Bing The Ultra Light Hiker

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

Calories per gram:

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More Food: Useful information for folks who don’t cook. NB Calories per oz/gram is everything: Here are some good hiking food ideas: http://sectionhiker.com/10-ultralight-backpacking-foods/ Here are some more of my own: http://www.theultralighthiker.com/a-hiking-food-compendium/

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