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Re: New products that I have tried recently

Postby Wandering Daisy » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:41 am

One reason I do not buy large avacadoes is that I cannot eat all in one setting. Once opened, they do not keep well.



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Re: New products that I have tried recently

Postby robow8 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:09 pm

Wandering Daisy wrote:One reason I do not buy large avacadoes is that I cannot eat all in one setting. Once opened, they do not keep well.


Leave the pit in the other half, put it in a ziplok bag and suck the air out of it.
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Re: New products that I have tried recently

Postby longri » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:02 pm

That's what I do at home but it doesn't work as well as leaving the avocado untouched, at least in my experience.

That said, I usually buy regular sized avocados because I'm packing for two people and it's easier to pack one larger fragile roundish item than two smaller ones. And the smaller ones aren't available as often.

Another approach would be to take quacamole. I'm not sure how long it would last but it would pack a lot more easily. Of course the tortilla chips would offset that small advantage and then some.


What's the biggest or heaviest or most over the top luxury item you've ever taken, Daisy?
For me it would have to be ice cream on dry ice. I only did that once.
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Re: New products that I have tried recently

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:37 pm

Either spread a thin layer of olive oil onto the cut portion of the avocado and/or use some lemon or lime juice, use a small piece of saran to cover cut portion to prevent oxidation, this will help prevent or at least slow down the discoloring process.
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Re: New products that I have tried recently

Postby Wandering Daisy » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:13 pm

I cannot recall ever taking any over-the-top item. In the days of cooking on fires, I would bake regular yeast bread, make berry pies out of Grouse Whortleberries (do not think these tiny berries grow in the Sierra) or wild blueberries (in the PNW). On the old NOLS courses, we sometimes bought a sheep from a shepherd and then roasted it to feed about 20 people, including the shepherd, who then would make us tortillas. Basque sheep grazing in the mountains is no longer allowed as far in the mountains as it used to be. In winter or cooler seasons, real butter is a treat. A flask of port is probably the heaviest luxury item I have ever taken.
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Re: New products that I have tried recently

Postby John Harper » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:20 pm

I took some freeze dried pears, peaches, apples, and bananas on a recent trip.

Hands down, the freeze dried pears were the best!! Bananas repeatedly reminded me why I never liked fresh ones either. Peaches and apples were passable.

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Re: New products that I have tried recently

Postby old and slow » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:56 pm

I just tried a new freeze dried pre-packaged meal from Backpackers Bistro. I had the Risotto Primavera -- it was actually quite delicious and based on the ingredient list probably a healthy, nutritious meal (especially compared to what I usually eat on my backpacking trips -- meals consisting of too much salt and preservatives).

http://www.backpackersbistro.com/
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