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>360 calories>TWO servings so apparently 180 calories per meal>cheap price of $10.95what kind of gay joke is this shit and who actually buys it? 360 calories is nowhere near enough to satisfy me at dinner time, i would need to eat like 3 of these and i swear on my mother's life i'm not fat at all.also post your best backpacking meals.
It's 360 calories PER SERVING. How much of this stuff has your fatass been eating.
>>2023181that makes it slightly better i suppose but it's still way overpriced for what it is. for $11 i'd expect to get at least 1000 cals out of a packet and not just 70% carbs like this.
>>2023179>Cheap backpacking food>Tuna cans/packets>Oats (packets of oatmeal or plain rolled oats)>Nuts, granola and trail mix>Peanut butter>Home smoked meats>Pocket eggs
>>2023181even with ops stupid mis-readng, that shit still retarded
I have cases of mountain house laying around. It's light, tastes okay, easy to make and has a 25 year shelf life. You must be retarded if you cannot see why people prefer it.
>>2023179Retard.If you wanted to criticize BPP call them out how its like 2300mg of salt per package where say Alpine aire lasts just as long, tastes, fresher, and is like 60% less salt content.That being said, I always run GORP and the cofffee pro bars.
>>2023186Forgot to add protein/granola bars but any premade snack should be a given
>>2023193>GORPim so sick of trail mix man
>>2023186What is pocket egg
>>2023205Boiled egg I believe.
>>2023203Millions of ways to make it man.
>>2023179A ziploc sandwich bag with rice and King Oscar sardines. Bratwurst in selfsealing bag to cook over a real wood fire and half a loaf of wheat bread
>>2023205hard boiled eggs that you stick in your pockets
>>2023205Use one of these bad boys and carry your eggs anywhere! Hard boil them beforehand or have them ready to be cooked.
>>2023179i've never heard of regular backpackers eating mountainhouse, except for niche situations (e.g, mountain ascent)
>>2023221barf, dont eat this garbage food, this is all processed crap full of salt
What gets me is when car campers buy this shit. Like nigga, what the fuck are you doing
>>2023223what do you bring for your week long trips then?
>>2023179Zatarains rice and bean packets. Cooks pretty quick, can mix in whatever you want for a perfect calorie mush, add hotsauce and it's good enough. Plus super light
>>2023186>>2023198This.Salmon is another great options. I try to avoid premade freeze dried food as much as I can because I've not sold on it being very good for you to eat a lot of it. There are tons of better options for freeze dried pasta than the stuff you find at REI if you know where to look in the grocery store. Easy mac from the grocery store is better than the mountain house mac 'n cheese and you can be more creative with it.
>>2023235post pics or LARP
>>2023237heres me cooking my 7lbs daily ration of taters on my 7 day long traverse of the appalachian trail starting in maine during the winter
>>2023179For me its pop tarts
>>2023179Another more larpy option is portable soup. Townsends has a video on it but there are others using more modern methods. Takes a while but could be worthwhile and something fun to make.
>>2023191Shelf life and weight are the only reason, but there's not enough for a hiker burning 3k Cal a day without several items per meal and shelf life is meaningless when you resupply in most longer hikes at least every week.
>>2023266If we are thru hiking then I agree. If all we are doing is hiking a few miles and camping out a few nights, then freeze dried meals are perfectly fine.
>>2023253>portable soup.you can also get get premade
>>2023235larp momentplease explain your process of carrying heavy potatoes with you for week+ outside
>>2023179it's literally designed and intended for trail hikers, thru-hikers and trampers who are either>lazy>cant cook>lazy ultra-lite fags so they would rather take 1 packet that includes the days calories than pack 3 meals a day>rich boomers "oh look Nancy, they have Beef Stroganoff, your favourite!"I live and work in a town next to like 30 trails and Great Walk and this shit flies off the shelves despite being $13 a packet.
>>2023333sherpa carries the potatoes
High meat>no need for refrigeration>ready to eat at any time>already digested for you>its got that spice nigga
>>2023235So you lug that 60 minutes into the woods and spend a week working on your bushcraft shelter. Most people don't call that a week long trip.
