I'm looking for some interesting ideas and sources for meals. I'm taking a dutch oven, but I want dehydrated and freeze dried foods, mostly. I've got rice and beans covered. Anyone know of a source for freeze dried chicken breasets?
Gorp is another area where I'm covered. Gorp and rice get pretty old, even when augmented by fresh fish.
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Posted by: mutan on Jun-05-14 2:15 PM (EST)
Freeze dried is available, but I suggest you look at your local supermarket for chicken in a foil pouch. It is white meat chicken and easy to store- light weight and needs no refridgeration.
you can dry your own|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jun-05-14 5:23 PM (EST)
but there isnt a freeze dried chicken breast. Nuggets yes and ground.
make your own|
Posted by: paddletothesea on Jun-05-14 6:29 PM (EST)
How about drying your own chicken breast and then rehydrate hours in advance.
Posted by: markk on Jun-07-14 9:53 PM (EST)
Just go with protein bars and PB sands. Simplify.
For five weeks??|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jun-08-14 11:14 AM (EST)
I dislike chemical bars anyway. The Yukon race has air evac facilities for those that try to subsist on those for the endurance race. The old timers and winners eat real food
Posted by: ppine on Jun-08-14 12:54 PM (EST)
Posted by: Varmintmist on Jun-14-14 7:55 AM (EST)
4 cheese potatoes, pre mix with butter buds, garlic, onion, and parsley. Dehydrate ham and crumble it into a baggie to add, tastes like bacon.
Posted by: pikabike on Jun-15-14 12:17 AM (EST)
This is for diced white meat rather than whole breasts, but AlpineAir used to sell plain freeze-dried chicken, in addition to their prepared dinners. I bought and ate some on a long trip 10 years ago; I mixed it with green chili. I did not see it listed on their website, but try calling them. It's possible that they still make it but don't market it.
Posted by: Varmintmist on Jun-15-14 9:46 AM (EST)
Posted by: nightriver on Jun-15-14 6:16 PM (EST)
Here's a shameless plug for one of my new favorite kayak camping luxuries: Trail Rations honey, its in a soft sided bag with a sealable screw top. Discovered it at an art fair in Indiana ( wildflower ridge honey).
Posted by: kilifiman on Jan-29-15 2:25 AM (EST)
I was introduced to this by a paddler on the Missouri who was finishing a short trip at James Kipp in MT. He gave me a small plastic bottle. From then on (another 1800 miles) I had a bottle of honey in my PFD pocket. Instant energy when battling the headwinds on the Missouri lakes.
Posted by: richardp on Jun-16-14 9:29 AM (EST)
Posted by: mike on Aug-18-14 7:24 PM (EST)
In addition to beans and rice, bring flour, cornmeal, and yeast and make fresh yeast breads.
good with rice|
Posted by: datakoll on Aug-18-14 7:56 PM (EST)
Posted by: nablats on Jan-15-15 3:44 PM (EST)
All I ever take is freeze dried food the best is expedition foods veg tikka is proper! It should be at 6:50 UK pounds a pop.....
Posted by: QCHiker on Jan-17-15 2:52 PM (EST)
Check out trailcooking.com and http://www.theyummylife.com/Backpacking_Food, also http://www.trail.recipes/
Posted by: voyageur47 on Jan-18-15 11:41 AM (EST)
JERKY ? Beef or bison ? Didn't see any mention of it here ? Light weight, lots of varieties, you can eat it as a snack or break it up and add it to a pot of whatever sounds good. Major protein source. Just sayin'...
Posted by: kilifiman on Jan-29-15 2:36 AM (EST)
Dehydrated ground beef, with dehydrated tomato sauce, dried onions and garlic powder. Cook it up with some pasta. You can make your own freeze drier with an ice chest, dry ice, a vacuum pump, some tubing and a suitable container. Then you could try freeze drying your own chicken breasts. But as others have said they are a bit thick to FD whole.
Dehydrating chicken does not work|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-30-15 8:15 AM (EST)
you have to pressure cook it first otherwise the rehydrated result is inedible.
Just a couple of books|
Posted by: yknpdlr on Jan-30-15 8:52 AM (EST)
Just a couple of books is all you need to get the idea of dehydrating your own food. After that they all repeat the same thing. Different ingredients maybe, but the process is all the same. If you are at all adept in the kitchen, you soon realize what you can dehydrate (and rehydrate) successfully and you are not far from wild experimentation with your own recipes.
Posted by: kilifiman on Jan-30-15 10:17 PM (EST)
I am well aware that freeze-drying and dehydrating are fish of very different kettles.
COSTCO.com sells bulk quantities of |
Posted by: alpalmer on Jan-29-15 8:30 PM (EST)
of freeze-dried meat, a variety of types. See the following link. If you use a vacuum-sealer unit, you can break down the large amounts into individual servings, at what I think is a pretty good price.
Posted by: troutstalker on Feb-01-15 1:35 AM (EST)
I found that one of the easiest meals to dehydrate and prepare in the camp is pasta and sauce.You can get creative and add dehydrated hamburger,mushrooms,peppers and onions.I brown hamburger,rinse with hot water.Cook the pasta.Mix sauce,hamburger and angel hair together.Portion on dehydrator trays at 2 cups each.When dry,Put in ziplock freezer bags.Rehydrate in camp by adding 1.5 to 2 cups boiling water.You can also spread just the sauce on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.Set oven on lowest possible setting,insert cookie sheet and prop the oven door slightly open to allow the moisture to escape.May take 6 to 8 hoursbut when ready,just peal the sauce off the paper.Experiment!