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Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Burtonridr, Dec 18, 2008.
What a great find, thanks. I've bookmarked this to my homepage!
$12.95 each on Amazon with free shipping !!
Easy & cheap real trail food.
Now I need to just try a bunch of these before I commit to using them on the bike... Some great ideas here..
Mountain House for me. I'm lazy
Great thread. !!.
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A cheap way to make coffee using your favorite brand. You need a GSI 18 ounce stainless steel mug or the Walmart equivalent and some of those cone shaped #4 paper coffee filters. Boil 2 cups of water either in the mug or other wise. Mold the filter over the rim of the cup so that you have about a half inch over hang and put in about a third cup of coffee grounds. Put a lid on it and wait a little while and stir the grounds a little and then put the lid back on. After a few minutes pitch the filter and grounds. It's probably easiest to mold the filter somewhat before you add the water. (I don't have any recipes but I wanted to keep the thread going. )
My favorite coffee for camping is the "singles" that are like tea bags but are coffee. Everyone looks at me like I'm an idiot but I enjoy the taste. Until my wife bought a Keurig coffee maker for home that's the only way I made coffee. And since my body only tolerates decaf I can't ever share from someone who's brewed a big pot of coffee. The one good thing about not being able to drink real coffee if that I'm used to bad coffee, so these singles seem like gourmet for me.
You guys should try packitgourmet food if your into the mountain house. Much much better. You pay for it, but your guts will thank you
The Muff Pot (muffler pot) has been a long time staple on my snow machine ventures... I think I'll rig up a removable one for the bike.
Every dime saved on food can be spent on microbrews... I always bring an insulated growler. It doubles as a water jug until I find a good brew.
A jet-boil staple of mine for winter backpacking has been instant curry soup: 1 can coconut milk + 2 spork fulls of curry paste. Improve if the ingredients are available... but is tasty and full of calories without anything.
I should warn, I have the gut of a coyote. People who tend to get the emergency drizzling sh#%s after eating oil/grease might want to add some fiber to be safe...*
*Before going on a long trip with a major change in diet, it is wise to condition yourself to your new diet a few days before leaving...
Edit: emoticon had to go away...
Some great ideas.
Had to do a few 1200 km days in Patagonia, decided to make a super food mix to keep me going. Pretty easy recipe to mod:
a handful of random dried fruits left over from hiking.
Add water, bonus points if its hot. by day 4 I had figured out the perfect amount to put in the cup before heading out, about a quarter cup of water to a full cup of mix. Wrapped it tight in a plastic bag and when I stopped to eat it was soaked in like a really thick pudding. Chia seeds would work well in this if you want to prep in advance like that but what I like about it is how you can just have a massive bag of the stuff ready to go and pour out a cup, add water, and you're ready to go as soon as it's down your gullet.
The cacao is what makes this tasty every time, be generous because it is good for you. The protein poweder is debateable, i used whey protein so it had MSG as most protein isolates do but whatever I don't use it often and regardless don't wanna live forever, important part is it makes up for any proteins missing from the amaranth and flax.
+1 for rice and beans if you're not in a hurry. Add an egg and you have a complete protein meal, leave out the rice before bed to encourage muscle recuperation if you really need it. You can eat for under five bucks a day and still have enough to add tasty things like onion, garlic and cilantro to the mix.
I pick up a box or can of chili, some pre-shredded cheeese ("Mexican 3-Cheese Mix" is good) and some torillas at a grocery store. Size the tortillas to your skillet.
Grill the tortilla on the skillet for about 30 seconds, turn over. Add a tablespoon or three of (cold, straight from the can) chilli to the tortilla, add a tablespoon of cheese. Form the burrito shape with the tortilla. Grill the burrito in the skillet until the chilli is hot and the cheese is melted.
I rode to the BMW camp out this year in daytona beach. I ate baked beans out of a can for a week straight breakfest lunch and dinner. I would warm them up at gas stations or in a skillet at night when I had a fire. Sometimes I would just eat them cold. People were friendly at first letting me
Cook the beans on their fire at the camp out. Everyone was telling me all the memories that cooking beans over a camp fire brought back. That was until they found out that all I was going to eat was a skillet of beans. People were really turned off by this. It grossed everyone out even more when I woke up and cranked beans for breakfest. I thought bikers would eat anything.... BMW guys are getting soft. That being said two guys on airheads cooked up breakfest that even made my iron guts swirl. They cooked grits and cut up Vienna sausages mixed them into a pot added hot sauce and crumpled pop tarts into the gruel. That was the wildest thing I have seen any biker eat.
I tried eating only a big can of beans for supper one time while camping in the Tetons. Liked to froze to death later in the night as I kept blowing my covers off! Great thread. Lets keep it going. Im learning a bunch of stuff. Thanks.
I'm just spending one night out this weekend on a big loop around eastern KY.
medium bag of sunflower seeds
canned chili w/ pop top
chicken salad kit (2 different flavors)
one chicken marsala microwaveable meal (planning to eat it cold, WTF)
Some honey brandy for sipping at night.
Figure I'll survive?
Be careful with the easy pop tops on canned goods... I had one of chicken noodle soup and it broke open in my pannier. Maybe I made the mistake of not having soft stuff around it. Or not eating it sooner on the trip. Or being an asshole and jumping my loaded KLR.
Just be weary of pop tops lol
A lot of people are spoiled. They are used to always getting what they want to eat not what is available. I can eat the same thing for 2 or 3 days straight no problem.
My diet varies more when I'm away than when I'm at home
At home, in summer, muesli for breakfast, salad for lunch/dinner. In winter, the same breakfast but it's pasta/homemade pizza for dinner.
On the road I buy what's available, a few hours before I stop if I'm cooking, or eat out. That makes for a lot of variety but it's not exactly gourmet
Some of the things you guys cook up whilst traveling amaze me :)