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Topic: hot meal in the field hunting
Posted By: BEAR
Subject: hot meal in the field hunting
Date Posted: 08 November 2017 at 09:55
Well, I can't drag out a critter from more than 150 yds...BUT I can walk all day.

So I leave my SUV and hunt for an hour or so close to the vehicle; then go deeper into my favorite spots, sometimes a mile or two.

I raise the bolt handle so I don't have to worry that my brain doing something my legs/back can't finish.  

So I've been making my truncated hunts more fun by eating a decent lunch on a log in my beautiful forests.  

In a prior post you guys helped me pick a backpacking stove.  

Now I need some thoughts on light weight HOT meal I could cook deep in the woods.  Wanted to avoid store bought freeze dry/dehydrated things.

thoughts



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Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 08 November 2017 at 11:09
You need to eat one of your tree rats when your out.
 A small fire , a stick, some salt and pepper.
Hunger will make you a better hunter too, ( if need be).Big smile


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Posted By: RobertMT
Date Posted: 08 November 2017 at 12:03
Take a diced baked potato, couple pats butter, diced ham, and couple eggs or egg substitute in small plastic container. Fry the diced cooked potatoes and ham in butter, until browned, pour your eggs over top, a little cheese to top it you want. Either eat it outta pan or roll it in tortilla. A lite 4-6" nonstick skillet or pot, for tea, coffee, or soup, is all you need, to open up a bunch of choices.

Par-cooked bacon, ham, potatoes, added to packaged soup, makes a quick lunch.

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Posted By: TasunkaWitko
Date Posted: 08 November 2017 at 12:42
Originally posted by RobertMT RobertMT wrote:

Take a diced baked potato, couple pats butter, diced ham, and couple eggs or egg substitute in small plastic container. Fry the diced cooked potatoes and ham in butter, until browned, pour your eggs over top, a little cheese to top it you want. Either eat it outta pan or roll it in tortilla. A lite 4-6" nonstick skillet or pot, for tea, coffee, or soup, is all you need, to open up a bunch of choices.

Par-cooked bacon, ham, potatoes, added to packaged soup, makes a quick lunch.
 
This looks pretty darned good to me - I'll probably give this a go when we get weather that is a little better. Star
 
My youngest son and I like to cook breakfast by the lake often, but most of the time it is in a cast iron pan or Dutch oven over a fire, which would be too big for  backpacking stove.
 
A lot of time we take standard mess kits (similar to Boy Scout mess kits) with us, and over a small fire we fry some bacon or sausage, then scramble some eggs in there, then pour pancake mix over the top, then cover with the "bowl" part of the mess kit and let it bake for a while, until the pancake batter puffs up and is finished. This is actually really good.


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Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 08 November 2017 at 15:06
two good thoughts here :


 tortilla

and 

pancake mix.


Posted By: TasunkaWitko
Date Posted: 08 November 2017 at 15:10
This is very handy - and portable!
 


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Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 08 November 2017 at 15:35
cool,   thanks Ron.



Posted By: Irish Bird Dog
Date Posted: 08 November 2017 at 23:29
Try this.....
diced raw potato (much as you can eat)
diced onions to taste /tater
season w/salt-pepper or ??? to your taste
hamburger patty (your size) mixed with onions & seasoning of yer choice
put all in tinfoil wrap (couple thicknesses)
cook over small campfire or stove burner until done.

Unwrap and eat! Thumbs Up

add condiments if so desired 
(fill up on those ketchup & mustard foil packs at McDonalds)


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Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 09 November 2017 at 07:24
IBD, I think that is called aa HOBO dinner. very good.  BUT heavy and long cook time (Make fire, cook, eat+3 hrs  includes washdown with a beer).

I'm use to taking backpack meals with things like:

tea bag coffee, Maxwelhouse, also Earl Grey tea.
Minute rice (little cook time/very light weight).


I like 1-2 minute cook times to save stove fuel.


Found Star Kis tuna in a foil bag (nocan, no refrig)-  good source of protein, but zero flavor.
Span is OK, heavy, but also has no flavor nor texture.


Posted By: Go-ddaed
Date Posted: 09 November 2017 at 08:23
Some of Wingmaster's smoked ribs, de-boned packed in aluminum foil with a side of Wee Willy's BBQ sauce. Or a big slice of frozen lasagna utilizing RobertMT's mother's recipie also wrapped in aluminum foil. Reheated on a small camp stove along with a slice of garlic French bread.

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Posted By: RobertMT
Date Posted: 09 November 2017 at 10:08
I've found with foil packed fish, "kids" creations bacon ranch, sweet & spicy, and tuna salad, have more flavor. They aren't bad on crackers, easier than sardines and like you said no can. They also make things like stews, in the same foil packs, look by the chili or soup section.

Take your cooked rice (either minute or precooked) and add Asian spiced tuna or salmon pack, for flavor.   

