What is your favorite backpacking meal?

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What is your favorite backpacking meal?

by Deltaoperator17 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:57 pm

So if you wanted anything that could be cooked or heated up in the backcountry, what would it be?

Have you ever thought when you eat something at a resturant or someone's house (including your own)that you would like to eat like that at camp?

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by emmieuk » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:27 pm

a roast dinner :D roast beef mmmmmmmmmmm orrrr

a chicken jalfrezi curry although might not be good if it decides to make you feel ill!

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by Hotoven » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:27 pm

Rice and Beans with lots chili powder. Put some chicken or tuna in there and your good to go!

If I'm not worried about weight I like taking potatoes and frozen veggies in the winter and throwing it all in tin foil and throwing that baby in the fire after of course putting in my fair share of seasonings.

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by Jukka Ahonen » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:31 pm

By far my favourite:


They cost like hell, but they are really good and lightyears ahead of any other similar backpack meal out there, as far as I've tried them. Really good nutritional value, they have nice pieces of meat to chew on, and they are easy to prepare.

I have tried drying my own food, preparing everything myself and so on, but since I cannot get even close to the quality of these, I have given up.

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by WouterB » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:25 pm

I agree that the drytech stuff is pretty good, but the best one I've found this far is:


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by JHH60 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:48 am

Gary Schenk wrote:Cous-cous and a foil package of fish. Hot and sour soup as a starter. washed down with black tea.

Couscous (esp. the garlic and herb flavored) and foil packaged chicken is pretty good too. Much more like real food than freeze dried glop. Easily prepared in a single pot with little or no cooking, cheap, and available at your local Safeway/Vons/... including late at night when the specialty camping stores aren't open. Carrying a few ounces of extra virgin olive oil packed in a little bottle and adding some judiciously to the couscous makes it a lot tastier.

The best backpacking meal I ever had was at Honeymoon lake in the Sierra, when my buddy and I caught several decent size golden trout. I fished out some almonds from our gorp supply, slivered them, and sauteed them with the trout for some righteous trout almondine.
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