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Wholesome main meals camping with no cooler, limited washing, no fire or grill, yes small pot over propane.

TracyPark | Apr 10, 201802:09 PM     9

Searching on "camping" brought up lots of great results for foods frozen/chilled in advance, as well as ideas for grilling foods over a fire. I am looking for ideas as described in my title.

At home, "from scratch" meals is important. When camping, I am not as picky, mainly wanting main meals to be filling, supply some protein, and not too unhealthy. (Not very high in sodium with a lot of unpronounceable ingredients.) I have not found any brand of canned soup that is edible -- that is not 90% water with a couple of tablespoons of solids.

I went on Amazon and looked at the MRE military ready-to-eat. but the photos show "Commercial resale is unlawful", which gives me pause. Plus, I couldn't find any of the packets listing ingredients or nutritional analysis. I looked at the line of Hormel and few other prepared, shelf stable meals: long lists of questionable chemicals, low protein, extreme high salt. Even if I want to overlook this, the reviews reflect how poor the flavor is, not to mention the dinky portion size.

So, in addition to rotating through sandwiches with cheese, tuna, canned salmon, and peanut butter, in addition to eating Busch beans straight from the can and flavored refried canned beans in a premade taco shell, what can we have for main meals?

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