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Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Tins on 07/19/2009 16:17:55 MDT Print View

Hmm...that's cleaver. I have a hard time stomaching a whole tin of sardines without gagging but perhaps the oysters a bit more tasty.

Richard Gless
(rgless) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Tin of Sardines on 07/19/2009 21:19:41 MDT Print View

In the distant past a tin of sardines along with crackers was considered a real treat on a long backpack or on a bivouac up on some wall. Sardines in mustard sauce were especially good.

Justin Chaussee
(judach) - F

Locale: Earth
Re: Re: Re: Easy UL Foods from the Grocery Store on 07/19/2009 21:31:47 MDT Print View

I second that motion. Canned sardines are one of my favorites. Currently, my meal of choice is a can of smoked oysters and triskets. Mmmmmm....

Tad Englund
(bestbuilder) - F - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Tin of Sardines on 07/19/2009 23:04:50 MDT Print View

I like the Sardines and crackers- now I only take them in winter on short hikes. I hate to mess with the used cans, especially in summer. In winter they keep me warm and the mess is worth it. Not the lightest weight option though.

When I'm out fishing in the fall in Alaska, sometimes I have what I call a "Sardine day"- meaning that its cold and wet enough to pull out the Sardines. But there we are getting flown in to a remote coastal river so the mess again is worth the trouble.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Pouched wild salmon on 07/20/2009 08:21:03 MDT Print View

While not super high in calories, that stuff is so good and high in healthy fat.....

Dicentra OPW
(dicentra) - F

Locale: PNW
Don't forget the bulk bins! on 07/27/2009 11:05:48 MDT Print View

You can find:

Split Pea soup
Lentil soup
black bean soup
potato soup
dried veggies
tomato powder
instant hummus
cheese powder
cous cous

Also use these in different/creative ways... Black bean hummus anyone?

Ryan Krause

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Pouched wild salmon on 07/27/2009 11:40:15 MDT Print View

As a big fan of Salmon - I was curious what the difference would be in terms of calories. Going to, closest options I could find were:

Fish, salmon, red, canned, bones removed (Alaska Native) (161 calories per 100 grams, 52 from fat)


Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone (208 calories per 100 grams, 103 from fat)

Anyone have numbers off an actual can of sardines?

George Phoenix

Locale: Joisey
Re: Sardines on 07/27/2009 12:15:10 MDT Print View

Season Brand Sardines in pure olive oil:

Serving size: 55g
2 per can
Calories 120
Total fat 7g
Sat. fat 1.5g
Sodium 110mg

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Pouched wild salmon on 07/27/2009 13:56:11 MDT Print View

I saw this and wandered over to the backpacking food bins and grabbed a couple packets of wild salmon :-)

Depending on packaging is the serving size of course..lord, gotta love that.

So lets say you have a 3-ounce pouch:
90 calories
3 grams fat
15 grams protein

While not high in calories it is very good for you!

Dicentra OPW
(dicentra) - F

Locale: PNW
Salmon Pouches on 07/27/2009 17:10:06 MDT Print View

That's why you bring the container of olive oil and/or Parmesan cheese! :)

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Salmon Pouches on 07/27/2009 17:34:56 MDT Print View

You know it, Di!
I love pasta tossed with wild salmon, some freeze dried olives, olive oil, black pepper and a ton of Parmesan cheese. Maybe some True Lemon powder as well ;-) If only I could get freeze dried capers....

Dicentra OPW
(dicentra) - F

Locale: PNW
On Oysters on 07/28/2009 07:57:57 MDT Print View

Smoked oysters (from a tin - but you can also find them in foil pouches) with smoked cheddar cheese (Tillamook) on some crackers makes an excellent lunch.

Michael Cockrell

Locale: Central Valley, Lodi-Stockton, CA
Dried asian products on 07/28/2009 15:49:34 MDT Print View

I find the best dried items at local asian markets:

- Mushrooms, all types
- Lechee fruit
- Ginger
- SARDINES!!!!!!!!!!
- Octopus
- Sqiud
- Seaweed

Oh man! I just spend hours goofing off "researching" and buying options. Then find it hard to await a chance to hike, so I just start using them at home for my meals.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
Asian food finds on 07/28/2009 16:35:36 MDT Print View

I love the stuff at the Asian markets... and I always learn something new when I am there.