(I) Student Practice Meal Cooked Over a Fire

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  1. cory3087

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    Made chicken, red potato, and green beans.

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    Fire prep
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    Cooking in action
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    All done same time
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    Plated and ready for destruction
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    Aftermath
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    I'm not gonna lie..that was probably one of the best chicken breasts I've ever made ha
     
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    Went out and made steak slices with potatoes and a side of veggies (zucchini, asparagus, tomatoes). All done over a fire on my mess kit and a small stainless steel plate. It was delicious.

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    Student practice for meal cooked over a fire.

    The ingredients laid out: Italian sausage, red bell peppers, 2 potatoes, and pancake mix for making a drop biscuit.
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    Potatoes take the longest to cook so they went on first.
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    Potatoes moved to the "warming station" and the sausage goes into the pan.
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    Sausage browning.
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    Peppers added.
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    Pancake mix with water formed into a biscuit cooking in the pan.
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    All done.
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  5. Chuck-Cook

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    Cooked for a number of people, steak, corn on the cob, and Bannock flat bread.
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    Here is my meal cooked over a fire. It was pretty darn good if I do say so myself. Especially the home grown pasture raised, self harvested chicken!
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    For my meal i quickly stole from the wife's garden a few cherry tomatoes and a small onion that didn't make it with a couple leafs of kale. Then i used my Fishing kit and some grasshoppers, (they were everywhere) and i crushed the fish! even took them home and fried them up for my wife she loves bluegill! So i forgot my cast iron skillet i wanted to fry it all in. So i used my water bottle that i made tea in first and threw in some extra water and made a fish stew. It was very good. and last was some Blue berry bannock on a stick for desert. which i made a bit to watery but it still was a awesome snack just hard to keep on stick. It was a very good lunch!
     

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    Cooked dinner for the family (4 people).

    Getting the fire going. It poured about 5 minutes after this picture, but the fire made it trough the rain just fine.

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    Prepping the carrots

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    Prepping the potatoes for French fries

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    Cooking the meal. The meat was 5 hot dogs (weight of 9.46 oz according to the package).

    I don't have any cast iron or even a Mors pot (major hole in my gear which I need to fix), so I steamed the carrots and cooked the potatoes in foil.

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    On the plate (just my plate). We had to eat inside because another band of storms was rolling in.

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    I learned that onion powder doesn't cook well over a fire, and a fire that has been rained on seems to give food a smokier flavor.


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    I woke up this morning and wanted a camp fire breakfast so I knocked out this lesson along with 1 more split wood fire and natural chared material. All in all I'd say a successful day. I'm going to include the fire prep as pics because this will be posted there too. The meal it self was some sausage hash. Meat hot country sausage, half a bell pepper, some onion, and corn for the vegetable requirment. The startch was some dehydrated patato hashbrowns.
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    Fire waiting for the flames to go down and use the coals to cook.
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    Food prep, all laid out on my tailgate.
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    Meal on the coals, use a 6 in carbon steel pan (maiden fire) for the hashbrowns to get a crust on them. Picked it up for $5 to try out and while heavy I think its a permanent addition to my cook kit. Then put veggies and sausage in cast iron pan, combined them once done.
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    Finally plated with the first spoon I carved (ugly but works).
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    Established some coals.
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    My starch serving (a dried vegetables + cous cous mixture made for backpacking):
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    a half cup of vegetables (extras plus flavorings for scrambled eggs),
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    and approximately 1/2 a pound of protein (5 large chicken eggs).
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    Food in the pots on the fire
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    The cous cous cooked nicely in the titanium (thin-walled) pot, even though the mixture was in dire need of flavoring before I ever pack it again (even knowing that hunger is the best spice, this needed some help)
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    The eggs were delightful looking and took the cheese well, even if one side got a little browned.
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    Mixing the two together, and it was finally lunch time!
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    Took the family out for an overnight trip and got a chance to do a little cooking.

    We got a fire going.
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    After we the coals were ready we put biscuits in the dutch oven, and steaks, potatoes, and zucchini over the fire.
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    Just about time to eat.
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    Food tastes better when it's cooked outside.
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    Ha ha didnt know you were on here! Love your youtube vids man!!!
     
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    One of my favorite camp meals is breakfast...bacon, eggs, and biscuits. I was cooking for about ten people so I didnt get a lot of pics (for example, no picture of biscuits in dutch oven)[​IMG]
    You can see the dutch oven lid was used for frying the eggs. Being as seasoned as it is, it was perfect for the job and out of all the eggs, only one serving stuck, and that one was not bad. The idea of using the dutch oven lid came from saustin1967.

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    Good food makes a trip that much better.

