ONE POT MEALS CAMPFIRE STEW
VEGETARIAN CHILI 1 ½ lb. hamburger 1 c. water
Ingredients: 1 can vegetable soup OR 1 pkg. dry vegetable soup mix
2 t. oil 1 green pepper, diced 2 c. noodles, opt. (if used, need 2 c. water to cook noodles)
1 clove garlic, opt. 1 red pepper, diced
½ t. chili powder 1 onion, sliced Brown hamburger, drain. (Can be done at home.)
2 cans kidney beans 1 can corn, drained Add soup and water. Cook until heated through. Add noodles.
1 can stewed tomatoes 3 carrots peeled and sliced (Noodles need to be cooked separately.)
2 stalks celery, sliced 1 can green beans, drained Serve with bread.
Rinse and drain kidney beans. Variation:
Heat oil, add garlic, peppers, onions, celery and corn - saute’ Add 2 - 3 cans of vegetables - drain all but one can and omit
until soft. Add spice. Add tomatoes, carrots and beans. water.
Heat until bubbling. Simmer 45 min. Stir as needed.
Serve with bread to = complete protein.
2 c. rice 1 pkg. onion soup mix
CHUCKWAGON STEW 4 c. water 1 can corn, drained
Ingredients: 1 can Spam, diced
2 ½ lbs. beef, cubed 3 T. oil
2 cans tomatoes ½ t. dried red pepper Put water, rice and soup mix in a pot. Bring to a boil. Cover
3 T. chili powder 1 T. cinnamon and simmer 15 min.
1 t. cloves 2 cloves garlic, minced Add Spam and corn.
3 onions, sliced 2 potatoes, chopped A great way to use up leftovers.
2 c. carrots, chopped or canned veggies of choice
Mix together and coat beef cubes:
2 t. salt 1 t. chili powder
2 T. flour 1 T. paprika TACO SALAD
Heat oil, brown beef cubes coated with seasoning mixture. 1 ½ lbs. hamburger 1 pkg. taco mix
Add onions and garlic, cook until soft. 1 c. water 3 - 4 small tomatoes, diced
Add seasonings and tomatoes. Cover and simmer ~ 2 hrs. 1 c. shredded cheese ½ head lettuce, shredded
Add potatoes and carrots and cook until done ~ 45 min. corn chips
If canned veggies are used, cook ~ 20 min. before serving.
This can also be done in a Dutch Oven. Brown hamburger and drain.
Add water cheese and taco mix. Cook until water boils off.
Serve with lettuce and tomatoes. Use corn chips for spoons.
CORN CASSEROLE BREAKFAST
1 can corn, undrained 4 eggs 2 eggs, beaten bacon, fried and cut into pieces
1 can creamed corn ¾ c. oil 1 T. onion, chopped ham also works well
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese 2 T. grated cheese 2 T. green pepper
1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix any other ingredients or leftovers you desire
Add ingredients one at a time to Dutch Oven (line with foil) Place all ingredients in boilable Ziplock baggie and freeze.
or casserole. Mix well after each addition. (It looks disgusting when frozen!)
Bake at 350 for 1 hour. To cook, drop into boiling water. Every minute or two
squeeze the contents so it cooks evenly.
If the meat is precooked (or use Bacon Bits) this can be made
fresh at camp. Can be done on a Buddy Burner.
GERMAN HOT POTATO SALAD
6 potatoes, cooked and chopped 1 t. salt FRENCH TOAST
1 c. onions, chopped ¼ t. pepper Ingredients:
3 T. fresh parsley, chopped 2/3 c. vinegar 3 eggs ½ c. pancake mix
1/3 c. water 1 ½ t. sugar 1 c. milk 1 T. sugar
½ lb. bacon, cooked crisp 3 T. oleo 2 - 3 slices of bread per person
Cook potatoes in 2 qts. water. Takes ~ 25 - 30 min. Mix eggs and milk.
Cut into ¼” pieces. (Peel or not as you prefer.) Add sugar and pancake mix.
