Hiking Tarka Dal

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This continues a series of recipes on simple Dals which you can make quickly from dried ingredients for hiking. Each of these dals has its own unique taste so that you will not tire of them (at least so long … Continued

Hardtack:

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A recipe for folks who want to experience just how hard life was in the past.  I think you should try it. I used to eat it with relish when I was a kid, but back then kids were always … Continued

First Bag Your Omelet:

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Long ago I noticed that powdered eggs are once again available in Australia: Coles Supermarket, Cake aisle: http://www.theultralighthiker.com/hormel-real-bacon-pieces/) and that they would go well with the Hormel’s Bacon Pieces (Dehydrated). Powdered eggs are wonderfully nutritious: 5.5 calories per gram, and … Continued

Out of the Frying Pan:

How do you cook a fish (or some falafels: http://www.theultralighthiker.com/he-hiked-with-a-falafel-in-his-hand/) and what to cook them in – and with what? A larger frypan lid will still fit a smaller pot to keep the steam in, etc. Suppose you have the … Continued

Hiking Crayfish Bisque

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First catch your crayfish…Once again here’s a delicious soup to cook in the wild after you have been doing a spot of fishing. Naturally it uses only dried, concentrated and lightweight ingredients. I based it on a traditional bisque recipe … Continued

Super Simple Trail Meal:

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Take one packet of Ainsley Harriot’s Spice Sensation Cous Cous (100 grams) 1492 kj (352 calories) plus ½ packet (65 grams) Craisins Fruit & Nut Trail Mix 1389 kj(332 calories) Totals (165 grams) 2881 kj (684 calories) = 4.14 calories … Continued

Steve’s Lamb Stew:

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This is a family favourite. Nothing special maybe (certainly not Ultralight Hiking tucker – I guess you could dehydrate it), but try it anyway. It doesn’t have to be Mother’s Day before you make some…Cheers. Ingredients (approx): 1 doz. lamb … Continued

Lunch on the Trail:

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Arnotts VitaWeat Biscuits 9 Grains are one of our standbys. Each biscuit is approx 8 grams and 100 kj or 25 calories (3 per gram) so that about 6 biscuits (150 calories) plus some nutritious topping makes an adequate lunch. … Continued

McKenzie’s Quick Cook Minestrone Soup

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At first glance these excellent tasty mixtures might seem a bit too lean for backpacking, but I used half the recommended water, so a packet made up to one litre with water (so it would fit in my 1100 ml … Continued

Ultralight Cook Pots:

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You don’t have to carry a brick around to warm a little food. There are some beautiful ultralight pots out there. The new 1350 ml Toaks Pot 102g (pot alone) – 145mm x 80mm (H x D) is big enough … Continued

Food Dehydration:

  As mentioned before we have a food dehydrator, so Della often dries some of her superb meals for our later delectation on the trail (her Shepherd’s Pie, for example). I know some of you are not so lucky (as … Continued

Della’s Coconut Rice: (Hiking Food):

People so often ask me this question, ‘But what do you eat…? I hope you will forgive me if I post about it fairly often and repeat myself…We have a home dehydrator, so this gives us a few more options, … Continued

Hiking Food: French Onion Soup Plus:

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  Mixing dehydrated ingredients can make an interesting and nutritious meal. You SHOULD try this at home before heading out. Here is an example: McKenzie’s Superblend Fibre ‘Freekah, Lentils & Beans’ (350 grams) plus Continental French Onion Soup (49 grams) … Continued

Hiking Food: Continental Spring Vegetable Simmer Soup

Making (delicious use) of everyday supermarket dehydrated food instead of those awful backpacking meals: Continental Spring Vegetable Simmer Soup + 500 ml water (1/2 quantity) + I Tablespoon (approx) Surprise Garden Peas + 8 Teaspoons Continental Deb Instant Mashed Potato. … Continued

Soylent

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Emergency (No-Cook) Hiking/Survival food, hopefully NOT such a by-product as in the film ‘Soylent Green’ (Book: “make Room! Make Room! Harry Harrison); 459 gram sachet = 2000 calories: ‘Soylent is a simple, efficient and affordable drink that possesses what a … Continued

Hiking Food / Customs Gestapo

We had a bad trip with one of these guys at Queenstown airport. Every other time I have been in NZ, they accepted I knew what I was doing, had cleaned my gear properly, had only proper hiking food (no … Continued

Hiking Food: Bulgur Wheat

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Hiking Food: There are quite a few suggestions and recipes below. I admit I hadn’t thought of using bulgur as an alternative to rice, pasta, couscous, etc, but it does have a different taste, so I will try it out. … Continued