     
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    Finally getting some posting time. Here's my meal from my Sept 24th trip. . .Steak, Potatoes, Baked Beans and Bannock.
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    My meal over a fire.
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    I like to practice using the gear that I have on me at all times in the woods. I'm boiling some broccoli in a Heavy Cover cup, cooking a hamburger on my Heavy Cover lid and made skewer for a sliced potato.
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    Meal on the fire. I also have an extra potato wrapped in foil.
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    Food ready to eat.
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    I wanted a REAL breakfast after my morning oatmeal so I waited until my wife and the kids left and got to work. It was raining hard so I lit up the fireplace with a log cabin fire lay and flint-and-steel. (I know doing this inside is both wimpy and slightly unsafe. Windows open, furnace off, all natural materials in fire)
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    Removed the cooked bacon and drained the grease, then added chopped red pepper, red onion and cherry tomatoes. IMG_0852.JPG I let that cook while I got 3 eggs scrambled up and in. I put a tortilla on top to steam. IMG_0853.JPG This is what it looked like cooked IMG_0854.JPG and with cheese, sour cream, salsa, pepper and salt IMG_0855.JPG YUM!
     
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    Dinner for two. I made a grilled Pork Steak, roasted Red Potatoes with Sweet Onion, and a pot of Green Beans.
    This lesson is all about coal and flame management.
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    Batoned some Quaking Aspen to get thing going where needed.
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    Thanks for looking Sgt. Mac
     
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    I finally remembered to take a few photos for this requirement. These are a couple of meals I cooked this weekend on a multi-night outing. My favorite was either the fillet mignon on the coals or the potatos, onions, and black trumpet mushrooms with butter and garlic.

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    Is that mackeral in the pan also. Looks yummy
     
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    So this was a fun one, simply because I like to eat haha. So for this I made a 3/4lbs steak, potato and carrots cooked hobo meal style and a for carbs I made a pasta side a la freezer bag cooking. Everything was done at exactly the same time, I was shooting for this as per the instructions but by chance it all finished perfectly together and it was delicious.

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    I'll be practicing this lesson more often just to make sure I've got it down correctly hahaha
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    I made rice and pork cooked on open coals with no seasoning.
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    Here's the dinner I cooked up for the kids camping out. Steaks wrapped with BACON, baked potatoes and asparagus.
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    Even made some desert.
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    Thanks for looking @Sgt. Mac !
     
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    I finally got a camera, a fire and some food together all in one place. The meal consisted of fresh off the river catfish, corn on the cob and sweet potato. It was all cooked over a white oak fire. Turned out quite tasty. There was more food than I could fit on my pack skillet so I had to eat it in two courses.
     

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    Went out for a quick Overnight. On the menu was a bonleds rib eye, one potato cubed and cooked in foil, and a heaping helping of stripped bell pepper, onion, and mushrooms.

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    Here is the meal all plated out (some was left aside for seconds :)

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    Between 09/15/17 and 09/17/17, my best friend DaleN (also on this forum) went on a backpacking trip at Reid Lake. On the first night, I cooked NY Strip Steak, Grilled Zuchini, and Bannock bread. Everything cooked nicely over the cooking camp fire between two logs that we sawed in half. DaleN said that it was in the top 3 steaks that he has ever had. I also think that I made him a convert when it comes to liking bannock.

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    It was goooood eating!!!!
     
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    I completed this one WAY back in 2013, and it was a fun one, so why not do it again instead of tracking down that ancient post number. :) Thanks gang!

    Our menu was stuffed pork tenderloin, roast corn on the cob and asparagus, all cooked over a split wood F&S fire, mostly in the rain. It was pretty darned good, if I do say so myself. :)



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    On the menu today is some stirfry beef, yellow potatoes, carrots, onions, parsnips, mushrooms and chives.

    I started with the fire I made for my improvised flint and steel striker elective.
    I used a stick-mounted grill from light my fire for the beef, it works great. I put all the veggies into foil packets with plenty of butter.
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    Steaming hot veggies and Medrare beef, mmm.

    We cooked all the beef in batches but we were too busy eating to take more photos. Tasty!
     
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    I made chicken stew and bannock
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    I made a supper of seasoned pork and vegetable kabobs with bannock in the dutch oven. It was pretty dark at the fire pit when I did this but here goes:

    Kabobs on the fire:
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    here's the fire set up. To get everthing cooked well and ready at the same time, I have a flaming fire to be a source or coals in the upper center of the fire. The kabobs are laying on some rebar that is over a bed of coals. More coals coals toward me and less away from me, so I can regulate the rate of cooking by moving the kabobs around. The dutch oven is off to the left side of the frame with the bread cooking inside.

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    the dutch oven:
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    Here's end results after about 40 minutes on the fire. I brought in in the house to enjoy!
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    The bread came out great too!
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    It was really good! Got the double thumbs up from Mrs Yeti on this...
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    Thanks for looking!
     
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    That is some of the best looking bannock I have ever seen made over an open fire! You are making my mouth water.
     
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    Thanks @jswi2374 . That one did come out well. I've scorched my share of these too. I use a smaller baking pan inside the Dutch oven to allow air to circulate all around the bread.
     
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