Made some cup noodles, but pimped them up by putting in an egg and some seaweed. Also wanted to bring some frozen shrimps with me for it, but didn't have any, so I'll do that next time.Honestly, it's very easy to make cup noodles so much better.Spruce tea in the back.
>>2023179>Salamanders>Rorcks >MossAnon, this isn't hard. You should take a basic survival class.
>>2023418They sell dehydrated shrimps fren.
>>2023181>360 calories is enough to sustain my twink boipussi half a dayI'm a recovering fat fuck, and last time I was out hiking I burned nearly 4k walking 30km over rugged terrain.
>>2023205>He doesn't keep a hardboiled egg in each of his pockets for a quick emergency snack.
>>2023334I love my countrys version of the national guard.If an exercise take more than 6 hours we'll get a 24hr ration. I just save the breakfast and dinner, and live off the snacks.It's great for going /out/ for a day or two.
>>2023498Back when I was a cadet, we used to be issued MoD issue ration packs. I'd always save as many as I could, I've still got 2 left, not sure what to do with them though.
>>2023498>>2023517i'd imagine the shit just "expires" so they always want to be making it while simultaneously needing a way to get rid of it.
>>2023524That's the case with us. We get a box that's a couple of months away from expiring.Funny enough it's the jam and granola bar that sets the date.
>>2023220The idea of you walking around with two eggs in your pocket is weirdly funny.
>>2023418based as fuck
>>2023179Just get ramen. 390 calories, $0.12
>>2023179There are some benefits, mostly weight, convenience and variety. Chicken and beef are specialty items that you’ll have to buy online, and pasta requires a small degree of attention (could boil over, needs to be drained, timing is important). Mountain House and Backpacker Pantry have a big selection and they’re all prepared the same way; add boiling water and wait. And you can buy them at large sporting goods chains (and Walmart). It’s good to see no one claiming they taste bad. That’s usually levied against these regardless of brand, but with all of the msg packed into them it’s literally impossible for them to be unpalatable. They are salty though, so I guess that’s a taste thing. I don’t care for them, though I’ve tried several.
>>2023548>no EDC egg casengmi
>>2023563>Chicken and beef are specialty items that you’ll have to buy online,I’m confused... what do you mean by this?
>>2023418extremely comfy anondid you use an egg briefcase to bring your eggs?
>>2023656Freeze dried chicken and beef aren’t available at your local supermarket, Anon. You’ll have to order them online, or by a freeze dryer (not a dehydrator).
>>2023563Canned meat, pickled veggies, dark chocolate and some Doritos are all I need for 1-3days of /outing.
>>2023186don't forget the powdered mashed potatoes and dry hash brownsthat shit really takes things up a notch in terms of comfort
>>2023658fuckin love the egg briefcaseI whip that sucker out and impress my friends every time
>>2023677t-that actually doesn't sound too bad
Oats, dried mango, snickers bars, wine gums, cheese, ramen noodles, dried veg, canned tuna.Simple as.
>>2023179Oatmeal baby, spice it up with fresh berries picked on trail or dried ones, bring honey if you want to invite bearsfood of the peasants
>>2023179>also post your best backpacking meals.I shill this in every thread: Andrew Skurka’s beans and rice.>simple components5 ingredients: dehydrated refried beans, minute rice, taco seasoning, hard cheese, and Fritos>easy prepMix the beans, rice, and seasoning at home. Add to 10oz of boiling water. Add the cheese, then add the Fritos. Also works well with more water, which makes it kind of soupy.>deliciousHe runs a backpacking guide service and this is the most popular meal. It’s very popular with everyone who’s heard of it.>nutritional balanceIt’s a decent balance of carbs, fat, and protein, and has 117 calories per ounce. Seriously, once you make one you’ll be hooked. I bring one on every trip now. Adding taco sauce packets is a good idea. And as always, watch that the cheese doesn’t stick to your pot. Video of Skurka’s explanation. Has an article and video, as well as the complete recipe: https://andrewskurka.com/backpacking-dinner-recipe-beans-rice-with-fritos-cheese/
>ctrl-f>no cream cheesebest backpacking dairy, calorically dense, keeps for 4-5 days as long as its not hot/left in the sun, goes on bagels, a little bit in oatmeal as milk since its 100 times as dense, makes a basic white pasta sauce with a little seasoning, has the fat and dairy you want to add to instant mac and cheese, add to package curry, add to any number of instant aisle (knorrs) meal that takes dairyGreek yogurt also doubles as dairy/sour cream too for anything mexican/indian as well. One of my favorite glamping meals is instant stroganoff- added with cream cheese and breakfast sausage.
