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I came across these while looking for pouched chicken today. Made by Libby. Has anyone tried this product. I'm thinking many possibilities.
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There seem to be 2 varieties, a Spicy one and a seasoned one.  I am thinking I will stick with the plain one and add my own heat.  Wondering how this product will dehydrate.  Might just take it along as is and add it to the meal just before I eat it, stirring it in well.  Dehydrated noodles, green peppers, dried onions, & some chili powder, might make for an interesting chili mac.  No chance for tacos or a taco salad except maybe on night 1.

I see it advertised at Walmart, so I will be looking for it in other places.  Sam's shows it in 3 lb packets, but not the 6 oz ones.  Wonder how it would do if I just ran it through the vac sealer and dropped it in the freezer.  Still might need to use it up early in the trip since it would not be refrigerated and out of it's original pack.


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The 6 oz packs I saw were vac sealed. Figured to just add it to potatoes, rice, etc. saw them at Wal Mart. Any need to dehydrate it?
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No need to dehydrate the individual packets, but the Sam's Club offering was 3 pounds of the stuff.  That might go bad before it was all used, so I wondered about dehydrating.  Vacuum sealing may be all it needs.  As long as the 6 ounce packets were available, they would be much handier, for sure.

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But if you have to dry them,you might as well do your own and control sodium, flavorings.  I do dry some packet meats, to lighten the load on multi-day trips--canned chicken seems to work much better than home-cooked chicken.

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If it's available in your area, Sweet Sue chicken is THE BEST.

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If it's available in your area, Sweet Sue chicken is THE BEST.

I'll have to look around a little more for that brand. The local Krogers seems to have quit carrying the Tyson brand even. All I found yesterday was the store brand. I haven't tried it yet.
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I came across these while looking for pouched chicken today. Made by Libby. Has anyone tried this product. I'm thinking many possibilities.

We found them when we were in CA in April. Vons has them.  Surprisingly good! I need to get a blog post up about them. I wish I had bought a few more.

Hoosierdaddy is doing the Paleo diet, so I'm always on the lookout for trail food that will work for him... these fit the bill!


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I came across these while looking for pouched chicken today. Made by Libby. Has anyone tried this product. I'm thinking many possibilities.

We found them when we were in CA in April. Vons has them.  Surprisingly good! I need to get a blog post up about them. I wish I had bought a few more.

Hoosierdaddy is doing the Paleo diet, so I'm always on the lookout for trail food that will work for him... these fit the bill!

I found them at Walmart. There is a spicy version as well. The product was next to the tuna, pouched/canned chicken.
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I came across these while looking for pouched chicken today. Made by Libby. Has anyone tried this product. I'm thinking many possibilities.

We found them when we were in CA in April. Vons has them.  Surprisingly good! I need to get a blog post up about them. I wish I had bought a few more.

Hoosierdaddy is doing the Paleo diet, so I'm always on the lookout for trail food that will work for him... these fit the bill!

I found them at Walmart. There is a spicy version as well. The product was next to the tuna, pouched/canned chicken.

Ya know. It may have been Walmart.

I got to Walmart ONCE a year (once more than I'd like to) and it is always the same one, with a Vons/Safeway next door.


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Sounds and looks like a product JACK LINK'S had about 10 years ago. Not bad for trail food. And it beats TVP!
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I've tried these. They are surprisingly good!

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I came across these while looking for pouched chicken today. Made by Libby. Has anyone tried this product. I'm thinking many possibilities.

beef extract....yeast extract.....

nasty stuff.  Plus it has water added, which is what we DON'T want.

Just cook your own ground beef, once nicely browned, pour into a pan of boiling water (to float the fat to the top.  Skim or pour off the fat, add your own spices and mix.

Put this in your dehydrator and you end up with what I call "beef gravel"

I like to mix this with dehydrated sauerkraut (which dries up into practically nothing), dried tomato powder and rice.
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I'm doing a 26 mile weekend on the 11th and picked up a package a week or so ago to try out this week to see if a:  it tastes good and b:  will my digestive tract handle it....what a timely thread.  

So....I was thinking of just throwing it into a ramen noodle mix for a easy semi lightweight dinner for the first night

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The package says to keep refrigerated.  Any idea on how long it's ok without it?  (I know temps will play a part.)
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It has been sitting on a shelf for who knows how long.  Perhaps it has to be refr. after you open.

So I picked up another pack at a WM near my office, threw about 1/3-1/2 into a bowl w/Ramen (oriental flavor), put in hot water from our boiling water tap, let sit a few minutes and ...hmmm...pretty good.  The smell was a bit off putting, but the flavor and combo was fine.

Could have used some chives or something else but after my first 12 miles, it will make a suitable diner


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I tried this out this past weekend using it on pizzas I cooked in my Outback Oven. Worked great. I kept them in a cooler pack in a blue barrel as I was out canoeing.
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I put together a freezer bag version of shepherd's pie using the seasoned beef crumbles, instant potatoes, dehydrated veggies, gravy mix, and some cheddar cheese.  Quite happy with how it turned out.  The others in my group kept offering to trade their Mountain House. :p

The beef crumbles did not look very appetizing coming out of the packaging, but once mixed up in the meal they were just fine.
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Dredd,

Did you open the bag back at home or in the field prior to putting all in the FB??

As for my trip:  I was feeling really cruddy prior to my trip (streep throat), and actually broke down and bought a Mountain House Beef Stroganoff for night 2....I thought it was fair at best....ok it was bad...and I can eat ANYTHING

Night one was Ramen and the beef crumbles w/some parmesean....talk about sodium overload.

But the crumbles were pretty tasty in that combo.

The light tan colored fatty ooze that is in the bag at room temp had melted during the high  80 degree day so the product coming out of the sack that night looked better.

I did try an Esbit stove for the first, (and last), time the first night.... between the beef crumble scent and the "shrimpy' scent of the esbit fuel i thought we would be overrun by bears all night


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Opened the package in the field.  I put all the dry ingredients in the freezer bag at home and had the beef crumble package separate.  Boiled up the water and added to dry stuff.  Next, in went the crumbles and cheese.  I let it rehydrate/warm for about 10 minutes.
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