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Food & Provisioning

By THE HIDE-AWAY CANOE CLUB

If the old tale is true -- that almost anything tastes great on a canoe trip, just imagine how delicious really good food is .

And that's our approach to canoe trip cuisine. We're often asked what kind of food we take on our trips and the answer is. "Real food." Real in the sense that we shop at Loblaws and don't take pre-made freeze dried meals. We do our own thing with real ingredients.

Now, the payback for that is our food definitely weighs more and can take longer to prepare. But the rewards are worth it.

Canoe tripping breaks things gown to the elements. It's really all about weather, travel and food, and the latter is the only one you have real control over. That doesn't mean we take two hours to cook a meal every night. Some meals are faster while other can take time. One of the simplest foods, real potatoes, are very heavy to lug along but incredibly good on the trail. Boiled up and then fried with corned beef leaded with onions (real) and a variety of dehydrated veggies, it's a fantastic meal. But not one you make on a blowing rainy evening.

Yes, it's a lot more work to make real bread. But slathering butter over a steaming slice on on Day 42 of a trip . . . well crackers are nice -- for hors' d'oeuvres.

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