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    I'm going on a cabin-in-the-woods adventure in a few days, and I'd love to hear some campfire cooking suggestions, since all I can come up with at the moment is hotdogs on a stick. I can take cold/perishable food with me, so anything goes.

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    • #3
      Just about any meat goes on a stick. Veggies in foil in the coals.
      This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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      • #4
        What about marshmallows? Camping's just not the same without roasted marshmallows. Paleo marshmallows anyone?
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        • #5
          When I was little we used to take ground beef made into pattys and place them with sliced potatoes and onions inside of foil and cook in coals untill done. Since white potatoes are out pehaps you could use sweet potatoes. I would also roast some nuts on the fire.

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          • #6
            If you can bring a portable grate or build some kind of grill setup, you can cook pretty much anything. Also, bringing an iron skillet would give you much flexibility in what you can make.
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            • #7
              Long-time scout here! Made a few fire meals in my time.
              Fish on a bamboo racket! (I guess any green stick could be used - must be something bendable and somewhat burnresistant).

              I made a picutre, lol

              Hope you get the idea.

              You could also just put the stick through the fish and roast it that way.

              Anything put in alu foil and thrown into embers. Also, you can get alu trays/boxes, put stuff in that (veggies, meat, seasoning, water either just to not have the food burn/dry out, or to make a broth) and have a really good meal that way.
              If you have a heavy iron pan, you can make just about anything.

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              • #8
                Ah, memories of trout my dad just caught first thing in the morning; Mom frying them up in a big iron skillet, nothing else needed; just the best part of camping up in the high Rockies.
                This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

                Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
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                • #9
                  Camp dutch oven! You can do amazing campfire cooking with one that's designed to go in the fire. I want one for this summer.

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                  • #10
                    Scout Master here can weigh in too.

                    Tin Foil Dinners are very easy. Put what ever you want in, Add seasonings, roll up and cook in the coals section of your fire.

                    TIP - put cabbage or kale & just a little bit of water in bottom of tin foil. it will help prevent the meat and other veggies from burning.

                    Other More important TIP - bring long enough pair of tongs to fetch food package out of coals.


                    FRISBEE's make great dinner plates. You can easily clean them and then play after dinner. We always load up on the $1.00 ones at Walmart in Spring.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jmday View Post
                      FRISBEE's make great dinner plates. You can easily clean them and then play after dinner. We always load up on the $1.00 ones at Walmart in Spring.
                      AWESOME! My teenagers will LOVE that.
                      Heck no, I don't want no dang turkey bacon!

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                      • #12
                        Step 1. Find a stick. Whittle the end down a little with a knife
                        Step 2. Put meat on stick.
                        Step 3. Hold stick over fire
                        Subduction leads to orogeny

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by AmyMac703 View Post
                          Step 1. Find a stick. Whittle the end down a little with a knife
                          Step 2. Put meat on stick.
                          Step 3. Hold stick over fire
                          This. I suggest lobster. The dry heat really intensifies the lobster taste.
                          "Thanks to the combination of meat, calcium-rich leaf foods, and a vigorous life, the early hunter-gatherers were robust, with strong skeletons, jaws, and teeth." - Harold McGee, On Food And Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

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                          • #14
                            Mmmmmmm steak over a fire is SO good. You need a grate or grill though. Hubby brings a colapsable one when we camp, because he LOVES steak.

                            I always make chili and just heat it up in a dutch oven.

                            I have always done foil pack veggies, and foil potatoes. The leftovers make great hashbrowns the next morning. Mmmmmmmmm!
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                            • #15
                              Campfire cooking requires a clean-burning, hot fire. This is only achieved with dry, seasoned wood. Stripping trees of green wood is fruitless - your fire will be smoky, will burn poorly and create unnecessary pollution. If dry wood is not available, it will need to be packed in. Many public campgrounds supply firewood - call ahead to see what's available .

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