Saute’ onions, add 1/3 c. water, vinegar and sugar, heat through. Melt oleo in pan.
Pour over potatoes. Dip bread in batter and fry until brown on both sides.
Add parsley and bacon. Toss well.
Looks pretty if red potatoes are used and not peeled. Can be served with honey, syrup, jam or cinnamon and
POUCH DINNER SILVER
Ingredients per person: Place ingredients in center of 2 pieces of foil.
4 oz. hamburger Roll both long edges of foil together. Roll to within 2” of food.
1 egg Roll each short end toward food. Roll to within 2” of food.
1 T. minced onion Spiral twist each of the 4 corners for ~ 1”. These are the legs.
1 carrot, peeled and chopped When ready to cook, point the legs down so the turtle
1 small potato, peeled and chopped can stand on his legs. This cooks faster and more Other veggies as desired: evenly. Turn halfway through cooking time.
green beans mushrooms Remember to keep the turtles back arched (this helps steam
corn hominy the food so it gets done faster).
peas Rolls should be on top.
Seasonings: salt, pepper, herbs of choice
Mix all ingredients (like a meat loaf) or omit the egg and
make a hamburger patty surrounded by veggies. BASIC COOKING TIMES
Wrap in double layer of foil. Burger: 8 - 12 min. Carrots, sliced: 15 - 20 min.
Cook in hot embers ~ 20 minutes. Chicken: 20 - 30 min. Potatoes, sliced: 10 - 15 min.
OPEN WITH CARE! Hot dogs: 5 - 10 min. Canned veggies: 5 min.
Kielbasa: 10 - 15 min. Whole apples: 20 - 30 min.
POUCH DINNER #2
precooked chicken TRADITIONAL TURTLE
boiled potatoes Layer slices of potatoes, carrots, onion on foil.
veggies of choice Add hamburger patty.
1 t. butter Repeat vegetable layer.
Season with salt, pepper and butter.
Make ahead of time, wrap in foil and freeze. Wrap in foil.
Cook in hot embers - just needs heating since everything Cook 20 - 30 minutes over hot coals.
is precooked. Turn twice.
This is also a space saver since it helps keep other food cold.
Place sliced potatoes, sausage, raw egg in foil.
Seal and cook ~ 10 - 15 min.
POUCH DINNER #3 KIELBASA
Ingredients: At home: bring a pot of water to boil, add kielbasa. Turn
meat or precooked chicken off heat. When cool, pour off water and remove
potatoes, sliced kielbasa.
carrots, sliced At camp: place chunks of kielbasa in double layer of foil, add
onions, sliced sliced water chestnuts and green beans.
corn, peas or veggies of choice Seal dinner and cook over hot coals 10 - 15 min. Turn once.
Wrap in double layer of foil with meat on the bottom.
Cook ~ 15 min. Turn every 5 min.
NOTE: This can be made without meat, just add butter on top CORN BEEF HASH
of veggies for moisture. Ingredients per person:
1/3 can corned beef 1 T. finely chopped onion
1 serving instant mashed potatoes
veggies, chopped fine:
HAWAIIAN DELIGHT quick (~10 min.): long (~30 min.):
Ingredients: peas carrots
slices or chunks of pineapple ham slice green beans turnips
sliced sweet potato sliced carrots corn leeks
brown sugar water mushrooms
Place ham surrounded by veggies on foil. Prepare mashed potatoes per directions.
Mix water with brown sugar, drizzle over ham. Add corned beef and veggies. Return to heat.
Seal dinner. Cook 20 min. on hot coals. Turn once. Mix well. Cook until veggies are done.
Season to taste with salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce.
NOTE: Can use canned or dehydrated veggies. Just
rehydrate dehydrated veggies before using.
corn on the cob salt and pepper butter
Strip husks down to end of the ear, remove silk.
Soak in salted water ~ 30 min. (Not necessary on a grill.)
Drain and rinse.
