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What are some good things to cook while camping? I am bringing a single gas burner to cook on.

Preferably:
-low effort
-minimal cleanup
-few/no ingredients that I need to keep refrigerated
-easily scalable for larger portions to split with friends
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[User Picture]From: scaramoucher
2012-06-29 04:36 am (UTC)

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Soups, fried rice, risottos, spaghetti... lots of carby things I think.
[User Picture]From: ck29
2012-06-29 04:39 am (UTC)

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I guess I feel camping requires high effort when it comes to anything, but this is how we do it. We bring Subway for lunch, hot dogs and chips for dinner, and eggs and bacon for breakfast for the next morning. You could skip the breakfast and go home to eat that, depending on your schedule.
[User Picture]From: sexlexia
2012-06-29 05:15 am (UTC)

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You could always make things before hand and then heat them up. Like chilli and soup and stuff. Or you chould make spuds in the fire and fill them with like beans and cheese and all that.
I mostly eat breakfast foods and sandwiches when I camp. I like eggs and baked beans and chorizo and baby spinich but also potatoes.
[User Picture]From: tin_foil_hat
2012-06-29 05:19 am (UTC)

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I tend to make dhal (onion, lentils, spices, tinned tomato), chickpea curry, (tinned chickpeas, onion, potato, tinned tomatoes, spices), or beans (tinned kidney/black/whatever beans, tinned tomato, spices). Ginger and garlic also don't need to be refrigerated, so you can take some of those along. They're all pretty "throw rough amounts in a pot and heat" type preparation.

Edited at 2012-06-29 05:32 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: ellelelle
2012-06-29 05:25 am (UTC)

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tinned baked beans and sausages.
[User Picture]From: vinolent
2012-06-29 06:24 am (UTC)

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hot dogs with mustard and salt and vinegar chips, or just anything you can put on a stick
[User Picture]From: fleckerbug
2012-06-29 07:47 am (UTC)

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Anything in a can.... can just be heated in the closed can on the stove (trick is to remove it before it explodes).
[User Picture]From: kindredspirit75
2012-06-29 10:31 am (UTC)

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We do the stick thing with hot dogs, sausages and toast. Steaks, eggs and bacon and anything else you can dump in a cast iron skillet. A cooler keeps things cold depending on how long you plan to camp out.

All kinds of snacks, cereal bars and stuff that doesn't need to be kept cool also work. You'd be surprized at what you can take with you.
[User Picture]From: xphilega
2012-06-29 12:35 pm (UTC)

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Will you have a campfire? I LOVE HOBO PACKS!

Also, if you get tofu that you don't need to refrigerate, you can do really good vegetarian shish-kabob 2-3 days in.
[User Picture]From: jaelle_n_gilla
2012-06-29 01:17 pm (UTC)

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I love milk-rice (warm rice pudding). One coffee-mug of rice (the broken kind not the parboiled) plus two-three coffee-mugs of milk (the non-refrigerated kind), cook and stir until the rice is soft. Add milk when it's gone. Add sugar to taste. When the rice is soft and has soaked up all the milk, serve with canned fruit, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla sauce if you want. Yummie!

Stew is good on a gas stove. Water, chicken fond, vegetables, meat, cook until good, season to taste.
[User Picture]From: bad_lcuk
2012-06-29 02:39 pm (UTC)

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Can you not cook over a normal fire?
I love buying a cheap pot from a second hand store and cooking over a fire.
Or over a fire with things on sticks like hotdogs!
(eta) also just wrapping things in a baggy of tinfoil and tossing in to the fire until cooked.

Edited at 2012-06-29 02:40 pm (UTC)