Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
huntingmaxima

Preparing Meals

9 posts in this topic

Just thought I would tell you guys what we do. We prepare all our meals, cook them, and then we put them into food saver bags. NOw when you need a meal all you have to do is warm them up by boiling water or nuking them. We do spagetti(?) the noodle,meal loaf , sloppy joes, the ski is the limit. I hope this helps some of you .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been doing the same thing. Here is a link to a thread I posted last year about it:

Zera hassle camping food

Tell me some more about the details of what you are cooking. My wife made a really good chicken casserole that we sealed and froze. Took it up to Voyageurs last year and the guys went nuts over it.

When we were through, just toss the bags and your done. I hate doing dishes when I could be having fun smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know what kind of camping you're doing if you are nuking food smile

For backcountry camping I like making chili and soups, then dehydrating them. Just add water and cook for a while and you got yourself a nice meal!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When we go deer hunting ar fishing we nuke the stuff our

Dreamshak.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Camp stove is all I have so we do the boiling water thing to heat the packets.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went camping with my son's Scout Troop a few years ago to Valleyfair. Some of the parents pre-cooked Mac N Cheese, and sealed in Freezer bags. At the campsite, we just heated water in a turkey-fryer and dropped the bags in until they were heated through.

We also did eggs that way. Sandwich size freezer bags, put in two eggs, cheese, ham, onions, mushrooms, whatever. Seal it up, mush it around to mix, drop in boiling water. You can put it in a tortilla shell and add some salsa.

Very easy stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

for me part of camping is firing up the grill for burgers, dogs, brats, steaks, chops, ribs...... I can have "prepared" food at home all week. when were in the camper, all the cooking is done outside on the grill or over the fire.

there are exceptions of course, we have two young kids, so we do make a box or 2 of mac and cheese to make life easier!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm with ya Ryan. One of my favorite meals to cook outside while camping is eggs, bacon and fried potatoes. Not sure why, but somehow it tastes better than if I fix it at home in the kitchen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the great things about camping is cooking outdoors, especially that fresh catch.

I love cooking a great meal by the lake over the campfire. Tastes great and it is fun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • 6 months later and he is home
    • Three favorites at the moment.  By the time they upload, I may change my mind.
    • A few from Maplewood State Park on April 16th.  Non-professional, but they stood still long enough for me to get 'em.
    • You might be able to figure things out this week.  How big is your sump basket?  Is the  pump kicking in now?  Sit there for 15 minutes and count the number of times it cycles.  That should give you a decent idea on how much water is coming in.  Then figure out about how high the water has to go before it flows by gravity.  The spec for the pump will say something like that it can pump 2,000 gph at 10 feet of lift.  (the gph drops dramatically the higher it has to pump the water).  The answer to your specifics will give you an idea of how big of a pump you need.  If you match the size of the pump as close as possible to the amount of water your will face you can maximize the amount of time the battery backup will last.   Faced with this problem I took a standard boat sump pump and modified it so I could hook up a garden hose.  The I took an old shop extension cord and wired the pump so I could hook it up to a car in the garage.  So just prior to having Noah float by I could hook things up in the garage and be good to go for as long as I had gas in the car to pump up the battery.   Now that I am adult I bought a generator and wired the house to take care of things.
    • Inevitably at least twice each season I will leave the house, drive 45 minutes and walk some of my favorite grouse spots for hours and hours, seeing nothing.  Admitting defeat on that day, I will drive 45 minutes back home, only to find a covey of birds in the driveway...
    • Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Maker's Maker's 46 Bulleit Glenmorangie Highland Single Malt   Copperwing Distillery in St. Louis Park has a nice smooth whiskey. Supposed to introduce a new bourbon in a couple weeks too.
    • Hey featherslayer, you gonna register that nice bird of yours pretty soon?
    • cool find!  sure looks like a Swainson's.  
  • Our Sponsors