Dehydrated Backpacking Food

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Backpacker's Pantry Louisiana Red Beans & Rice, Four Serving Pouch by Backpacker's Pantry

  • Shelf-life of 84 MONTHS
  • Just add boiling water to enjoy
  • Vegetarian option


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Hot or mild; you make it the way you like it. A jalapeno spice packet is included. Makes four 13oz servings, vegetarian, just add boiling water to enjoy.

Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef by Mountain House

  • Two and a Half 1-Cup Servings
  • Allergens: Wheat, Soy
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A mouthwatering spicy chili with macaroni and beans.Ingredients: cooked beef (beef flavoring, salt), enriched macaroni (durum semolina, niacin, iron [ferrous sulfate], thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), kidney beans, tomato paste, chili seasoning (chili pepper and other spices, dehydrated onion and garlic, hydrolyzed soy protein, potassium chloride, paprika, sugar, maltodextrin, beef extract, disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate, autolyzed yeast extract, caramel color, natural flavors, citric acid), modified corn starch, salt and dehydrated onions. Allergens: wheat, soy and sulfites

How to dehydrate your own food for Backpacking

Watch in 1080. Click "Show More" for a ton of info and links. Connect with me. In this video I show one kind of homemade meal made into a great backpacking.

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1-Month Emergency Food Supply by (dba Shopping)

An innovative approach in providing dependable, simple and affordable-?ready-made freeze-dried and dehydrated meals for emergency preparedness and outdoor use! These meals are delicious, nutritious and lightweight. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts! The durable mylar pouches ensure freshness for up to seven years. Their unique packaging process removes the majority of residual oxygen through a nitrogen flushing practice, providing great taste and nutrition. Each outdoor meal is prepared in minutes simply by adding water, making them perfect for every day use, backpacking, camping, hunting, fishing, boating, RV traveling or as a one month emergency kit. Includes 13 delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner entr+?es! Brown Sugar & Maple Multi-Grain Cereal (8 Servings) Granola Strawberry Crunch (4 Servings) Apple Cinnamon Cereal (8 Servings) Potatoes & Chicken Flavored Pot Pie (4 Servings) Chicken Noodle Soup (8 Servings) Creamy Pasta & Vegetable Rotini (8 Servings) BBQ Beans with Natural Bacon Flavor (8 Servings) Tomato Basil Soup (8 Servings) Rice Pilaf (8 Servings) Savory Stroganoff (4 Servings) Whey Milk (28 Servings) Orange Delight (12 Servings) Materials: Meal Ingredients, Mylar. Assembled Dimensions: 18.5 L x 12.5 W x 8 H (Packaged). Weight: 9 lbs.



Don't pay a fortune for jerky at the convenience storemake it yourself with dozens of jerky recipes! If you buy a lot of beef jerky, if you hunt, fish, or hike, or if you?re just looking for a healthy low-fat snack, this book is for you. Gourmet dehydrated meat is the most popular meat snack today. It?s low in fat and calories and high in protein, making it a favorite among hikers, hunters, bikers, skiers, and those on the go. Make beef jerky, venison jerky, and much moreall without preservatives with names you can't pronounce. In this DIY guide to making your own jerky in an oven, smoker, or food dehydrator with beef, venison, poultry, fish, or even soy proteinground or in stripsyou?ll learn the basics for concocting a simple teriyaki marinade as well as easy gourmet recipes for such exotic jerky delights as Bloody Mary, chicken tandoori, mole, Cajun, and honeyed salmon jerky. Discover the subtleties of cooking with jerky to make everything from slaw, hash, and backpacker goulash to cake and ice cream. This book is more than just instructions and recipes. Author Mary T. Bell makes sure to address safety concerns about dried meat. For a broader understanding, she has included a history of jerky. The jerkies and recipes for using them were taste-tested by family, restaurant staff, friends, and show audiences. So pick up a copy of Jerky now to create your own great-tasting meat snacks!