>>2023737>keeps for 4-5 days as long as its not hot/left in the sundoes cream cheese actually last that long? I know hard cheeses are good for /out/ because they were invented for preservation, but is cream cheese the same?
>>2023737Try sour cream in your stroganoff next time. Fucking love me some sour cream in eggs too....it sounds weird at first but it's a trick I learned from Anthony Bourdain (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnr6D9ZXwEI)
>>2023179Looks like diarrhea. Heh... 11 $ diarrhea so retarded Amerifats can eat scam shit. I like it.
>>2023739It does for me, but I only backpack really in CO at higher elevations so days are mild and nights are cold. Day 5 is pushing it and it can get a little runny but I usually don't backpack more than 2-3 nights anymore too much. >>2023740this is a good tip, thank you anon
>>2023743Looks like mush, but it's actually not bad. It's no five star meal, but when you're out camping it tastes delicious.
>>2023740Learned the sour cream in eggs trick when I ran out of milk one day. >>2023186This. Don’t forget hard cheeses or knorr sides. Bomber camping food
>>2023179Bruh the pad thai one of good though
>>2023753Plus, it’s 920 calories, 40g protein 34g fat 130g carbs. You literally cannot beat that ratio to weight in oz for 10 bucks unless you dehydrate your own food
>>2023753Can confirm, pad thai with chicken is good.
>>2023179>I get these for $4 because I work at sporting goods store
>>2023179don't buy products that are branded as <activity product>
>>2023755It’s 112 calories per ounce. That’s good but not really mind blowing. Most backpacking meals (either popular diy options or store bought) are around the same.
>>2023498nice. i used to have an uncle and brother both in the Australian Army, so they'd give me shit from their ration packs all the time. FREDs, the good plastic spoons, tubes of condensed milk, the incredibly dry crackers that were shelf stable for like 50 years... all good shit.
Rice/beans and pemmican. All you need my dude.
>>2023220The shell is the case. You can’t improve on God nigga
>>2023186This. Also deenz and dry rice and dry beans.>>2023221>summer sausage You know good charcuterie exists right?
I've grown to love canned pork so much that I've started eating it at home. It's quite cheap too
Has anyone tried HappyYak freeze dried meals?A youtuber I watch recommended them, but I dunno if he is shilling...There shelf life isn't that great, it's only 3 years as opposed to Mountain House's 25 years.Pic related...it's Happy Yak's Pad Thai
>>2023937this is the best pork in a can, imagine not having succulent juices to cook with
>>2023931>dry beansDried beans take literally hours to cook, not including the 6 hour soak time (at least for red kidney beans). Even small lentils take at least an hour.
Ready to eat rice. Comes in a variety of flavors, some with added veggies. 2 dollars per bag. 440-480 calories per bag depending. Add some canned beans, pouched tuna, or some other meat to it with some seasonings and you got yourself a meal my friend.
>>2023985>ricewhy do you like rice all the time? do so many east asians post here?
>>2023985I don't like it "all the time". It's one of many things I bring on long distance hikes. In a given week I might incorporate it into only 2 meals. Totally depends, I like to mix it up. I'm from massachusetts and am white btw. Who hurt you?
>>2023995Are you kidding? It's a great staple grain, easy to transport and cook and mix it with beans and you've got a complete protein source all the amino acids you need (recovery is very important every day), lots of good complex carbs and fiber, little olive oil or other good fats and you're aet. You really got to do a bit of research on nutrition before you start planning this stuff, especially if you're going to be out for a while.
