Sunday, August 21, 2016

Camping Tips

Kitchen essentials

·         Water – 2.5 to 5-gallon containers. You need 2 – 4 quarts of water per day per person. And that’s only to drink. Don’t forget water will be needed for cooking and clean up.
·         Stove and fuel (and waterproof matches)
·         Tarp, ropes, clothesline, etc.
·         Table or something to use as a table if you want to rough it.
·         Seating – camp stools, camp chairs, logs, large rocks, etc.
·         Frying pan and Dutch oven – cast iron is best but heavy. You can transport stuff in the Dutch oven.
·         Coffee pot – can be used to heat water for tea, soup, pasta, coffee, hot chocolate or for doing dishes
·         Plastic bowl or tub – for washing up and storage
·         Rags, old towels, scrubbies and biodegradable soap
·         Eating utensils – knives, forks and spoons
·         Cooking utensils – sharp knife, can-opener, large spoon, spatula
·         Cutting board – wood or plastic
·         Cooler – good for up to 2 days if most of the food is frozen
·         Plastic tubs with tight fitting lids (or bear proof container)
·         Zip lock bags for food storage.
·         Aluminum foil (wrap foods up and cook)

Food To Take on a Camping Trip

·         Premade meals – dried, dehydrated, freeze dried (this stuff can be expensive, be creative and make your own meal ahead of time yourself)
·         Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, dry juice mixes
·         Hard cheese does not need refrigeration (I don't care what they say)
·         Cereals – granola, cream of wheat, oatmeal, muesli
·         Fruit – fresh and dried
·         Nuts – great in meals or for snacking
·         Sunflower Seeds – great in meals or trail mixes
·         Breads – flat breads and hard crackers (regular bread gets squashed)
·         Soups – instant Knorr, Ramen or bullion to make your own
·         Lentils – quick cook, dried or canned beans
·         Pasta – thinner cooks faster
·         Dried veggies
·         Honey, sugar
·         Peanut butter
·         Flavoring agents – soy sauce, hot sauce, salt, pepper, garlic, dried onion, cilantro, cinnamon etc.
·         Canned meats – or dried
·         Alfalfa or dry beans for sprouting (in a zip lock bag with damp paper towel).
·         Chocolate, marshmallows, graham crackers! (For S'mores)

·         Potatoes - you can almost make a meal out of a baked potato (with cheese), or chop and fry up potatoes with eggs, onions, almost anything. A versatile, not squashable food. 

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