Rice is an easy to pack food

by Alex Wiser
(Florida)

Rice is an easy to pack food that tastes well with just about every type of meat. This scrumptious grain is simply boiled in water. However, in order to cook it, you must measure it. With every cup of rice, add two cups of water(the Rice must expand). But, other than that, it's easy! To season Rice, add a few pinches of salt, garlic, and black pepper.



It is good to know that even with a tupperware container that is small enough to fit in the small pouch on the side of a hiking pack, you can make a whole crock-pot full of Rice.

The seasonings can be carried in a small zip-lock bag. Mix the three magical ingredients together so they can be easily applied to the Rice.

It takes quite a long time for Rice to go bad so it can be used in long hikes or maybe even expeditions. Never eat Rice raw because it expands tremendously(this is why birds can explode from eating it). On those cold or warm nights in the wilderness, some steaming Rice fits well with an empty stomach.

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Making Your Own Dehydrated Meals?

by Todd Owen
(Denver,Co)

As a formidable back country adventurer along with my Wife. We have been using Mountain House meals for many years when we pack up for a long week of getting away. As much as I love their selection, and I think they do offer the best meals.

Anyone have any ideas on how to make your own meals with the same level of flavor?

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Trail mix

by Todd Owen
(Denver)

I know there are several hundred combinations for GORP ie: "trail mix" but I find many of the stores bought ones to be over priced and very little of what you really like and a lot more of what you don't like.

My wife and I spend about 14 weeks a year in the back country hiking and camping in the Colorado Rocky Mts. L year we decided to get healthy and we both dropped a combined total of about 60 pounds. We started making our own GORP bags and found that they really helped a ton on those hikes when some energy was needed to get over the next ridge or hill. Again, I know there are 100's out there, but I think you and even the kids will enjoy this BOOSTER, even if not in the back country but just around town or out at the park for the day with family and friends.

We usually make a large bag of this stuff and keep some in the trunk esp. in Winter. It keeps for some time too.

1 whole bag of nuts - we use walnuts and pecans about 32oz. total

2 full bag of M&M's we use the CHOCOLATE style.

Dried Fruit - oranges, apples, and pineapple are favs. about 2 pound total

2 bags of MALT O MEAL Cereal The knock off Capt.Crunch BLUE BERRY is really sweet and tasty.

And for an added kick we toss in 2 large canS of raisins, not the cheap brand but the really good stuff.

TOSS ALL TOGETHER IN A TALL KITCHEN BAG AND MIX WELL, WE THROW A COUPLE IN OUR BACK PAKCS IN ZIP LOCS AND A FEW IN A STORAGE BOX IN THE TRUNK.

G.O.R.P. E GOODNESS !!!!!!!!


Start to prepare your trip before you head for the trails!

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