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nivoldoog

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A couple months back I was traveling from the Canadian border to Oregon after being turned away for trying to hitch thru to Alaska. While waiting on next bus in Aberdeen, WA I took a walk and found a sweet thrift junk store. After meeting and traveling with a couple different groups, I came to the conclusion I needed cookware like the groups I encountered.

I decided I would purchase cookware from the store I mentioned and after searching thru the many stacks of pans, pots and skillets, I came across a wok with a wooden handle. I inquired how much, he said $3.75, I told him he will take $2.50. #13oom I am now the owner of my first wok.

I reached my destination of Cannon Beach but ended up settling into Sea Side, OR for a long bit. With my wok I would go to the beach each night and cook up ramen or rice with fresh veggies purchased from local grocery store. I would go down to the beach and dig up old used logs and cook my meals. Many nights I was fortunate enough to bless others with a hot meal.

Besides from just tooting my own horn, does anyone else wish to share their love of the wok? Or maybe tell me your favorite cooking tool? #Woklife
 
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Definitely getting my hands on one of these once I get a vehicle. Would be fucking sweet to make some big meals w/ simple ingredients.
 

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I LOVE woks! and I love how versatile they can be. Even more than a wok though, I currently have a thing for a cast iron frying pan. I'm a rubber tramp and so the weight isn't an issue.

If I was on foot or hitching or traveling without my own vehicle, I think a wok would be a great idea.

Do you use a spatula to cook or a big spoon? what's your favorite utensil to use with the wok?
 
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Never had one... but I have just thought of a reason I would enjoy.

I don't do it often lately but I like to make soups from scratch... especially chicken soup... (leftovers base for others... veggie meat, tomatoe, split pea exct)

A wok should do well for making batches of soup... maybe smaller or large as a stock pot depending on wok ... I duuno... never tried but will keep in mind next time I cook wit wok.
 
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Do you use a spatula to cook or a big spoon? what's your favorite utensil to use with the wok?
I carry like 5 or 6 spoons so that is what I use. I carry one at all times in my breast pocket then I have collected a few more over travels. I want to learn to play spoons. I love spoons.
 

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I carry like 5 or 6 spoons so that is what I use. I carry one at all times in my breast pocket then I have collected a few more over travels. I want to learn to play spoons. I love spoons.
and playing spoons while using the wok over a hot flame ......
 
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I thought this said WOKE life hahahhahaha. And i wanted to see how fucking much it was gonna make me cringe. But WOKS are the shit. I just whipped up a sweet stir-fry for dinner tonight.

If you want to make a good stir-fry without using a pre packaged sauce. Heres how....
Oil the WOK. Add aromatics at low heat (garlic, green onions, chives, etc). Then stir fry the fuck out of whatever you want (veg and meat etc). And for more flavour add things like ginger and whatever herbs and spices you like. Then mix in a meat or veggie stock (homemade if possible). Toss in some quick noodles or minute rice (or serve over noodles/rice). Ive never added eggs but thats the next plan. Hope that inspires some good stir-frys. WOKS are pretty universal cook equipment :)
 

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Dude, I like to eat good and I don't have money so obviously I go fresh as much as possible but I also like meat and eggs and I like to cook and I like coffee and tea alot.... I have a sweet kitchen in my pack. Vegies are free, meat is lifted ez enough. why eat crap on the road? I feel like the cooks on this site do far to little posting of recipes tho.... I'm having a hard time finding anything that's not pocket stew...
 

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Cans of coconut milk and peanut butter are very cheap/stealable and go amazing with soy sauce, or just about any spices or sauces you can add to make a killer peanut pad Thai on the road.

just sayin'
 
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I recently grabbed a wok from a garage sale. Cooking on the road is a major research project atm and lack of knowledge is one of the things that's holding me back from escaping from my cage.

I just don't LIKE restaurant "food" and the shit that comes in styrofoam packages. FNB food is great, but my car is too old for me to survive on nothing but going from town to town eating at fnb all the time, lol.

More recipes, please, foodies. :D
 

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I lived with someone who was into wok cooking, but it don't rub off on me. I'm more an iron skillet type a guy.
The thing about cast is its heavy and we carry backpacks..... woks are light and do the same thing if you know what your doing.
 

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So I have totally traveled with a 6-inch cast iron in my backpack tell you what worth every single pound... didn't actually do a lot of walking or hiking that trip mostly got to a spot and camped so it wasn't that heavy or difficult. I would never dare go long distance with one
 
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Recently lost the wok. :( but a guy hooked up one of those stackable skillet, pot things like many may of used in scouts.

Traveling on the road and in life in general i find i need more salt then the average person. So, Soy sauce! That was my main thinking when i got my wok. But i would also grab up and use packets from taco bell and other fast food places for taste and the sodium content. Boiled some meat a guy dumpster dived a couple months back and last use was rice, onions, taco bell packets and a shit ton of garlic. Speaking of garlic I need to get more because mosquitoes are a nuisance.
 

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