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Stumbled across what I think is an excellent site for DIY backpacking or Jeeping meals

 

https://www.theyummylife.com/Backpacking_Food

 

I really like the authors method of packing 7 days of meals in one bear canister. As well as no cooking, boiling water only preparations. Site seems to be the rare collaboration of a good cook and an avid backpacker (taste tester).

 

The oatmeal variations look interesting. Eating the same thing for 5 or 6 days straight does get a bit boring.

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Very cool, thanks for sharing

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Thanks for sharing. Kinda reminds me of the seal-a-meals my mom would make my dad and I for when we went on hunting trips.

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Great post Jim!

Thanks for posting!

smiles, ladybug

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A recent post to this thread reminded me of my latest taste test.

 

I stood  a pouch of “Starkist Chicken Creations” in a pot the diameter of a 1qt Nalgene bottle, (after I snipped off a corner).

Brought the water to a boil and left the pouch in the pot to simmer for about 3 minutes.  Scooped the chicken into a tortilla and ate it.

 

It was a keeper, especially for backpacking food.  In fact, I’d eat it Jeep camping.  I’d probably want two pouches after day of backpacking though.  No refrigeration required and 11 grams of protein.

 

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Note:   Starkist doesn’t list this as a way to heat this product.  

However, I saw no degradation of the pouch, noticed any weird flavors and haven’t died yet!😉

YMMV

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Here’s a new backpacking meal that I tried a couple weeks ago on my latest Grand Canyon backpack trip.

 

I started with this package of instant potatoes.  
 

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I know what you’re thinking, “instant potatoes”  Yuk!  

My wife is one heck of a cook and when she said “I’d eat those” I knew it was a winner

 

You will need to bring two cups of water to a boil.  While the water was being heated I dumped two packages of this chicken into the water.

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Remove the boiling water with the chicken from the stove.  
Stir in the potatoes.  Add this package of bacon bits.

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Let the concoction sit for one minute and serve.  
My sister (that eats like a bird) and I had no problem eating the whole 4oz package. Tasted great!

 

This meal checks a lot of boxes: 

Quick, no soaking (rehydrating) necessary

Not much water required

Very little stove fuel needed ( No ten minute simmer etc.)

Light, easy to carry, ingredients 

Not much trash bulk

Filling

Tasty (mmm bacon)

Chicken adds a lot of protein 

Easy clean up (wipe out the pot with tortilla)

 

I would make this again in a heartbeat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Looks good to me...  ;)

 

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