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post #1 of 20 Old 01-25-2011, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Freezer bag - trail cooking

Found this link on a back packing site. There appears to be some good stuff to eat in there. Thought that I would share.

Lot's of good idea's for using simple boiled water.

I hope to try a few of them out this year.

http://www.trailcooking.com/recipes/...er-bag-cooking


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Thanks for the link!! I usually take my cooking gear when camping on the KLR and I'm always looking for different things to try and make.

My favorite is stupid easy, just being Ramen Noodles.. I boil up a flavor packet, and a batch of veggies that I'll bring along (taters, cabbage, carrots, and some dried beef or venison) and boil that stull til it's about done, and then toss in the noodles.

Again, it's stupid easy, yet filling and tasty!! As long as you can pack it long enough to get to camp, you can toss it in the pot.
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The really cool thing about all these recipes is that you can try them at home with your camping/cooking gear to see if they work and if they taste good!!
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The really cool thing about all these recipes is that you can try them at home with your camping/cooking gear to see if they work and if they taste good!!
Exactly!!! I plan to do several of these over the next few weeks.

Found a hammock today that my son gave me several years ago and realized that I'd never had it out of the bag. To my pleasant surprise - It is a Jungle hammock with a built on tent and bug screen!!! - NICE!!!!!!!

I keep kidding my wife that this KLR is my bug-out-vehicle when the zombies get here. LOL - she thinks that I need a long gun scabbard - there's a thought? (pondering I am)

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MMMMMMM Zombie, wrapped in bacon..
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MMMMMMM Zombie, wrapped in bacon..
I am positive - we think a like. Bacon brings the goodness......

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Bacon is it's own food group. My dogs won't even eat kibble unless it is properly dressed with bacon bits and drippings.

I've been doing the freezer-bag meals for a number of years, and truthfully don't use much else. I match up the days out I'll be with the number of egg omelette's I bring. I load 'em up, bacon, cheese, floor sweepings and all, freeze em and stack 'em flat in the freezer. I pull out however many I need. Oatmeal is simple enough. I put the oatmeal, some trail mix, a tablespoon or so of powdered non-dairy creamer in the freezer bag and seal it. When I'm ready to eat, I heat up the water and pour it in the freezer bag. I have two hot pads [2 buck layout @ Wally World] glued together on three sides to form a "freezer bag sleeve". I put the freezer bag of dry mix in the pot holder sleeve, pour in the boiling water, seal the bag and leave stand about five minutes and devour. I've done freezer bag chili, soups, hot dish. No pans to clean. Other than bacon, I don't eat fried foods, and I usually put bacon ends in the omelets to get my daily allotment of smoky pig. I carry a cooler, size depends on how long I'm going to be out. The frozen omelets, chili, soups keep well enough. No reports of Ptomaine to date, so I keep on keepin' on. If it looks like heat will spoil what I brought along, it gets ate up first. There's always Ramen, tuna and oatmeal for backup. I like to eat well when out in the bush. I don't feel I've made any great sacrifices going to the freezer bag method.

One guy I ride with dehydrates EVERYTHING. I swear he stops for road kill. He'll boil water in the morning, add his secret ingredients, [Chef by trade] including his dehydrated veggies and protein source, [polite for "of questionable origin"] all to Thermo jugs. Add the boiling water and either stash at camp or pack on the bike. That evening, a feast is ready. Rinse out the Thermos and repeat. I'm still of the mind set that if you hit the railroad crossing too hard with a half ton pickup, you'll be buying a new Thermos. Glass lined Thermos's went out with rotary phones, I'm told.

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I love Thermoses (sp?), especially the old glass ones.

But I always wondered 'How do it know whether to keep it hot or cold?'. Smart things, those Thermoses...

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I love Thermoses (sp?), especially the old glass ones.

But I always wondered 'How do it know whether to keep it hot or cold?'. Smart things, those Thermoses...

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I don't trust em'. I have one marked HOT and on marked COLD so they don't get mixed up.

Great stuff, VA!! I'd like to hear about more recipes!!

And yeah, cleanup is always the issue.

For some reason, my scotch flask is typically empty entirely too early.
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I love Thermoses (sp?), especially the old glass ones.

But I always wondered 'How do it know whether to keep it hot or cold?'. Smart things, those Thermoses...

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That begs the question doesn't it...

Thermoses? Thermi? Thermoies? Thermzillas?

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