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Re: Best backcountry meal you ever had

Postby ogg » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:05 pm

Not really a best one-time meal, but I often like to make a grilled cheese sandwich the first night out, accompanied by a can of beer and some tomato soup. Trader Joe's Frying Cheese makes for a really, really good grilled cheese sandwich. The first day of packing in the Sierras is always the toughest for me, what with the travel fatigue, elevation gain, altitude acclimatization, lugging a full, heavy pack; a good hearty meal and a little beer goes down very nicely.

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Re: Best backcountry meal you ever had

Postby Jimr » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:11 pm

I took my wife (girlfriend at that time) up fish creek trail to the back side of Mt. San Gorgonio in 1990. We packed in two frozen steaks, bell peppers and onions.
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Re: Best backcountry meal you ever had

Postby 87TT » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:38 pm

We stumbled on what has now become one of our favs. We call it fiesta night. Dehydrated refried beans topped with chili cheese fritos with a side of dehydrated spanish rice (sometimes just mixed together) and instant pudding for desert.
The one meal that stands out in my memory was on the first Backpacking dinner my wife and I had when we first tried backpacking. She had heart surgery in January and after her recovery, we decided to give backpacking a try. We didn't get a chance to go until Oct. We made a trip into a lake we had visited on horseback before. Well it rained and then snowed on us as we arrived at the lake and set up camp. After it let up we were able to catch a half a dozen brookies. We grilled them over a campfire after seasoning them with lemon herb and garlic. For the life of me I can't remember what we had with those fish but the weather cleared , the sun came out in time for a pretty sunset and all was well with the world. That was fifteen years ago and we're still at it.
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