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I saw it in this month's backpacker and was wondering if anyone has tried it.  I'm assuming you can't add water to the bag???
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They are chock full of Salt. Plus would require a fairly large pot to cook it in an a long cook time I believe.
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I used to buy #10 cans of the stuff (now just the smaller packages) and break it down to single servings using a bag sealer. It does require a pot and about 10 minutes of cooking on a stove or fire.

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I have used them when low on other stocks. Agreed inexcusably high in sodium, but used in moderation, I give it a pass. I really keep that in mind when I am on a high exertion trip and could use a little dinner electrolyte boost before sleep.

Good for a base to add dried veggies, boosters like chia, and protein from tuna or chickhen.

Cook time can be shortened by preparing the mix, add-ins, and boiling water and allowed to sit 8-10 minutes FBC style in an insulated or jacket wrapped pot. Just whisk it up real good before letting stand.


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If you care about ingredients, be wary. They are not high quality - and openly contain MSG, GMO corn starch, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Maltodextrin, Palm Oil and some contain Hydrolyzed Soy Protein as well.

Also 900 mg for 1/4 cup dry mix is high in sodium. Used sparingly for flavor (if you were using it to flavor say rice you'd only need 1-2 Tbsp of it dry), you could be OK - there are better choices out there though.


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If you care about ingredients, be wary. They are not high quality - and openly contain MSG, GMO corn starch, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Maltodextrin, Palm Oil and some contain Hydrolyzed Soy Protein as well.

Also 900 mg for 1/4 cup dry mix is high in sodium. Used sparingly for flavor (if you were using it to flavor say rice you'd only need 1-2 Tbsp of it dry), you could be OK - there are better choices out there though.

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And boy was it hard to track down the ingredients!! Their website didn't have them listed as far as I could see (BOOOOO! to them), I had to research on Amazon where they have to list them. I'll be honest, I don't like when food companies do not publish their ingredients to the public on their websites.

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Thanks for the heads up Bear Creek products...it seems they have a lot of stuff I'd rather avoid, which is too bad 'cause many stores around are now stocking the brand.
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I recently tried it based on the Backpacker mention.  Too much sodium and other "stuff", but I played with it bit anyway, using the cheddar potato.  I discovered that a 5 minute boil, not 15, then a 10 minute covered stand was sufficient to rehydrate.  This would save fuel.
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I have used the potato soup as a base for salmon chowder.  I need to watch our sodium intake more now, so I haven't been getting it, but just cut the recipe in half and add a foil package of salmon.  Easily enough for two.  I also added more diced potatoes. Also did as Hotrod and didn't simmer as long as stated.  Just made sure to let it sit long enough to completely rehydrate the potatoes.


Just a note: You might be able to find a soup base or two here...
http://www.soupsonline.com/default.aspx
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I've used it.  I avoid pre-packaged/processed stuff at home, but for a few days on the trail, I don't really worry much about it.  I thought the Bear Creek soups were pretty tasty.  I've mostly used the potato as a base to begin (I've used it to make clam chowder, and other times added diced ham & extra dried veggies like carrots & peas).  I've also used the cheddar broccoli, adding additional veggies & some chicken or ham.

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I've used Bear Creek and Shore Lunch soup mixes. I do need to watch for MSG as I'm sensitive to it. It's hard to come by inexpensive dehydrated foods.
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We occasionally eat the Cheddar Potato soup at home, I add to it various ingredients.  It's tasty.

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