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OK lets see who takes what kind of food when out backpacking. Do you take just freeze dried, just dehydrated or do you take some actual fresh food?
 For me it's usually a combination of the fresh and dehydrated. I use freeze dried for meat like chicken on longer trips and occasionally a store bought freeze dried meal.
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Hmm...I take fresh cheese, fresh fruit and veggies often.

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Most of my trips are longer than 6 days, so I take a combination of dehydrated and freeze-dried.  Only thing fresh I take are foil tuna or chicken, and a bread such as tortillas or those flat rounds.  When hauling food for a longer trip, weight begins to matter more.

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Longer further trips would be dehydrated and freeze dried, but short weekend trips fresh fruits and veggies are nice to add to a meal.

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Weekends dinners are fresh, or Chinese takeout, my two week ones are freezes died foods.

Breakfast, even at home, is oatmeal.
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generally a combo of fresh/dehydrated.  Depends what I am doing and where I am going and how adventurous I get.  Some days it's nothing more then a lot of home made trail mix dehydrated fruits/candies and PPB/honey on tortillas..  other days it's dehydrated soups my wife made up for me and I cook it at my destination for the day (I'm a long day hiker and not so much a BP'er anymore).
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Mostly we do longer trips (or lightning overnights with no cooking), so it's mostly dehydrated.  But I like to have bagels with cheddar and apple slices for lunch on the first day :)

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I've done fresh items on the first night and into the next day some. On canoe trips it's a whole other story as I can take tons of fresh items and have it cooled.
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All.

Freeze dried veggies
Dried fruit
Dehydrated meals
Fresh carrots, nuts, tuna pouches, etc.

Generally, the shorter the trip, the more fresh food I bring.


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I take everything except freeze-dried and dehydrated. I can still handle the weight.

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