rick.ostheimer at sbcglobal.net
Wed Apr 22 07:29:47 CDT 2009
Sounds like you're resupplying from the supermarkets. Here are some of
I got a small, plastic juice container and filled it with olive oil,
availa ble at larger supermmarkets in 250ml containers. The olive oil
went into anything I cooked.
I had another which I filled with dried milk that I used in any of the
dinners that called for some milk to be added.
I only cooked dinners. Samples include:
Mac n Cheese with the contents of a Spam single cut up into it, and a
couple dollops of olive oil
Knorr Lipton Pasta Primavera with a small foil-pack of smoked salmon or
regular salmon with a couple dollops of olive oil. (add dried milk with
K-L Noodles Alfredo with a foil pack of tuna in oil with olive oil and
dried milk added with the pasta.
K-L Rice sides with chicken from foil pack
etc. There are lots of good, instant pasta or rice dishes that give you
some variety. I never tired of these dinners on the trail. You could
also add grated parmesan to almost any of these dishes for additional
calories and flavor.
For dessert, I always had an extra large dark chocolate bar and
sometimes added an instant pudding mix which I made with the dried milk
For breakfast (I never cooked ):
Carnation instant breakfast with cocoa mix----good cold and lots of
Pop tarts (raspberry was my favorite)---I can't handle them off the
trail, but on trail they're pretty good, .... plus
carried and eaten while walking as a second and, sometimes, third
breakfast ----various bars such as oatmeal to go, yogurt bars, etc,
found in the breakfast foods aisle
I packed whole wheat bagels which I squished down as flat as I could.
That way they get pretty compact. I had one of these with peanut butter
or cheese (Cheddar keeps about a week with no green fuzzy stuff growing
though it can get a little oily), plus ...
either a large handful of Fritos (great trail snack and they hold up
well in the pack) or shoestring potatoes (found in a cylindrical
container near the potato chips)---great fuel.
Of course, Snickers and any other candy. Great, even if they sometimes
were gooey after riding in my pack on a hot segment. Also, licorice red
and black and other candies. And of course bars, Clif, Power, and my new
favorite, if you can find them, Pro-bars.
In other words, there's plenty of variety available on the supermarket
shelves. Experiment a bit and you'll find a lot of stuff to fuel your hike.
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