camp cooking

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 18:39
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We're getting closer to having our rig complete, and hope to be doing some weekend trips soon and so I'm starting to think about what's quick and easy to cook when camping...so..being the treacle beak that I am..I'd like to know what other's like to do and what's your favorite camp meal?

cheers

Lyn [Mrs. Al]

Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 18:52

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 18:52
Definitely a Lamb Roast & vegies in the camp oven with several beers during preparation, a superb bottle of red during consumption and a couple of Bourbons during settlement. Oh yeah !!!
I asked a similar question a week or so ago and got very little response but I'm suspecting that your post will be different !!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:00

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:00
YUM! [hic]Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:15

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:15
hic hic hic hic ...thak god fro teh boltte of erd er grangeWow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 18:58

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 18:58
gday mr and mrs al.
you cant go past mc donalds/kentucky on the way to and from a good weekend camping because the chances of actually cooking something healthy are about 100000000 to 1.—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:01

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:01
diamond...you've not been camping with me....!!!Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:39

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:39
from your last few posts im a little scared to go camping with you lol.
ps i forgot to mention hungry jacks/red rooster—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:51

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:51
what you scared of....I'm harmless.....

most of the time :)Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:14

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:14
not what ive heard after a few bottles of glayva lol—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:25

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:25
who you been talking too????

no it's bourbon I have to be careful of....

Glayva - bring it on!!!Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:30

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:30
when are we going camping lol—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:33

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:33
diamond...I'll be in touch..I'll bring the Glayva...and I might share :)

Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:38

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:38
im not comoing if you might share ill only come if you will share lol :-)—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:47

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:47
oh righteo i'll share the Glayva....Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:06

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:06
Sorry Coops i missed yours was up the Gulf on hols. I like Continantal Pasta & Sauce lite to carry , stick's to ribs & easy to make (more time for an ale) & damper done in the hillbilly camp oven they are great,light ,heat up & cool down quickly & make a great damper(suppose the cook had a hand).Regards Bob
Where to next
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:21

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:21
my kids would vote for that one...[except the ale - well Master C might like that]Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Reply By: bruce.h (WA) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:18

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:18
anything the woman cooks , i know better than to complian
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:21

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:21
good to see you're well trained!Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Follow Up By: bruce.h (WA) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:46

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:46
not totaly broken you will note i didnt say that i had to cook
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:52

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 19:52
but well on the way...:)Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Follow Up By: bruce.h (WA) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:18

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:18
Ill have you know Mrs Al that i definatly wear the pants in my house,
I know this becauce she told me i had to.....:) lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:31

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:31
that's good! don't want to have nightmares about it...Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Reply By: Willie - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:02

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:02
Camp stew, damper and a few muscats.

Cheers,

WillieNever a dull moment
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Reply By: Tim - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:12

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:12
Hey guys
Personally I reckon you can't go past the good old spag bol and garlic bread and perhaps red wine for those that way inclined.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 21:35

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 21:35
Here here !!! Spag bol every time.
I am yet to find the charm in roasts .. in my opinion one of the most *boring* meals imaginable. Maybe I have had too many.
Cheers
JackAustralia - If you don't love it, leave!!!
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Reply By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:19

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:19
our team cook is a cray fisherman...need i say any more!!!

I take the ice cream and fruit for desertWow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:31

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:31
dear wherethehellawi when you find out where you are call me i love crays lol—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 21:51

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 21:51
I know where I am ...you have to find me to get your share of the cray.
Just leave room for the Thai seafood stir fry afterwards.....usually squid or octopus and fresh broc and nuts !!mmmmm mmmmmhWow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 08:00

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 08:00
Ok..I am coming camping with you guys too!Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Reply By: Will - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:25

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:25
a nice hot beef and veg curry in the camp oven, serve with rice, bit of damper, and wash down with a few bottles of red. finish of the night with a few rollies and some port. beaut!

:-) will.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 08:04

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 08:04
Sounds good too!!..Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Reply By: Member - Al Symers (SA) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 22:26

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 22:26
Al Fresco Mud crabs with Sweet Chilli Sauce Al Dente. I know I've won you over with that one so for afters, how about a good feed of yabbies WHEN if ever we get another high river saute'd in a muscat bisque washed down with a Coopers Pale Ale or three. ou might have to supply the Murray River Cray's as they are extremely rare down this end of the river.
Toonfish can provide the sweetsAl Symers
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 08:03

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 08:03
Al Symers - what a sweet talker you are....now I can tell you a story about YABBIES - but first I need therapy!!! [It's story that involves a housboat, 2 wombats, an ex boyfriend and the Murray River!!] Coopers sound fine too...I"ll bring Glayva if I can get it off Diamond....

Lyn [Al Dente]Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Follow Up By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 11:18

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 11:18
YABBIES - Mrs Al.

LMFAO"Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

Wombat
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 11:43

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 11:43
Wombat...for a few moments I turned grey and started to hyper-ventilateLaugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 00:23

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 00:23
Boring \
chicken and prawn laska with noodles
thai green curries
beef and burgundy pie
moroccan mussels on couscous
All camp do-able wok and or camp oven.

