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From: LoriM (adsl-35-216-208.mgm.bellsouth.net)
Subject: Camping with the PC
Date: March 21, 2003 at 10:34 am PST

I'm leaving next Thursday, March 27, for 10 days in the Florida Keys and central Florida, spending most of the time camping. Now, this won't be sissy-camping, but really roughing it most of the time with a tent, sleeping bag and a Coleman stove. I typically try to take the *minimum* of things that have to be refrigerated, since we only take one reasonably-sized cooler, and would like to have cold beverages in there taking up most of the space. (Why can't they make CANNED water? Cans stack so much nicer...)

Anyway, I'm starting my "grocery list" today for things to take. I'm DEFINITELY taking the PC, and our evening meal practically every night will be soup/stew of some kind. I'm planning on cooking 6 breakfasts/6 lunches/6 dinners, because I've grown realistic that on a 10 day trip, we'll eat out almost half the time. We'll also eat twice as much as normal (LOL) so I need loads of "snacks" too.

Meals planned:

Breakfasts: oatmeal, pancakes, french toast, fruited sweet rice (rice cooked with diced apple, raisins, some maple syrup--one of our favorites), grits & toast w/jelly, leftover dinner (another favorite! LOL!)

Lunches: mock tuna, pasta, grilled veg sandwiches, wrap sandwiches, "fried" potatoes and onions with vegs, bbq potatoes & onions with baked beans, nut butter & jelly sandwiches

Dinners: Beans & rice, soup, pasta, chili over potatoes, mashed potatoes and carrots, taco salad (beans, rice, spices, over greens with salsa on top, eat with chips), stir fry

Snacks: individual applesauces, fruit cups, fresh fruit, dry fruit, carrot sticks, celery, pretzels, chips, nuts & seeds, Luna bars, assorted junk(minimum! LOL!), any lunch options also work for snacks

Main problem with camping is leftovers, so I'll adjust my normal "recipes for 8" to a recipe for 4 so that we don't have leftovers. I may experiment with using my 3qt pressure pan this week to see if that would work better for smaller batches of food (and come to pressure more quickly on the Coleman stove). The other "main" problem camping is with fresh green stuff, so I'll also bring the sprouting seeds and jars, and start sprouts 2 days before we leave. I think that's the easiest way to get greens while camping. Besides, we won't be in the wilderness, and we'll just buy lettuces every other day or so.

WHAT ELSE??? What am I forgetting? Any "must have's" for a veg*n camping trip? Ideas greatly appreciated!

Lori




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