Aug 052006

Today’s challenge: Submit a recipe that works great for camping or backpacking (or both). This generally means no perishable ingredients such as raw meat and the lighter, the better. Also, at least for the backpacking one, it should be high in calories since you burn a ton carrying 40 pounds on your back and walking 10 miles.

I will start with a simple rendition of something I’ve eaten before:


  • 2 packets of chicken ramen
  • 10 oz of canned chicken (or whatever the large size can is)
  • one carrot, pre-diced if you want
  • one onion, pre-diced if you want
  • When the water begins to boil, add the diced veggies. (The veggies should stay fresh for at least 3-4 days in your pack, on a longer trip, you may consider something else). Add the ramen, broken up, but not crushed, to the boiling water. Add the canned chicken, and some of the liquid in the can. Cook for 5-7 minutes. You can either drain at this point or if you want a soup, add the flavor packet now. This serves two extremely hungry backpackers or 3-4 normal people.

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  4 Responses to “Camping/Backpacking Ramen”

  1. 1 package ramen
    15 peanut halves
    15 raisins
    2 to 3 Tbsp salsa
    about 2 cups boiling water

    I made this when I was running late for work last week. Dump all ingredients except for water into a pint mason jar. Add enough boiling water to fill it most of the way (less than 2 cups). Cap tightly. Shake it up. Bring a long iced teaspoon so you can reach the bottom of the jar. Ready in five minutes or so.

    You might not have salsa handy while camping, but the peanuts and raisins will make it somewhat interesting, or trail mix if you’re lazy. Don’t look at me funny — if you’ve ever had Thai or Sze-chuan, you might have had peanuts with noodles. Okay, raisins are a weird addition. Go ahead and look at me funny, but it works.

  2. Thai Peanut Ramen

    This is one of those recipes that will be helped tremendously by keeping those condiment packages from the chinese takeout.

    1 package of ramen (any flavor)
    2 packages of individually wrapped peanut butter tubs (stolen condiments!)
    1 package condiment soy sauce
    1 package of hot sauce
    1 package plum sauce or apricot jam (for sweetness)
    1 package of dry peanuts (like from a mickey d’s sundae)
    1 1/2 cup boiling hot water

    Mix first five ingredients in mason jar. Add hot water. Stir. Add peanuts. Enjoy!

  3. Intriguing post we have here. Cindy and I like to take holidays and get to know nature. It’s pleasing to the soul

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