Favorite Backpacking Meals

TOGIE

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t bell five layer burritos and fire sauce

they heat up in pans real nicely, and never spoil, same thing with hot and spicy mcchickens
 

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How much extra TP do you pack?
often i don't even take tp backpacking. lot's of natural options out there. ;)

may seem like i'm trolling, but i'm not

i make calorie bomb stops at a t bell, mcd's, or chipotle before hitting the trailhead for almost any trip and always grab an extra to pack in for night number 1 - just my little special routine

after that it's the usual mix of backpacking foods, whatever is lightest and easiest usually. most often mountain house anymore
 
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sometimes i don't even take tp backpacking. lot's of natural options out there. ;)

may seem like i'm trolling, but i'm not

i make calorie bomb stops at a t bell, mcd's, or chipotle before hitting the trailhead for almost any trip and always grab an extra to pack in for night number 1 - just my little special routine

after that it's the usual mix of backpacking foods, whatever is lightest and easiest usually. most often mountain house anymore
No judgement here, I definitely calorie load the few days before a longer backpack as well. I have absolutely appalled some families while crushing 2 Chipotle burritos in a ravenous frenzy on the way to trailheads before.
 

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No judgement here, I definitely calorie load the few days before a longer backpack as well. I have absolutely appalled some families while crushing 2 Chipotle burritos in a ravenous frenzy on the way to trailheads before.
that Chipotle in Silverthorne is a beautiful thing
 
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O.K..... this isn't really a meal, but I pack 1-2 candy bars today. Specifically Almond Snickers and almond joy. I know its not the pure nutrition that people talk about, but its a great pick me up in the middle of the day. The mountain house blueberry granola is probably my favorite breakfast.
 

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Several years ago I dehydrated pasta sauce and bought a small bag of tortellini that were dehydrated. Sitting in camp waiting for everything to re-hydrate in the hot water as I opened the can of spam I notice one of the guys eyeballin my supper. He asks what I am making as he is digging into his mountain house. When I told him what it was he looks at my food and into his mountain house meal back at my stuff and says, "you are my freaking hero!" Poor guy looked like he was forced to eat snot out of a bag.
 

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For one of my favorites I mix dehydrated refried beans, instant white rice, powdered cheddar cheese (Same stuff as in most box mac n cheese) and add dehydrated green chile bits. This all goes in either a Ziplock freezer bag or Packit Gourmet boil-in bag. I then fill a separate sandwich baggy with Fritos and store it in the freezer bag then take it out once I'm ready to prepare. Add the correct ratio of boiled water to the rice and beans (usually about 1 cup) and let sit. Once properly rehydrated (about 5 minutes) I add the fritos. Add red pepper flakes if you need more spice.

My version of Backcountry Frito Pie and is by far the most satisfying calorie packed meal I've ever had out in the woods. Screenshot_20200429-110345.png0429201106_HDR.jpgThe bag of dehydrated green chile bits is hardest to find, usually I find them at places like Natural Grocers.

Added a picture shows the Bag of Dried Green Chiles, the Cheese, and the Beans I used.
 
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1100RemingtonMan

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Breakfast two oat meal packets, Coffee Folgers Instant packs single serving
Lunch. Snickers or Tuna in a foil packet
Dinner Mountain House and I like them, Crystal Light Single serving.
 
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