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Afghan Breakfast in Spring at my old camp-FOOD HEAVY
« on: April 02, 2018, 12:45:47 PM »
I spent a little time in the Middle East last summer and saw the way they did grilled veggies and was lucky enough to eat in Jordan. It was during Ramadan, so meat wasn?t served. I did have some amazing veggies and they also had another meal that came from Afghanistan originally with some added protein. I researched it and found a few variations. This is my camp version of it as I ate hearty and set off for my old camp to see the amount of damage from the recent weather over the past year. I decided to refurbish it and get it ready for use again. I was out one of the days with a buddy who was full of new gear to test and photograph for magazine articles.
     The camp was a wreck, almost total loss. Weather and jute twine just don?t mix. Everything that had jute twine initially was done for. Chairs, table, fire reflectors, utensils?all came undone. I used a few ways to fix them and then lashed with plastic strapping. Mostly, I wanted to clear out under the bed from rotten wood, nests, critters, restore the ridgepole and stands, dry out crap wood, and have a good burn to clear out debris and get rid of crap wood. Weather has been warming up to the high 40s/low 50s and sunny, so drying out wood and poplar bark has been possible?but?


Afghan Breakfast (Olive oil in the fireball bottle)




Olive oil, add cubed potatoes, diced onions after a few minutes. Add cut up tomatoes after stirring the taters and onions for about 5-7 minutes?stir. Add raw eggs, cover and let eggs cook.







Mix up and eat!

Cooked in the kitchen



This bundle of plastic strapping is about 30 feet long and weighs 1 oz



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Re: Afghan Breakfast in Spring at my old camp-FOOD HEAVY
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 12:46:42 PM »
Spies





Natures gift?tinder!


Old camp?needed a snack after much work. I carried some heavy tools and needed to go light so I brought one of the lightest knives I own. Mora #1









Hiking back in, Jonathan had lots of stuff to shoot and try out


The next day started with a proper log-cabin fire?big one to die down to coals for cooking.




Scandinavian style lunch.



Red Eyed Hog seasoning



Steamed over Hemlock and maple wood chips


?but then the next morning?snow again!



-RB


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Re: Afghan Breakfast in Spring at my old camp-FOOD HEAVY
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 12:50:51 PM »
Good stuff.  Thanks!
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Re: Afghan Breakfast in Spring at my old camp-FOOD HEAVY
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 02:31:16 PM »
Nice camp and food photos Bear. 

Thanks.

By the way I saw a ESEE RB3 a guy had.  Nice knife.  Felt great in my hand.
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Re: Afghan Breakfast in Spring at my old camp-FOOD HEAVY
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 03:53:56 PM »
Another great set of camp pictures, Bear! :thumbsup:  Now I find I've been eating an Afghan breakfast for decades and didn't even know it! :P   

How did your buddy like that newer Duluth pack? :shrug:
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Re: Afghan Breakfast in Spring at my old camp-FOOD HEAVY
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 05:03:31 PM »
Another great set of camp pictures, Bear! :thumbsup:  Now I find I've been eating an Afghan breakfast for decades and didn't even know it! :P   

How did your buddy like that newer Duluth pack? :shrug:
Yes sir, it is a simple concept.
He didn't like it at all. Said it was heavy, no support, and uncomfortable. Maybe it was the 40 pounds inside?

-RB

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Re: Afghan Breakfast in Spring at my old camp-FOOD HEAVY
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 05:30:07 PM »
Possibly. :rofl:
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Re: Afghan Breakfast in Spring at my old camp-FOOD HEAVY
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2018, 07:42:05 PM »
I like the Northern menu. Those Sigg boxes are neat. If I had a job I could afford a couple ??? Or maybe just 1 more. I might try the fully detailed and regulated log cabin with the coming and final cold snap here.
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Re: Afghan Breakfast in Spring at my old camp-FOOD HEAVY
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2018, 05:41:06 AM »
Another great set of camp pictures, Bear! :thumbsup:  Now I find I've been eating an Afghan breakfast for decades and didn't even know it! :P   

How did your buddy like that newer Duluth pack? :shrug:
Yes sir, it is a simple concept.
He didn't like it at all. Said it was heavy, no support, and uncomfortable. Maybe it was the 40 pounds inside?

-RB

  LOL,  yup, 40 pounds in a traditional styled pack with web straps will get the message home PDQ that it's time to prioritize your  gear load out, or invest in a modern pack with better suspension options,  I've never owned a Duluth made pack but have had plenty of Frost River bags and they are all uncomfortable when you get over 20 pounds in them,  my most comfortable traditional waxed cotton pack is my old LL Bean Traditional Continental Ruck, it's made of lighter material,  has some structure that acts like a soft frame, and the shoulder straps are padded with thick shearling sheep skin that works great to wick away sweat and pain. 
  Great trip report as usual,  and again,  many thanks for sharing.     
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Re: Afghan Breakfast in Spring at my old camp-FOOD HEAVY
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2018, 11:46:58 AM »
I've never sure what's more impressive, your photos, your outings or your menus!
Many thanks for sharing.
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