Hiking Food: Continental Spring Vegetable Simmer Soup

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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. Try it. Yoou could try adding some of this to it if you want some more protein: http://www.theultralighthiker.com/hormel-real-bacon-pieces/: After you have done so, start thinking about other dehydrated (eg Continental) products such as their Gravies and Sauces and their meal bases. Cheaper and much tastier.

2 Responses

  1. Chris Anders

    Hi Steve, I gave it a go tonight. I added almost double the potato you suggested to make it more like a stew than a soup. It was quite tasty and filling. I would suggest it was too much for one but may be not enough for two? How many do you think it would feed? Probably ok for two if you combine it with something else? Do you have any desert ideas for hiking?

    • admin

      Thanks Chris. It is a meal for one. The McKenzies ones I posted about recently are better for two (again half the quantity of water). I have tried to collect my hiking food suggestions together on my advice page (http://www.finnsheep.com/HIKING.htm – scroll down). There are quite a few meals here. One of my favourites is the Aynsley Harriott ‘Lentil Dahl to which I add some ‘Twiggies’ (I am trying out these for lasting out of the fridge – D’Orsogna Mild tasty Sticks – they have lasted a week so far and look and smell fine). Have you tried the hiking yoghurt? There are lots of packet junket, mousse, etc in the supermarket. I have not tried them because I never eat dessert. Most would be intended to set in a fridge, but they would eat well enough as a liquid – as would the ‘Soylent’ I posted about recently (there is an Australian equivalent: Matt had a packet the other day which I am yet to try). You can do a search at the top right of my ultralighthiker page: try = ‘Food’ie: http://www.theultralighthiker.com/?s=food

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