Skurka beans and rice is unironically good
>>2023179Andrew skurka has a bunch of recipes but BP is better. You have to get the cheapest high calories ones in a six pack
>>2023715You literally have skurka pastas saved. Ffs
>>2023677Never thought of pickled veggies, anything you'd recommend?
>>2023179I would recommend the book "The Well-Fed Backpacker" by June Fleming, which is $4 used on ebay. It's a concise but broad introduction to outdoors cooking written by an experienced outdoorswoman in an amusing, accessible style. There's even an anecdote about an exploding camp stove rocketing across her campsite. Yes, it was written in 1986, so some references are dated, but solid stick-to-your-ribs cooking never gets old.
>>2024121>outdoorswomanNo thanks, I've heard enough already
>>202317910 pound bag of rice and some lard. It's the choice of chads
>>2023179Gob'mint monitoring this bread. Ask me anything if you guys have questions on food preservation/packing 'n' shit.
>>2023692fucking this, nothing more filling and satisfying than instant mash. I like to throw my homemade jerky into it and shit is fucking cash.>>2023704Oatmeal and other just add water type dry foods are really good, oatmeal is so light and it really warms you on cold mornings. Kinda gross but i used to put the leftover tea into the oatmeal cause usually would just kettle in the morning
>>2024123Ten thousand pardons, mon petit chou! Please allow me to adjust the terminology to your hignesses liking:>>woman of the outdoorsRead the book. It's good.
>>2023974Pre soaking beans is a meme. And depending on what beans you choose can be done in under an hour. There is never any reason to buy prepackaged beans or rice. They taste better and have better texture this way and are easier to transport. Just start your campfire, cook em, and read a book or some shit.https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_cook_dried_beans/
>>2023845see at that price they would actually be reasonable, and i would consider buying thembut $10 a meal is restaurant tier prices
>>2023562If you're feeling fancy, you can get some of those asian brands and it'll be 400-500 for like $1 but also taste really good
>>2023179Way overpriced for less than 400cal. Freeze-dried food os a gimmick. Conserve water. Barilla ready-pasta, pouched cheese sauce, tuna, jerky, nuts, dried fruit, pringles, trailmix, chocolate bars, emergency food blocks, eat your ramen dry LIKE A MAN!
>>2023220Those might not work with homegrown eggs.
>>2024336this stuff is the best, closely followed by curry noodles
>>2023845Your anime fag pic makes extremely niggerish right now, if i ever meet you in real life i will chop your head off.
>>2023495If you can keep your diet under control it is legitimately the best way to lose weight. But if your diet is fucked you'll see pretty meager progress, if any.
>>2023235>Be me>Doing 28 mile loop in seward range>Hear something ahead>Guy coming down trail with a sack literally slung over his shoulder.>Sits down in adirondack across from mine>Takes out small knife starts carving and eating raw potato>nopethefuckout.jpgwas this you.
>>2023235Based. Dad and mom would backpack and bring>Onions>potatoes>eggs>Some fruitAnd eat it with fish they'd catch.
>>2023179Packet meals are bullshit and you should stop buying them. Look at what mountain climbing native people eat, like Sherpas in Nepal. A weeks worth of breakfast+lunch+dinner could be a kilogram of brown rice, 400g of dried red lentils, and maybe ~250g of butter or oil depending on how warm it is. That's the compete protein and carb situation sorted. Make it Australian by cooking dampa in a hole over coals to soak that shit up. Dress it up with pickled vegetables of your choice and embrace "Dal Bhat Power 24 Hour"
>>2024495Yeah I've lost some 10kg over the last year just from hiking in the local woods. My diet is not completely shit other than me eating too much (I'm a fast eater, so I don't give my stomach time to feel full) but I've been working on that the last month. My knees and lower back also feel much better now.
>>2023923>the incredibly dry crackers that were shelf stable for like 50 yearsThe crackers in our 24h rations are nicknamed "panserkiks" (panzer crackers), because they'll plug your entire system if you eat them on an empty stomach without water and wait some time before the next meal.Perfect when you have to sit around with no time to shit.
