An alternative to bread bread bread?!?!?!

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An alternative to bread bread bread?!?!?!

Postby samhandwich22 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:42 am

It seems that by perusing these forums I have learned that bread has a tendency to quickly go stale on the playa. If this is the case, then what should I use as an alternative to make my peanut butter and jellies sandwiches? Pita bread perhaps? tortillas? What keeps well on the playa for this purpose? I refuse to use crackers for PB & J, that just doesnt seem right and the pb & J filling would most likely squeeze out as the crackers get sandwiched together.

Or perhaps there is a secret method to keeping bread fresh?!?!?! Do tell me now, what is the secret to bread on the playa?

Also why do some people insist that dogs say "bow wow"? This is what I was taught extensively in elementary school but I have never in my life heard a dog say "bow wow". I dont get it!

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Postby lucky420 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:13 am

Tortillas...always and forever
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Postby MacGlenver » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:17 am

lucky420 wrote:Tortillas...always and forever


*bows down and worships the great Tortilla*

I tried bagels 2 years ago cause i usually love having them when we go camping. Bad idea. Too heavy/bready when your appetite is suppressed from the heat (and stuff). Loaves of bread get smashed/stale/soaked in a cooler.

Tortillas are cheap, pack small, last forever, and are like the swiss army knife of bread. You can make PBJ, quesadillas, burritos, use them to dip into stuff (hummus, etc), toast them and wrap them around some lunch meat.... if there were a god, they'd be god's gift to man.
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Re: An alternative to bread bread bread?!?!?!

Postby Sic Pup » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:26 am

Yup:

tortillas
cheddar cheese
bacon
dozen eggs
pickled jalapeno peppers
chocolate bar
peanut butter
hot sauce


Infinite combinations (although I shy away from any cheddar and chocolate combos)

I also stop at TJ's and get a couple of bags of fried rice (chix and veg), the tortilla cuts down on the need for plates an utensils*

Plus it's an adequate playa replacement for naan if you're doing Indian**

*but you gotta like your carbs

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Postby CaffeineGirl » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:28 am

Dave's Killer Bread wrapped tight in a dry cooler will last for several weeks. Yummy!

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Postby lucky420 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:46 am

Oh yeah, Dave's Killer Bread is wonderful.

Ok leaving this carb laden page now before I get the munchies :coffee:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Postby mudpuppy000 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:49 am

I've had good luck with bagels and tortillas. I'm going to try bringing out some homemade beer grain bread this year. It seems to last quite a while at home without any refrigeration.

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Postby Sic Pup » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:53 am

An aside on the subject of tortillas, I had little luck with corn (turned flakey and broke/crumbled) but flour held up fine.
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Re: An alternative to bread bread bread?!?!?!

Postby MacGlenver » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:57 am

I will say that those thin bagels might be worth a try (a recent discovery of mine). But again... so bready....... Though they would probably make better grilled cheese than tortillas.
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Postby BBadger » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:18 am

I like pitas! They seem more hardy and you can just rip off some chunks and dip them into stuff like hummus.
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Re: An alternative to bread bread bread?!?!?!

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:31 am

Or just figure out how to keep bread fresh...

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Re: An alternative to bread bread bread?!?!?!

Postby BBadger » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:05 am

My secret to "freshness" (i.e. not-gone-badness) is to 1) close the damn bag after I'm done, and 2) leave the bag in the fridge/cooler. You can freeze bread too. It also works well at home, especially if you're buying multiple loaves at a time from some place like Costco.
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Re: An alternative to bread bread bread?!?!?!

Postby Savannah » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:09 am

* Bread in the cooler, elevated & strictly dry
* Bread in the RV fridge, or
* If you have just one (wet) cooler or no coolers, go low-tech . . .

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Dork wrote:cheap bread (you want the stuff with preservatives)


Good call! I'm anti preservatives, but I never thought of their benefits at Burning Man.


It doesn't have to be Wonder Bread or anything. It just can't be fresh artisan bakery bread that bills itself proudly as "no preservatives" and is meant to be consumed in 2-3 days tops.