Brush ears with butter or do after cooking. (Less chance of fire.)
Pull husks up around ears and twist ends together tightly.
Roast on edge of fire for 30 min., rotating every 5 min.
Or lay on hot coals and cook 8 min. per side.
If cooking on a grill turn once. It takes about 15 - 20 min.
DUTCH OVEN COOKING DUTCH OVEN BREAKFAST
DUTCH OVEN NINE MILE STEW 2 dozen eggs, beat with water 1 loaf of bread
Ingredients: 2 lbs. Italian sausage 2 lbs. mozzarella cheese
1 lb. stew meat in 1” chunks 1 pkg. stew seasoning green pepper, diced onion, diced
3 onions, cut up 1 lb. carrots, sliced mushrooms, sliced shortening
6 potatoes, sliced ~ 1/8” thick 3 - 4 stalks celery, sliced
2 green peppers, sliced 1 zucchini, sliced Grease a #14 Dutch Oven and lid.
1 lb. sausage 1 lb. cheddar cheese Place bread in bottom of oven.
Pour beaten eggs over bread. (Beating with water increases
Sear meat in ~ 1 T. oil. their fluffiness.)
Add seasoning and onions. Cook ~ 20 - 30 minutes. Brown sausage and add to egg/ bread mixture. (They can
(12 coals on bottom, 6 coals on top.) be browned the night before.)
Layer from bottom to top: potatoes, carrots, celery, Slice cheese over top and add peppers, onions, mushrooms.
green pepper, and zucchini. Cover and cook for 45 minutes. (Coals under oven and ~ 18
Cook until vegetables are tender crisp. (7 - 8 coals on top.) on top of lid.)
Add sausage and cook ~ 15 min. more.
Add cheese, heat until melted.
Add or delete veggies to your taste. DUTCH OVEN PIZZA
Layer veggies so those with the longest cooking times are Ingredients:
on the bottom. 1 ½ lb. ground beef, browned
1 pkg. pizza mix with sauce
½ lb. grated mozzarella
whatever toppings are desired
BBQ PORK CHOPS
Ingredients: Prepare dough and divide into 8 parts. Make into 8 crusts.
6 pork chops 1 T. oil (They’ll fit into 2 Dutch Ovens.)
¾ c. catsup 8 oz. cola Put on beef, cheese and toppings. Cover with sauce.
Brown chops in oil. Add catsup and cola. Bake ~ 25 - 30 min. with a small amount of coals under the
Simmer ~ 1 ¼ - 1 ½ hrs. until done. oven and a large amount on top.
biscuit dough ham, sausage or bacon, precooked
Stretch dough over bottom of Dutch Oven. It should be thin.
Pour thin layer of scrambled eggs over dough, add meat & cheese.
Cook ~ 10 - 15 min.
DUTCH OVEN COBBLER APPLE BETTY
1 pkg. white cake mix 1 pkg. yellow cake mix 16 oz. can of applesauce ½ c. sugar
1 can apple pie filling 6 oz. crushed pineapple 1 - 2 t. cinnamon corn flakes
6 oz. pineapple rings in juice brown sugar butter
Mix together applesauce, sugar and cinnamon.
Line a Dutch Oven with foil. Grease with butter. Layer as follows:
Pour white cake mix into oven. ¼” applesauce mixture
Sprinkle with a handful of brown sugar. Pour in can of ¼” crushed corn flakes (any unsugared cereal will do)
crushed pineapple and spread evenly. Continue until applesauce is gone.
Pour in can of apple or cherry pie filling. (Leave in the center.) Heat it through. Add dots of butter on top before heating
Sprinkle with ¼” box of yellow cake mix.
Take sliced pineapple and arrange on top. Pour ~ 2/3 of the juice
in. Fill each pineapple hole with brown sugar. Sprinkle
with cinnamon. LAZY MAN COBBLER
Dump in rest of cake mix and spread evenly. Sprinkle cinnamon Ingredients:
on top. 1 can pie filling, any variety oleo
Put lid on Dutch Oven. Place oven on 10 coals, in or near fire. 1 pkg. cake mix
Place 12 coals on top. Make sure it isn’t near hot logs.