Well u know what they say u can take the boy from the kitchen but u cant take the kitchen from the boy.

Man i am so busy at work currently feeding th NZ tall blacks basketball team and in a few days the OZ Boomers basketball team with a full motel and i need sleep bad!!

saving my days off 1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 07:59

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 07:59
Toony..can I come camping with you??

though I'll pass on the laska....the rest though YUM!!

LynLaugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Reply By: Michelle from ExplorOz - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 15:23

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 15:23
What an earth has happened to this forum?
Al and Mrs Al had hardly received decent answers to this qn - yes, your're right that probably because the qn gets asked every month and so if you run a search on the keyword camp cooking you'll get tons of past responses, a lot I've answered to. But , to keep my post worthwhile, I'll give you some tips myself...

Just about anything you cook at home you can cook in the bush. The trick however to simple cooking is to minimise the number of ingredients so there is less to get out on the table and less to have to pack away = more time relaxing. You also want to look to minimise the preparation materials and cooking utensils so there is less washing up. The easiest meals I know of that meet this criteria are foil parcels - simply bung individual size portions of vegetables and sauce on top of meat, wrap in foil, cook on coals and eat. Personally, I really enjoy cooking in the bush go for the whole gourmet concept but its horses for courses. I don't have as much time at home to cook as when I travel so this is when I really get to have fun. Other tips for great tasty and easy meals are rice cooked the absorbtion method (ie 1 cup rice, 2 cups water) bring to boil with lid on, then simmer (ie. move to cooler coals) for 5 minutes then remove completely from fire and let stand for 10 mins. Perfect fluffy rice that doesn't stick to the bottom of the billy and is easy to clean. Then just cook a curry - by tipping a whole tin of an indian curry sauce (Pataks etc) into some meat (diced lamb, chicken, chops etc) and simmering for about 30mins. If you like plain yoghurt its great to have a big tub in your fridge for refreshing day time snacks, deserts with tin fruit or to add zest to your curry when serving. All meat is easy to cook - just simplify the condiments by adding rice, couscous is dead easy, vegies on the side or salad depending on how long you can keep your food fresh. Sausages and onion sandwich? Toasted jaffles? Savory omeletes - the possibilities are endless. Just cook it and enjoy!ExplorOz
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Friday, Aug 29, 2003 at 01:28

Friday, Aug 29, 2003 at 01:28
>What an earth has happened to this forum?

LOL....Good Question
Hooroo
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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 16:06

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 16:06
I used a search on "Camp Oven" and it only brought up about a half dozen relevant posts and three of those are from August so it's a reasonably relevant question I think given the evolution of new recipes & camp equipment etc.

Unfortunately I don't have the following that Mrs Al does (I told ya so -perhaps I should post a pic of the wife alongside my fourby!) and didn't receive quite so many responses but it's fun checking out her post anyway.

I too enjoy being more creative when camping unless it's a group session in which case alcohol usually gets in the way. I'm not the culinary whiz that I used to be as I get sent out to work more & more and thankfully get to come home to a delightful meal most nights so it's really quite hard to stay in touch with the camp cooking thing as that's when I'm expected to take over which is why roasts are pretty popular as there's plenty of waiting involved.
Not very adventurous of me but we look forward to it anyway.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 16:14

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 16:14
Coops there's nothing wrong with an old fashioned roast...

and as far as my following goes....

for all these guys know - I could be 4ft 5" high about the same wide, no teeth and the breath like a monkey's backside....

cheers

Lyn

PS..perhaps I should get a pic of me by the 4b...[though it might be too scary :) ]Laugh alot..life's too short not to....

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Follow Up By: Member - Al Symers (SA) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 16:52

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 16:52
Mrs Al Dente
for all these guys know - I could be 4ft 5" high about the same wide, no teeth and the breath like a monkey's backside....

Picture please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Al Symers
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Follow Up By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Friday, Aug 29, 2003 at 11:04

Friday, Aug 29, 2003 at 11:04
I know what Mrs Al looks like and she's definately not 4'5" tall."Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

Wombat
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Reply By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 16:39

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 16:39
Why doesn't everyone send in their recipes so the "ExplorOz Camp Cook Book can be produced?Just Do It!

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Follow Up By: Michelle from ExplorOz - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 17:42

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 17:42
Yes everyone, please send them in.ExplorOz
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Follow Up By: Coops (Pilbara) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 18:36

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 18:36
that's the angle I was looking at when I submitted my post a couple of weeks back.
What do you reckon Michelle ?
Is a recipes section called for?
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 20:54

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 20:54
Good on you Michelle and David!

I realise how busy you are but I know that I would certainly pay for an ExplorOz cookbook. My cook book cupboard is full of old primary school cook books and scout cook books that my grandmother used to use. I would love to be able to use something on the road and pass it onto my grandchildren in the future.

Unfortunatley I have no recipes to add as I am a hopeless cook on the road. Last time I tried to cook anything in the now retired camp oven, I burnt the leg of lamb to a crisp (flame ignited the oil in the oven).

I can use all the assistance I need!Just Do It!

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