You can still get whole grain commercially made bread. Just store it in a cool, dry place (not in the car or a hot tent) and open it daily for up to 30 minutes to air it out, preferably facing away from wherever the wind is coming from. This is counter-intuitive, leaving bread open, but it can keep bread nice for 5+ days. Last year I never did get mold at all, actually.

But concentrate it in your early meals, just in case.


I only have one cooler (for milk, fruit cups, champagne etc) and don't want to stick bread in there, so I tend to put the bread on top of the cooler, in the shade.

Is your bread sweating? Open it.
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Re: An alternative to bread bread bread?!?!?!

Postby PhoenixFemmeFatale » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:46 am

You can make and freeze PB&J in advance. Individually wrap them and put them in a box (an Eggo box works well) that is also wrapped/zip locked to prevent them from getting squished - they're kinda tasty when its hot and they're still a little frozen.
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Postby PhoenixFemmeFatale » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:51 am

Oh... And if they do get a little squished - it's like I tell my kids.... You have to chew it up to eat it anyway!
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:14 pm

What makes bread go stale?
Moisture.
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Postby mudpuppy000 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:52 pm

PhoenixFemmeFatale wrote:You can make and freeze PB&J in advance. Individually wrap them and put them in a box (an Eggo box works well) that is also wrapped/zip locked to prevent them from getting squished - they're kinda tasty when its hot and they're still a little frozen.


Or if you're super lazy you can buy them already made and frozen at costco. :D No crust either.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:24 am

Or camp next to a theme camp that already has good food figured out.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:35 am

So, does anyone have a bread machine in their hexayurt?
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Postby unjonharley » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:52 am

I make my own pancake flour.. It has a punch to it.. Flour is keenwa and steel cut oats, powdered egg, butter and stevia.. addwater oil. How many slices of bread?

For power up and out of camp morning.. Couple of pancakes with an egg & cheeses sandwich (&) coffee..

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Postby Eddie » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:14 pm

Get the blue or green tortillas. this way you won't know when they go bad. :)

There is a tortilla factory near me. I pick up a 50 pack which is like $1 just before a motorcycle trip. Can't beat carrying 50 pieces of tortillas in the same space as a large bialy.

Oh, those instant bread and biscuit things that come in cans are good too. The Pillsbury stuff. They make ones that do not need refrigeration.

If you have oranges you can eat the orange, without destroying the peel and bake them right inside the orange peel.

Check some bushcraft and survivalist boards for other interesting home brew or redneck bread making recipes. There is one in particular which is great but I cannot recall the name right now. Simple to make with premixed ingrediets.

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Postby unjonharley » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:21 pm

Got a retro camp oven off E bay.. Going to make some test run next week..

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Re: An alternative to bread bread bread?!?!?!

Postby some seeing eye » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:03 pm

The problem I've had with bread is mold, so I would go for the cooler. Many crackers come in completely burnable packaging. As a side note:
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Re: An alternative to bread bread bread?!?!?!

Postby AntiM » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:35 am

We have a propane camp oven and bake fresh rolls and biscuits daily.
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Postby Savannah » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:54 am

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Re: An alternative to bread bread bread?!?!?!

Postby Mojojita » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:22 pm

Indian fry bread is a great fresh alternative - I premix all the dry ingredients, then mix and fry up on playa.
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Re: An alternative to bread bread bread?!?!?!

Postby maryanimal » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:01 pm

AntiM wrote:We have a propane camp oven and bake fresh rolls and biscuits daily.


mmmmmMMMMmmmmm, Camp chef cinnamon rolls! I'm bringing mine this year!
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Re: An alternative to bread bread bread?!?!?!

Postby Jordancc » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:43 pm

buy bread
open package at home
break into three ziplocks
store in cooler
open as needed

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Re: An alternative to bread bread bread?!?!?!

Postby BeeWeeDee » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:56 am

Scoop the peanut butter and the jelly out of the jar (package) with your fingers and then wash it down with Guinness Stout.
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