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A short list of things we like to eat on the river.


  • Bagels and cream cheese (easy to fix)
  • Apples
  • Pancakes (use the mix that comes in the plastic container, it's easy!)
  • Bacon or Sausages
  • Pop-tarts
  • Hashbrowns
  • Polenta and maple syrup


  • Dry salami, cheese, and hearty bread will always be good
  • Pringles, beef jerky (the good stuff)
  • Mini-carrots
  • Peanut butter and jelly (this requires a litte more cleanup)
  • Canned chicken or tuna


  • Wimpy's - basically sloppy joe's which are prepared at home, kept cold, and heated on the stove. See the recipes section for details and ingredients.
  • Green River Chili - Another great one pot meal! Not to mention one of the best green chili's ever created. Cook the chili at home, freeze it in ziplock bags and throw it in the cooler when you are ready to go. See the recipes section for more info.
  • Stuffing with apples and chicken - This one takes a little more preparation but is definitly worth it. This meal has the added advantage of being non-perishable. So if you are on a longer trip, save this meal for the last night or so.
  • Bratwurst and sauerkraut - This is a great first day dinner because of it's perishability. One advantage is the leftover brats can be warmed in the morning for breakfast sausages.
  • Pork Chops and Stuffing - Get the smoked, precooked pork chops that are sealed individually (Hormel). It's easy to heat these in a pan while the stuffing is cooking. Any stuffing mix will work since it's dried. Don't forget the barbeque sauce and vegetable sticks.
  • Soft shell tacos - Make the taco meat at home and keep refigerated. Bring your favorite taco toppings already prepared and put into bags. You can heat up the tortillas in a pan if you wish.
  • Burritos - Same as soft shell tacos but use larger tortillas and smother with canned green chili.


  • Gorp
  • Fruit snacks
  • Energy bars
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Rice Krispy bars (they don't melt or squish)
  • Goldfish crackers

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