Outdoor cooking - worth knowing for outdoors


Why it is so different than in the local kitchen

Place

It is not always easy to have food with you that are easy to stow away, that are nutritious and that are not that important at the same time. 

 

Time

Cooking outside takes much more time than on the stove at home. It starts with the water for the coffee - it takes time.

 

Caos

No matter how you organize yourself - whether with pouches, cans or anything else - there will always be a little chaos in the cooking area. 

 



What to pay attention to - our experiences

Set focal points

In the course of the years, which we are already on the way together, we have opened a few focal points , which are about the topic of outdoor care. 

 

You can not do everything perfectly , of course something always goes wrong or is not as planned. But it's interesting how much structure you can acquire and how exciting you can be. 


Our focal points

  • mass
  • pack size
  • storage
  • processing
  • environment

Set priorities

Everyone has their own personal priorities . You can also call it preferences.

 

Some love a hearty spicy meal , others are scrupulous about having enough carbohydrates and others are more concerned about the food being healthyand versatile . 

 


Our priorities

  • versatility
  • Fresh cuisine
  • Seasonal | Regional
  • Can be combined with the food of the dogs


Focal points in the details


Mass

  • Not too much - at the latest at the first increase one regrets the additional weight

 

Awakening on the first major tour

One does not believe how difficult some things can be if they are additionally loaded with the bike or the trailer . On our first major tour, Lake Constance - Königssee Radweg, Constantin has seriously misjudged. We had a lot of rice / lentils / noodles at home and the thought that you do not need to buy anything extra was really good! Actually. But then it turned out that everything was just too hard. 

 

But what is the ideal weight?

Everyone has to find out for themselves. For example, Constantin knew after the first hills that next time he would not carry 14 daily rations in the trailer. The next time is enough for 3 days, or even 2 days vollrationiert + the basic things that you have completely out.


Pack size

  • Use more dried fruits & vegetables ( can be purchased on the way in many other stores)

 

 1 kg of fresh mushrooms, or dried beans?

 

It is clear that fresh food much more space to take as dried. Many products can also be bought super in dried or freeze-dried form or make yourself.

 

Take the example mushrooms - 1kg mushrooms consumes an incredible amount of space. Since we are real mushroom lovers, especially mushrooms are on our menu. In dried form, 1kg of fresh mushrooms correspond to about 100g of dried mushrooms. They are wonderfully stored in zip bags (available practically everywhere) - they occupy a much smaller space in relative terms. 

 

The same is true with fruits. We have all sorts of dried fruits - pineapples, mango, cranberries, aronia berries, mulberries, banana chips, apple chips, dates, figs, apricots, plums, berries etc ... important here is - unsweetened fruit! 

 

What are more space eaters?

We love to use these zipper bags for almost all foodstuffs and also replenish purchased foodstuffs directly because the air in the packaging or the packaging itself simply takes up too much space. Here are a few typical cold spots:

  • Chip bags (half filled with air)
  • Mashed potatoes powder (unnecessary carton)
  • Pasta (usually in a box - we take a lot from Barilla)
  • Apple chips (air-pumped packs)
  • Starch (cardboard storage)
  • Cocoa (carton box)
  • Salt (cardboard storage)
  • and much more ..

As you can see - most of it is either inflated in unwieldy cardboard or with too much air.


Storage

  • Proper storage guarantees long-lasting and lasting quality

 

Logistics expert or not?

It's not as easy as it seems at first glance, but of course you do not have to be an expert either. It's basically like playing Tetris - you need the right pebbles for the right place. Only is added that the food is "appropriate" accommodated. To wrap up we use the following things:

  • Zip bag (available in almost every shop)
    • Rice, couscous, millet, cereal, pasta, yeast flakes etc.
  • Dry Bags 
    • for storing the Zipbeutel
  • Cloth bag (Since we have the Veggiebag's vom Denns)
    • for the fresh fruits and vegetables (had the beginning in the drybag, but that was a disaster when it got a bit warmer ...)
  • Waterproof lockable boxes
    • Mustard, tomato paste, oil, curry cubes, spices, dried fruit & dried vegetables, etc.
  • Wide mouth bottles in cuboid shape
    • Oil, soy sauce ...

Processing

  • As little as processed or processed food as possible

 

Natural food

 Ready Mixes Cup Soups - Maggi Fix Stuff - We try to avoid such products as much as possible because they are very far from the original product. For some ingredient lists, the toenails are also on my face and I wonder who else is eating something like that! 

 

Conscious food

Whole grain oatmeal with raw cocoa powder, fresh berries and juicy dates, as well as other sweet dried fruits are also welcome at breakfast. If you look at a finished muesli, which has sugar or glucose syrup in the first or second place in the list of ingredients .... 


Environment

  • The smallest possible footprint

 

Short transport routes

It is better to look at the fruit and vegetables from the weekly market, or from the farm shop, than at Aldi / Liedl & co.They only have to transport their truths thousands of miles to sell them here.

 

Organic farming

Pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers are good for neither soil nor groundwater. Therefore, we try, as far as possible, to resort to organically grown products.

 

Constantin once wrote a short seminar paper on the topic "Impact of the intensive economy on groundwater in Bavaria".Anyone interested - just cover letter;)


Priorities in Detail


Versatility

  • If you travel a lot, you have to eat a varied and balanced diet

 

3 weeks bear ...

