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The GF and I were going to do an overnight backpacking trip the weekend before Thanksgiving, before I head home to my family. We are going to pull out all the stops and carry whatever it takes to have a luxurious holiday evening. We will probably end up in a 3-sided backpacking shelter in the mountains so we have plenty of room to move around and don't have to worry about carrying shelters.

Normally I am super, ultra lightweight on my trips. So this is different for me. We just want it to be as luxurious and comfortable as possible, even if it means carrying a ton.

Ideas on how to best make an amazing Thanksgiving dinner on the trail? And the foods should stay good too from when we pack them, since it's just an overnight.
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I did that once and one of the few times I built a fire.
Dressing stuffed Cornish game hens. Make and precook at home. Wrap in heavy aluminum foil.
In camp build a fire, get a good bed of coals and bury the wrapped hens for 30 minutes.
The other stuff is easy.


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If it was me, I could be happy with Stove Top in a FBC, a few slices of Turkey cooked, frozen, and reheated in camp, a can of cranberry sauce, and a plastic hard sided container with Pumpkin or Pecan pie slices. If you do not think you will eat the entire can of cranberries, take some in another plastic ware container.  Yams, or sweet potatoes, are overrated, IMO.  If you like that green bean and mushroom soup casserole, you could take just the fried onions for a reminder of it.  Some folks have to have mashed potatoes with the meal, so those OreIda packets work well.

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Lost Soul doesn't stop by very often, but he does a pretty good facsimile of Thanksgiving dinner.  Maybe he'll see this.
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Make it all at home and treat the foods as you would any "leftovers" for reheating on the trail. Just a different sort of "stovetop". Slice the turkey and store it in the gravy for reheating.

Did that once high up above Idylwild CA in the San Jacinto's with a bunch of friends from college. Quite fun.

Still do that with Chinese takeout for weekenders where I don't care about the weight.
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I have done a number of Thanksgiving meals over the years - but I'll be honest, I don't worry about it being gourmet - in the sense of taking an actual turkey. Pouched chicken breast works great instead.

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First, shoot a turkey...

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It's the pie that is the hardest.. :D Hehheh!

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Ha!  I once carried an apple pie over the crest into the high Sierra.  I made it in a small aluminum camp pan, with lid,just two servings.

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Foil pouch chicken
powdered turkey gravy mix (look in the organic section)
potato flakes
dried stuffing (you can find healthier stuff than stove top)
dried cranberries

pumpkintinis for desert

http://www.yummly.com/recipe/external/Pumpkintini-348115
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We did a full turkey dinner on the trail a few years ago.  Someone baked a turkey breast in advance, sliced it, froze it, and then it thawed while hiking and was reheated in camp on Turkey Day.  Someone else brought fresh asparagus and cooked that.  Another person made stove top stuffing.  And I dehydrated sweet potatoes that were easy to rehydrate, and I baked a fudge marble cake for dessert on my tiny stove.  It was a great meal!

Oh yeah, and someone brought a flask of wine to share, too!


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We did a full turkey dinner on the trail a few years ago.  Someone baked a turkey breast in advance, sliced it, froze it, and then it thawed while hiking and was reheated in camp on Turkey Day.  Someone else brought fresh asparagus and cooked that.  Another person made stove top stuffing.  And I dehydrated sweet potatoes that were easy to rehydrate, and I baked a fudge marble cake for dessert on my tiny stove.  It was a great meal!

Oh yeah, and someone brought a flask of wine to share, too!

That's more or less what we did.

But we brought bottles, and bottles, of wine.
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Easy bake oven.

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