Aug 28, 2013 at 5:35 pm #1307063
I'm planning a trip to Vicente Flats in the Ventana Wilderness. Apparently, there is a stove ban at all but a set of "Campfire Use Sites" (which does not include Vicente Flats campground).
Aside from the usual cheese, tortillas, nuts, dried fruit options, how can I make a more satisfying dinner with no hot water? Any ideas?
rhzAug 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm #2019647
No many days Rafi?Aug 28, 2013 at 5:49 pm #2019648
Richard MayBPL Member
There are some ideas here:
The idea of going stove-less is interesting to me too. Seems very simple and fast, so it's appealing.Aug 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm #2019650
It's just one night, but I view it as an opportunity to see what it's like to go "cookless."
I could experiment with couscous I suppose. Maybe bean flakes, but it would seem that either heat or excessive wait time would be required. Also, not sure how appealing these things are cold. Hummus mix perhaps. I guess I should try to experiment at home.Aug 28, 2013 at 6:01 pm #2019651
I would bring deli sandwiches for one night :-)Aug 28, 2013 at 6:02 pm #2019652
– -K.T.- –BPL Member
leftover pizza.Aug 28, 2013 at 6:06 pm #2019655
Or a nice salad.Aug 28, 2013 at 6:15 pm #2019658
Richard CullipBPL Member
@richardcullipLocale: San Diego County
Packit Gourmet has some yummy no-cook options. I love their Jump Start Fruit Smoothies for a no-cook breakfast and their Kickin' Chicken Hot Wings Wrap tastes great for lunch or dinner. Just provide your own tortilla.Aug 28, 2013 at 7:19 pm #2019674
The smoothies are very nice as are the salads.Aug 28, 2013 at 7:19 pm #2019676
And deserts :-)Aug 28, 2013 at 7:43 pm #2019685
David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
Tabouli. Add cold water. Let soak. Eat.Aug 29, 2013 at 11:26 am #2019843
Well, I tried out a couple of things at home last night.
Mary Jane Farm Black Bean Flakes (spicy)
These rehydrated perfectly with cold water. They weren't spicy–in fact a little bland. A packet of chili flakes made some improvement. However, things were much better after a packet of parmesan cheese and some olive oil. Quite tasty!
Couscous near east–I think I put too much water in these. They rehydrated after a while (took longer than the beans) but didn't really taste nearly as good as when it is prepared with hot water. Mixed with the beans, it was OK. I wonder if any other brand would be better with cold water or whether minute rice would work?
Also, I'd love to try some of those packitgourmet no cook options.Aug 29, 2013 at 3:17 pm #2019897
@fluffinreach-comLocale: no. california
you could take a look at cream of wheat (the Quick type). it expands as it cooks quite a bit . so, in a clever mood one morning, i tossed a wad of it into my nalgene bottle and let is simmer all day. that night i ate it for dinner (yumm ..)
well.. here's the deal. it "cooks" a LOT better inside peter than inside a nalgene bottle. and when it does that, it gets Big, and makes a Large Dry Solid Plug.
thusly, about 8 days, a bottle of castor oil, and mostly and entire package of ex-lax later, i was rid of it.
thought i was gonn'a die.
v.Sep 8, 2013 at 12:17 am #2022889
Derek M.BPL Member
@dmusasheLocale: Pacific Northwest
"I would bring deli sandwiches for one night :-)"
A big +1 to that!
In fact, I would probably stop by my local sandwich artists on the way to the trailhead and pick up my sub sandwich dinner for $5. Cheap, fast, and filling.
Sounds like you are looking to test out some more long-term cookless solutions though, so just ignore everything I say ;]
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