Leave No Trace Recipes



During the last two days of the Burn one finds themselves either completely out of food, or in possession of an overabundance of food.  Here are some simple one-pot, camping recipes that are good for both feeding your friends and getting rid of extra ingredients so you don’t need to carry them home.


I. Bacon-Bread Omelet or Hobo Quiche


This recipe is great for stale bread, about-to-expire eggs, and you can add any of your favorite ingredients, fresh or other-wise, to this tasty dish.



1 pound of bacon, chopped.

9 slices of white [or Sourdough] bread

6 Large eggs, beaten

1/2 cup scallions, chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground pepper



1: Fry chopped bacon in a frying pan until crispy.

2:  Add chopped bread to the pan. Fry until the bread has absorbed most of the grease and has toasted. Approx: 12-15min at Med-High heat.

3: Pour beaten egg mixture and scallions over top of toasted bread and fry until all egg product is cooked.

4:  Salt and Pepper to taste, and serve.


Serves 8-10 people

The result is a tasty, egg-covered, bacon-flavored stuffing.  It is great for breakfast and it doesn’t leave any excess grease to throw away.  You can add any vegetable or herb to this mixture; from spinach or arugula, to previously frozen broccoli or peas.


II. Nevada Fried Veggies or Playa del Bizkit


Quick Breads are the saving grace for the carbohydrate impaired.  Adding some baker’s flour or some cheap biscuit mix to milk or beer will give you a simple carb-carrier for even the most complex of left-over veggies.



4 cups biscuit mix or baker’s flour

1/2 cup coarse ground corn meal

2 1/2 cups milk [can substitute with water, veggie stock, or beer]

1 package taco seasoning mix

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil



1: Mix all dry ingredients together [mix, corn meal, taco seasoning, s&p].  Blend until well mixed with as few lumps as possible.

2: Add liquid [milk or beer, etc] to dry ingredients and blend until thick and creamy.

3: Fry in greased pan, or bake in muffin tins.  Serve vigorously.


Serves: 8-10 people

If the batter is too thick, add more beer.  If the batter is too watery, add more mix.  You can fry the batter for Taco Pancakes, or you can dip zucchini or potatoes in the mix and deep fry it for tasty French Fries.  Mix up an extra thick batch [less beer, more mix] then press it into biscuit form and bake or pan fry in a little olive oil.  If you make an extra, EXTRA thick batch, it can be rolled out into pizza dough.


Always dispose of trash and gray water in appropriate places.  Radically Include all passers-by in your cooking; whether by peeling potatoes, washing dishes, or just enjoying a meal.


Don’t Dump and Forget, Cherish and Remember to Leave No Trace.

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