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Best Backcountry Meal of 2014

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Best Backcountry Meal of 2014

Postby maverick » Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:39 pm

What was the best meal you had in the backcountry while backpacking this year?
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Re: Best Backcountry Meal of 2014

Postby RichardCullip » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:05 pm

PackitGourmet's Texas State Fair Chili. Yummy.
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Re: Best Backcountry Meal of 2014

Postby freestone » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:10 pm

Always still looking, but this year could not get enough of buttered mash potatoes with real bacon bits and rehydrated country greens for dinner. Lunch was Whole foods Cajon Party Mix with very dry salami and a Pay Day mini candy bar for dessert.
Breakfast was whole grain puffed rice with a hemp-flax granola and pomegranate seeds mixed in for sweetness. The big losers this year were oatmeal and anything pasta, chili or Ramen. What seemed like a good idea at sea level, bombed at altitude. I always augment the diet with dried Seranos and Apricots from the garden.
I just purchased a packet each of salmon and Tsampa soup from Patagonia Provisions but have not tried them yet.
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Re: Best Backcountry Meal of 2014

Postby gary c. » Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:02 am

This is a recipe for green chili pulled pork that I found and modified for dehydrating. I've always had a problem with the way that most dehydrated meat rehydrates but this shredded pork rehydrated very well. Put the pork on a tortilla with some cheese and maybe a green chili sauce packet from Del Taco and it's great.
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Re: Best Backcountry Meal of 2014

Postby oldranger » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:02 am

Same as every year. markskor's foil wrapped trout (with olive oil, garlic, seasoning blend) with puttanesca pasta.

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Re: Best Backcountry Meal of 2014

Postby markskor » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:39 am

Hiking with Mike may present a few hick-ups but dinners have never been lacking. When going out off-trail and carrying 14 days of victuals, we eat quite well.

Breakfasts and lunches are individual and personal, but dinners are usually epic.
Even though we usually separate on fishing days to different sides of the lake (lots of fishing zero days are always part of Mike's agenda...the main reason why we go out), we have evolved a set, evening ritual: He bartends and I cook.

After a day of chucking lures off-trail somewhere, (we only keep enough fish for dinner), we then convene again at camp, around 5:00 - the coctail hour. Fresh snow is collected for slushy 151 Trail 'Ritas, always accompanied by a few slices of a variety of exotic cheeses as hors d'oeuvres. Dinner then consists of my "special recipe" trout...(got this down pretty well by now), and usually a fresh pasta alfredo or the like. After dinner comes a few chunks of dark chocolate and a generous slug of Grand Mariner...followed by more fishing.
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Re: Best Backcountry Meal of 2014

Postby dave54 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:20 pm

Trout chowder.
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Re: Best Backcountry Meal of 2014

Postby Cross Country » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:58 pm

On the first trip of each year I would cook sometime really good into which to put my grilled trout. When the first fish was ready I would always decide to eat just one and put the rest in the (stew). When the second was ready to filet I would decide to eat just one more. In the end the fish stew was eaten by my companion and I ate only a very small portion because I was full of BBQ trout.
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Re: Best Backcountry Meal of 2014

Postby RoguePhotonic » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:32 am

I think one that stood out was while being in a major thunderstorm I ate blue box mac and cheese with 4 ounces of pepper jack cheese melted into it, 3 ounces of spam, 2 ounces of pepperoni slices and some red pepper flakes.
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Re: Best Backcountry Meal of 2014

Postby gary c. » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:06 pm

RoguePhotonic wrote:I think one that stood out was while being in a major thunderstorm I ate blue box mac and cheese with 4 ounces of pepper jack cheese melted into it, 3 ounces of spam, 2 ounces of pepperoni slices and some red pepper flakes.


That sounds really tasty!!
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Re: Best Backcountry Meal of 2014

Postby Jimr » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:34 pm

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