Cook about 15 minutes and turn oven ½ way around. Cook Line Dutch Oven with foil and preheat.
another 15 min. and check. If the top is golden brown Add pie filling. Dump in cake mix. Add 2 - 3 t. oleo.
with apples or cherries just starting to ooze through, Bake ~ 45 min.
it’s done. Variations: apple with spice cake, cherry with chocolate
cake, peach with yellow cake, etc.
IMPOSSIBLE PUMPKIN PIE
Ingredients: BLACK FOREST COBBLER
¾ c. sugar 2 eggs Ingredients:
½ c. Bisquick 1 can pumpkin 1 can cherry pie filling 1 box chocolate cake mix
2 T. oleo 2 ½ t. pumpkin pie spice
1 t. vanilla 1 can evaporated milk Mix cake per box instructions.
Put pie filling in foil lined Dutch Oven.
Beat all ingredients together until smooth. Dump in cake batter.
Pour into greased pie plate. Bake 30 - 40 min.
Cook in Dutch Oven ~ 50 - 60 min. Until knife inserted Note: for extra zing use 7 - Up as liquid for cake batter.
comes out clean.
MEAT LOAF ENCHILADA CASSEROLE
Ingredients: Mix together and bake 1 -1 ½ hrs in Dutch Oven. Ingredients:
1 ½ lb. ground beef ¾ c. quick cooking oats 2 lbs. ground beef 1 can tomato soup
1 egg ¼ t. dry mustard 1 onion, chopped 2 cans enchilada sauce
1 pkg. onion soup mix ¾ t. salt (opt.) 1 t. salt 1 can water (10 oz.)
½ lb. grated cheese 1 pkg. corn tortillas
Brown beef and onion with salt.
MOUNTAIN MAN BREAKFAST Add soup, sauce and water. Simmer until heated through.
Ingredients: Place 3 - 4 tortillas on bottom of Dutch Oven. Add meat
½ lb. bacon, chopped 2 lb. bag of frozen hash browns and cheese. Repeat to make 3 - 4 layers.
or precooked sausage ½ lb. grated cheddar cheese Cook covered 30 - 40 min.
1 onion, chopped 1 dozen eggs
1 small jar salsa (opt.)
Cook bacon and onion. Stir in hash browns and cover.
Cook ~ 15 - 20 min., stirring occasionally.
Scramble eggs and pour in. Cover and cook until eggs
start to set ~ 10 - 15 min.
Add cheese, cook until eggs are set and cheese melted.
Slice like quiche.
1 lb. sausage 2 T. oil
1 onion, chopped 12 eggs
1 bell pepper, chopped 1 jar salsa
6 pita pockets
Brown sausage and drain except for 2 T. oil.
Saute’ onions and peppers.
Add beaten eggs and cook until set.
Spoon into pita pockets, top with salsa.
Note: You can do the sausage at home and freeze in a Ziplock bag.
GREENSTICK COOKING DOUGHBOYS
CHICKEN ON A SPIT 2 c. biscuit mix ½ c. cold water
Ingredients for 8 - 10: oleo, jam, honey, powdered sugar or cinnamon & sugar
3 - 5 whole chickens 1 oz.butter oil
mix together: Mix water and biscuit mix together until dough is sticky.
salt and pepper paprika Make roll ~ ½” thick and 4” long.
thyme rosemary Wrap around a greenstick and cook over small fire. Turn
grated orange peel slowly. Takes ~ 10 min. to toast.
Serve with butter, honey, jam, powdered sugar or cinnamon Use part of the spice mixture to coat inside of the chickens. & sugar.
Make a marinade with oil and the remainder of the
spice mixture. Variation:
Put the butter in the chickens. Mix 1 t. cinnamon and 2 T. sugar into dough.
Tie the legs and wings with kitchen string. Note: You can also bake stiff cookie dough this way, e.g.
