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Postby skip » Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:34 pm

hey iam going over to morton in a bit for 4 nites and 5 days, its the longest stay i usally go for 2 nites. i was wondering what every one takes to eat for dinner lunch and brecky. if you have any ideas pls tell me. thanks.
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Postby Komodo » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:23 pm

how many people?
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Postby skip » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:28 pm

opps sorry i should have given more info just one person itll be a boys weekend with fishing 4wding and a of corse the cold refeshments. itll all be at the base camp .
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Postby Troyk » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:43 pm

Skip, We vacuum pack our food such as meat, and then freeze it and put it into our icebox, with a third ice (frozen 3L milk bottles), and we have found still going strong after a week.

Our back up meal, when things go wrong, consists of mixing a large can of Leggos' Spaghetto Sauce, a tin of italian style kidney beans, a tin of italian style diced tomatoes, simmered for 10 minutes etc and served with pasta. All the ingreients are non perishable.

Anyhow considering its a boys weekend, wont you be justing taking baked beans and sausages? :) And of course you can eat all those fish you catch.
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Postby jakko2002 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:57 pm

we take a few of those pasta packets. you can usually buy them for bout a dollar each, them just put in a pot on the stove, come up a treat. as for meat if u have an ice box the meat will last for 3 or 4 days before you need more ice.
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Postby Kramer » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:28 pm

I do the same as troyk, but I have a fridge to store it in, we were eating the same meat which took about a week or so to defrost 4 weeks later just kept cold by the fridge when vacuum packed. For a few days it is not a worry some tins of food as well as some packet pasta with the UHT milk if needed and some bread and you will never go hungry :armsup
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Postby Blue Bravo » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:43 pm

We also have a fridge and take frozen meats. Also carry cans for quick meals or just in case - usually something like Tom Piper etc which isn't bad on toast :)
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Postby stevo. » Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:21 pm

Troyk wrote:Anyhow considering its a boys weekend, wont you be justing taking baked beans and sausages? :) And of course you can eat all those fish you catch.


that's what i'd be doing, except, don't worry about the baked beans, so you can fit more beer in, and maybe a bottle of bourbon for the crazy night.
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Postby hiho » Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:31 pm

some things we take camping are hot dogs, soup, spuds to in foil , can spag, garlic bread rolls heated in foil on fire all easy plenty more
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Cook once, eat twice!!!!

Postby Outdoor Adventurers! » Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:30 pm

Hi Everyone, long time reader, first time poster!!! :grin: In regards to camp food, we always cook a meal that we can reuse the following night. (Who wants to cook every night when on holidays???) For example, cook up lots of lamb chops & salad for the 1st night, then with the left over lamb chops, chop them up & use in souvlakis for the next nights tea!! (Minimal effort!!!) Also, cook up some spaghetti bol, make lots of sauce - there's one dinner, then for the following night, baked spuds with the leftover bol sauce & cheese....yum!!!!!!! This also saves having to worry about keeping lots of un-cooked meat cold!!!
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Re: Cook once, eat twice!!!!

Postby Derek Bullock » Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:36 pm

Outdoor Adventurers! wrote:Hi Everyone, long time reader, first time poster!!! :grin: In regards to camp food, we always cook a meal that we can reuse the following night. (Who wants to cook every night when on holidays???) For example, cook up lots of lamb chops & salad for the 1st night, then with the left over lamb chops, chop them up & use in souvlakis for the next nights tea!! (Minimal effort!!!) Also, cook up some spaghetti bol, make lots of sauce - there's one dinner, then for the following night, baked spuds with the leftover bol sauce & cheese....yum!!!!!!! This also saves having to worry about keeping lots of un-cooked meat cold!!!


Hi and welcome to the site. Some good ideas there.


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Postby mytribe » Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:39 pm

Wow some of you go all out on your meals whilst out camping. For us it's just basic barby and sangers :***
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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:13 pm

Brekky - Eggs and burnt bacon on burnt bread - with beer to wash it down
Lunch - Burnt snags - with beer to wash it down
Dinner - Burnt steak - with beer to wash it down


Damn I can't wait to go camping :armsup :lol:

I usually mix it up though with some pasta for tea. Stir through sauces are great and easy. Leggos or Dolmio, and Latina ravioli.
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Postby Fonty » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:11 pm

We are vegans and follow natural hygeine principals at least mornings so we only have fruit for breakfast. To this end it's easy to bring fresh fruit and/or wiz some melon and strawberries up in the blender and bring that in an esky for two or three morning's worth of breakfasts.
Some bread, pita bread or mountain bread for sandwiches and wraps. As well as fresh fillings which will go in a second esky. If you don't mind next day toasted sandwiches I do that sometimes for the kids, soy cheese and baked beans and soy cheese and spaghetti. Wrapped in foil they can be reheated in coals as well for a hot lunch.
I've done the potato in foil thing too, it's nice to leave them in cooling coals after dinner or just before bed when you're letting the fire die down, then fish them out in the morning before you relight it and have them for lunch with toppings. For dinners we also use garlic bread in the coals and fry up burgers and veggie sausages too. I'm all for easy stuff, so cooking at home and then reheating things like vegan quiches and pies etc appeals to me a lot more than cooking up a four courses meal in the field.
I have tried dampers and stuff though, they are fun so long as it's kept simple. And everything tastes better cooked over an open fire with nothing around you but a backpack full of gear and trees, that's for sure. :)
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Postby CCC » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:12 pm

Ozzycamperboy wrote:Brekky - Eggs and burnt bacon on burnt bread - with beer to wash it down
Lunch - Burnt snags - with beer to wash it down
Dinner - Burnt steak - with beer to wash it down


:shock: ::() :shock: you have what for breakfast :?: :?: :?:




burnt bread ? LMAO why arent the eggs burnt ?
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