When we first set out on our cross-country road trip in the summer of 2015, the cooler was full of sausages, cheese, eggs, condiments, meat, and I don’t remember what else. After my morning fail with coffee, it was difficult to get the cooking going. Even after purchasing the Coleman Bottle Top Propane Stove, I didn’t really want to spend a lot of time making breakfast. And there is the ice, issue, too. So the cooler lightened up, and I started eating healthier out of convenience.
My favorite camping breakfast is Nature’s Path Optimum PowerBlueberry Cinnamon Flax Hot Oatmeal, 11.2 Ounce (8 X 6 Pack). After pouring the hot water into my coffee press, I add water to the oatmeal, stir and, in three minutes, both coffee and oatmeal are ready–easy, fast, and perfect for a day of hiking. Snacks for the day include dog-friendly trail mix (no chocolate, walnuts, or raisins). Trader Joe’s has a couple that Kenobi and I both like very much including Trader Joe’s Simply the Best Trek Mix with Cashews, Almonds, Pineapple, Cranberries, and Tart Cherries, 1 lb oz.
As we’re not into backcountry hiking, that’s really all we need to pack and keep at camp–less bear bate, too. Nice bonus. I either stop in town at a restaurant or a grocery for dinner supplies. I do like cooking dinner at the camp. There is just something about winding down after a full day of hiking that calls for a campfire, a foil-pack meal, and s’mores. And if I was able to catch a fish for dinner, even better! What is it about feeling as if you could live out in the wilderness that is so exhilarating? Don’t get me wrong–I fully understand my limitations when it comes to survival in the wilderness, but it is fun to imagine.
Stay tuned for a preview of our new sleeping gear and experiences that caused the necessity!
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