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Thomas C
(wgonfan) - F
Your favorite meal from Packit? on 03/07/2013 07:59:36 MST Print View

Considering ordering some meals from PackIt & was wondering what your favorite is? Also, I will be ordering for a somewhat picky 13yr old, any recommendations?

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Your favorite meal from Packit? on 03/07/2013 08:12:46 MST Print View

For me its the burger wraps, gumbo and cheesecake.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Your favorite meal from Packit? on 03/07/2013 08:15:17 MST Print View

I ordered a sample meal kit and loved everything so I just ordered 200 bucks worth of food from them.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Your favorite meal from Packit? on 03/07/2013 08:21:19 MST Print View

What does the picky one like? The burger wraps are great. Most of what Packit sells is good though.....and often you can leave out an item, since it comes with packets for flavoring.

Thomas C
(wgonfan) - F
picky one on 03/07/2013 09:28:52 MST Print View

he doesn't knwo what he does & doesn't like... he picks & chooses. I think its more of a visual thing, once he thinks it looks or might taste gross he wont even try it.

Stuart .
(lotuseater) - M

Locale: Where the air is thin
Repackaging on 03/07/2013 10:27:08 MST Print View

Stephen,

Are you still repackaging everything before you head out on a trip? Seems to be a lot of excess that has to be carried out otherwise.

Oh, and did you ever get the Packit hot sauce out of your clothing after it exploded everywhere?

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Repackaging on 03/07/2013 11:19:55 MST Print View

Hi Stuart,

I do repackage most of the meals as there can be a few ounces of paper plastis and condiments which are not needed.

I had forgotten completley that the sauce packets wheer under pressure and exploded when I open them.

Lucky there was no bears around :-)

Stuart .
(lotuseater) - M

Locale: Where the air is thin
Bears on 03/07/2013 11:26:13 MST Print View

They're all habituated to the artificial junk in Mountain House. They wouldn't touch the Packit stuff with a bargepole, it'd be too much like shopping at Whole Foods.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Bears on 03/07/2013 11:54:57 MST Print View

Do they watch Fox new and drink Bud lite also?

Stuart .
(lotuseater) - M

Locale: Where the air is thin
Re: Re: Bears on 03/07/2013 12:22:21 MST Print View

Only when they're supposed to be hibernating.

So, Stephen, would you recommend going with one of the samplers from Packit, or ordering a la carte?

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Bears on 03/07/2013 12:41:38 MST Print View

Stuart, you've given me a great idea. I'm going to make a titanium bargepole to take with me when I'm in Glacier and Yellowstone. I can use it when bartering with the bears, and trade it for, you know, my life. Where else would a bear find an ultralight titanium bargepole to use for not touching a Packit Gourmet meal?

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Re: Bears on 03/07/2013 12:45:55 MST Print View

Hi Stuart,

The Samplers where great for a first go but from now on will be ordering A la carte.

Stuart .
(lotuseater) - M

Locale: Where the air is thin
Bargepole on 03/07/2013 13:14:37 MST Print View

Gary, you could make it telescoping, tenkara style, for ease of transport. BTW hoping to make the meeting on the 18th, clients permitting.

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Bargepole on 03/07/2013 13:19:43 MST Print View

I like the way you think, Stuart. Yes, I hope to see you on the 18th.

Kevin Babione
(KBabione) - MLife

Locale: Pennsylvania
Favorite PackIt Gourmet Meals on 03/07/2013 15:59:33 MST Print View

I just ordered some for an upcoming hike in April. Favorites include:
- Austintacious Tortilla Soup
- Zydeco Red Beans and Rice
- Jumpstart Fruit Smoothies for breakfast
- Creamy Italian Polenta with Sausage for breakfast
- Dottie's Chicken and Dumplings
- Tuscan Beef Stew with Polenta

Their food has a lot of flavor. They send spice packets so you can elevate the spice level without your son having to do so. Truthfully they're so good that you could order one and try it at home for dinner to see how it goes and then place your order for your trip. Their rehydrated food is much better than most of the food my "Practice" wife cooked when we first got married.

Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Re: Favorite PackIt Gourmet Meals on 03/07/2013 16:31:54 MST Print View

Jump Start Fruit Smoothie (Berry flavor) is the best breakfast I have ever had. Gives me great long lasting energy with a good combination of Carbs/Protein/Fat. I can use cold water, shake and drink so it prepares quickly with no fuss and super tasting.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Favorite PackIt Gourmet Meals on 03/07/2013 16:38:20 MST Print View

The smoothies sure are nice.

I just ordered enough food for the majority of my trips this year and it cost me $200, obviously will be bringing some fresh stuff from home also :-)