

Have fun camping!

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I've made things in foil packets before that were yummy--just put whatever veggies you want, seasonings, sauces, etc. in tin foil and wrap it up well.  Stick it in the coals and you have fresh roasted veggies!  Just make sure they are cut pretty small so they cook all the way through.

Have fun camping!

This is really good for fire baked apples.  Stuff the apples with cinnamon sugar and raisins or whatever you like and stick em in the coals. Yum yum. Anything cooked over a campfire is awesome though.  If you want a quick and portable dinner, the Indian food that comes in the foil packets work really well too.  Boil some water and throw them in and voila- Indian food in the woods!

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