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6/13/11 6:09 P

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How about trying some of these camp food enhancers...
1) Mix and pack tasty sauces or pesto for pasta
2) Dice fresh vegetables for a stir fry
3) Pre Mix the dry ingredients of your favorite pancake recipe instead of buying store bought brands...then just add liquid at the campsite.
4) Soak beans or lentils so they'll cook faster at camp
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5/29/11 7:57 P

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When I was younger, spaghetti was always a staple for a dinner, w/o meat, because it was so cheap and easy..the tradition continues....We used to tent camp, but we have discovered for not much more we can stay in a KOA camping cabin, and most of them have air conditioning or heat (no bathroom), but it works for our family....detailed lists including hot dogs and marshmellow, camping was made for frugal people!! Happy Camping everyone!

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5/23/11 5:17 A

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I write out menus before we go and make sure to take enough food for us. We have a pop up and camp out several times a year. I use canned meats (like tuna, chicken, salmon) for meals towards the end of our camping trip and fresh meats (chicken breast, ground turkey, brats) for earlier in the week.

If it's going to be cold, I make a big batch of chili and freeze it so it stays cold longer.

We don't buy ice - I freeze water in milk jugs to take

We hardly ever eat out. I have a picnic bag and we stop at rest areas for a picnic along the way.

~Nancy



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5/21/11 11:09 A

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It wont be long and people will want to break out their camping gear and enjoy the nice weather. For those of you that enjoy camping and hiking...let's start a list here of money saving ideas for those trips.
I will begin by posting the first idea...
When breaking out your tent for your first trip of the year, it's always good to set it up first and let it air out a bit if it's been awhile since you used it. When doing so...you may want to check the netting on your tent that keeps the little bugs out. If you find any small tears, you can mend them by putting a small tab of masking tape on one side of the hole and then dab some "Seam Grip", a sealant available at most camping stores, on the other side.
Once the Seam Grip is dry, pull off the back tape.
For small holes...about 1/4 inch in size, this can be a permanent fix.
It's also a nice way to get more wear out of your tent. emoticon

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