Roast 40 - 60 min. on green branches, rotate frequently. peanutbutter or sugar.
Brush with marinade frequently.
DOGS IN A BLANKET
STEAK ON A STICK Ingredients:
Ingredients: hot dogs
veggies, cut into chunks: 1 can biscuit dough, frozen
onions celery Roll out dough to ~ 3/8” thickness. Wrap around hot dog.
beef, cut in cubes Cook on stick over campfire.
Marinade: Mix together until you like the flavor.
3 parts Teriyake sauce water Can also use Bisquick, leftover pancakes, crescent rolls.
1 part Worcestershire sauce ~ ½ c. sugar
2 parts Soy sauce
enough cornstarch to make it marinade consistency.
Marinate the meat for ~ 1 hr.
Build a fire and let it die down to a bed of coals.
Brown the meat in a frying pan, then place on a skewer
alternating with veggies and cook over coals.
DESSERTS BANANA BOATS
APPLE DELIGHTS banana chocolate chips or bar
apple cinnamon marshmallows marshmallows aluminum foil
Core the apple a little over halfway. Cut a V shaped wedge out of an unpeeled banana.
Fill with cinnamon and marshmallows. Fill with marshmallows and chocolate pieces.
Replace top or leave off. Wrap in foil and cook in coals 8 - 10 min.
Cook on forked stick until marshmallows melt.
CAKE Instant chocolate pudding Oreo cookies
Ingredients: milk Gummy Bear worms
orange cake mix (mix per directions)
Make pudding per directions. (Can mix in a large Ziplock.)
Cut off top 1/3 of orange and scoop out pulp. Crush Oreos, put on top of pudding.
Fill halfway with batter. Replace top. Stick a worm in each portion of mud.
Sit on coals to cook.
Check box, it needs to bake same amount of time as cupcakes.
Note: You can also cook eggs this way. Gingerbread is great!
oleo/Crisco 1 can biscuits for each 6 girls
honey ¼ c. melted oleo for each can of biscuits
PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE brown
sugar cinnamon and sugar
¼ c. butter 1 egg Grease pan (springform, angel food, pie pan - metal is best).
½ c. brown sugar 1 pkg. yellow cake mix Cut each biscuit in quarters and roll in cinnamon and sugar.
1 can pineapple rings Place in pan.
Drizzle honey over top.
Put butter and brown sugar in warm Dutch Oven. Stir to mix. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
Place pineapple slices in Dutch Oven. Drizzle melted oleo on top.
Mix cake per directions and pour batter over pineapples. Bake at 350 for 35 min.
Put lid on oven. Places coals on lid and under oven. NOTE: In a grog oven each charcoal briquette is = 35
When done, remove lid for ~ 10 min. Turn out onto plate. degrees. So 10 = 350 degrees.
FAST FARE STIR FRY
PIZZA meat (one or several), diced
Ingredients: veggies, chopped:
pita bread pizza sauce broccoli bamboo shoots
cheese toppings: salami, mushrooms, etc. corn onions
mushrooms chestnuts, etc.
Don’t overfill pita pocket. Cook until cheese melts. Soy sauce 1 T. oil
Can be cooked a variety of ways: rice (cook separately)
In a grog oven, fried or grilled or in a foil pouch.
Cook in a wok over hot fire until meat is done and
veggies are tender crisp.
Toss with Soy sauce and rice and serve.
quick cooking noodles dry pizza sauce mix
pepperoni mozzarella TACOS
Cook noodles. ground beef, fried and drained taco shells, fried
Toss ingredients together. dice:
Note: If you mix in a plastic bag - clean-up is easier. tomatoes onions (or cook with beef)
Melted cheese on a pot is a sticky mess. peppers lettuce, shredded
cornmeal salt water
TUNA NOODLES WITH MUSHROOM SAUCE Mix together until dough is soft and pliable.
Ingredients: Roll into balls and flatten into 6” circles.