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Posted By: TasunkaWitko
Date Posted: 09 November 2017 at 10:54
Here's another idea, from Sweden:
Quote Kolbulle (charcoal buns) are a classic dish prepared by forest workers, wood cutters, hunters, and especially charcoal makers. These hearty folks were far from hearth and home, and couldn't carry a lot of provisions. So they made these pancakes with salt pork, flour, salt, and water, items that were easily carried and required no refrigeration.
 
Kolbulle
(Charcoal Buns)
 
Milk
Flour
Eggs (one per person)
Salt pork (or substitute fresh pork heavily seasoned with salt & pepper)
 
 
Cube & fry the pork.
 
Combine milk, flour, salt, and eggs to create a thin pancake batter.
 
Return some of the pork to the pan, adding more butter or lard if needed. Pour batter around the pork. Cook until browned on one side. Flip the pancake and cook the other side until browned.
 
I've tried this with bacon in place of the salt pork and it was great ~ Tongue


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Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 09 November 2017 at 19:08
minute rice and Tuna Asian spiced tuna...been doing that.  No flavor,,stopped in Wall Drug and bought a bottle of Olde Bay..that made it palatiable.   that tuna really has little flavor when heated.


Ron,  when I worked in the mines on the upper peninsulula  of Michigan, the scandavian  miners called them "pasty"  meat, good stuff when eaten underground with a miners light.


Posted By: Irish Bird Dog
Date Posted: 09 November 2017 at 21:02
The following info makes for a great field lunch....ok cold but better HOT.
The Welsh, Cornish or English pasty (pronounced pass-tee) and is cubed spuds with cubed beef, onions, cubed rutabaga (option) (whole thing seasoned to taste) wrapped in a pie crust dough shaped like letter "D"....baked at 450* for 30 min, then finished at 350* for 30 min.

Makes a VERY TASTEE PASTY! 

LINK to pasty history...with pictures of them...worth the read

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/03/16/520129966/in-michigan-the-pasty-isnt-x-rated-its-a-portable-pie-with-history-baked-in" rel="nofollow - https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/03/16/520129966/in-michigan-the-pasty-isnt-x-rated-its-a-portable-pie-with-history-baked-in


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Posted By: Wing master
Date Posted: 09 November 2017 at 22:23
I know you said the freeze dried packets weren't an option, but the Mountain home breakfast skilet is pretty darned good. They are light weight and cook fast. I would bring along some tortillas and make breakfast burritos out of it. A little tupperware type cup of salsa would go good with it too. 

If that doesn't work for you, you could always scramble a few eggs and put a packet of tuna in the eggs. Wink 

Wing master


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Posted By: Wing master
Date Posted: 09 November 2017 at 22:26
Or Go-ddaed's idea of smoked BBQ Ribs. 

Wing master


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Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 10 November 2017 at 03:09
I like ribs that are cooked Jo-Bawb's style!

In DC now, but there is a Cabela's out around Bull Run; they might have Mountain home breakfast skilet.  will give them a try.  I'll only be back at home one day before packing up for 3 day hunt.


Posted By: TasunkaWitko
Date Posted: 10 November 2017 at 09:37
If the pasty is an option, don't forget the Butte Pasty! Tongue
 
http://foodsoftheworld.activeboards.net/the-butte-pasty_topic1247.html" rel="nofollow - http://foodsoftheworld.activeboards.net/the-butte-pasty_topic1247.html


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TasunkaWitko - Chinook, Montana

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Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 10 November 2017 at 13:48
No fair Ron.  looks so good I might have to take a whole kitchen into the woods just to duplicate your recipe.


Posted By: TasunkaWitko
Date Posted: 10 November 2017 at 13:59
Make them ahead of time, wrap in foil - heat over stove if you want. Beer

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Posted By: Wing master
Date Posted: 10 November 2017 at 22:22
The Walmart here carries Mountain Home meals. They are in the camping section. 

I think Cabelas carries them too. 

Wing master


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Posted By: Wing master
Date Posted: 10 November 2017 at 22:23
Jo Bawb is the man. 

Wing master


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Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 02 April 2018 at 11:29
three inches of new snow.

Tried a test meal,  simple.

 

Instant cook rice, added a small can of Armour Vienna Sausages.  After all boiled, I added a small can of crushed pineapple Drained), and some Old Bay seasoning.  Brought that to a quick boil.

 

Quick/tasty, certainly still looking for some other quick recipes.  But this will taste good on a cold December noon days hunt while sitting on a log.  Might even be a secret bear scent concoction.

 




Posted By: Irish Bird Dog
Date Posted: 02 April 2018 at 11:33
carbs, protein, fruit....everything you need to keep going in the "wild"....don't know what Bay seasoning is....

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Posted By: jsgbearpaws1
Date Posted: 02 April 2018 at 14:17
Fella hit a turkey in front of me and I had some foil.....drumstick on a manifold! Does that count? I was lucky enough to have one of those little butter pat to-go type things in the glove box....may need to add some seasoning to that box.