>>202432060-120 minutes will leave kidney beans not just under cooked but downright raw and still crunchy. They take 6 hours of soaking followed by 4 or 5 hours of cooking. I prepare a large pot once or twice a month on Sunday, and eat them on Monday. They are a cultural tradition. All you did was Google how to cook beans and found a link for confirmation bias. You’ve never actually done it.
>>2024320>just take an hour to cook dinnerAsk me how I know you’ve never been hiking.
>>2024052mkay. but in europe we eat rye and wheat-based stuff.
>>2024612He probably got the idea from preppers or bush crafters or some other retarded make believe bullshit, but yeah, no one is cooking dried beans while hiking.
>>2024612An hour isn’t a long time at all. Like I said you just read a book or some shit while you wait.
>>2024694Please stop advising people to do things you’ve never done.
>>2024611Why are you hung up on fucking kidney beans you retard? And yeah dude I’ve boiled beans in all types of indoor and outdoor settings. You’re coping because you got btfo that soaking and slow cooking kidney beans is not the ONLY way to cook one of the most versatile and and diverse legume groups.
>>2024696So what now I got to post an OC pic to convince you you can boil beans outside?
>>2024448You should try going outside and relaxing instead of complaining about anime in an anime imageboard.
>>2023221lmao is this what Americans actually eat when they're /out/
>>2024699No, bro, the fact that your recommending people build a fire and spend literally hours soaking then boiling dried beans is proof enough that you have no experience doing it and are just talking out of your ass. Not everything that you think works for doomsday prepping works for camping.
>>2024697>boats the first thin FB he googles>considers it definitive proof>Hurr durr btfoGod damn this place was better before lockdowns.
>>2024362I too enjoy violent and searing diarrhea
>>2024746>literally hours soaking and boiling beans T. Cooklet
>>2024212instant mash has come a LONG way in a short timeI went camping with some buddies a couple years ago and one of them brought a bunch of instant mashmy mind went back to having nasty bland instant mash with my family as a kid, but I swear the shit he made over a campfire was nearly indistinguishable from the real deal
>>2024756Is appeal to authority ok, or do you know better than this guy? https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/red-beans-and-rice-3646321
>>2024632Then post your wheat and rye based menu, serf.
>>2024694Buddy, if you're cooking over gas, you're wasting a ton of fucking gas for that single meal. That's retarded. Maybe if you're traveling in a fucking covered wagon and make a woodfire every time you circle up for the night, but modern backpackers are not into the dried beans.
>>2024713not everyone can eat dick anon, especially since you went and bought it all up.
do people still do the slow cooking thing with boiling water and a small thermos? You put the boiling water in with rice and then hike for an hour or whatever and it's cooked by the time you get where you're going?
>>2024782Why would they? Minute rice exists. Literally add it to a pot of boiling water, remove from heat, and wait 5 minutes.
>>2024320Ask me how I know you’ve never been backpacking.
>>2023221Fixed this for you
>>2024774Food made over a compfire after a days hike is always going to be top tier.
>>2024780>>2024789>noooo you can’t just make a campfire after hiking and boil water for 50 minutes that’s impossible >no modern person does this Has to be a top 10 dumbest debate I’ve ever been a part of. This shit is getting obscenely circuitous and you’re both being obtuse for the sake of saving face on an online image board. Fuckin sad my dudes.
>>2024827Well yeah, you’d better be getting a lot of salt if you’re hiking. >checks the time>see’s that’s it’s amateur hour
>>2024852What if t hm ere is a fire ban, I'm only allowed to use gas?
>>2024860Usually I provision for the rules applicable to where I am. I almost always choose to hike thru places I can make campfires because I like campfires it’s part of the experience for me. Sitting around a campfire with some bros after a good long walk enjoying ourselves drinking some whiskey and shooting the shit while we wait for food to cook is why I bother with hiking and camping at all. Otherwise I’d just stay home on my ranch. I get fresh air and outdoors every day of my life so that’s not the allure for me.
>>2023745Delicious overpriced cancer i hope Americans choke to death on that shit.
>>2024858I knew someone would say that when I made the image. Yes, you need salt after sweating. But not even close to the levels the food in that image would provide
what are good options for fiber?
>>2024784Yeah, but what if you don't want to be a slave to the globalist instant rice elite?