2014 Presi Traverse with Teenaged Kids

Trip prep… I spent a lot of time trying to make a trip to Baxter State Park work. I considered a lot of combinations for 3 to 4 day wilderness loops trying to incorporate available sites. Since I had waited until only several weeks before the trip, there was just no good way to make this trip happen. Perhaps I’ll get another shot at this next year. The Presi traverse had a lot of things going for it. I had done the trip before and was familiar with the route. In addition, food and water is plentiful along the route so it is hardly a wilderness experience. Unfortunately, I had more time to plan the trip than I did to pack for it. We spent the day unpacking from the Allagash trip and packing our backpacks. I had arranged for transportation to the trail head later in the afternoon. A quick trip to the grocery store was needed for taco shells, tomatoes, cheese, 2 cans of chicken, rice, snacks, bananas, and jerky. The rest of our food was made up of leftovers from the Allagash trip. We left Standish at 1PM and stopped in Fryeburg at 2PM for lunch at Subway. We dropped my car at the Webster Cliff trail head on Rt 302 at 3PM. We made it to the Valley Way trail head on Rt 2 at 4PM. At the start our packs weighed: 32 lbs (my pack), 25 lbs (15 year-old's pack) and 15 lbs (13 year-olds pack). It felt like we were making good time up Valley Way but with our packs it still took us until 6:12PM to make it into camp. The tent site was almost full when we arrived and we ended up on a hillside which really wasn’t a problem for our hammocks. The tacos we made for dinner tasted amazing even though the rice was a lot more like soup than rice. Dinner consisted of tortilla shells, Knorr Spanish rice, a package of Mexican cheese, a chopped fresh tomato, freshly shredded lettuce, and a can of chicken. Not typical backpacking food, but we love the stuff. Once we finished dinner, all food had to be put into a bear bag and hung up in the trees. We crawled into our sleeping bags just after 8PM as we wanted to get an early start. Alarm was set at 5:15. Up early and it was hard to crawl out of the warm sleeping bags. We quickly broke camp and headed up the hill to Madison Spring Hut and the summit of Madison returning back to the hut before 8AM. We summited Adams just after 9AM and the weather was still clear and beautiful. However, my 13 year old fell and scraped his knee and morale declined as the weather started to close in. We pushed on hard through heat and humidity as the clouds surrounded us. We stayed on the AT and skipped the peak of Jefferson and Clay. It seemed to take forever to get to the peak of Washington. We were very hungry and thirsty when we finally arrived at the peak of Washington. We couldn't even get near the actual summit sign because of the long line. We were tired, exhausted, and dehydrated. Most of these folks had arrived via car or train. When we couldn't find a seat in the dining room I just dropped my pack and got in the line for food. In retrospect, I must have been very dehydrated. I made the boys hold our place in the long line and sat on a bench for a minute. As the group leader and the parent, I should definitely have not let myself get dehydrated to that point. The weather and the terrain can be very tricky in the mountains particularly in the Presidentials. Since we didn't have reservations, the hut host told us we had to keep hiking to Nauman tentsite but that it was only 3 ½ hours away. Dry River shelter was closed so we had to keep going. We left at 3PM but in our haste we followed the AT and skipped the peaks of Monroe, and Eisenhower but went over Pierce. However, we made it to the Mizpah hut at around 6PM. Dinner was great. We cooked Cheesy Noodles and added the rest of the bag of Mexican cheese from the previous night. We put mashed potatoes right in the same pot and mixed it up. We had Ritz crackers and cheese sticks for dessert. I had put crumbs in our trash so our trash had to spend the night in the bear box with our food. We were in bed and snoring by 9:15. Alarm was set for 5:30. Someone had rattled the chain on the bear box and it woke me up before the alarm at 5:20 and I decided to let the boys sleep late. I lazed in the hammock until 6 when I got up and made coffee. I headed into the Mizpah hut and looked at maps and filled our water bottles. When I got back I woke the boys up. The oldest boiled the water for oatmeal. Source: Guide Spot

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DS Day4
My first homemade backpacking meal. It was quite good but I made WAY too much. Dehydrated chicken, peas, carrots, lima beans, kale, and mushrooms with couscous and seasonings.
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We didn't have time to stop for dinner during the hike down from Panamint City, but we'd been waiting all week to try our new pasta recipe, incorporating the dehydrated veggies we'd been carrying around all week. So we huddled behind the car to fire up the stove (to try to keep from disturbing our travel companions, who were already asleep) and had dinner around 1 a.m. It might not look like much, but man was it delicious.
Photo by Eve of Discovery on Flickr
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