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Camping Rice Pudding Recipe

Posted on December 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (4)

When I go camping I do everything I can to save time and make it as easy as it can be. This recipe is one of those that can be adjusted to most foods that would need to be rehydrated. These dehyrated foods are light and with this little trick easy to do. 
Sleeping Bag Rice                

1 cp. Instant rice
2 Gallon double zip zipper bags
3/4 cp. water
1Tbs. Cinnamon
1/8 cp. Sugar

Take instant rice in 2 heavy duty zip lock bags. Add slightly less than normal amount of boiling water, (it must be at a full boil), add some raisins, nuts or some cinnamon and sugar. Zip it up tight and place in a sleeping bag. The rice will cook in about 20 minutes.

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What is Fly Fishing

Posted on December 16, 2021 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (7)


1) What is Fly Fishing? This method of fishing has been around for centuries. Originally used to catch trout and salmon. But over the past century has been adapted to about everything that swims and eats. Freshwater and Saltwater included.




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Camp Omelette #recipe

Posted on January 3, 2017 at 10:36 PM Comments comments (2)
Build a fire and cook some grub with these great camping recipes
Omelette in Bag

1 gallon zipper bag
3 eggs
3 tbs milk
1/4 cp. cheese
3 tbs bacon bits
1/2 green pepper; diced
1/2 medium sized onion
1/4 cp. mushrooms

Use a good quality zipper bag. Break 1 to 3 eggs into the bag, add a tablespoon of milk per egg, add cheese, bacon bits, peppers, onions, mushrooms or whatever you like in an omelette to the bag. Close the bag tightly, mix all together and drop bag into a Dutch oven of boiling water (water should be at a full boil. It will take 3 to 8 minutes depending on how many bags are in the water. Can be thrown back into the water if you do not think the eggs are  done enough.
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Venison Camp Hash #recipe

Posted on January 3, 2017 at 9:53 PM Comments comments (0)
Venison Camp Hash
4 c Shredded Hash Brown,Dried
1 lg Pot With A Lid
2 pk Onion Soup Mix
1 lg Spoon
1 1/2 lb Ground Venison
6 c Water
In a Dutch oven top brown the meat in the bottom of the pan. Break up the meat as it cooks assuring that all the pink (raw) meat is cooked. Add the water and soup mix stirring to mix. Heat to boiling and simmer a few minutes. Add the dry potatoes and stir to mix. Cover the Dutch oven and move to the edge of the fire for about 10 minutes to allow the potatoes to swell up with the water. Move the pot back on the heat and stir while cooking the potatoes. Cook about 5-10 minutes. Serve hot. Seasonings may be added with the potatoes to the cooks taste. (Hot peppers, chili powder, basil, Italian seasonings are good.)This hash is good in the evening or at breakfast.
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