.. was earlier. Would you think so. In many regions it is still common today that the variety of food is limited. Here is to pay attention especially to balance - if it works! A sufficient intake of vitamins, minerals, fiber is very important - and the total calorie sales should not be undercut for a long time. 

 

The handle in the bed

We are mainly traveling in Central, Western and Northern Europe. In these regions, it is almost impossible not to eat a variety diet. You can get virtually anything fresh virtually all year round. There are many different types of cereals and vegetables that you can switch between. If you eat seasonally, then there are still all year round nice fresh vegetables and fruits. With different spices and aromatics, as well as herbs, the simplest ingredients can be enchanted in many different wonderful variations With a handle in the nettle bed next door each stew is once again splendidly upgraded.


Fresh cuisine

  • Away from ready-made soups - to self-imposed and tasty soups

 

Simple is also cool at the same time

There are no 15 different vegetables with 18 spices in 5 separate pots. We have 3 pots and 2 pans, but only one Trangia. The One - Pot - Trent is ideal for those out and about out there.

 

For example - Take a pot:

  • Fry the pepper + onion + garlic in oil
  • Fry the bay leaf + juniper berries
  • Dissolve with water
  • Rice or lentils with pure (~ 2 hands per person)
  • Tomato paste + salt + pepper with pure
  • Simmer and season with soy sauce - the pot is ready!

Or the next pot:

  • Sweat onion + garlic
  • Risotto rice pure (round grain) and roast briefly - no color!
  • Add water gradually
  • Dried mushrooms now with pure (before soaked a few minutes, then washed off)
  • Simmer until the rice is al dente
  • Press in the lemon
  • Salt + pepper + yeast flakes with pure - ready!

Seasonal | Regional

  • Seasonal + Regional products not only pleased the farmers, but also the environment

 

Corn salad in winter + asparagus in spring

Nowadays it is relatively easy to find out when exactly what season has. 

  • Spring - birch, asparagus, strawberries, wild garlic, dandelion ....
  • Summer - cucumbers, zucchinis, beans, eggplant, chard ....
  • Autumn - pumpkin, corn, parsnips, spinach, celery.
  • Winter - rutabaga, lamb's lettuce, kale, savoy cabbage, topinampur ....

and much more in the individual categories. So much for the seasonal - of course, there are also regional differences! If you are in and around Munich for the asparagus season, then you go back to the Schrobenhausener asparagus. If, on the other hand, you are traveling in the Viennese area at the same time, then you will probably fall back on the asparagus from Marchfeld. And so we try as far as it is to proceed. 


Can be combined with the food of the dogs

  • The more food we can eat together, the less we have to carry along

 

Rice + legumes + vegetables

Dogs can feed a lot and ours does not disdain the apple or the carrot in between. Rice, legumes and vegetables are especially popular and you can integrate that in your own diet. Simply cook the lentils and put something aside - prepare your own portions the way you want them and feast on the sausages 

Breakfast


1st variant

  • oatmeal
  • Raw cocoa
  • dried fruit
  • linseed
  • Water / plant drink

2nd variant

  • spelled flakes
  • coconut flakes
  • Drink mango
  • Drink papaya
  • coconut drink

3rd variant

  • 3 kinds of flakes
  • linseed
  • Puffed amaranth
  • Puffed quinoa
  • dried fruit
  • Water / plant drink

4th variant

  • oatmeal
  • Chia seeds
  • Misc. nuts
  • dried fruit
  • Water / plant drink

5th variant

  • spelled flakes
  • linseed
  • Dressed mulberries
  • Drink cranberries
  • pumpkin seeds
  • election nuts
  • Water / plant drink

and much more ..

Noon ideas


1st variant

  • baguette
  • Hummus
  • cherry tomatoes
  • Büschl herbs

2nd variant

  • Multigrain rolls
  • spread lens
  • Fresh paprika
  • rocket
  • election nuts

3rd variant

  • cashews
  • Datteln
  • citrus fruits

4th variant

  • Whole grain bread
  • nut Mouse
  • Misc. sprouts
  • Sea salt / pepper

5th variant

  • couscous
  • dried fruit
  • curry powder
  • orange juice

6th variant

  • couscous
  • Tomatoes and cucumbers
  • Parsley & mint
  • citrus fruits
  • Screwed. hemp seeds

and much more ..

Bavaria Tours


In between..


  • granola bar
  • dried fruit
  • Fresh fruit
  • nuts
  • seed
  • Berry
  • Pretzels / pastries
  • coconut pieces
  • Wholemeal biscuits
  • fruit slices
  • rice cracker
  • Dry cake

Dinner


1st variant

  • pasta
  • curry
  • coconut milk
  • zucchini
  • paprika
  • onions

2nd variant

  • rice
  • Herbs
  • avocado
  • sea-salt
  • olive oil

3rd variant

  • Mashed potatoes
  • sauerkraut
  • spinach
  • onions
  • Mustard & horseradish

4th variant

  • polenta
  • Drink vegetables
  • bouillon cube
  • Nettle seeds
  • olive oil

5th variant

  • lenses
  • tomato paste
  • water
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • paprika
  • zucchini

6th variant

  • millet
  • Gerieb. carrots
  • Nori leaves
  • garlic
  • capers
  • lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • Smoked salt

and much more ..