Kevin and I are going camping at the end of July to North Manitou island. It’s off the coast of Michigan, and apparently you can just camp wherever you want as long as you don’t disturb the wild things. My basic requirement for a summer trip was that it needed to be as off the grid as possible. (The grid, for me, meaning e-mail, electricity, whining, gas prices, Starbucks, deadlines, gushing over Sex and the City: The Movie.) It’s an hour and a half by ferry from the mainland, so I’m pretty sure it’s gridless. I’ve never been camping before either, so this is big news for me. Most concerning: I don’t know how to make any camping foods. And I like to eat. So leave me some recipes if you’re backpacking-savvy.