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I am going to do an over night trip and need a dinner and a breakfast that take up as little space as possible yet are good and filling.

I plan to do a trip with an 18 liter pack with an ENO hammock for shelter, It will be tight so I need to keep the food and food prep gear as small as I can, I don't plan to just eat energy bars or cold oatmeal.

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Esbit stove and tabs, smallest pot you got, grits or oatmeal for breakfast, couscous and foil pack tuna or chicken for dinner, a couple of minimus.com olive oil packs for fat.

You could carry that in your cargo pocket.


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I cant find foil chicken anywhere on Long Island...

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Order it.  This is the best brand I know:

http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Sue-Premium-Chicken-7-Ounce/dp/B001EQ5PGI


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awesome thankyou

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If space is that much of a concern, don't bother cooking.  Leave the stove, pot & fuel at home.  There are more than enough dry foods that are plenty tasty to eat for such a short span, and you'd be less stringent on space without having to fit the cooking gear.

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How hot is it going to be?  For a simple overnighter, I have taken a bagel and cream cheese for Breakfast.   A ziplock of beef jerky, some nuts, and a baby bell or 2 of cheese would do me for dinner.  I can also see taking a small alcohol stove and a small pot for a FBC meal, but not if it will be hot.  Why eat hot food when you are hot already?  Carry something to add to your water for flavor, and drink plenty.  

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Why eat hot food when you're hot?  'Cause hot food, or drinks, make you sweat.  That makes you feel cooler.  That's why the British love hot tea in the tropics.  Smart people.

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The plan is to go stoveless, I don't know many good backpacking meals that do not require a stove.

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I'm the guy you see outdoors who wears a T shirt when it is 40*.  I sweat enough for 2 people, when it gets above 85*.  I see no reason to raise my internal temp by eating a hot meal at those temps.  

I am going to feel like hell in Florida.  :)


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You'll acclimate.  Since you'll be near the coast, you'll usually have a breeze.  It helps.  Just remember, if you stop sweating...YOU GONNA DIE!

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Ok, stoveless.

Tortillas/wraps.  Peanut or nut butter.  Flavored tuna foil packs.


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www.trailcooking.com

there is plenty of no cook, simple meals that taste great and are perfect for backpacking.


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Take an instant thing of potatoes in a single serve (if you have a stove to boil hot water) and a summer sausage for dinner. A bagel is my standard cold breakfast. On the trail, I'll go for peanut putter. Jif sells a small single serving thing too.

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Ok, stoveless.

Tortillas/wraps.  Peanut or nut butter.  Flavored tuna foil packs.

Good idea, I love peanut butter

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there is plenty of no cook, simple meals that taste great and are perfect for backpacking.

I have looked on this site and found it hard to just browse when your new to non ready made freeze dried packs, I will have another look, and try harder to find my way around the site.

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Take an instant thing of potatoes in a single serve (if you have a stove to boil hot water) and a summer sausage for dinner. A bagel is my standard cold breakfast. On the trail, I'll go for peanut putter. Jif sells a small single serving thing too.

Summer sausage! With cheese and pita bread that's a good idea, I could get this to fit easy, how do I find cheese that will keep? I don't know what to look for?


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Individually wrapped cheese sticks last for days without refrigeration.  Jacks Links makes a Little Chub summer sausage that's 1.6 oz.  I found them at the Family Dollar store for...$1.

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Individually wrapped cheese sticks last for days without refrigeration.  Jacks Links makes a Little Chub summer sausage that's 1.6 oz.  I found them at the Family Dollar store for...$1.

Cheese sticks would work great, thanks

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I tried using these gotoobs for mayo, foil pack chicken/tuna and mini pita bread last night, I simply cut the pita open at one end and open like an envolope, squirt mayo from the tube inside and scoop a little chicken inside and instant chicken salad pita.


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Baybel cheese in the red wax is going to keep for a few days.

Tortillas are also a good sub for pita. You can shred string cheese on top of a chicken pouch and add BBQ and french fried onions. Sarbar has a recipe on her website with a version of that meal... HERE


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Baybel cheese in the red wax is going to keep for a few days.

Tortillas are also a good sub for pita. You can shred string cheese on top of a chicken pouch and add BBQ and french fried onions. Sarbar has a recipe on her website with a version of that meal... HERE

I checked out the recipe on the site and it sounds good, but what the hell are French fried onions?


Ok I looked them up, love the idea of the crunch on the trail, thanks for the idea.


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You'd think we only go backpacking to eat.

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You'd think we only go backpacking to eat.

Wait a minute!
You mean we aren't spending the night in the woods to give our meals scenery?
I have be doing it all this time for the wrong reasons?
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French fried onions exist to keep hikers celibate while on the trail. They taste so good you can't quit eating them, then you realize your breath smells so bad no one, not even Ms. Big Foot, is going to want to mate with you.

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You'd think we only go backpacking to eat.

Wait a minute!
You mean we aren't spending the night in the woods to give our meals scenery?
I have be doing it all this time for the wrong reasons?
LOL

Um, I do  :laugh:





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You'd think we only go backpacking to eat.

Wait a minute!
You mean we aren't spending the night in the woods to give our meals scenery?
I have be doing it all this time for the wrong reasons?
LOL

Um, I do  :laugh:




Will don't just tease us with yummy pictures, tell us what it is and how to make it!

Teasing us with food pics and not sharing is mean! LOL


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Keep in mind I am trying to keep it small as possible.

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Here is the deal: the top one is a new meal from Packlite Foods, that I was testing out - it is coming to market soon! It could be done FBC and weighs 4 ounces (although I followed directions and pan fried it at the end...yum!)

The bottom photo is an oatmeal that will stay with you, sporting coconut peanut butter, nuts, fruit and more - while I pot cooked mine with 1 minute oats, it can be done FBC with instant oats. That one is on my blog, I posted it yesterday :) Link is in my sig line.....


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For a one nighter, hard boiled eggs make a good breakfast, as long as it doesn't get too hot.  Eggs pack a lot of punch for the amount of pack space they take up.  Packit Gourmet has some good non-cook options, including breakfast smoothies that are not only delicious, but have enough protein that they can pretty much stand on their own as a breakfast.  They also make a burger wrap that can be prepared cold, just add water and wrap in a tortilla.  To save space, Packit Gourmet's meals are best repackaged, they are quite bulky.  My other go-to foods that don't require cooking are Clif Bars and, of course, beef jerky.
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