5 oz. noodles 4 c. water Fry and hang over spit in cup shape to dry.
2 t. butter 6 ½ oz. can of tuna, drained Fill when cooled.
1 pkg. Knorr mushroom sauce mix
1 ¼ c. water
2/3 c. dry milk
Boil 4 c. water with butter. Stir in noodles and cook 7 – 8 min. Ingredients:
In a small saucepan cook the sauce, stir well. Cook until thick. 8 slices bacon, cut into 1” pieces 1 onion, diced
Add tuna to sauce. Drain noodles and add to sauce. 4 potatoes, cooked and grated
Cook bacon until done, don’t drain.
Add onion, cook until tender.
Add potatoes, cook until crisp.
SWEET AND SOUR SPAM MINI PIZZAS
5 oz. noodles 4 c. water bread, trim off crust pizza sauce
2 t. butter 12 oz. can of Spam, sliced or diced meat cheese - mozzarella
1 c. water 4 T. freeze dried pineapple
4 T. tomato paste 2 t. sugar Butter frying pans. Put bread in pans covering bottoms
4 T. sweet relish and sides.
Add sauce, meat and cheese.
Bring 4 c. water to boil. Cook until cheese is bubbly.
Add noodles and butter and cook 7 - 8 min.
Fry Spam and set aside.
Into frying pan pour 1 c. water.
Add pineapple chunks and sugar. CAMPFIRE SANDWICH
When pineapple is soft add tomato and relish. Ingredients:
Add Spam to sauce when tomato and relish is warm. 4 oz. chipped beef (or your favorite) slice of cheese
Mix with noodles. Hamburger bun
Assemble sandwich, wrap in foil and place on coals.
Cook 5 min. per side.
Add relish, mustard, onions, etc. as desired.
At home mix together in a baggie:
1 ½ c. flour ½ t. salt
1 t. sugar 2 ½ t. baking powder GORP
At camp combine: Ingredients:
2 eggs 2 c. corn 2 lbs. M&M’s 1 lb. raisins or dried fruit
½ c. milk ½ lb. chocolate chips 2 c. cereal (Cheerios, Kix, etc.)
1 lb. sunflower seeds 1 lb. peanuts
Mix both sets of ingredients together until flour is moist. ½ lb. pumpkin seeds
Drop into deep hot fat (375 degrees). Fry until golden brown
on each side. Drain. Mix in a large bag.
Serve plain or with powdered sugar, cinnamon and sugar or syrup. Substitute as desired, just keep proteins and sugars balanced.
BREAKFAST IN A HURRY BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES
3 cold boiled or baked potatoes ~ 5 T. oleo At home mix together and store in a Ziplock baggie:
1 c. ham chunks (or Spam) 4 eggs, beaten 2 c. buckwheat flour 2 T. powdered egg
salt and pepper 4 T. powdered milk 4 t. baking powder
½ t. salt
Heat pan over fire and melt oleo. At camp add:
Slice potatoes and brown with ham. 1 t. oil and ¾ c. water to 1 c. of mix. Stir well.
Add eggs and cook until done, stirring gently. Fry until browned, turning once.
2 c. oatmeal 3 c. boiling water
1 c. dehydrated fruit, chopped
Combine all ingredients in a wide mouth thermos and close
after stirring well.
When fixed at bedtime will be ready for breakfast.
VAGABOND STOVE COOKING GRILLED CHEESE
NOTE: All cooking is done on aluminum foil. Ingredients:
2 slices of bread cheese
ROBINSON CRUSOE BREAKFAST oleo bacon, ham (opt.)
1 slice of bread 1 egg Spread oleo on bread and place on stove top. (Oleo
oleo side down.)
Add cheese (and meat) and top slice of bread. (Oleo
Spread oleo on foil. side up.)
Tear hole in center of bread and place on stove. Cook until brown on bottom. Turn once and cook
Place egg in hole and season to taste. Until 2nd side is brown.
Cook until egg is done. Turn once.
tortillas cream cheese
cinnamon and sugar
Heat tortilla on stove top.
