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    What do you guys eat when you go out either survival camping or just practicing your skills? Not just Mountain House. I mean like old-style food, like Bannock or rice. I just want to see what you guys carry with you.


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    Sure,

    banock (in the form of biscuits) and rice with pork chops simmered in gravy, mixed green salad and some garlic roasted potatoes.

    If I am still a little hungry I will go see what kind of pie they have at Crash's camp.

    Most of us here are not into the starvation and self abuse thing.

    In my younger days, back when I was a crazy kid of 51 years, I spent a summer on the AT eating Oodles of Noodles and home made beef jerky. I still can not look a noodle in the eye.
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    Second that....Days of bannock and pemmican are few...

    Survival is what happens when thing go sideways.......
    But hunting, fishing and hikeing day packs may include...Jerky, Keebler cheese and crackers, Cliff bars, Gorp, hard candy chewing gum...coffee and Kool Aid....
    That's about it.

    Camping out menu planned out.... steak, chops chicken, bacon, eggs hash brown, fixing for pies, bread and corn bread......canned food.
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    Let's see. At camp a couple of weeks ago we had.....
    chili
    sour cream (made from scratch in camp)
    fresh baked bread
    deep dish pizza
    cinnamon buns
    bacon
    eggs
    biscuits and gravy
    strawberry short cake
    pot roast w/roasted carrots and potatoes

    oh.....and apple pie.
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    Actually survival camping and skill practice.... should include foraged flora and fauna...depending on:
    Location \Season
    Availability
    Open seasons
    Knowledge, indentation and food prep skills....

    Otherwise it should just be called ......Camping Cookouts &BBQ
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    Survival camping in FL A pot and machete and the clothes on your back.
    Heart of palm
    Fish
    Fresh water clams
    Turtle
    Termites
    Grubs

    Interest slacked off after the first one. Really slacked off to... uh... me on the third.

    Survival isn't fun.

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    ...wait for it.

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    ..here it comes.

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    Y'all brought...........A pot and machete and the clothes on your back..........AND mezcal?

    What the heck????...LOL....one do a whole lot surviving while drinking......
    Reminds me of an old joke....
    Never mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Actually survival camping and skill practice.... should include foraged flora and fauna...depending on:
    Location \Season
    Availability
    Open seasons
    Knowledge, indentation and food prep skills....

    Otherwise it should just be called ......Camping Cookouts &BBQ

    What exactly is foraged flora and fauna?

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    It is "biota."
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    Eat a lot of Wilde editables during warmer month cat tail heart, dryads saddle, chickweed, dandelion, burdock root, when milkweed pods are small throw them in the pot, when the pods are larger and all white we boil the white insides and melt it like cheese, stinging nettles, we usally offset it with fish, possom, squirrel, and bannock, usally take some potatoes and throw in the fire to bake. Not really a need to take a lot.
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    I certainly hope you are happy. I just threw up in my mouth a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I certainly hope you are happy. I just threw up in my mouth a little.

    Does that mean your not coming to camp dinner
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    I carry banock mix (flour and sugar) Some instant coffee.. a few power bars, some Ramen noodles..
    Some Dried meat some times ( biltong) you might call it jerky.

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    So, I am either backpacking, or camping. Although I am half the age of most here, I am still not that young. When I go to the woods to "practice", it is my vacation. I take food that I want to eat. I also bring my kids. I want them to enjoy themselves, so I bring food for them that they really enjoy, even if it isn't healthy. At home I force them to eat food they don't like, but not when we go camping or backpacking.

    Some of the things I like:
    Summer Sausage
    cheese.. mostly gouda
    If camping, I like to make breakfast tacos in the dutch oven. Bacon, sausage, eggs, jalapenos, green peppers. Then put on tortilla that was heated on the oven lid, with cheese and salsa.
    Also, homemade chili in the dutch oven for dinner.
    For backpacking, I like to make my own freeze dried meals by buying the freeze dried ingredient's separately and then combining in a pot. I can't eat ramen anymore, but instant rice works wonderfully.

    I have noticed that I feel better if I eat more animal fat and meat, then carbs. So more summer sausage and cheese then cliff bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NE Survival View Post
    What exactly is foraged flora and fauna?
    OK how old are you and does your mother know you are on the computer?

    Flora is Latin for plants.
    Fauna is Latin for animals.
    Foraged means you found it.

    All put together it means you found some local wild critters and plants to eat.

    Use of such terms makes me proud to be part of the associated and well educated geezerhood!
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