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Traildoggie
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PostFri Jul 08, 2016 2:56 pm 
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I buy dehydrated refried beans thru Amazon.   (never found them locally) they are so good I  use them instead of canned ones all year, so I order a case at once.     they rehydrate easily,  and are good with cheese and a tortilla or wrap.   they  weigh nothing.    I can post a link if anyone is interested.  accessorize them as you wish, hot sauce,  sliced cabbage etc.
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PostFri Jul 08, 2016 8:01 pm 
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^ did you try PCC Food Co-op? Fred Meyer? Olympia Food Co-op?

I used to buy a dried lentil soup mix (that actually wasn't too bad) and a dried black bean soup mix (that grew tiresome in short order) from the Oly food co-op.
Cannot recall whether or not they had a "dried refried bean" product.

The lentil soup mix was greatly improved with the addition of a handful of "dried vegetable soup mix" (essentially just a mix of dried chopped vegetables), a handful of raw cashews, a little bit of sun-dried tomato, and maybe a few fat monukka raisins. Was pretty much my standard dinner fare doing overnights on top of fire lookout peaks because it used the least amount of water and fuel.

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PostSun Jul 10, 2016 4:19 pm 
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For years I've gone the mountain house route for simplicity and my lack of planning, but I can't hang with all the salt anymore. I try to eat less  sugar and carbs these days.
My latest dinner:
1 freezer bag with ingredients bought at Packit gourmet: 1.5 cups Freeze dried broccoli, 4 Tbsp freeze dried cheddar cheese, 4 Tbsp freeze dried sausage crumbles,  1 Tbsp freeze dried  green peppers, 2 Tbsp Powdered butter. Add +/- 1/2 cup boiling water and let sit for 10 min. Mix and Eat. I eat macadamia nuts and almonds if I'm still hungry.

Lunches are jerky and nuts

Breakfast is usually a couple cups of coffee (starbucks via) and i'm trying some gluten free Stinger Waffles with coconut butter for extra fat for an upcoming trip.

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PostWed Jul 27, 2016 3:13 pm 
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@hikersarenumber1:

Lately I've been going with couscous and a foil pack of tuna or salmon (or similar). Add a bit of savory such as curry and some dill, and it's a real dinner. I have a chai mix for after-dinner hot drink.

Vegetables wait until after the hike, though I admire those who dry their own veggies and bring them along.

Fresh fruit each day is important to a successful hike. 1/2 apple or orange per day.
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PostWed Aug 17, 2016 10:11 pm 
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I third Pack-It-Gourmet, thanks to this forum for showing me the light. I love their cold water items. Bring a tortilla and you have a meal.

If I'm ever prepping without planning ahead, I grab instant mashed potatoes, tuna in a foil pouch, single serve oatmeal cups (not instant packets), single serve soup cups, dried tortellini (with a package of dried pesto and salami), applesauce/baby food pouches...and some of the standard fare granola bars, beef jerky, hard cheese. I usually bring some Zours or black licorice as a sweet treat too.
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PostWed Aug 17, 2016 10:40 pm 
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^ if you use your own dehydrator, you are in complete control of the salt.
or try PCC Food Co-op or Olympia Food Co-op for dried ingredients. Tacoma Food Co-op is too high priced. Fred Meyer has some stuff, but their turnover rate is low on that dried stuff and I've found it's not the best quality.

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Girlfriend found this stuff at a Dollar Store in Oregon. Shows up online as being available from Amazon, WalMart, and others.
Tapatio Powder Spice Packets!
I haven't tried it myself yet. She said it was great on some rather bland enchiladas they had down there for lunch one day.

https://www.amazon.com/Tapatio-Powder-Spice-Packets-Pack/dp/B012EBNH7U

That Amazon price is crazy expensive. She got the 8-pack for a buck at Dollar Store. Here's another one - $2.79 for the 8-pack:

http://www.shopfoodex.com/tapatio-salsa-picante-powder-spice-packets-single-packets-p-56794.html

Something to consider to jazz up an otherwise bland dish.

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PostThu Aug 18, 2016 8:42 pm 
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another key stuff is like...;.hawaii sweet rolls qfc HAS WHITE CHEDDER AGED 3 YEARS...used to get the 2 yr stuff...whatever it lasts 4 full days.

yes tortias for buritos (packit chix or hamb.) and those dehydrated beans.

oh and egg burritos for breakfst...
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