Camping Meal On-The-Go




Cooking can be a handful in the outdoors. This instructable presents something similar to an MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) that you have to cook. Concealed in a plastic bag, this meal for one is light, portable, and versatile for any camping activity. Ultimately, the chosen foods can last for years at a time so spoiling food is out of the question.

Step 1: Materials

1. A sandwich zip-lock bag
2. Dehydrated white rice
3. Various fast-cooking dehydrated beans or legumes of your choice (example: Lentils)
4. Various food seasonings of your choice

5. Bouillon broth cube

Feel free to add any non-perishable food items such as dehydrated foods.

Step 2: Packaging

Simply enough, mix all of the listed contents in the sandwich bag thoroughly. Remember, rice almost doubles in size when in contact with water. Not much is needed in the plastic bag.

Step 3: Preparation

To prepare this meal, open the bag, boil the ingredients in water for a certain amount of time (different people may disagree on the matter of cooking time), and it turns out to be a quick, easy meal. You may also change the seasonings every time it's prepared to add variety. A larger bag may be used for a larger group of people.

Step 4: Conclusion

Overall, I think that this homemade M (Not necessarily) RE is a great addition to camping and other outdoor activities. It saves the hassle of having to clean dishes or any other dreaded chore, and It turns out to be a very advantageous outdoor project.

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    5 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Great Idea, thanks for sharing! I would like to also use "quick cook" beans (red, garbanzo, black, navy beans) which is basically dehydrated cooked beans. sells them by the #10 can. To save money I cook the dry beans then dehydrate.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Brilliant idea! I got experimental with my last camping trip - I made a couple of different dishes (keeping it meat free for the lack of refrigeration!) It was so handy not having a million pots and dishes and stuff to clean up!!

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    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks. I've had successful camping trips using these. What I really like to do is make multicultural 'dishes' using different seasonings and ingredients. A new style of food each day


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Actually they are lentils which happen to be a legume, similar to a bean. Most beans take a long time to cook and more vigorous work


    5 years ago

    Are those little circle things peas?