questionswhat do you cook when you're camping out?

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The last time I went camping was in college...1996 or somewhere around there. My friend was really good at french toast, so he made that every morning over the camp fire. The girls and I would take care of the bacon, eggs, etc. on the coleman stove. Lunch and dinner were pretty much the same as it would have been at home. You can do a lot with a coleman stove and a fire. You just have to plan ahead.

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@rprebel: Agree - planning ahead is so important. Have done T-bones, corn on the cob & baked potatoes. Must have enough fuel. ;-)

This is pure nostalgia for me. I loved camping! Aside from the boat, I've camped in a tent, too. Different. Especially when you're in a remote area. In the mountains (western slope) in Colorado. 4-wheel drive access. The sound of an 'animal' getting into some (stupidly) left out bread on a picnic table will chill you. The scent of this animal (think bear) was overwhelming. As was my fear. :-(

Luxury hotels appeal to me now. I've become a whimp. Or wised up? Aged? ;-)

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pudgie pies, aka campfire pies. Filled with beef stew, or pizza, or cherry pie filling.

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Breakfast is usually pancakes and sausage, or eggs and bacon.
Lunch- we often do cold sandwiches - keeps from having to prep a bigger meal and we can do other activities sooner.
Dinner - varies greatly. Sometimes burgers/brats/dogs. Sometimes tacos. Sometimes hobo dinners.

Desserts: S'mores. Campfire donuts. Banana boats.

We don't camp as much as I'd like to, but 2-3 times a summer or so. In a tent.

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We camp in a tent, with an airbed.
Breakfast: Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, etc. - campfire pan/stove (though we've also brought our electric griddle).
Lunch: Sandwiches/chips/etc.
Dinner: Hot Dogs, Brats, Pork Chops, Corn on the Cob, Burgers, etc.

You really can do a lot with just an open fire. Other things obviously require a little more work. Depending on the campsite, a grill may be offered, if not, make sure you bring a little campfire stove. Those are great!

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Can't seem to get this image to come in, but here's a good shirt to answer this:
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Bacon. Nothing else matters.

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Our favorite food to take camping is hot links from Costco. I don't know the brand but when I think of camping I think of cooking these spicy links over an open fire.

I use the term "camping" loosely because we rent a cabin. I did my time sleeping in a tent and I prefer indoor plumbing :)

This is our go-to for cabin camping:

http://alumni.berkeley.edu/travel/pinecrest-chalet

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@tsfisch: Finally, someone else that knows about banana boats. We even make them at home in the oven.

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Whatever I can kill or catch that day.
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yeah, usually hotdogs/burgers/chicken, etc.

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Meat. Glorious meat!

My usual list includes: sausages (sometimes chicken, often pork), chips, maybe some burgers, eggs, bacon, and assorted vegetables for hobo packets. If I can get trout, I'll do that too. Often pack peanut butter and jelly. Frequently camp with some folks that bring their homemade sausages and will bake bread in a dutch oven on the fire.

We may have a podcast coming up that gets into this a little... Maybe.

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Probably similar to @tsfisch's campfire donuts, but we make monkey bread. Basically, put the donuts in a Dutch oven with plenty of butter and bake them instead of frying or cooking over the flame. The cinnamon sugar makes them all caramely and delicious.

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McDonalds =(

then again, my idea of 'roughing it in the wilderness' is Super 8 or Best Western in a town of less than 10,000 people. Yeah, I suck =( LOL