• Food,  Outdoor Lifestyle

    How To Dehydrate Apple Slices

    We’ve dehydrated food for camping trips for years, but for some strange reason, we never dehydrated apples.  I know. It’s weird. Apples are one of the easiest things to dehydrate and a staple in many camper’s food barrels and backpacks.  I changed that recently when I sliced up a few apples that nobody seemed interested in eating and threw them in the dehydrater.  They turned out awesome. In fact, they disappeared in a matter of days and are now a snacking staple in our house. I’m going to have to hide some the next time I make a batch so we can actually take them on a trip. Dehydrating apples isn’t…

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    What’s for breakfast? Fast, easy, “impossible” mini breakfast quiche for camping

    The last time we went winter camping, Emma and I “might” have *commented* to Alex – the camp chef – that it would be nice to not eat the same breakfast 5 days in a row. I know. We’re spoiled…. especially considering we weren’t the ones doing the cooking. So here’s the thing: In our tent, if you complain, you are the one making the change for next time.  So, I was  in charge of cooking two out of four breakfasts on our next trip. This caused me some stress, because the members of my crew aren’t big fans of some of the things I like. One doesn’t like pancakes. The…

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    Rehydrating freeze dried chicken

    One of the big reasons we bought a freeze dryer was to prepare a wider variety of proteins for our camping adventures.  In particular, we had high hopes for being able to freeze dry chicken breasts, burger patties and pork chops. Can you imagine chomping down on a whole chicken breast on day 7 of  back country camping? I don’t know about you, but one of the biggest things I crave by around day three of a trip is to eat a big chunk of meat. Meat that isn’t ground or shredded. Meat that isn’t mixed in with rice or pasta or some sort of sauce because it is ground…

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    Baking a campfire cake

    When you have family members with birthday’s that fall during camping season, it’s only a matter of time before you’re celebrating on a campsite. Emma’s birthday falls right around the May long weekend and Alex’s is at the end of July. So I have had a few opportunities to work on my campfire cake baking skills with a reflector oven. Baking a campfire cake is a level up from quick biscuits or bannock, in  my opinion. And I still need to do a lot more work on it. So it’s a good thing we’ll be celebrating birthdays on campsites for many more years! I don’t like packing a lot of…