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For some sample meal plans go to recipes.

Hamburger Helper- If you are eating it on the first day of camping you can freeze it over night and then pack it frozen and eat it the first day. Otherwise you can dehydrate the meat and then its a simple meal. You get a hamburger helper package and then you follow the instructions and add the meat and cook it for a great meal that has plenty of energy. If the meat has been dehydrated then just place it in water before you start cooking the meal to rehydrate it.

Catskill Glop-This is another simple and great meal plan, that can be cooked anywhere. It takes the simple cooking of mac and cheese. Cook the macaroni and cheese in your pot and simply add some canned chicken or tuna to the macaroni and cheese at the end for more flavor and for a better more fulfilling meal.

Instant mashed potatoes are another good meal choice that you can cook up with anything and serve easily and are one pot tasty foods. Other foods that are good ideas to have are power bars, m & m's, trail snacks, peanut butter, and eat lots of pasta. Use dehydrated fruit and other good food but when you can use fresh stick with that. Tuna or Pepperoni and cheese is also a great snack for on the trial food.

Cashew Rice Curry (Makes 2 generous servings)

Turkey Tetrazini (Makes 3 servings)

Beef Stroganoff (Makes 2 generous servings)

Couscous with Mushrooms and Tomatoes
1/2 Cup couscous
4 sundried tomatoes minced
3 dried mushrooms sliced
1 chicken buillon cube
1/2 T. onion flakes
1 t. parsley flakes
1/4 t. black pepper

Pack all ingredients together in a zip-lock bag. To cook it just bring 1-1/2 cups of water to a boil, add ingredients, cover and let sit 4 minutes

Rice suprise
Rice
Soy sauce
peanut butter (about 2 spoonfuls)
Tobasco (any hot sauce will work)
dried veggies
1 can of chicken (optional)
spices (cayanne, paprika, chili powder, You get the idea)

Cook the rice with about 1 1/2 cups water. Add the rest of the ingredients. let simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Enjoy

Trail Chili
1/2 cup dehydrated hamburger
3 tablespoons of my favorite seasoning (Adams, from
Austin and Chili Bowel, from Tulsa, combined)
1 tablespoons dehydrated chopped onions
1 package Top Ramon noodles (throw the flavor pack away)
1 tablespoon canola oil

Bring 2 cups of water to boil. Toss all of it in at any point. Simmer for about 3 minutes or until it reaches the density you like. The canola oil returns the fat taste, adds no flavor of its own, and makes all the difference in the world