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Re: Best backcountry meal options

Post by Somewhat of a Prick » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:19 pm

drewharrellrtr wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:08 pm
My morning "go to" is usually a cliff bar. I find those provide a lot of energy. I won't go hiking without one
Blegh. Like trying to eat a block of chalk
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Re: Best backcountry meal options

Post by mtree » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:36 pm

Somewhat of a Prick wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:19 pm
drewharrellrtr wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:08 pm
My morning "go to" is usually a cliff bar. I find those provide a lot of energy. I won't go hiking without one
Blegh. Like trying to eat a block of chalk
Nah. A block of chalk goes down with less water.
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Re: Best backcountry meal options

Post by drewharrellrtr » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:42 pm

Somewhat of a Prick wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:19 pm
drewharrellrtr wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:08 pm
My morning "go to" is usually a cliff bar. I find those provide a lot of energy. I won't go hiking without one
Blegh. Like trying to eat a block of chalk
Haha why is that? Too thick or what?
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Re: Best backcountry meal options

Post by SkaredShtles » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:50 pm

Yup - most of those "energy" bars are emergency rations only. I'll keep a few of the Gu-type frosting things around for emergency rations as well.

If you're going super-simple like that for breakfast, at *least* make it a Snickers bar (or whatever candy bar you prefer).

Oh - and when backpacking I always take a stove because I REFUSE to start the day without some coffee. :mrgreen:
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Re: Best backcountry meal options

Post by Conor » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:05 pm

SkaredShtles wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:50 pm
Yup - most of those "energy" bars are emergency rations only. I'll keep a few of the Gu-type frosting things around for emergency rations as well.

If you're going super-simple like that for breakfast, at *least* make it a Snickers bar (or whatever candy bar you prefer).

Oh - and when backpacking I always take a stove because I REFUSE to start the day without some coffee. :mrgreen:
Meh, never had coffee. The stove is not just about the weight, but it's about the process and time. I know there are extremely light stove setups, but now you have to clean pots etc. I know most people probably wash their stuff in the streams, even though they're not supposed to. Some will use a paper towel and carry out the waste, or burn it if a fire is allowed. I put everything in freezer bags and then dump the hot water in that for the freeze dried meals w/ a packit gourmet coozy. I then just carry out the freezer bags and lick my spoon.

For 3 days, I can eat cold pizza and I get going quickly without all those "camp chores." Oh, as our cook in Peru called them, I always have ositos (Albanese Gummy Bears).
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Re: Best backcountry meal options

Post by SkaredShtles » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:20 pm

Conor wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:05 pm
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Meh, never had coffee.
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The stove is not just about the weight, but it's about the process and time.
Fortunately, when I'm backpacking, I'm rarely in a hurry. :mrgreen:
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Re: Best backcountry meal options

Post by timisimaginary » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:11 am

drewharrellrtr wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:42 pm
Somewhat of a Prick wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:19 pm
drewharrellrtr wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:08 pm
My morning "go to" is usually a cliff bar. I find those provide a lot of energy. I won't go hiking without one
Blegh. Like trying to eat a block of chalk
Haha why is that? Too thick or what?
i like the nut-butter filled clif bars. much more palatable and easier to chew. the hazelnut chocolate clif bars are a staple for me now, i buy them by the boxload.
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Re: Best backcountry meal options

Post by Trotter » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:46 pm

timisimaginary wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:11 am
drewharrellrtr wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:42 pm
Somewhat of a Prick wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:19 pm


Blegh. Like trying to eat a block of chalk
Haha why is that? Too thick or what?
i like the nut-butter filled clif bars. much more palatable and easier to chew. the hazelnut chocolate clif bars are a staple for me now, i buy them by the boxload.

ehhh I find those much worse then the normal cliff bars. They are like eating glue paste.

Larabars are my current favorite
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Re: Best backcountry meal options

Post by shelly+ » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:07 am

Trotter wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:46 pm

Larabars are my current favorite
Larabars are delicious!! and not loaded with soy or any other crap.... just pricey for something you could make yourself in a food processor.
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Re: Best backcountry meal options

Post by polar » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:11 am

I really liked Perfect Bars at Costco, but they require refrigeration. Even though you CAN keep it outside of the frig for a day without any problem, but they don't taste as good when not cold. My current favorite is Rise Bar, Costco used to sell the honey almond version, but for some reason they stopped carrying it. When my favorite Costco ran out of Rise Bars, I went to a different Costco and bought enough to last me until end of this year...

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Re: Best backcountry meal options

Post by shelly+ » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:01 am

if you own a dehydrator, you could pack along any of your favorite homemade foods, including dried fruits and jerky.
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Re: Best backcountry meal options

Post by Bill G » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:35 pm

Mountain House since 1984. You need to be sweaty, grimy and tired after a long day on the trail to enjoy MH. I tried it once at home when the power was off, in that case it sucks. It also helps to have a single malt so you can truly enjoy.
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