Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
I do start the trip with a rather lavish meal. Steak and roasted potatoes with a bit of salad is nice, followed by cookies or brownies. These are the sorts of things that will survive one day and no more.
After that I pretty much go into subsistence mode and eat granola bars. They pack pretty well, are tasty, don't require cooking and the keep well.
I also bring enough coffee to make two pots each day.
I do fish whenever I can and will keep one for dinner.
Dried foods made for camping are quite dreadful and I gave up on them 20 years ago. Grocery store dried foods can be good but usually require the addition of a bit of butter to be good. I may use these once in a while.
I am partial to Dinty Moore and have lived on it for 8 days straight, but carrying wet rations is difficult as they are heavy and bulky.
MREs (Meals Refuse to Excrete) are something I've tried. Not bad, but they have the unfortunate side effect reflected in their parenthetical name. I do like the chocolate covered graham cracker. There was a ham and scalloped potato MRE that I thought was tasty.
Over the years I've tried freeze dried, grocery dried, MREs, canned foods, caught food, and simply doing without. All in all, I'll take granola bars, caught food and a bit of doing without as the simplest option.
Now, if I can stop at a store near the end of every day, it's a whole different story.
Tom [email protected]
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