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Old 02-17-2014, 10:09 PM   #1
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What do I need to go camping?

Here's a list of necessary supplies:

National Oregon/California Trail Center >> Historical Trails >> Trail Basics

COOKING UTENSILS: Dutch oven, kettle, skillet, reflector oven, coffee grinder, teapot, butcher knife, ladle, tin tableware, water keg, matches.

FOOD: flour (600 lbs.), bacon ( 400 lbs.), coffee (60 lbs.), baking soda, corn meal, hardtack, dried beans, dried fruit, dried beef, molasses, vinegar, pepper, eggs, salt, sugar (100 lbs.), rice, tea (4 lbs.), lard (200 lbs.)

LUXURIES: canned goods, plant cuttings, school books, musical instruments, dolls and toys, family albums, jewelry, china, silverware, fine linens, iron stoves, furniture.

HANDY ARTICLES: surgical instruments, liniments, bandages, campstool, chamber pot, washbowl, lanterns, candle molds, tallow, spyglasses, scissors, needles, pins, thread.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:13 PM   #2
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Here's a list of necessary supplies:

National Oregon/California Trail Center >> Historical Trails >> Trail Basics

COOKING UTENSILS: Dutch oven, kettle, skillet, reflector oven, coffee grinder, teapot, butcher knife, ladle, tin tableware, water keg, matches.

FOOD: flour (600 lbs.), bacon ( 400 lbs.), coffee (60 lbs.), baking soda, corn meal, hardtack, dried beans, dried fruit, dried beef, molasses, vinegar, pepper, eggs, salt, sugar (100 lbs.), rice, tea (4 lbs.), lard (200 lbs.)

LUXURIES: canned goods, plant cuttings, school books, musical instruments, dolls and toys, family albums, jewelry, china, silverware, fine linens, iron stoves, furniture.
Carl, what Army are you taking camping with you? HA! Funny Guy. This must be a Wagon Train supplies for the Oregon Trail.
All we really need to go camping is the "Will Power"
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Yes...looks like the standard list I send my husband off with. Only he calls it the "trading with the natives" list, as he prefers to forage/live off the land. He tells me that the above assortment is good for a trade at the first minimart he comes to usually amounting to seventeen cases of beer, a pallet of Cheetos, and two pounds of red licorice. Just about right to get him and a buddy through ten days of camping...
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What do you need to go camping? Not a whole lot, truly. A warm comfortable place to sleep, a comfortable place to sit outside among "mother nature." AND A SENSE OF HUMOR. To camp, you don't need a trailer OR a tent.... really, just ask those of us that slept on a beach wrapped up in a towel... one wide-two deep.

But this is a Family Friendly Forum....
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Oh I love it! You guys are making me laugh out loud!
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I like looking at what the pioneers went through.....LOL
I wonder how long those eggs lasted in a covered wagon?
The beer would have to be hauled in a "tanker." It was a long trip.

A wool blanket, a picnic table and I'm all set for the night.
I can go a week without eating. But, I don't.
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Isn't life great! So many different brands of all molded towables, but everyone wanting the same thing. Making memories!
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Carl, I like learning how the pioneers did their travels as well. Most of them were young people, some couples, some singles both men and women. It was the ultimate adventure to them. It took it's toll on the children and babies, sad.

Hum...a weeks worth of food & drink and don't care about a picnic table or blanket.
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Yes...looks like the standard list I send my husband off with. Only he calls it the "trading with the natives" list, as he prefers to forage/live off the land. He tells me that the above assortment is good for a trade at the first minimart he comes to usually amounting to seventeen cases of beer, a pallet of Cheetos, and two pounds of red licorice. Just about right to get him and a buddy through ten days of camping...

Need to trade the licorice for more beer. Everybody knows that there are the same number of beers in a tray as there are hours in the day for a reason!

One case per person per day is a good rule of thumb.
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I hate when I forget my surgical instruments on a camping trip.
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And how many horsepower is the ten head of oxen TV? At least it's an all "wheel" drive...good on muddy trails, I bet.
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......and two pounds of red licorice.
Licorice around here is always black, or at least a chalky grey. Are you referring to those highly nutritional Strawberry Twists? LINKY

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I wonder how long those eggs lasted in a covered wagon?
Fresh unwashed eggs can be kept without refrigeration for a few weeks (not certain of exact lengths of time). I have taken them on a 2 week canoe trip, and had them the last day. Food does stay cool in a canoe on the water. Lately though, as powdered eggs have improved a lot, we tend to use them as they pack better and weigh less. We usually have other veggies and stuff rehydrated and cooked with them.

In Europe, eggs are not usually sold, or stored, refrigerated (from what I have seen and heard). That is a North American thing. I know my Granny never refrigerated them.
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Carl, I like learning how the pioneers did their travels as well. Most of them were young people, some couples, some singles both men and women. It was the ultimate adventure to them. It took it's toll on the children and babies, sad

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I am fortunate to have a diary written in the late 1840's that one of my female ancestors who keep details of their travels by wagon train & boat of 35 or so people (including several young families) for several weeks from what was then Upper Canada (Southern Ontario) to Fort Garry (Winnipeg Manitoba). Reading what they went through on a day to day bases is pretty hard to imagine. And yes they did loose a number of people - young and old along the way. What they went through while settling/building their new farms in that area is another story all together. First year the local natives burned down just before the first snow fall the log home they had spent months building, second year their crops got eat up by Locusts the third year they ended up rowing away with nothing but a boat after their lands were completely flooded.... pretty amazing what they went through.

Me I think I have it tough if I forgot to but the wine in the trailers fridge to cool down.
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Me I think I have it tough if I forgot to but the wine in the trailers fridge to cool down.
Obviously, you are drinking the wrong colour of wine then.

That is kewl to have that diary, I can only imagine how tough it was. It would be a great read. I know I read a book based on transcripts of people going from Fort Garry, through Edmonton, and then by raft and trail, to search for gold in Barkerville BC. Quite the ordeal. Lots of hard luck stories there, though a couple successes out of it too.

BTW, a visit to the rebuilt Barkerville site is highly recommended if anyone is ever in the area. It is between Prince George, and Kamloops, just west of Quesnel (quin-ell).
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