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Early Elk Camp Meals
« on: July 05, 2022, 09:38:53 PM »
Base camp, for the first handful of days/week? till Wapiti back-straps or loins are in the mix.  What are some of you’re favorite combos pulled out of those block iced cooled, um, coolers  ;).  Vacuum sealed spaghetti and meatballs over some noodles, beer boiled..grilled brats, grilled fatty boneless chops with some fried tatos and onions, a grilled chunk o’ salmon with a bed of rice, vacuum seal trail bomb western chili,  perhaps a couple of nice grill burnt, medium moo steaks, store bought rice sides and a cabbage salad?  Just trying to get some ideas/new thoughts for premium camp fare for the coming fall   :D
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Re: Early Elk Camp Meals
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2022, 09:54:46 PM »
The costco pre-made chicken Alfredo in their deli section is very easy to reheat for a delicious, easy, high calorie meal when staggering into camp late.

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Re: Early Elk Camp Meals
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2022, 09:58:13 PM »
The costco pre-made chicken Alfredo in their deli section is very easy to reheat for a delicious, easy, high calorie meal when staggering into camp late.

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Re: Early Elk Camp Meals
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2022, 09:58:30 PM »
Staggering in late is right!   I usually just want two beers then a bag to crawl in and die

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Re: Early Elk Camp Meals
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2022, 10:03:35 PM »
Staggering in late is right!   I usually just want two beers then a bag to crawl in and die

Umm, ya. There are those nights for sure.
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Re: Early Elk Camp Meals
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2022, 10:37:57 PM »
premade elk burgers easy and fast to grill

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Re: Early Elk Camp Meals
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2022, 05:40:22 AM »
All a guy needs is a few loads of bread and a jar of peanut butter. Muzzleloader season is too short to cook

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Re: Early Elk Camp Meals
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2022, 06:11:56 AM »
I always bring a gallon bag of Rinella’s sloppy joe recipe.

I like to take smoked chicken quarters.

Taste of India cous cous pack is a add water meal.

Instant potato pack and a cheese stick is a quick one too

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Re: Early Elk Camp Meals
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2022, 06:31:42 AM »
Get somebody to keep camp and cook for you!  We had an uncle/father who did that for us years ago and it sure makes it easier on the hunter.  So I took on the role for my bow hunting sons and grandsons. 

Dutch oven venison stew with Dutch oven cheese biscuits.  Hot and done at estimated first hunter’s return to camp, but stays hot for hours.  Dutch oven peach cobbler.  Whole spiced and splayed salmon wrapped in bacon, double wrapped in foil and cooked for 18 minutes buried in HOT coals.  Foil wrapped potatoes buried in coals with all the fixins.  Foil wrapped corn on the cob…   

I keep a small fire going with a pot of water hot all the time, for hot drinks, instant stuff any time of day.  Shuttle vehicles and taxi hunters to and from jumping off spots, do some scouting for them, shoot grouse, take a nap…

If hunting solo, canned stew etc. is edible cold and can be heated quickly in the can. 





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Re: Early Elk Camp Meals
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2022, 07:04:03 AM »
I’m kind of a snob when cooking in camp, here are a few of my favorites.
Coho Salmon with lemon herb sauce, Rosemary Crusted Rack of Lamb, Marinated Duck breast from Maple Leaf farms and Pork Loin with a dill sauce. All meals will be served with seasonal vegies and salad. The pork will also be served with my Great Grandmothers apple and onion chutney, same ingredients as she used from her covered wagon.
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Re: Early Elk Camp Meals
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2022, 07:26:20 AM »
I been doing my cooking now, making my favorite keto meals and freeze dry them

Hard to find freeze dried meals without carbs and junk

Keto lasagna is awesome, but I got squash spaghetti and other meals too

Won't last as long in storage due to fat, but I'll eat it within a year



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Re: Early Elk Camp Meals
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2022, 08:24:10 AM »
Razor clam chowder is my favorite hunting meal, just drop the vac pac bag in boiling water while you change and refit for tomorrow and you are good to go.

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Re: Early Elk Camp Meals
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2022, 08:54:38 AM »
Think it's the only time I eat chilli dogs.

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Re: Early Elk Camp Meals
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2022, 09:10:41 AM »
Get somebody to keep camp and cook for you!  We had an uncle/father who did that for us years ago and it sure makes it easier on the hunter.  So I took on the role for my bow hunting sons and grandsons. 

Dutch oven venison stew with Dutch oven cheese biscuits.  Hot and done at estimated first hunter’s return to camp, but stays hot for hours.  Dutch oven peach cobbler.  Whole spiced and splayed salmon wrapped in bacon, double wrapped in foil and cooked for 18 minutes buried in HOT coals.  Foil wrapped potatoes buried in coals with all the fixins.  Foil wrapped corn on the cob…   

I keep a small fire going with a pot of water hot all the time, for hot drinks, instant stuff any time of day.  Shuttle vehicles and taxi hunters to and from jumping off spots, do some scouting for them, shoot grouse, take a nap…

If hunting solo, canned stew etc. is edible cold and can be heated quickly in the can.

Absolutely great idea on getting other families into the mix!  Way to keep with the OPs notion on inspiration. 

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Re: Early Elk Camp Meals
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2022, 09:30:53 AM »
I make a version of chicken tortilla soup but its more of a stew that is really good. Usually also make spaghetti and other things that are easy to just throw on the stove and warm up while we get our packs unloaded, changed etc. After a long day in the woods, its nice to have a simple meal with minimal cooking and clean up
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