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Posted By: Irish Bird Dog
Date Posted: 02 April 2018 at 17:16
Quick woods meal: Pre make at home
diced raw potato as much as you want & seasoned per your taste
Raw groundbeef burger (my way = diced onions, salt, pepper to taste & mixed well then form burger.)

put diced spuds in tinfoil with burger pattie on top....wrap with 'nuff layers of tin foil to protect from direct flame of your campfire....put on hot coals (best) and turn at some point....eat when you think they are cooked 'nuff for you. Maybe want a spoon or fork for the diced spuds & bring bun for burger if wanted.
ENJOY
PS: MAKE  as many as you think you need for the day....ketchup/mustard optional...napkins/rag to wipe hands.


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Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 02 April 2018 at 17:20
Prepared, cooked  and frozen hamburger might be goodProbably good for 2+days without ice.  heat and eat.


Posted By: Wing master
Date Posted: 06 October 2018 at 20:11
I am bringing up an old subject but have any of you tried  

http://www.bridgford.com/readytoeat/" rel="nofollow - http://www.bridgford.com/readytoeat/

Bridgford sandwiches? I was just reading an article that said they were really good. They also have a 3 year shelf life.

Wing master


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Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 07 October 2018 at 10:39
those sandwiches look good.  just too much salt for me.  I'd need 3 extra bottles of water.

But I will try some.


Posted By: Wing master
Date Posted: 07 October 2018 at 21:25
They looked like something you could put in your day pack and have a meal out in the woods. 

Let us know how they are. I might try them too but with the guys I hunt with, we usually eat enough in camp the night before to hold me over until the next night. 

Wing master


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Posted By: TasunkaWitko
Date Posted: 08 October 2018 at 09:24
They look good to me - like Bear says they might be a bit heavy on the sodium, but there are ways to offset that.
 
If I come across any, I might pick them up. My youngest son, Roger, is really fascinated with MREs, and might like these, too.


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Posted By: MtElkHunter
Date Posted: 08 October 2018 at 13:50
I do this pretty often. I don't like the freeze dried stuff. I do a lot of home made stuff that I can reheat quickly. We cook homemade chili, spaghetti, Pasties, scalloped potatoes etc. All of these I can take in a small container and reheat quickly in a single pot. I can also eat right out of the pot so all I need is the container to bring it in, one pot and a spoon or fork. If I don't have a stove I can heat it on an open fire. Light, quick and easy.

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Posted By: Wing master
Date Posted: 08 October 2018 at 21:43
Tas,

I'm kinda fascinated with MRE's too. the ones I have had are pretty good. But, their's not much I don't like. 

What are some ways to offset the sodium?

Wing master


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Posted By: Irish Bird Dog
Date Posted: 08 October 2018 at 23:27
how to offset sodium in processed foods>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Sleepyadd lots of waterBig smile

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Posted By: TasunkaWitko
Date Posted: 09 October 2018 at 09:20
Randy - as the guys said, water will do the trick; drink more water, salt goes away. Another way is to make sure that the other foods you eat for the day have less sodium.
 
Regarding MREs. you might enjoy this: my son watches the videos produced by this guy, who calls himself Steve1989:
 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2I6Et1JkidnnbWgJFiMeHA" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2I6Et1JkidnnbWgJFiMeHA
 
He manages to acquire and try MREs from all over the world, just about any country you can imagine. Now and then, he also tries "historical" MREs, for lack of a better word. Some of them are pretty darn old, and most times fairly edible.


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Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 09 October 2018 at 09:58
"most times fairly edible"  !  out of date+out in garbage can.


Adding water still means it is going thru your body.  But knowing that it is very salty, one can compensate, and only eat occasionally.

A store 2 miles from my house has some...I'll try them next week on remote  rifle hunt, and report back.


Posted By: Wing master
Date Posted: 09 October 2018 at 14:40
That's kinda what I thought about drinking water but I thought you guys might have an idea I haven't heard of. 

I watched some of those videos and they are interesting. I'm not so sure I would eat some of the "historical" stuff he ate, but I guess it didn't make him sick. 

I'll stick to the new stuff. 

Wing master


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Posted By: TasunkaWitko
Date Posted: 09 October 2018 at 15:22
I tend to agree, fellas - I might push an expiration date a little past what's printed, depending on the product - but there are limits! Shocked

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Posted By: Wing master
Date Posted: 09 October 2018 at 18:04
I think canned food will still be good for a while past the expiration date.

Wing master


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Posted By: RobertMT
Date Posted: 09 October 2018 at 18:33
Depending on the can used, old cans from the 40s, still had lead and tin, newer stuff, is lined and they got rid of the lead 70-80s. I'm still working on fish and fowl, Mom put up last century (98-99), it's in jars and pressured canned, still tastes as good as 20yrs ago. The fruit and vegies, from that period are not in as good shape, jellies are still good though.

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