A quick and easy way to organize those spices for your next adventure.
What you will need:
You can go to your local $1 Store and pick up all these items.
The first step was to use the labels to cover up the days of the week. Purchase labels that are the same width of the compartments and then you will have to trim them to fit.
When it's done… they look like this.
Choose your favorite spices, label them and your ready for your next adventure.
Photo Credit : Miss Tweedle
Would you like to camp, but dont know what to pack or where to start? Have you tried camping, but not enjoyed the experience? Its not too late to plan a camping trip this year and start preparing for next!
We camp with our children nearly every summer. We love to camp, but we are also drawn to the affordability of a camping holiday. After a few rough trips and 11 years of trial and error, Im super happy with my camping kitchen. Its very thorough, yet doesnt take up too much space. Weve camped with up to six people and Ive prepared countless yummy meals with the items in the list here, so I wanted to share my tips on how to pack the perfect camping kitchen!
How to Pack the Perfect Kitchen Supply List
Skillet I prefer cast-iron as it does well on a stove or over the campfire.
Stockpot or Sauce Pan with Lid (4 litres)
Coffee Pot and/or Kettle and/or French Press
Large Serving/Cooking Spoons
Roasting Sticks most areas do not allow you to cut your own
Kitchen Knife(s) with Covers
Wine Bottle Opener
Measuring/Mixing Bowl (8 cup)
Measuring Cup (1 cup)
Salt & Pepper Shakers with Lids
Large Water Jug with Spigot (20 litres)
Dishes (Plates, Soup Bowls, Mugs)
Cutlery (Knives, Forks, Spoons)
Dish Cloths one per two days
Dish Towels one per day
Zipper Storage Sandwich Baggies for packing lunches and snacks for outings
Plastic Food Storage Containers for leftovers
Camping Stove Fire bans often prevent cooking over an open fire; its also tricky to cook well over a fire.
Fuel for the Camping Stove
Matches and/or BBQ Lighter
Bin(s) or Drawers for storing your kitchen (I use a 3-drawer system)
Tips for Your Camping Kitchen
-Its possible to camp with a less equipped kitchen, but plan your meals and work through them in your head to ensure you have the equipment you will need to prepare them.
-Its handy to have your camping kitchen always packed and ready to go – you dont have to have a separate set of everything just for camping, but its convenient.
-Garage sales and second-hand stores are great places to pick up many of the above items, or ask parents and grandparents if they have extras of anything theyd like to get rid of.
-If youre not sure if camping is your thing, ask to borrow the bigger ticket items from friends so you can give it a try before you invest a lot of money.
-Wipe down the table, wash the dishes and put everything away before leaving the campsite, or going to bed otherwise youll attract insects and unwelcome critters.
-Go to www.hungryhikers.com and purchase some amazing meals. Perfect for when you first arrive and setting up. Easy and delicious.
-Plan all your meals in advance, write down all the ingredients you will need to prepare the meals and make a detailed packing list. Take your meal plan with you so you dont forget.
Have fun and don't forget your Hungry Hikers Meals!
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Backpacker Magazine Fall Gear Guide
The Three Sisters are located in the Cascade Range in Central Oregon. The Three Sisters (North Sister at 10,085 feet, Middle Sister at 10,047 feet, and South Sister at 10,358 feet) are found in the eastern portion of the Wilderness. There are 14 glaciers offering one of the best examples of the effects of glaciation in the Pacific Northwest. Collier Glacier, between North and Middle Sister, is the largest glacier in Oregon. The South and Middle Sisters are not technically difficult climbs, but the North requires technical expertise and equipment. One of my mom's claims to fame is a summit of the South Sister.People with a knack for history know that The Sisters were named Faith, Hope and Charity by early settlers and that the Bachelor is near by. I know them more intimately North, Middle and South Sister. My earliest memories are of my families 50 miler backpacking trips in the Three Sisters Wilderness. More than 260 miles of trails cross the Wilderness, including 40 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. The PCT travels along side The Sisters on it's way to the Jefferson Wilderness area.
What do you do with freeze dried tomatoes, eggs and sausage? Add water and scramble to make a wonderful breakfast for the most ravenous of hikers...my 8 year old nephew. Now if Greg likes a meal you know you have a winner and when he asks for seconds it confirmed that I had a new meal.The day was spent backpacking uphill along the Herman Creek trail in the Gorge. We had planned to hike through Jefferson Park in central Oregon but snow in July changed our plans. I am not talking about a patch of snow here and there, that we could of managed. But the snow pack at 5000 ft was still a solid four feet thick and every where. With a change of plans we found our selves in the forest of the Gorge hiking amongst the forest with gifts of waterfalls and trillium. At camp for dinner Greg cooked up some beef stroganoff with gusto. He is a professional noodle taster and after half a dozen Country Pasta noodles tasted/tested we were served a wonderful, tasty bowl of stroganoff.
And for dessert my niece Allison got creative with chocolate graham crackers and instant vanilla pudding. A trick I learned a long time ago and one that she mastered this summer. A package of vanilla pudding and dry instant milk added together in a zip lock. At camp add water and spend the next ten minutes mixing, squishing and tossing the zip lock (praying it stays sealed) around to mix the pudding. As it sets grab the bag of graham crackers and smash into tiny bits. Pour a layer of crackers into your bowl, cut a corner off the pudding bag and squeeze some pudding onto the crackers. Dig in.
It has been fun to see my niece and nephew backpacking and to hear them talk along the trail. On the way out back to the car, Allison was hot on my heals. I turned around to see how she was doing and she had stopped. She was looking out into the forest across the valley we had just hiked. She said that she thought " Only a hundred or so people have seen all these trees" I confirmed her thought and told her that I thought what we were looking at was how Lewis and Clark saw it over 200 years ago and how I hoped she would become a steward of these forests so that the next 100 people could enjoy it.