>>2024892you haven't choked to death on all that dick, so I think they'll be alright.
>>2024852No you faggot, you don't know how to cook beans and you are arguing with people who regularly cook beans. You are free to do whatever stupid ass thing you want on your trip. You can even feed your half hard beans up your ass while they're still warm so you can refry them naturally.
>>2023960Yum.Yeah commodities food ration are the undeniable bests.The huge block cheese is food of the gods.Used to get it in the summer as a kid. I always marveled at the Powered Eggs. Like wow, powder mix with water and fry it in the pan and boom* you have some good eating eggs.I learned how to make biscuits and pan bread, pancakes.Last I saw they gave out alot of frozen food. Buffalo meat I haven't tried yet but it sounds good.
>>2024865Jesus Christ, larp harder faggit
>>2024359how do you grow eggs
>>2025097>he didn’t grow up in a rural community >he didn’t grow up going on backpacking trips with his bros>he didn’t stay in the small town and work his families farm >he doesn’t still regularly hook up with his buddies to backpack into remote places to camp to escape the oppression of normie car campers Feel bad for you dude, but you don’t need to take that anger out on me.
>>2024860Wow, I must've had a stroke when I wrote that.>>2024865I said there was a fire ban you dumbass.
>>2025183never heard of eggplant, nigger?
>>2023179>would need to eat like 3 of theseGood luck with that
>>2025334Not hard. I've gotten drunk and done it. Felt bad afterwards.
>>2025342And would you do it again?
>>2025365Probably not in one sitting. I was drunk and watching a Steve MRE video, it make me want some freeze dried goods. Had three different rices types the wife and I were gonna try out over a few day period and order more of the ones we like. I took it upon myself to try them at that time, ended up eating it all.
>>2024914Oats, trailmix, any dry cereal.
>>2024914Thinking about those beans.
>>2024914I honestly pack psyllium husk pillsif I don't, I get backed up and then eventually spill out some really messy shits that borderline make me run out of TP
>>2023179It's not made for you. It's for one of those normies who wants to walk eighty feet from the highway, take a picture of a mountain, and feel like he's an outdoorsman.
>>2025318i prefer growing sponges
>>2024063peppers, beets, carrots, beans, red onionsbut you can pickle just about anything including fruits, play around with different spices to your own personal tastes
>>2024063garlic and onions of all sorts, beets are delicious, fermented spicy cabbage is also incredible (pungent though haha)
>>2024544Most Asian stores will do em. It'll be the really small bois is what I've seen
>>2024827>>2024895So what do you recommend?
>>2026498Just carry a bunch of raw beans in your pocket and chew on them when you get hungry.
>>2026507Works better if you suck on em since they have to soak for 48 hours to be properly activated.
>>2023179>backpacking meals>someone talking about building a fire and cooking dried beans for an hourThe absolute state of this board
>>2023179>ctrl+f "Coldsoak">no results>166 repliesi knew you faggots were larpers
>>2023203Pro hiker dog. Binge on spaghetti and purge before dinner to save on weight carried.
I just started bringing some of these lately, they're pretty tasty (believe it or not). Less expensive than normal pouches.
>>2026548take you and your onions back to ulggod can you imagine being such an ultralighter that you'd forgo a fire and hot meals just to shave off an extra poundits a wonder that ultralights haven't started promoting anorexia to reduce even more weight
>>2026668not that guy, but I thought the whole deal with coldsoak was just to get the stuff soft so you can heat and eat when you get where you're going? Do these monsters eat it cold? that's a morale beater right there,
>>2026668>fireYou meant “stove,” right?>poundYour stove is heavy and you should feel bad.
>>2026680yeah I meant stove, I think their point if you don't need fire, then you don't need to bring a stove, firestarters, metal cookware (maybe?), fuel, etc which could add up to a pound, generouslypersonally i bring a twig gassifier and a backup alcohol stove, could probably pick one or the other but I don't mind the weight because I like having options
>>2026679Yes, they eat it cold, generally. No cook makes sense, but cold soaking is kind of dumb. Unless it’s bean dip or something, which, yeah, I could see that.