Food for packing in deep

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Food for packing in deep

Postby born2hunt » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:24 pm

We usually pack in deep into the backcountry. Here are some tips for those who want to pack light food but may not want to take the usual dehydrated backpacker foods.

Powdered eggs and pre-cooked bacon. Makes for a good breakfast. Add some melba toast if you like. ;) Instant pancake mix is good too. Just be sure to repackage any mix at near 7,000' if you're going above 10,000' so it doesn't explode in your pack! :oops:

Powdered milk. Use this as you would with regular milk for cooking or drinking. Can even be used as a creamer.

:idea: Don't overlook some of the microwave meals. I just drop them in some boiling water (sealed) to heat them up. They even have their own bowl.

Packaged chicken and tuna can be added to some of the instant rice dishes for a great meal. Since the rice meals come in so many flavors, we use this alot and never feel like we're eating the same old, same old.

I'll add more as I think of them. This kind of food can save you lots of $$$$ and taste better than most of the dehydrated foods on the market. Of course, you can dehydrate some of your own meals too.
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Re: Food for packing in deep

Postby mike robin » Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:52 pm

i like the ramin noodles---good to add the chicken or tuna to also fairly light----for bread we packed pitas---or tortillas-----instant oatmeal--is handy too--we throw it everthing--pancake mix--peanut butter sandwiches--mac-n-cheese---soups stew[good for roughage!!]
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Re: Food for packing in deep

Postby CaptJack » Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:48 pm

I have a dehydrator and a vacuum sealer

if I'm planning a trip for more than just a couple of days I have a number of recipes and items that I pre-cook, par-boil, dehydrate - and then vacuum seal
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Re: Food for packing in deep

Postby alaskabowhunter » Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:06 pm

Pilot bread, pemmican, oatbran, onion soup mix, moose jerky, dried fruits, powdered milk, tea and sometimes spam all go with me...
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Re: Food for packing in deep

Postby Free Range » Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:14 am

One of the best things I’ve found is dehydrated hash browns, I get them at Costco, Sams club might have them too. Light weight comes in a carton about the size of the milk cartons we used to get for lunch at school, and makes an unbelievable amount of hash browns. Just add hot water, let sit for a couple minutes then cook, can’t tell them from the real thing. I also use tortilla’s for all my bread needs in camp.
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Re: Food for packing in deep

Postby >>>---WW----> » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:51 pm

http://www.freezerbagcooking.com/myblog.htm Try this link for some pretty good ideas. I think you will like it.
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Re: Food for packing in deep

Postby born2hunt » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:36 pm

That's a great site, WW. Bet your little alcohol stove works great with those recipes.

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Re: Food for packing in deep

Postby >>>---WW----> » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:21 pm

I sure hope it will. I've made 5 of them so far. It is a fun little project to make one. And it burns hotter than a fire cracker. The stove weighs 1 oz. the windscreen is 1 oz. and the SS cooking pot weighs 7 0z.
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Re: Food for packing in deep

Postby TradRag » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:27 pm

>>>---WW----> wrote:I sure hope it will. I've made 5 of them so far. It is a fun little project to make one. And it burns hotter than a fire cracker. The stove weighs 1 oz. the windscreen is 1 oz. and the SS cooking pot weighs 7 0z.


fun little project? Can I request a build-along? assuming you are making the stove?
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Re: Food for packing in deep

Postby born2hunt » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:11 pm

It's a neat little stove TradRag. WW posted some pics on another site. He makes them out of an aluminum beer bottle, cut in half and with the top turned upside down and inside of the bottom half. The bottom half has holes drilled around the side and there is a wind screen made from a tin can. He puts three pop-rivets in to hold it together and burns alcohol. He then has a pot that fits the wind screen well and the whole thing nestles in the pot.
Pretty simple stove.
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Re: Food for packing in deep

Postby born2hunt » Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:04 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcrW27Leo4w
Here's a vid of a guy making a similar stove.
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Re: Food for packing in deep

Postby TradRag » Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:31 pm

Very cool. Thank you.
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Re: Food for packing in deep

Postby Nosight » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:01 pm

This Idea is just way to cool..

Thanks for sharing....

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Re: Food for packing in deep

Postby mountainrifle » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:35 pm

that stove is way cool! i may have to make on of those.
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Re: Food for packing in deep

Postby randy grider » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:42 pm

Instant mashed potatoes are hard to beat, very filling, and give u needed carbs when up in the mountains
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