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JillPruett

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Diet ideas for 6 month campout
« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2004, 10:33:38 pm »

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This has been mentioned before, but I would emphasize:
Dehydrate... /Dehydrate/... *DEHYDRATE*!
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Also make your own jerky (dehydrator or oven). The simplest and best marinade for a flank or round steak I ever tasted is: for every 3# LEAN meat, sliced 1/4-in. thick, mix 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup Worchestershire sauce, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1 tsp. liquid smoke. I also add a few shakes of hot pepper flakes for the hell of it!  
BTW, if you drink tea, dried orange and/or lemon slices are a great addition.
 
Thanks for the reminder.

DH had mentioned he wanted a dehydrator to mak jerky a few months ago, so I stuck it in the back of my brain.

Other day I was browsing the local (2 blocks away) Goodwill and noticed a perfectly good Ronco dehydrator.  Figured discuss with DH beforehand.

When I saw post, I remembered, asked if he was still interested, walked over and got it for $4.99.

Almost free!
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Diet ideas for 6 month campout
« Reply #46 on: June 14, 2004, 12:02:16 pm »

Hey all,

If you're looking to maintain health, probably couldn't hurt to get a container of generic multivitamins. Won't add much in the way of flavor, but might help to avoid some of the problems associated with various nutritional deficiencies.
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« Reply #47 on: June 26, 2004, 01:37:00 am »

I just came back from doing this...sort of...we had a travel trailer with propane (stove, small refrigerator)...My staple, cheap meal has been a brown rice, bean, onion and tomato type dish...add any kind of meat, if available....tobasco, garlic, salt...done. I found that canned beans worked better for me, I didn't have the time or propane to boil beans for an hour.

Lentils are cool...I did a similar deal...diced tomatoes, onion...I would throw some shredded cheese in the mix if I had some to thicken it up and add extra flavor...

Oh, don't forget them campfire pies...bread, butter, canned pie filling, little bit of powdered sugar...make sure ya have your pie irons in your survival gear...can't beat that...  

Don't forget dry munchies...nuts, pretzels, dried fruit, etc.... ya can pop some of these instead of lunch...

Of course, in the end the most important item is coffee. A french press is the best thing those French folks ever invented...couldn't stand the stovetop percolator, ick...Now, that I'm back to having power and can use my coffee maker, I'm still using my french press...I'm addicted... I think it's the equivalent to what crack did for cocaine...

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« Reply #48 on: June 26, 2004, 02:08:14 pm »

Misfit was right on about the French Press:

[/QUOTE]Of course, in the end the most important item is coffee. A french press is the best thing those French folks ever invented...
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I put fine ground coffee (finer than the recommendation) in the bottom then pour boiling water over and stir it vigorously to incorporate the foam and oils.  Then after a couple of minutes depress the plunger/filter and the grounds are forced to the bottom.  The mesh screen allows the oils to remain (unlike a paper filter) and also aerates the coffee as the plunger is pushed down.  Don't drink the dregs in the cup if you are using a fine grind.

Standard French Presses are very fragile because of the stupidly delicate glass (or maybe it is a cash cow for replacement glass).  For camping, I have an insulated stainless steel model by Nissan.

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« Reply #49 on: July 07, 2004, 12:55:13 am »

For reference:

Back in the mid to late 70's, I removed myself from "civilization" for about a year and a half . I lived on the Kern Plateau in the Southern Sierra, PSRK. I took with me:

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1. Sturdy boots + 3 pair wool socks, 2 spare sets boot laces.
2. Mid-sized frameless pack; wool & cotton clothing, sewing kit, 100 ft nylom para cord, 1 med size aluminum pot, and 3 cups long grain rice (white)
3. A medium sized fixed blade "Bowie" knife & a recurve bow + 7 arrows w/ broadheads.

When I returned to society I still had the rice.  I was about 30 lbs lighter and in the best health ever.

I lived on deer and elk and Sierra vegetation. In the sub-alpine areas around the hot springs there were an abundance of tubers and root vegetables that provided most of the carbs along with the meadow grains for supplemental  protein. Fats and vitamins came from the animal population.

Summer to Fall was harvest time - time to dry and store veggies. Winter to early Spring snows provided a natural refrigeration unit in my territory.

I did not starve. (Actually, I ate rather well!) Now, I have to include the caveat that I was a military survival instructor prior to leaving and was raised in a ranching environment. I knew what I was doing before I left.

As I taught my students, with a little research and some common sense there is a veritable grocery store out there. You just have to look for it.

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« Reply #50 on: July 07, 2004, 01:10:41 am »

You're my HERO!!!!  B)

Perhaps you could give a class to us here on TCF...I think we may need these skills... :ph34r:  

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Diet ideas for 6 month campout
« Reply #51 on: July 07, 2004, 05:15:05 pm »

First order of class - research! Read everything!

Really ! It's taken me almost 60 years (yes, I'm an old person) of "study" to acquire the knowledge necessary to pull  it off. However, you can do the same thing with about 6 months of research.

When I say research, I am including both theoretical (libraries, websites, etc.) and practical. If you need animal products in your diet, become a hunter and find out what it takes to put meat on the table for real. Start a garden and find out how to grow what you need in the quantities needed.
Visit a rural farm or local slaughterhouse to learn the practical aspects of dressing out a carcass.

Next - where are you going? What is the geography of your chosen spot? What are the flora and fauna indigenous to the area? What is and is not edible? And don't forget to research the medicinal plants, as well. Remembering, always, until you have actually used your hands, you haven't done it!

Aside from that, it's a breeze!

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