I'm planning a camping trip for a group of men and I haven't really found a lot of variety when it comes to what we can eat. We will be out in the mountainous hills of Georgia for 3 days and 2 nights. I've looked at a few videos about cooking over a campfire and I've seen a few good ideas like wrapping up some fish or a potato with some other vegetable and seasonings in tin foil and putting that over the fire. Another one I saw that was pretty interesting is bannock, the guy who was making it in the video called it the omelet of the camp fire because you can put just about anything in it. Does anyone have any good bannock recipes? or any other good campfire recipes?

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Depending on your budget you cannot beat a steak cooked over real flames!

You could definitely go the hobo dinner route, dicing up your meat, taters & whatever vegetable, seasoning, adding lots of butter and wrapping in tin foil. Put the entire pack in the coals and let it roast for 20-30 minutes. Probably terrible for you but quite delicious.

Avoid anything too complicated; you're there to poke the fire with a stick and look at the stars. You can keep it simple and still impress the guys with your culinary skills. No self-respecting guy is going to complain about the variety of food offered in a 3-day 2-night trip.
Iron skillet, bacon bottom layer, beans middle layer, eggs top layer.
That sounds really good, and also incredibly bad for you!
(drooling)
You can try army field rations. Those are actually pretty good. You just boil the package in water and go.
MRE's are fantastic. They taste good, they're extremely filling, and very convenient. The only problem is that they have a lot of packaging, and you'll have a lot to carry out.
Third for MRE's. To solve the packaging problem just break them down before you head out and discard the stuff you know you will not need. Easy-peezy. I have used these many times. Good stuff!
I have to disagree with you on that. I have seen civilian ones, and the ones they call "Military MRE's" but they aren't really the ones we use. They seem to be alright. I don't know what kind of MRE's you actually get, but the ones the military get are horrible. The 8,000 Calorie a meal thing really isn't for leisure camping, it more for survival. And the meat they use is Grade D meat. I don't know, maybe its because I've been stuck eating them for extended periods of time, that I find them grotesque now. The first one I ever ate was in Boot Camp, and I remember thinking that it wasn't bad, but now I can't stand them
Chris, I get mine in a "black market" in Seoul. The vendors get them from the US bases. The 8k calories figure is, I'm pretty sure, an urban legend (unless they really do have some kind of insane emergency-ration type kits). Once, I counted up the calories, protein, etc. in a regular one (each package has all the nutrition figures on it), and it wasn't even 2k for the whole bag ("spiced apple cider" packet and all).

However, I'm SURE that if I had to eat a lot of MREs like you do, I'd end up tired of them pretty quick. As for an occasional camping/hiking thing for civilians like me, they're still okay (for now)!

As for meat, even if it were a slab of beer-fed Kobe beef, I wouldn't eat it if it were just sitting in a plastic bag for what might be years before consumption. I get the vegetarian ones (pasta usually...sometimes omelets), and they're fine. Of course, I have the luxury of choosing which ones I want in a marketplace setting. Field environments probably don't let you be so choosy :)
Way back in 93 they were 2500 cal but still tasted like shit thats why they put the hot sauce in every pack
Two words: Mountain House. http://www.mountainhouse.com/
I would agree. For pre-packaged ones, these are among the top.

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