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#76612 - 11/12/06 02:29 AM cooking in the woods
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Im not the greatest cook in the world. so i was wondering if there is anything i (or anyone)needs to know before cooking in the woods, when your not prepared(survival situation). i mean you wouldnt need grease or anything would you. i just figured i should know just incase.theres few things i can cook, but i do make a mean tortilla and cheese and hot eggs <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
so any tips or anything on cookig in the woods?

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#76613 - 11/12/06 03:01 AM Re: cooking in the woods
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Eat as much like you would when you are the blacktop as possible. Your belly is used to a certain diet, which is created by the variety and abundance of your local markets. If your staple is X, and suddenly you are eatting almost none of it and trying to survive on Y, your guts might decide they don't like you any more. Immodium packs small, and is worth about it's weight in plutonium, skip gold. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

The biggest thing I would tell people is don't be suprised if you don't have the same craving for meats and greasy foods you might normally have. Thing about what you want after a very long day of heavy physical activity in the sun when it's about 100 degrees out and humid- do those eggs sound so good to you? Or do those tortillas and some weak tea sound really good, maybe with only a little bit of cheese?
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#76614 - 11/12/06 03:09 AM Re: cooking in the woods
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Thanks alot, i never thought about putting stuff for a upset stomach or whatever in, ill have to do that.

if i did have a couple of tortillas,cheese, and eggs. i can asure you that they will be gone in a matter of seconds <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />.

It to bad they dont have little bottles of tabasco or little packets. It makes anything taste btter.

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#76615 - 11/12/06 03:50 AM Re: cooking in the woods
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#76616 - 11/12/06 03:58 AM Re: cooking in the woods
Angel Offline
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You can get the tiny bottles of tabasco from their website. They are 6 for $4.00. Also you can get packets from some fast food places that have chili. You can also get honey, mustard, ketchup, jelly, syrup, lemon juice and hot sauce in packets. I'm sure you can get other things too but thats just what I've ended up with so far. It does make a difference in cooking outside when you have seasonings and some condiments.

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#76617 - 11/12/06 04:40 AM Re: cooking in the woods
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Many "Army Surplus" type stores have the little bottles of Tabasco out of MRE's...
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#76618 - 11/12/06 04:54 AM Re: cooking in the woods
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Being tight with my dollars, I save the condiment packs from restaurants and keep them as part of my emergency rations. When I go camping, I pull out the types I think I will use. That includes little packets of Tobasco sauce.
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#76619 - 11/12/06 07:43 PM Re: cooking in the woods
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
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Loc: W. WA
Taco Bell is everywhere. Just ask for extra hot sauce. That's the same as Tabasco sauce, isn't it?

If you're stuck in elevated areas, some people are hit with high-altitude sickness, and if they can eat at all, only want sweet stuff.

One survival technique touted in the manuals actually works: pit cooking. Most people think of cooking game on a spit over a fire, as seen on TV. Actually, it doesn't work all that well and tends to come out charred on some places, raw inside.

If you catch some small game but don't have anything to cook it in, dig a hole about a foot deep, build a good fire in it and keep it going for an hour, then take out the embers and set them aside. Take your cleaned game (leave the skin on it) and either wrap it in your aluminum foil or smear clay mud all over it to form a shell, put it in the newly-emptied hot pit, and cover it with soil up to ground level. Let it cook for an hour or two (depending on size), then carefully dig it up. Unwrap the foil or crack open the clay shell and eat. If you think it might not cook enough this way, due to size or not being able to dig a deep enough hole, etc, heat a rock that will fit inside the carcass, and just before you put the meat into the pit, maneuver the hot rock into the carcass, then bury it.

Of course, you can cook other foods this way, too.

A friend of my mother's used to do this fairly routinely with sage hens in WY many years ago and said they were delicious.

Sue

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#76620 - 11/13/06 05:01 AM Re: cooking in the woods
ironraven Offline
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If you are looking for little sauces, try minimus.biz. They've got all kinds of stuff in little, single serve packaging, including some AMK gear. (Kinda suprised me when I saw that.)
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#76621 - 11/13/06 06:14 AM Re: cooking in the woods
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taco bell.... thats genius susan! haha i dont know why i didnt think about that before.

yea you dont want to cook anything and it turns out to be messes up. what comes to mind is national lampoons christmas vacation and the super dry turkey(if you remeber that). <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> haha man i love that movie

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