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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…

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    Winter Camping Starts In The Kitchen

    We haven’t been camping in months. Months! We’re having some pretty serious withdrawal around here. So, we’ve been keeping ourselves in the spirit of getting outside by planning and prepping for our next trip. We’re heading out into the winter wild(ish) to camp in a hot tent at Algonquin’s Mew Lake Campground in less than a couple of months. Woohoo! Alex has been cooking up a storm, makinghis signature Polish Bigos as well as a mushroom and beef stew. We’re talking big batch cooking, here. And the house smells awesome. He’ll freeze today’s results (after we have a sample for dinner) and then we’ll enjoy them on the campsite as…