Camper's Chai and other camping recipes

Discussion in 'Camping/Outdoor Living' started by cerridwen, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

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    to be honest, I only have the chai recipe... but if you have others, please post! It'd make a good list.....

    what you need....

    3 cups green or black tea leaves
    1/2 cup broken cinnamon sticks
    1/2 cup cloves
    (mix these together in a plastic bag)
    3/4 cup powdered milk
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1 tsp vanilla
    mixed together and added to your bag of tea

    Boil some water over your camp fire, put a couple spoonfuls in a mug, and pour the hot water overtop. Let it steep for 3-4 minutes, and enjoy! (The tea would have settled to the bottom, so drink carefully to not swallow a mouthful of it!)
  2. DrDooblittle

    DrDooblittle Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

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    GORP! = Good Ol' Raisins and Peanuts
  3. Professor Jumbo

    Professor Jumbo Mr. Smarty Pants

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    Beans. Yes you too can have beans any way you like 'em on the trail . Some folks will say that you can't have beans on the trail because cans of beans are heavy and dried beans must be soaked for at least 12 hours. Sure baked beans are a streyotypical camping food, but backpackers never eat them because of the weight and size of canned goods. Well hey soaking beans is easy if you don't mind carrying around an extra nalgene bottle. Soak your beans in the nalgene during the day while you hike, of course you can start soaking them the night before. Now that your beans are soft you can cook 'em how you like, you can even make soup if you brought the right stuff along.
  4. ahimsa

    ahimsa Senior Member

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    ^^^they also have dehydrated refried beans which are easy and don't have to soak.

    I really like couscous on the trail. I found these little foil packets of chicken curry once. They were the best because you could boil water in a pot, put the packet in and heat it, and then put couscous in the water. It was really good, but the grocery store stopped selling them. If you can find it, its awesome.

  5. TrippinBTM

    TrippinBTM Ramblin' Man

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    what the hell is a nalgene bottle? you mean a canteen?
  6. loveflower

    loveflower Senior Member

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    A nalgeen bottle is one of those funky waterbottles where the stopper is connected to lid.. google it :p
  7. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

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    TARABELLE on the road less traveled

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    Best car (not necessarily hiking) camping omelet:

    Use quart zip lock baggies, one per person
    add 2 eggs and smoosh up in the bag, add a tsp. (alitttle goes a long way) each of whatever you like in an omelet (you can cut this all up in advance or buy it already cut up). Boil in big pot for 10 minutes. Add toppings. Great omelets - no mess or fuss!
    Tips: 1. Add cheese, if you like it, afterwards, not while cooking. Affects cooking time and makes it harder to:
    2. Check for doneness by squeezing the bag with tongs. It's done when it is not oozing anymore.
    3. Take a permanent marker and put names on the bags if there is alot of people.

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