Think about your needs for a camping trip: food, shelter, fuel, warmth and light.  These are the same components necessary to consider when you prepare for a natural disaster.  If electricity and natural gas were not functional in your home, you would need to know other methods to prepare hot meals.  This nice 68-page booklet from the Utah State University Extension Office (see link below) is a great resource for a simple cooking method that can be learned for potential disasters, but enjoyed on camping trips now.  Here is a Potato Bacon Soup recipe (page 19) that can be mixed and prepared in a freezer bag:



In a quart freezer bag put:

1 tablespoon dried onion flakes

3 tablespoon bacon from a bacon in the bag

1 tablespoon dried carrots

1/2 cup instant hash browns

(they come in a paper “milk box” container)

1 envelope Lipton Creamy Chicken Soup mix

1/3 cup instant milk powder

Put all the items besides the bacon, in a quart freezer bag. In camp

add 2 cups boiling water, stir well, and toss the bacon in. Put in a

cozy for 10 minutes. Mix well.


Here is the link for the USU booklet .pdf :
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6 Comments to “Freezer Bag Cooking”

  1. Carolyn says:

    What I great idea. Thanks for the link!

  2. Annabell says:

    where do you get the dried hashbrowns in the paper milk carton. I cannot find them inthe utah valley

  3. Kim says:

    I have seen them at Costco, and Albertson’s (I think). Hope this helps…

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  6. PB says:

    What I great idea. Thanks for the link!

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