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Postby hacimsaalk » Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:58 pm

does anyone here have any suggestions for extremely lightweight backpacking food. it needs to be extremely filling. and a good price would be nice.

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Postby West » Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:34 am

To be honest, I make my own. Do you have a dehyderater? If not they can be picked up pretty cheap at places like wal-mart these days.

Then check out an REI or EMS for a backpacking cook book. It takes a little bit of work to prepare the meals ahead of time, but it's well worth it. The food tastes better then the pre-packeaged stuff, is just as light and costs a ton less.

I've done it this way for thru-hikeing the AT, several trips to Isle Royale, and a couple weeks at a time in the Boundry Water. The food tates good, portions are good (because you make what you need) and as long as you plan properly nutrition isn't a problem either.
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Postby optimist » Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:57 am

It seems West has been holding out on us...

And WHY aren't these recipes in The Grubmaster's Fire :?: :!: :?:
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Postby West » Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:18 pm

Well, they are in a book. Dosn't seem right posting a bunch of them. Copyright and all that. Maybe I'll stick a couple up here though, expecally those that I've modified to better suit my own tastes.
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Postby optimist » Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:34 pm

Ah, yes... Copyrighted recipes... Of course, nobody ever actually cooked anything until the mid-1900s or later :roll: :wink:
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Postby West » Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:23 pm

Well, takeing stuff work for word out of somebodys book just dosn't seem right to me. If I ever finish up the one I'm working on I wouldn't want huge chunks of it posted on-line.
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Postby DPuck » Sun Mar 13, 2005 3:14 am

yes.

Lipton makes "side dishes" that you can find in any major food store. Stuff like Spanish rice, taco rice, beef teryaki, pastas like creamy garlic shells or broccoli and cheddar pastsa... Its very light weight. Add a package of tuna or chicken (instead of cans it now comes in packages) to the pot and you have a filling, and light weight! one pot meal.
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Postby riverwalk » Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:18 am

:? We have an REI in my area. And I work in the "EMS" Field. But what is an EMS store??? :wink:
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Postby wagionvigil » Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:27 am

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Postby riverwalk » Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:58 pm

:( Well, they don't have a store in my neighborhood. But I thank you for the link, and response. It's a neat Site. 8)
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Postby wagionvigil » Sun Mar 13, 2005 3:23 pm

We are trying to get the Climb Bus at the Jamboree. One of the Guys that operates it is on the Rappel Staff for NER
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Postby pipestone1991 » Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:47 am

Just order some Philmont trail food from them, it may not be the best, but is priced nice.
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