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Friday, July 31, 2015

CAMPING WEEK! Simple Cheater Foil Dinners!

  Simple Cheater Foil Dinners!
 I remember having foil dinners when I was young...we threw a bunch of uncooked food into a double foil wrap and then cooked them on the fire.
The meat ended up undercooked and the potatoes burned.
Basically it was only good because we were camping.

Since my son has been going to scout camps, I decided to do foil dinners with a different tactic.
Precooked.
Then all he has to do is put it on the fire to warm it up.

 I cook and piece up some steak...
 Add potatoes to the skillet...
 Add fresh veggies and onions when the potatoes are browned.
 Add seasoning...this is truly what sets this meal apart.
We love either curry powder, or basil with garlic salt.
I am sure lemon garlic would be awesome too!
 Now lay out 2 sheets of heavy duty foil.
Place a serving of food right in the center.
 Hold up the edges together...
 And fold them down 3-4 times.
 Wrap and roll up each end.
 Now it's ready!
You can throw these in the freezer and pull out when you need them.
All it needs to do is get warmed up!
Eat right out of the foil.
Add ketchup if that is your thing.  :)




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Thursday, July 30, 2015

CAMPING WEEK! Homemade Beef Jerky!

 CAMPING WEEK!  Homemade Beef Jerky!
Have you purchased beef jerky lately?
It's about $18 a pound here!
Outrageous!
It's easy and cost effective to make your own!
First you will need a Nesco Jerky gun and flavor/cure packets.
You can get the gun and 5 packets of flavor for about $20.
This will do 5 pounds of meat.


And you will need extra lean ground beef...I know, right?
No expensive cuts of meat, you can use lean ground meat that costs around $3.50 a pound!
I got a 10 pound log of meat at WinCo.
I split it into 10 one pound sections and did 1 pound at a time.
Add one packet of cure and flavoring and mix well!
Open up the gun and fill with meat.
It's basically like a caulking gun...with different attachments for strips or tubes.
Then just squeeze out on your dehydrator sheets!
You can get a dehydrator with the gun for pretty reasonable price...
then you can dry all sorts of things!
I set it at 160* and dehydrate for 5.5 hours.
Perfectly cooked, yet tender beef strips!
I vacuum pack mine with an oxygen absorber for long term storage.
Our favorite flavors are:
Mesquite
Teryaki
Cracked Pepper and Garlic
 Sweet Hardwood





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Steel Shooting Challenge!

Steel Shooting Challenge!
In August 2009 I was a participant in a Steel shooting challenge.
It was my first time shooting and it was a blast!
I used a borrowed glock and other borrowed equipment.
  Everyone on the range helped me know how to stand, keeping good form and all the details.
I screamed every time I took a shot for the first dozen shots or so...
It was so fun to shoot those big steel plates in a obstacle course senario. 
I was super accurate--hit right on every shot!
But, slow...I definitely did not get the best time...I came in dead last on time.
I had a great time!
The most important piece of equipment was electronic noise cancellation ear pro!

These electronic earmuffs are designed to allow you to hear your friend
 talking beside you, while simultaneously blocking out loud gunshots.
You can listen closely to your surroundings during a hunt,
or hold a conversation at the shooting range, without having to sacrifice your hearing.
This is why these are so essential!

**I was sent this FSL Patriot Electronic Earmuff at no cost in exchange for this review**
Patriot Ear Pro runs on AA batteries and lasts up to 30 hours continuous use.
Perfect for a hunt, at the range, or in a challenge!
The steel shoot challenge was definitely a great time shooting!
Check out my past week posts for fun camping ideas too!




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