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#202837 - 04/03/19 11:55 AM Meals that we like to cook on a hike and when camp
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Registered: 08/12/18
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In this video we are willing to share with you 3 of our favourite easy to cook meals on a daily basis when we are on a long hike and out camping. We realized that these are the dishes that we most often go for and like the best. All of them are going to be vegetarian friendly, have simple ingredients, based on grains and using as much of the fresh vegetables as possible. So if you are a lover of home made and healthy food this is a video for you! Let's get started!

Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/z3hz7M3Dm3E

Let us know which meal out of three you prefer more leaving us a comment below. And feel free to share your own favourite meals to cook when camping, we would love to learn new tricks and techniques.

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#202884 - 04/13/19 08:24 PM Re: Meals that we like to cook on a hike and when camp [Re: walkingnatur]
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While fresh veggies are available daily for European hikers (one of my favorite things about hiking in Europe), that is not true in North America. These dishes could be adapted for dehydrated or freeze-dried vegetables. They could be cooked at home and then dehydrated, provided the veggies are in very tiny pieces so they rehydrate easily.

American guidebook author William L. Sullivan once did a several month backpack traversing Oregon from west to east, following designated wilderness or wilderness study areas from the southern Oregon coast to Hells Canyon in the northeast, which he described in his fascinating book, Listening for Coyote. His description of instant mashed potatoes (which he had unwisely stocked up on as a cheap food source) was that they were suitable only to dump into ground squirrel holes. I agree, although I felt sorry for the ground squirrels!

Leaving out the first dish (with its nauseating instant mashed potatoes), the other two could profit from onion and garlic.

For longer trips (such as Sullivan's), protein sources are highly important. (Sullivan became ill several times during his trip due to nutritional deficiency.) Beans, split peas, lentils are good sources. If cooked at home and dehydrated, they will rehydrate fast on the trail. For those of us non-vegetarians, canned chicken or cooked ground beef can be dehydrated.

Another difference is that in North America, we do not cook or eat or store food in or near our tents. Even in areas with no bears, there are various other animals (raccoons, skunks, squirrels, mice) that are attracted to our food supply and can do considerable damage.
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#203341 - 08/15/19 12:25 PM Re: Meals that we like to cook on a hike and when camp [Re: OregonMouse]
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Registered: 11/28/09
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Loc: Ventura County
Protein can be obtained from nuts or bulgur in this case. Unless one wants taste of meat, it can be replaced with none meat product.
I like Bulgur with zucchini and wild rice dish and will be trying it.

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