Help me find this old Field & Stream article about meal planning.
March 6, 2012 12:45 PM   Subscribe

Looking for an old Field & Stream article about meal planning for a short camping trip.

This would have been published in the late 90's. It described what to pack and what to make for a three-day backpacking trip. Along the lines of "use half the summer sausage and cheese to make sandwiches for lunch on day 2; chop up the rest and mix with blah blah blah for stew that night. etc. etc.". I was impressed with the economy and clarity. It was kinda like those pre-made packing lists for a 10-day trip to Europe out of one bag.

This is exactly the type of camping trip I used to go on with friends, and I hung on to that article for a long time for our next trip. We used to do our own meal planning, and it seemed we always ended up with too much tripe and not enough couscous or whatever.

Lately we're thinking we'll go backpacking again, and I have long ago misplaced the fabled F&S article. Any pointers to it, or similar things, would be appreciated.
posted by chazlarson to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Backpacker has a lot of articles like this... for example here's a week long backpacking menu. The Menu Maker looks like a good starting point (though at least one of the links from there is down).
posted by exogenous at 1:47 PM on March 6, 2012 [2 favorites]

I couldn't find the specific thing you were looking for, but could it be from the July 1996 issue? They had a camping special with a bunch of different articles. Besides that, Google Books has the back issues of Field and Stream, and you can restrict searches to the magazine and by date.
posted by snowysoul at 1:58 PM on March 6, 2012

I had no idea Google Books had that archive available. Searching on "sausage" turned up the very article I sought.

posted by chazlarson at 2:40 PM on March 6, 2012 [2 favorites]

thanks, that was a fun read.
posted by theora55 at 6:46 PM on March 6, 2012

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