My wife and I do a lot of Freezer bag cooking (FBC) and use a lot of recipes from this site: http://www.trailcooking.com/
Dittos on the freeze dried. East to prepare, and depending on the vendor, quite appetizing also.
Gershon--Instant brown rice is readily available now and will give you the convenience and nutrition you're looking for. Plus, it tastes great!
I know it may sound weird, but I carry a 5-oz. bag of FRESH SPINACH. I put a handful in a freezer bag-cooked ramen noodles to up the nutritional value and to cut the salt. It's GREAT! A 5-oz bag will make about three meals for me and Mr. Pips. For the weight, you can't beat Popeye's favorite!
Actually that sounds pretty good, I think I'm goona give that a try since I'm a big fan of brown rice and spinach thanks for sharing..
If you go freeze dried, do you prepare your own or do you buy in?
I know a lot of people are now preparing their own, but how easy is this to do?
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Last edited by James Mark; 09-14-2012 at 07:11 PM.
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I keep a wide variety of small packets of teas, coffee, hot chocolate, sugar, etc. It all fits in a small bag and takes up very little room while being very lightweight. Boullion cubes are good too add too your ramen noodles for extra zing. We hunt and fish so meat usually isnt an issue, but I do carry some seasonings for cooking. Another good thing in our area and is usually in most areas are sassafrass trees......if you use your camp shovel and dig down a little, you can rob a root from the tree.....chop it into chips after washing it good in the creek and then boil the roots in water....the water will turn maroon colored...add sugar too taste and you have some of the best tea in the world! I've heard its a natural blood thinner so be careful not too drink it by the gallons but I've never heard of any issues with drinking sassafrass tea.
Dehydrated meals are excellent. Babbelfish5 on youtube has a great youtube channel dedicated to dehydrated meals on the trail. There are many other great references such as trailcooking.com as someone else mentioned before hand. If you decided to do so, make sure you read up on what works and what doesn't. For instance, you can only dehydrate lean meats as fatty meats will go rancid quickly. It is okay if you are going to eat it within the next day or two/three, but if you need it for long time storage I would not recommend it.
I have a dehydrator and vacuum sealer and have made some delicious meals that people get jealous of. And it is so easy to rehydrate and cook when on the trail. I am usually eating while the others are still preparing their food. I just sit back, watch them, and be very glad inside I chose to dehydrate my meals.
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