Spread with cream cheese and cinnamon and sugar.
Roll up and enjoy!
3 eggs 1 T. sugar
½ c. milk 4 slices of bread
toppings of choice: cinnamon and sugar, honey, jam, butter, syrup
Mix eggs, milk and sugar together.
Dip bread in mixture and place on greased, preheated stove top.
Turn once to brown on both sides.
BOX OVEN COOKERY
Note: Anything cooked at home can be done in a box oven.
1 charcoal briquette = 35 degrees of heat. Your oven may be
a little hotter or cooler, take the closest number, e.g.,
You need a 400 degree oven, 11 coals = 385, 12 coals
= 420. Use 11 coals and cook a bit longer.
2 lbs. hamburger grated cheese
6 tortillas 2 cans enchilada sauce
1 can tomato sauce 1 onion, minced
Brown hamburger and onions, add sauces and simmer 30 min.
Make 2 layers of tortillas, meat and cheese.
Bake at 350 for 45 min.
TRAIL COOKING CHICKEN FLAVORED RICE
LEMON DILL RICE 4 c. uncooked long grain rice 1 t. salt
Ingredients: 4 T. chicken bouillon ¼ t. pepper
4 c. uncooked long grain rice 4 t. dill seed 2 t. parsley flakes
8 t. chicken bouillon 2 t. salt
5 t. dried lemon peel, grated Combine all ingredients well and divide into thirds.
Store in ziplock bags. Each bag = ~ 1 1/3 c. rice mix.
Combine all ingredients well and divide into thirds. To cook:
Store in ziplock bags. Each bag = ~ 1 ½ c. rice mix. Combine ~ 1 1/3 c. rice mix, 2 c. water and 1 T. oleo,
To cook: bring to a boil. Cover and simmer ~ 15 - 20
Combine ~ 1 ½ c rice mix, 2 c. water and 1 T. oleo, bring min. until all liquid is absorbed.
to a boil. Cover and simmer 15 - 25 min. until all
liquid is absorbed.
CORN CHOWDER 4 c. long grain rice 2 t. salt
Ingredients: 3 T. vegetable bouillon 4 t. celery flakes
½ c. dehydrated corn 1 t. celery flakes 4 t. green pepper flakes 4 t. onion flakes
½ c. freeze dried potatoes ½ t. salt 4 t. red pepper flakes
or potato cut in small pieces 1/8 t. paprika
2 T. corn meal pepper Combine all ingredients well and divide into thirds.
2 T. whole wheat flour 1 T. oleo Store in ziplock bags. Each bag = ~ 1 1/2c. rice mix.
2 T. powdered milk 1 t. parsley flakes To cook:
6 ½ oz. can of chicken or 1 t. onion flakes Combine ~ 1 ½ c. rice mix, 2 c. water and 1 T. oleo,
turkey, drained (opt.) bring to a boil. Cover and simmer ~ 15 - 20 min. until all liquid is absorbed.
Combine all dry ingredients and store in a ziplock bag.
Combine dry ingredients and 4 ¼ c. water, bring to a boil.
Cover and simmer ~ 10 - 15 min. Add meat and heat ONION FLAVORED RICE
4 c. uncooked long grain rice 1 t. salt
2 pkg. onion soup mix 1 T. parsley flakes
ALPINE SPAGHETTI Combine all ingredients well and divide into thirds.
Ingredients: Store in ziplock bags. Each bag = ~ 1 1/3 c. rice mix.
8 oz. spaghetti 1 T. olive oil 1 T. parsley To cook:
1 c. parmesan cheese 3 t. basil 1 garlic clove, minced Combine ~ 1 1/3 c. rice mix, 2 c. water and 1 T. oleo,
Bring water to a boil. Cook spaghetti 10 min., drain. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer ~ 15 - 25
Combine with the rest of the ingredients. min. until all liquid is absorbed.
