I love to camp...in an RV. My friends tease that I don't actually "camp", but if there are s'mores it counts, right? My favorite camping foods are the traditional kind: grilled hot dogs, s'mores and such. This last time our family friend made a traditional South African dish over the coals. He has a neat cast iron tool (almost like a waffle press, only for cooking on coals) and he and his wife made these fantastic grilled sandwiches filled with meats, carrots, peas, curry and a mystery sauce.
Last edited by Athena4; 05-17-2013 at 09:36 PM. Reason: re-worded a sentence, rather than sound like an idiot.
Sorry, Athena, but "camping" requires a tent. Otherwise it's "campering." I'm OK with air mattresses and gas stoves and real chairs, but it's not camping unless there's a tent. Or no tent, under the stars, my DH would add.
We've made s'mores at home with the technique I posted above. They aren't just for camping anymore!
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We had smores just tonight. Fire in the backyard (fire pit). I am to the point that I will not do camping without either a grassy surface or an air mattress. I just remember this is the girls second time camping! How could forget the first??? We only brought one air mattress thinking the girls could sleep in a sleeping bag. Yeah, that did not work. We ended up with the 5 of us on one air mattress. This time I am buying a second air mattress for sure.
Sweet potatoes in the coals are my fave. Mmmm.
I love camping and the food depends on what we are doing.
I love fresh caught fish and potatoes cooked in foil.
I am also a big fan of MRE style meals if I am back-packing. But seriously, no woman moves out to Montana in her 20s unless she is pretty psyched to solo camp. I had a Great Pyrenese with me when I "solo" camped so I don't know if that counts as i was all of 115 lbs and Mojo was 140 and fur covered, protective and had a jaw full of teeth ready to defend me.
I am really curious about y'all who don't like to camp. I like it less than I did before. I am older, and now protective of my kids so I don't camp like I used to. But I love laying on the ground after a long walk. I love breathing in the fresh air. It's nice if it's a little cold at night. I feel a little more alive the next day. It's kinda hard but fun.
Is it that you didn't do it as a kid or a young adult, so now it feels like you are just giving up comfort?
Our only summer vacations were camping. I have camped all over Ontario and a few places in Upper NY State - mostly the Palmyra area... I have done mostly tents but I have done sleeping around the campfire and I have slept in an igloo. I have tented in the snow (not by choice, it was not a lot of snow but there was snow). My sister camped (in tents) while up to 8 months pregnant.
My dad and step-mom did a canoe camping trip in their 60's - they had to cut their own portages, there were no other humans around. They did it twice - 10 days each time. I was working so I did not go with them.
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As a kid we did lots of camping/canoe trips/hikes where you were in the middle of nowhere for 5-10 days and you only had what you could carry on your back.
I think I was 16 when we started regularly staying in campgrounds and using the car rather than hiking to the middle of nowhere. The first time I went somewhere with my DH (then boyfriend) and his parents, I laughed when they told me we would be roughing it because the RV would not have power hook up.
I love most food cooked on the campfire and there is a special place in my heart for roasting marshmallows. S'mores are always good too.
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