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Old 06-14-11, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by staehpj1 View Post
We tried the freeze dried meals and hated them. If I have to carry a couple days of food, things like dried soups or chili, dried boxed rice dishes, dried boxed potato dishes, or ramen noodles. I often add foil packed tuna or salmon and maybe freeze dried peas. For lunches peanut butter and jelly on bagels or tortillas are good. Hard salami or pepperoni, hard cheeses, and things like that are good. Instant oatmeal is an old stand by for breakfast.
^^^ pretty much my experience. I use a cook book called The One Pan Gourmet_ Don Jacobson It has great ideas for packing and combining foods. I also have another book The Well-Fed Backpacker_June Fleming that is full of great ideas and menus.

Quite often I will start with some fresh foods and use them up first, then head into the dried stuff.

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