COOKING HINTS BACKPACKING HINTS
Pack charcoal in a paper egg carton, tie shut. Light the carton. Use any dehydrated box meals. Just repackage in ziplock
bags. If milk is needed, use powdered ( remember
FIRE STARTERS: to include water to rehydrate the milk). Oleo
Make candle kisses (bits of candle wrapped in wax paper, travels well or use butter buds.
Place charcoal briquette in paper egg carton, cover The instant cereals are good for breakfasts, snacks or as
with paraffin. Tear off as needed. a hamburger “extender”.
Place dryer lint or sawdust in paper egg carton, cover
with paraffin. Tear off as needed. Ramen travels well.
Newspaper “logs” ~ 3” long, rolled and tied with string
and dipped in paraffin. Cheese travels well and can be added to about anything -
Tie a string around a pinecone and dip in paraffin. soups, pasta, rice.
Note: Paraffin can be bought or use leftover candle
pieces, crayons. Pasta of any variety travels well. There are a variety of
dehydrated sauces that can be used.
Cut both ends out of a 3 lb. coffee can. Punch holes around Instant potatoes cook fast and are filling.
the bottom edge (with a v - shaped can opener).
Crumple newspapers or use twigs and a firestarter in
Add charcoal. Light through one of the holes.
When coals are glowing, remove chimney. Use pliers or oven
mitts – IT’S HOT!
A good quick start method, especially if it’s windy.
Melted paraffin applied inside and out will seal a leaky cooler.
Pre cooling your cooler will help ice last longer.
Use frozen foods as “ice”.
Liquid soap rubbed on the outside of your pots makes
clean - up easier.
Backpackers tomato sauce: make into a “leather” in a
dehydrator ~ 6 hrs. @ 140 degrees.
Write cooking instructions/ recipe on the ziplock bag.
COOKING METHODS VAGABOND STOVE
1. Need a 3 lb. coffee can or cafeteria size veggie can.
BOX OVENS 2. Cut a 3” by 3” door. Leave the flap on for wind control.
TYPE I: 3. Using a v - shaped can opener, punch 3 - 5 holes on
1. Cut flaps off one side / end of the box. Line inside and out the top edge on the opposite side from the door.
with 3 layers of foil, shiny side out.
2. Use 12 oz. soda cans filled ½ way with dirt to support
the cake pan.
3. Build a ground fire under the cake pan. BUDDY BURNER (Fuel source for the vagabond stove)
(Be sure this is allowed.) 1. Use a tuna can or cat food can (a large tuna can
4. Put box over cake pan and fire. Prop up one edge ~ ½” so works best).
the fire can breathe. 2. Cut cardboard strips the height of the can. Roll into a
coil and put into the can. It needs to be snug.
TYPE II: 3. Fill with melted paraffin.
1. Cut one end of the box on 3 sides (this creates a flap door). Note: you can use sawdust with a candle wick instead of
Cover inside and out with 3 layers of foil, shiny side out. a cardboard coil.
2. Charcoal is placed in an aluminum pan on the oven floor. To extinguish the buddy burner, turn the stove upside
3. Use bricks or soda cans filled with dirt to support the cake pan. down, (cooking surface on top of the buddy
4. Leave the door open ~ ½” for ventilation or use an awl to burner) and hold until the fire smothers
punch holes on the top on the opposite side from the door. (from lack of oxygen). Takes about 3 - 5 min.
if you don’t peek. (When you peek it allows
TYPE III: oxygen back to the fire and it re - ignites.)
1. Box with a removable lid (computer paper size is ideal).
Line the box and lid with 3 layers of foil, inside and out,
(foil should be shiny side out). DUTCH OVEN
For added insulation you can cover individual pieces of Remember to use coals on top (~15 - 20) and underneath
cardboard with foil. Use one piece for each wall so you (~8 - 12).
have a double wall.
2. With ice pick or awl, poke holes around the bottom.
3. Charcoal is placed in an aluminum pan on the floor.
4. Use soda cans filled with dirt or bricks to support the cake pan.