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I have a couple of books, read a little on the web, and have some old time favorites, but I am looking for new things.

I enjoy cooking, ate enough ramen while in school to last a life time, and typically am only out 1 to 3 nights, though longer trips are possible.  

So, what are some favorites?  Quick meals?  Involved, "real meals?". Off the beaten track type meals or ingredients?

Ramen and couscous have to be pretty exotic before I really enjoy them much anymore.  I did just discover quinoa, and really like it.  I don't mind the extra fuel on these short hikes for longer cooking sessions.  Never been big on tofu, but I will try anything that sounds interesting.  I also hike with someone that is allergic to soy, so when she is along, I can't use it.

Thanks for the ideas.
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Search out Hungry Hammock Hanger's recipes on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ptRok5s2Us

This is just one of his good ones.  He has several recipes worth a look.  Beef stew, SW Chicken, burritos, tuna casserole, hungarian beef.


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Thanks.  I will.  Having a soy allergic wife is challenging with using prepackaged foods for backpacking.
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A Backpacking Breakfast Favorite:

Grits n Eggs for 2

3/4 cup of grits
18 to 20 oz of water for the grits
1 serving of deyhdrated scrambled eggs
1 cup water for the eggs

I put the grits n eggs in the pot, add water, let soak for 5 minutes then bring to a boil in a covered pot, stir, cut the flame, let sit covered for another 5, eat out of the pot.

We typically package the meal in a quart zip lock baggie n write the water qty on the bag. We use eggs with bacon bits.
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A Backpacking Breakfast Favorite:

Grits n Eggs for 2

3/4 cup of grits
18 to 20 oz of water for the grits
1 serving of deyhdrated scrambled eggs
1 cup water for the eggs

I put the grits n eggs in the pot, add water, let soak for 5 minutes then bring to a boil in a covered pot, stir, cut the flame, let sit covered for another 5, eat out of the pot.

We typically package the meal in a quart zip lock baggie n write the water qty on the bag. We use eggs with bacon bits.

What type of grits do you use?  I assume ova easy will work well for the eggs?
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What type of grits do you use?  I assume ova easy will work well for the eggs?

We use Quaker Oats grits. Over easy eggs work real well. Add in some bulk bought powder cheese, with a little extra water for an added kick.
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With Grits, you can find instant ones, sold next to the instant oatmeal, by Quaker. All they need is boiling water added.

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Are there favorite bulk foods places for things like powdered cheese or eggs?  The ingredients rather than the meals.
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Are there favorite bulk foods places for things like powdered cheese or eggs?  The ingredients rather than the meals.

Winco and Amazon.com
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Emergency Essentials (Be Prepared), they carry pretty everything you could want in large cans. Also, Costco now carries quite a bit online:
http://www.costco.com/all-emergency-food.html


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A hot recovery drink we like:

1 spoon of chicken or beef soup base, to taste
1 spoon of veggie soup base
A handful of instant rice
1 quart of water
A dash or 2 of Nu Salt

Mix all ingredients together in a pot, bring pot to boil. Enjoy.

The soup base quantity are to taste.
We, sometimes, add in some dried shrimp we buy from a local Oriental market.
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Barilla tortellini is already cooked and dried.  You can rehydrate it in 10-15 minutes in a freezer bag.  Drain the excess water and add pesto and parmesan.

Since you like grits, get some brown gravy mix and some dried peppers, onion, and shrimp.  Make shrimp and grits.

Instant potatoes are a great starter for lots of dishes.


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pizza in a pot - sundried tomato cous cous (I couldn't find this flavor last time I looked, though, so you can use parmesan), sundried tomatos, turkey pepperoni, and string cheese - you can also add some dehydrated veggies

trail Thanksgiving - chicken in a foil pouch, dried cranberries, and stove top stuffing

Trader Joes also makes good tortellinis

chicken in a pouch combined with mayo and relish (or dried cranberries) and put in a pita

Blueberry mini bagels and Justin's almond butter in a pouch

Trader Joe's Spicy Spinach pizza - it's not traditional pizza with cheese, more like flavorful flatbread, and it's very tasty.  If you vacuum seal them they will last several days.  You can heat it in a pan, on a hot rock, or eat them cold.


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