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    • Etter1
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      I bring a four legged grate to every camp now. Don’t do much cooking on a stove anymore. I’m camping solo next weekend and will have plenty of time and daylight the first night to make anything I want. The second night I’ll be back in camp after dark and want something quick.

      I’m thinking chicken kabobs and some rice the first night and brats with toasted buns and a TON of onions the second. What’s your go to campfire meal?

    • paleoman
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      I’m a simpleton I guess:wink: Dinty Moore beef stew or hotdogs or some Mt. House meal. That is, unless I’m with someone who knows how to cook and I can mooch! Go get them bears! I get FB posts from a Maine camp that has posted a # of pics of successful “sports”. Go get ’em Johnny! Don’t let us Yanks get the “bear-st” of ya:lol: All the best!

    • Etter1
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      I’ll certainly see them. Getting into bow range and deciding to kill another one are the only things standing in the way. As it is approaching though…..I’m pretty sure that shooting will occur, assuming that I overcome the first issue.

      My blood is up big time. Pigs will also not be granted any sort of pity. I’m just ready to be hunting!

    • Mark Turton
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      I have a hang up about chicken and food poisoning, keeping it cool is always an issue, unless you have that sorted.

      Beef’s always a safe bet, thin with seasoning in the bag give it a shake an skewer it, I love to eat but cooking aint my thing.

      After a long days hunting most anything tastes good.

      Have fun and I’m looking forward to reading of your adventures.

      Mark.

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      I have a metal grate I bring for all my car-camps as well. Elk or antelope fajitas are a campfire meal at the top of my list, but when I don’t have good game on hand, I like brats and sauerkraut, chased with an approriate beverage, of course.

      But, in the name of full disclosure, I’ve stepped off my high horse in regards to backcountry cooking, and ordered a couple Mountain House meals for an upcoming trip…:oops: We’re going to be backpacking into a place where we can’t have fires, and the plan is from sun-up to sun-down, so not a lot campt time.

    • Stephen Graf
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      Smithhammer wrote: … I’ve stepped off my high horse in regards to backcountry cooking, and ordered a couple Mountain House meals for an upcoming trip…:oops:

      Good Man! Pragmatism and reason keep a man happy and fed.

      My favorite campfire meal is a potato wrapped in tinfoil and tossed in the coals for an hour slathered with sour cream and accompanied by a steak seared on a hot fire for just a few minutes.

    • Mark Turton
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      Smithhammer, any thoughts on a solar cooker? Ive no experience of them but have read that they work.

      Mark.

    • Alexandre Bugnon
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      Mountain House bag!……… On my Biolite camp stove! It uses twigs for fuel, aaand you can charge your phone! kinda of yuppie-ish, I know!:D

    • jczieske
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      Our camp has obtained a stove from a camper or RV and built a cabinet for it, now we bring frozen meals we have prepared ahead of time and put them in the oven upon our return for the day. We can then sit back, relax, play some crib and wait for dinner.

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      pothunter wrote: Smithhammer, any thoughts on a solar cooker? Ive no experience of them but have read that they work.

      Mark.

      Mark –

      I messed around with them a bit when I was living in Mexico years ago, but I can’t really say much about them, other than if you live in a sunny environment, and you have all day, it’s a nice way to bake bread! 😉

    • jason samkowiak
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      I have everything from a stove for the wall tent that i can cook on to wire grills that go over the campfire and about a dozen whisperlite, coleman and other stoves. But my favorite way to cook in camp is what i call a “key hole fire”

      Make a normal round hole for your fire them use your shovel, hatchet,etc and cut a notch off that round that is about a foot long and 8 inches wide and about 8-10 inches deep. Then cut a few green (live) sticks to lay across then trench. pull hot coals from the main fire and drag them into the trench and cook right on the green sticks that lay across the trench. Super fast, super easy, no clean up needed, no stoves, grates, etc to carry. This has become my favorite way to cook in camp.

    • Charles EkCharles Ek
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      Ramen with a can of chicken added. Dinty Moore stew if I’m livin’ high on the hog. 😆

      No more sardines or kippers in the tent, even in winter: It’s winter – what could happen?

    • RalphRalph
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      “Dinty Moore stew” with a can of pork and beans!!!!!:P And a pb&j sandwich for desert. Ha!!!

    • Ptaylor
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      One drawback to early season hunting out here in CA is NO campfires. So I do all my camping over a stove, until a rainstorm rolls in. Then I’ll cook over a fire.

      Keep it pretty simple, and light. Rice, sprouted lentils (no aftereffects of sprouted beans like with regular beans:lol:), canned sardines in oil, salt n pepper. That’s most nights.

      If carcamping, it’s a waste to carry ice cause it melts so quick, and I don’t have one of those fancy YETI coolers yet. So mostly canned soups over rice. Melons for the heat and desert.

      That all gets pretty boring pretty quick. So I mix it up with some mac n cheese and a variety of dehydrated soups. Then, when I’m done hunting, I race over to the nearest greasyspoon and get a juicy burger with bacon and all the toppings!

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