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Food, What is your norm.

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Food, What is your norm.

Post by HillbillyHkr on Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:45 pm

There has been alot of discussion about MRE, heavy food loads etc. I thought I would ask about everyones food staples on the trail. I need new ideas. I think this has been brought up before but could not find the thread.

These are some of my norms:( I do not carry this all at one time Shocked )
Knorr Alfredo noodle mixes with a foil pack of tuna added.
Oatmeal for breakfast
Bagles and peanut butter
Water only pancake mix.
Honey in a small nalgene bottle.
Dehydrated hamburger mixed with minute rice and a brown gravy packet
Tortillas and tuna. I have mayonaise packets and relish packets to add
Decaffinated tea for the evenings
Coffee for the mornings.
Electrolyte drink mixes
Spam individual in foil pack
precooked bacon
Summer sausage and cheese and crackers for lunch
Clif bars
trailmix
granola bars

A friend steered me onto a new thought for those with a sweet tooth. Instant pudding with instant milk. Mix all of the dry ingredients into a ziplock and add the correct amount of water on the trail. Idea
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Re: Food, What is your norm.

Post by willky1 on Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:49 pm

I almost always carry some type of Knorr (?) rice package. I usually add a foil package of chicken. A lot like your noodles and tuna. The only thing I don't like about tuna for the trail is that the smell seems to say with you. I also just got a dehydrator, so I am going to start trying to dehydrate some meals and see what works.
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Re: Food, What is your norm.

Post by ulhiker on Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:06 pm

IDAHOAN MASHED POTATOES.
From there, you can add pretty much anything you like with it for a fantastic dinner.
Breakfast is usually a cold granola cereal, that I've already added dried blueberries, chopped walnuts, and Nido powdered milk to. Just add water.
Lunch is usually just snacks, like beef sticks, dried mangos, and trail mix.
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Re: Food, What is your norm.

Post by ED on Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:11 pm

I like to add a ranch dressing packet instead of mayo to tortillos and tuna. I like it so much I eat it for lunch at home alot.

Kyle,
One time I had tuna for lunch and inflated my thermorest by mouth for a nap, lets just say that deflation was not pleasant and I smelled tuna the rest of the day. wheeewww
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Post by Preacha Man on Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:55 pm

I usually do oatmeal for winter breakfasts, and granola cereal with dehydrated milk for summer breakfast.

Lunches are usually granola bars, dried papaya spears, beef jerky, trail mix, whatever.

Dinners are Ramen noodles with re-hydrated beef jerky, or dehyrated vegetarian chili mix with dehydrated refried beans.

I ALWAYS carry coffee with me, I have 5-6 packs ALWAYS in my first aide kit just in case, along with some beef and chicken buillion packs.
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Re: Food, What is your norm.

Post by Jay on Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:48 pm

Oatmeal for breakfast (Blueberry is my favorite)

Protein/Energy Bar for lunch (Honey Stingers are a great brand.)

Mountain House Dinners. (I transfer them to ziplock bags instead of the oversized bags that they come in.)
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Re: Food, What is your norm.

Post by ouachita hiker on Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:33 pm

Ok here are some of the things that I have used in the past:

Oatmeal
Poptarts
Easymac
Add water only biscket mix (cook slowly in skillet)
Add water pancake mix
Dehydrated chllie
Dehydrated taco mix (great in flour tortillas with cheese)
Dehydrated spaggitti
Dehydrated vegigie soup
Dehydrated apples
Crackers
Summer Sausage
Sliced pepperoni
Smoked cheeze
Beef Jerky
Taco sauce (use squeze tubes for stuff like this)
Cream pottatos
Coffee
Hot chocolate
Trail mixs both home made and store bought
Walmart Cajun Trail Mix (only when I have lots of water!)
Am going to experiment with some of the MRE's soon, not the
whole pack.

OH
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Re: Food, What is your norm.

Post by TNFrontier on Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:49 pm

Some of my usuals:

Breakfast: poptarts, granola bars, gummy fruit snacks (vitamin C)

snacks: beef jerky, crasins, trail mix

Lunch: Summer Sausage, crackers, pouch of tuna, little debbies

Dinner: noodles (ramen or mac n cheese) mixed with pouch of chicken (instead of can)
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Re: Food, What is your norm.

Post by Trail Monkey on Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:38 pm

Korrs and Cliff bars.. subed with verious nuts seeds and candies
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