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Chowhounder suggestions for meals while Camping?

Kazy Ctn | Sep 2, 2010 09:28 AM

Hey Folks,

So I'm planning a 5-6 day trip into the woods and I'd love to hear some ideas for food. I've already read a previous thread ( and got a few ideas there, but since I'll mostly be carrying everything on my back, my trip comes with a few caveats:

- No heavy cast iron (dutch ovens or skillets are out), only a couple of lightweight aluminum pots and a small grill grate. I'll have little other cooking gear / utensils and only a wood fire for heat
- Minimal on-site prep. Pre-made/seasoned dishes are definitely a bonus.
- Nothing very temperature sensitive - I may be able to keep a few things cold for a couple days, but probably can't do things like fish, chicken, milk, etc.
- Nothing very fragile/squashable - bananas, tomatoes, eggs, most types of bread, etc. won't work

On trips like this in the past, I've usually done grilled sausages or pre-marinated kabobs for the first couple of days (super easy and require no utensils or clean up). Then I have to move to cans, PBJs, or rehydrated stuff for the remainder. Do my fellow 'hounders have any campfire classics that might fit the bill? I'd love to hear suggestions for breakfasts. lunch and dinners!

Thanks from Oregon!

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