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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
What kind of food do you like to eat while camping? I am going to be there for a week and have only thought of a few different things to make.
post #2 of 25
SPAM!! Yes, I love it I enjoy Spam stew with canned veggies & potatoes; spam stir-fry; fried Spam & eggs w/ tortillas; Spam & porkNbeans; etc....
post #3 of 25
Hotdogs!!
post #4 of 25
yep, hotdogs...baked potatoes and smores!!!
post #5 of 25
Well, since I used to own a camping trailer complete with kitchen and bathroom and a/c ( i know, i know, not very "campy") so I used to make spaghetti or green bean casserole (for the potlucks) but hot dogs and hamburgers are good too
post #6 of 25
Marshmallows
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277
Well, since I used to own a camping trailer complete with kitchen and bathroom and a/c ( i know, i know, not very "campy") so I used to make spaghetti or green bean casserole (for the potlucks) but hot dogs and hamburgers are good too
I use the term "roughing it" when there's a hotel with no food service!

Just kidding...haven't been since i was a kid, but I remember there being lots of Marshmellows, hot dogs and pizza (yes we would venture to the local pizza parlor).

Mmm...but trail mix sounds good.
post #8 of 25
hot dogs, s'mores, chips..snacky stuff like pretzels and chips. I like bananas, too.
post #9 of 25
Usually we just take Hamburgers and HotDogs. I make the kids smores but I would just rather have roasted marshmellows.
post #10 of 25
We go camping just about every weekend with my family - well, its not really camping - we have a 40 foot camper on a permanent campground with a shed and 2 fridge's - but we still have camping food none the less!

This is what we usually have on hand:

Hamburgers
Hotdogs
Brats
Chips
Pop/Beer/Koolaid for the kids
Chicken (if you have a grill, a whole chicken is good on the grill)
Corn on the cob, thats good on the grill too!
Pizza - you can make that on a grill! Its possible, we do it all the time!
Marshmallows/Chocolate for Smores
And then usually whatever you want to make for breakfast

We're camping this weekend, I can't wait!
post #11 of 25
sausages, bacon,eggs, baked beans, pasta, beef burgers, steak aand salmon i have had whilst ive been campin
post #12 of 25
smores!
post #13 of 25
My ex and I used to go camping and we'd take chicken, cut up potatoes, and whatever else we had, usually an onion, etc, salt and pepper, throw it all together into some foil, and throw it in the coals of the fire........OH MY was that good!!!
post #14 of 25
Well, we have a camping stove, so we can make anything you could make at home.

However, you MUST get some pie irons. You can make pizza in them, you put butter in the pie iron, then a slice of white or italian bread on each side, and then pizza sauce, and then mozzarella, and toppings. Then you close the pie iron and put it in the fire. You can make all kinds of other stuff in them too.
post #15 of 25
We used a Coleman stove so I pretty much cooked the same as at home - bacon & eggs and toast for breakfast, salad and sandwiches for lunch and steak/chicken or spaghetti for dinner.

We aren't hamburger/hotdog persons, unless I make the hamburger patties myself.
post #16 of 25
Well, you gotta have pan fried fish, so bring some in case you don't catch any.
I love to bring artichokes. Simmer for 30-40 minutes and dip in melted butter. You don't have to worry about making a mess with the leaves outside (they are only leaves, right?).
post #17 of 25
eggs, bacon (trout if you fish) for breakfast , just bring butter!
Sandwhich stuff, salad stuff and hot dogs and fixins.
Marshmallows, chocolate, and grahm crackers.

Nothing beats panfried trout and eggs for breakfast when you're camping though.
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by catlover19
What kind of food do you like to eat while camping? I am going to be there for a week and have only thought of a few different things to make.
What kind of cooking set up do you have? Propane stove, grill, coolers ????

We usually go camping in areas where we would run out of ice in our cooler, so we don't count on fresh meat. We have a propane stove to cook on. We'll do boxed macaroni and cheese (with the canned cheese, not the package kind where you need milk), and spice it up with salsa. If you want some meat, canned chicken with veggies in a stir fry. We've even done veggie stews (potatoes, onions, carrots, etc) on cooler nights. Of course there is always spaghetti with jarred sauce.

If you have a cooler, then you have a lot more options, but get a good water proof container for things you don't want soaked in melted ice.

Here's my trail mix recipe - it is addicting:
1 large jar honey roasted peanuts
1 box raisins
1 large bag peanut M&M's
2 bags dried banana chips

Pour these in a large bowl, cover tightly and shake to mix. Put in ziplock bags to carry with you when you hike.
post #19 of 25
Thread Starter 
We have a coleman stove. My boyfriend hates fish so that is out of the question. I love those pie irons. We made pie in them before and it was really good so we are planning on doing that. I never thought to make pizza in them before though. We also have 2 huge coolers, so space for food is not a problem. They are 5 and 6 day coolers so the stuff stays fairly cold in them. We have already decided to eat spaghetti , macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese, potatoes with butter and onions made in the fire and we will probably will have some type of chicken the first day we are there. Breakfast foods is the biggest problem. I can't have eggs and greasy bacon bothers my stomach. Smores are definitly going to be made, same with hot dogs on the fire.
post #20 of 25
You can get those bags of ore-ida hash browns and make them on the stove. They cook fast and they're easy. Just throw a tablespoon of butter or oil and heat it up (if you're making a lot) and then dump them in. It doesn't matter if they cook unevenly, which is good because camp stoves (we have a coleman one too) don't cook evenly cause of wind, etc. I don't eat meat or eggs (except in a recipe) so that is my favorite by far.
post #21 of 25
My mom's fam goes camping as a huge group. They are crazy but now have it down to a science, including master pack lists and grocery shopping lists for when they get there!
Anyway, big hits are hotdogs, hamburgs, steak, and potatoes all cooked over the fire. Of course smores!
Coleman hits are dinty more stew, lobster, spaghetti, eggs, pancakes. Also fruit is good. This is assuming you have a cooler and access to grocery store. Make sure you secure your food from the animals at night. Two words: Bungee cords around the cooler.
post #22 of 25
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! I LOVE camping!!!!!
I LOVE grilled No Name steaks with onions and mushrooms, (great for camping cuz they're sealed individually) hot dogs, scrambled eggs with hot dogs cut up in them, camper potatoes, smore's, baked potatoes wrapped in aluminum foil and baked in the fire, grilled corn on the cob, blueberry pancakes....OMG the list is endless! And it all tastes extra good when you're outside!
post #23 of 25
I like to take MREs and camping food ala- http://www.rei.com/online/store/Sear..._CAMPING_TOC:N

if I am going to be gone a while.

Marshmellows, Hersey bars, and graham crackers are a necessity of course!!!
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
My ex and I used to go camping and we'd take chicken, cut up potatoes, and whatever else we had, usually an onion, etc, salt and pepper, throw it all together into some foil, and throw it in the coals of the fire........OH MY was that good!!!

We do that too, only we use ground hamburger and throw cream of mushroom soup over it all... mm... Hobo Stew!
post #25 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zak&rocky
Make sure you secure your food from the animals at night. Two words: Bungee cords around the cooler.
I never thought of doing that. We are just putting the coolers into the tent at night. We might have a screen tent just for food so it would be in there if we can get it from my parents before we leave tomorrow morning.
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