Camping Cooking disasters

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Re: Camping Cooking disasters

Postby vanNek » Sun 14 May, 2017 2:18 pm

Had a metho bottle stored in our Trangia nest... it leaked. 2 nights of taste deterrent tasting fodd.....


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Re: Camping Cooking disasters

Postby Overlandman » Wed 02 Jan, 2019 5:45 pm

A great topic back on the front page.
It’s been a few months since the last post
Keep the stories coming :D
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Re: Camping Cooking disasters

Postby flingebunt » Sat 12 Jan, 2019 10:31 am

The worst was one time I went camping with some friends, a few who considered themselves to be proper bushies. So often they would cook proper food when camping, which was great.

However, this time they decided to cook spit roast chicken and ham (for 3 of the nights). Do you know how long it takes to spit roast a chicken. It takes hours. First you need a big fire, then you wait until it turns to coals, then you have to put the chicken over these for 5 hours. After a long day, the last thing you want to do is wait up until 10 pm to eat dinner.

Oh, and yes it was really delicious. The combination smoke and the fact that we were basting them in pineapple juice from the canned fruit that we brought with us made them extra delicious.
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Re: Camping Cooking disasters

Postby Huntsman247 » Sun 13 Jan, 2019 2:28 pm

Took a mix of friends on a difficult exploritory day trip. At lunch time we stopped by a river were one guy pulls out a Backcountry meal and since he doesn't normally come hiking i was surpassed that he brought a stove to boil some water. Upon expressing my surprise that he'd bought a stove he replied with a blank look asking 'Do you need hot water for these?' I thought I did well to keep it together.
However that didn't last as I lost it when he tried to 'heat' the cold river water in the food packet under his arm pits and then after 10mins proceed to eat sand sounding satay.... He gave up after a couple spoons. Lol.
All he had left was a tube of condensed milk... He was absolutely smashed at the end of the day.
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Re: Camping Cooking disasters

Postby Lophophaps » Sun 13 Jan, 2019 3:50 pm

Hunstman247, LOL! That will take some beating. I've been caught a few times and there was no way to heat dinner, so I soaked it for about 20 minutes. Freeze dry, dehydrated and even two minutes noodles were quite okay if a bit unappetising.
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Re: Camping Cooking disasters

Postby Warin » Sun 13 Jan, 2019 5:11 pm

flingebunt wrote:However, this time they decided to cook spit roast chicken and ham (for 3 of the nights). Do you know how long it takes to spit roast a chicken. It takes hours.


Some people I know do a roast lamb.
They buy a butchered lamb from the local farmer and have now worked out a spit roasting system for it. It does take some hours .. but it is now much better that their first attempts .. raw meat was the product earl on, usually burnt on the end of a fork to get some cooking into smaller bits before it was chewed down.
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Re: Camping Cooking disasters

Postby Huntsman247 » Sun 13 Jan, 2019 6:29 pm

Lophophaps wrote:Hunstman247, LOL! That will take some beating. I've been caught a few times and there was no way to heat dinner, so I soaked it for about 20 minutes. Freeze dry, dehydrated and even two minutes noodles were quite okay if a bit unappetising.
Haha it was priceless. I'll let him know he should have 'warmed' it for a bit longer. Lol
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Re: Camping Cooking disasters

Postby Rexyviney36 » Thu 24 Jan, 2019 9:16 pm

Camping at Cosy Corner years ago: a fella we were with wanted to prove to us he could cook premium steak on the trangia but it was taking a LONG time.
About an hour into it we were mercilessly slating the poor bugger, but he was determined.
We had all eaten and were settling in nicely by the fire with a few drinks when he announced his steak was finally medium-rare and perfect. As he went to lift it into the al foil to rest, the tongs lost grip and his ‘slow cooked’ prime cut fell oh so slowly to The Gardens’ famous black sand.....
Ole mate was *&%$#! devastated.
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Re: Camping Cooking disasters

Postby flingebunt » Fri 25 Jan, 2019 8:09 am

Warin wrote:
flingebunt wrote:However, this time they decided to cook spit roast chicken and ham (for 3 of the nights). Do you know how long it takes to spit roast a chicken. It takes hours.


Some people I know do a roast lamb.


Nothing beats the taste of meat roasted over an open fire. Makes me want to try it again, as long as I don't have to wait for it.
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