[pct-l] Dehydrated Meals
edjarrett at msn.com
Sat May 7 08:02:20 CDT 2016
I have cooked pasta first, then dehydrated it. And it reconstitutes fine with cold water along with the rest of the meal. Same with rice.
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> Date: Fri, 6 May 2016 21:39:52 -0700
> From: melaniekclarke at gmail.com
> To: awb51 at hotmail.com
> CC: pct-l at backcountry.net
> Subject: Re: [pct-l] Dehydrated Meals
> Dear Adrian,
> First of all, to reduce all the packaging, most of us transfer all
> dehydrated foods into a sandwich sized ziplock baggie. There is just no
> way to do a long distance hike without this step. Yes, it takes time.
> Many of us do not take a stove. We place the dehydrated dinners inside 2
> ziplocks; the sandwich size we carry in our pack and then a Quart size.
> Add water at about 2pm and place at the top of your pack. By dinner, it
> will be rehydrated and ready to eat. This will only work with completely
> cooked dehydrated foods. Pasta needs to be boiled. It will never
> reconstitute. So forget pasta.
> A good vegetarian (and vegan) hiking food company is *OUTDOOR
> HERBIVORE http://outdoorherbivore.com/ <http://outdoorherbivore.com/> * They
> will mail to the towns along the trail. So, you need to have some idea of
> where you are going to stop to resupply. Get Yogi's PCT book
> http://www.yogisbooks.com/ I also think you can get her book on
> Amazon.com. She puts one out every year to update information but most of
> the information stays the same so get any year you can. I walk about 20
> miles a day (35K) and like to stop about once a week. I work so I'm just a
> section hiker but I plan to hike the entire PCT in about 3 years when I
> I read the other responses and they are good. It will be very easy to hike
> vegetarian. You will soon understand why Americans are soooo fat!!! It's
> a little tricky to hike as a vegan. You can combine several different food
> sources; stores along the way, mail order etc. Mountain House and
> Backpacker's Pantry have Vegetarian dinners (at hiking stores, REI etc)
> I'm an older female so I avoid sugary foods, even when I'm hiking. But
> many young men with no body fat seem to like the Snickers candy bars for
> high calorie foods. Nuts are also nutritious and high calorie. Most of
> what you'll burn is carbohydrates. Only 5-10% of your calories need to be
> from protein (more than enough). (Human breast milk is only 5% protein and
> babies double their size on this diet) Fats lighten your pack load but
> understand that your body has to convert the fats to carbohydrates before
> you can utilize them. Fats metabolize at a slow rate, just so you know.
> I think it is a good idea to just supply your hike up to Mammoth or Tahoe.
> By then, you will have a better idea of your hiking pace and what you like
> to eat and how much. In Mammoth or Tahoe, take a day or 2 to resupply for
> another 800 miles. Our post office supplies boxes and everything you need
> to do this. The post office will hold your package for you. List a date
> for possible pick up. You can supply most of your food and supplies in the
> towns along the way. But ordering packaged food is good too.
> Good Luck,
> Diet Plan
> On Fri, May 6, 2016 at 2:16 AM, awb51 <awb51 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Since I am flying in from Europe via Canada, I prefer to source my meals
> > for
> > my Mail-Drops locally in the US.
> > Which are good brands or sources for vegetarian meals?
> > On a long-distance hike one burns tons of calories, as a result I need high
> > calorie versions, i.e. double portions whenever possible. Often the pouches
> > have less than 500kcal which leads to too much packaging and cost.
> > Thanks
> > Adrian alias Matterhorn
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