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#120599 - 09/09/09 11:52 AM Easy Trail meals for Scouts
orclwzrd Offline
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Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 82
Loc: Illinois(I just live here)
Ok, let me confess up front, I haven't read all the posts yet. I have read several.

Here's my need/question. I'm starting to prepare our Boy Scout troop for thinking light and cooking light. We'll be taking a day hike in a couple of weeks and I'm looking for meal ideas for a midday meal. We'll have a few stoves available. I hope to not "cook meals" but only heat water. I've got guys from 11 to 16 going, so many different attitudes about hiking/food/outdoors. I'd also like for them to not make "jelly samiches" and haul them for lunch. The plan is to leave "car camp", hike all morning, prepare lunch and eat, hike all afternoon, return to "car camp". Kind of an intro day. I'm trying to keep them light so they'll enjoy the hike.

Ideas and suggestions welcome. Come one come all.

John

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#120617 - 09/09/09 07:20 PM Re: Easy Trail meals for Scouts [Re: orclwzrd]
bigb Offline
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Registered: 07/05/09
Posts: 124
Loc: Maryland
Keep it cheap and light, ramen, repackage in ziplock and throw away the msg packet, with foil pack tuna or chicken. Pour water into ziplock with ramen wait 10 min, add tuna/ckicken or other,
Maybe bring some extra spices, there light and inexpensive you can ziploc them as well or get small reusable containers.

This is basic but maybe a good intro.
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#120620 - 09/09/09 08:14 PM Re: Easy Trail meals for Scouts [Re: orclwzrd]
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Loc: Alberta, Canada

Trailcooking.com - it's run by a member here. Go look there, many of us (myself included) poach recepies from there.

There's also a book. I highly reccomed it. If you're
test camping you can make a number of things up and they can
try them all to see what they like.
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#120625 - 09/09/09 10:29 PM Re: Easy Trail meals for Scouts [Re: orclwzrd]
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 1453
Loc: WA
A great way to get the guys involved is to have one of the meetings before be all about food grin Is there a teen boy who doesn't love to eat?
We have done presentations for Scouts and I always bring the dry items for a couple recipes, have the guys come up and help me, make a massive mess then they get to eat it all. No one is bored, no whining...rather they are excited. Heh!

http://www.trailcooking.com/recipes/pizza-ramen That is always a favorite :-) http://www.trailcooking.com/recipes/pizza-pot Is another one. So are http://www.trailcooking.com/recipes/cheesy-bacon-mashers
Lots of easy yet tasty meals they can do with only hot water smile
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#121296 - 09/21/09 06:06 PM Re: Easy Trail meals for Scouts [Re: sarbar]
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Registered: 07/21/09
Posts: 2
Loc: Kansas City
Took a hike a few weeks back and did Sarbar's Pizza Ramen and Cheesy Bacon Mashers. My son loved the ramen, I thought there were alright. I loved the CBM but my son didn't care for them. Both are real cheap, compared to pre-packaged meals...

What you might do is have the boys bring a variety and then pass them around. But I vote for the CBMs...

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#121368 - 09/22/09 11:22 PM Re: Easy Trail meals for Scouts [Re: Kerflop]
orclwzrd Offline
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Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 82
Loc: Illinois(I just live here)
Well here's the report. The outing was a success. We managed a nice hike with a lunch stop in the middle. A couple of boys and myself had the Pizza in a Pot. That was a winner. Another boy did Ramen and chicken and my son did Cheesy Bacon Mashers. We'll definitely be using more of those Sarbar FBC recipes! Thanks so much!

Oh and a Shout for whitebox stoves, Bill got me one in 3 days and thru in a new windscreen! That's twice I've been impressed with his service now!

John

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#121426 - 09/23/09 11:21 PM Re: Easy Trail meals for Scouts [Re: orclwzrd]
phat Offline
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Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 4107
Loc: Alberta, Canada

Great to hear it worked out!
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