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post #16 of 23 Old 06-18-2012, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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i'm a subscriber to Backpacker and they have some decent recipes: http://www.backpacker.com/article/to...le&tag=recipes

also i like to take oatmeal for breakfast and a packet of rice or a can of tuna for dinner. when i'm out hiking we don't stop to eat lunch, instead just snack, like energy or granola bars. i like to take things that weigh the least as possible. i used to take MRE's with me, but they are just too bulky.
I'm finding some good stuff on the backpacker website!

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Not that it is food related, but how much water are you taking with? Are you taking any iodine tabs? Water goes fast and is more important than food in the back country.


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I'm finding some good stuff on the backpacker website!
yea they have some good looking stuff on there (like BEER pancakes!), but i don't like to prepare all that stuff...just like it as simple as possible, even if it sacrifices taste a little.

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Not that it is food related, but how much water are you taking with? Are you taking any iodine tabs? Water goes fast and is more important than food in the back country.
It will vary depending on how hot it is but I do have purification tablets and there will be several opportunities along the way obtain water from a creek. Water can always be boiled as well. I could carry up to 2 nalgene bottles in addition to my 100oz camelback but that's a lot of weight, then again, it goes fast.

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yea they have some good looking stuff on there (like BEER pancakes!), but i don't like to prepare all that stuff...just like it as simple as possible, even if it sacrifices taste a little.
I actually kind of like cooking in the backcountry, there's something cool to me about having really good food that I would enjoy at home out in the woods.

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Dry your own food. My family and I go on a 4-5 day pack every year and we dry a bunch of food beforehand for the trip.
I generally put together a pot of spaghetti for 10 people.

I make a huge pot of sauce (about 1.5 Gallons) and dry it out in the oven. It is a hearty meaty sauce. After drying the 1.5 gallons can be reduced to ~2 pounds. Add in some noodles and you are ready to go.
Chili is another good one. Dry it out in the oven. Add in some tortillas and eat up.

To hydrate, just add water, simmer and eat. It comes back to life as if it were never dried out and tastes like you made it at home.

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I too like those foods you get from the sporting good stores. Since you will be in Kentucky and it'll be hot, having a salty food isn't a bad thing - it helps prevent dehydration.

I have a single burner stove for backpacking that I use when I'm hiking or on a Jeep Run. I also pack a pan that I can cook it all in. It's very light and I can pack stuff into it so it doesn't take so much space in the pack. Heat it up and enjoy.

But if you want fresh food, vacuum sealing and freezing is a great way to go. You can store them next to your Camelback pouch (if you have one) to keep water cold too. If you're not taking a cooler, freeze a water bottle filled with your water so you can use it to keep food cold, but then drink it as needed as it melts.

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post #23 of 23 Old 06-22-2012, 11:47 AM
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So in reading what everyone wrote you need to remember long term short term. Cans of ravoili are great (remember can opener tool)if you get lost.YOur favorite jerky lasts long too.The freeze dried pouch meals ,or military MRE's .Remember it is about staying safe not how manly you are.Every soldier I ever served with always carried some of the same stuff.Remember the rules "Water first ,shelter,Than food."You can go a week without food but water is life and heat or cold can kill.
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