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4 ingredients or less lazy freezer bag cooking
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Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Dried meats on 07/01/2014 18:15:01 MDT Print View

There are all sorts of sausage types, too numerous to mention here.

Summer sausage tends to be made of beef and/or pork, and as its name implies, it seems to last longer despite summer warmth.

I'm a big fan of turkey sausage, but that it just me.

To a certain extent, it is the salt and other preservatives that allow sausage to last without spoilage. That may not be good for you. As a result, I take small sausages and cut them up to be simmered along with my rice. Then I avoid adding extra salt to the rice.


christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
Gobble gobble on 07/01/2014 18:23:18 MDT Print View

Turkey sausage sounds good. What's your favorite type/brand?

I'm always on the hunt for good dry sausages.
Only found a few I like so far, including the kountry boy stuff they sell on the pack it gourmet site.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Gobble gobble on 07/01/2014 18:30:46 MDT Print View

Old Wisconsin is one brand. They make both turkey sausage and beef/pork sausage. From the time that I purchase these in the store, I keep them refrigerated. Then when I take them on a trip, I've never had any that seemed to be spoiled.


rick .

Locale: NYC
Couscous and soup mix on 07/01/2014 20:47:31 MDT Print View

I routinely make a 2-ingredient bag dinner:

Couscous (Bobs Red Mill Golden couscous seems to be the best, directions on bag say add boiling water and let stand). I use 6oz
Soup mix. I go for the Wylers / Mrs. Grass brand. 12oz bag, I use 4 or 6oz.

About $1 a serving and weigh out 2 things and bag simplicity. It actually tastes really good.

Edit: the major benefit of couscous is that it has like 25 grams of protein per cup with pretty good calorie density. Hard to beat that protein density, and a nice thing to add to your trail muscles after a long day.

Edited by overheadview on 07/01/2014 20:49:53 MDT.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
My List on 07/01/2014 22:58:05 MDT Print View Scan down to "FBC" and there you go. And yes, kids, don't be a food snob on the trail ;-) Save that for at home..LOL!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: 4 ingredients or less lazy freezer bag cooking on 07/01/2014 22:59:59 MDT Print View

And while these might be more than 4 ingredients, it is well worth it:

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: 4 ingredients or less lazy freezer bag cooking on 07/01/2014 23:57:39 MDT Print View


Damn you, Sarah. Now you've gone and flung another food craving on me.

I've just undergone months of therapy to get past the Cran-Mac recipe.


christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
Gobble and pad Thai on 07/02/2014 00:04:02 MDT Print View

Cool, going to order some Old Wisconsin turkey sticks to try. Haven't seen it in any stores around here....

Btw I just tried peanut butter in oriental flavored ramen!!! Awesome!!
Wife thought it was disgusting....but I chomped it all down and loved every last bite.
Definitely bringing that on my next trip, maybe with dehydrated chicken added, and maybe one of those pizza chili pepper packets....

Thanks for the suggestions!!

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Gobble and pad Thai on 07/02/2014 00:15:34 MDT Print View

Christopher, if you ever get out to the wilderness known as Silicon Valley, you can find Old Wisconsin, but it is hit or miss. I never see it in mainstream supermarkets, but I do see it in stores such as Big Lots, Target, Walmart, etc.


christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
Good to know! on 07/02/2014 00:38:55 MDT Print View

I actually live in south San Jose, so I'll look for it at target soon. Thanks Bob!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: 4 ingredients or less lazy freezer bag cooking on 07/02/2014 09:01:09 MDT Print View

The Cran-Mac bars are basically sugar crack ;-)

Rob Reynolds
(rfreynol) - MLife
Jerky on 07/05/2014 21:29:39 MDT Print View

On the subject of jerky, I find most commercial brands way to sweet so I usually order some from one of the many smaller speciality shops. Just hit google. That said, I recently discovered Dukes Meats out of Denver. Excellent jerky and beef sticks and I've been seeing it in more and more stores around the country when I travel for work. Website is

Dean F.
(acrosome) - MLife

Locale: Back in the Front Range
coconut rice on 08/05/2014 16:30:01 MDT Print View

Instant Rice
Coconut milk powder (from Packit Gourmet)
A dash of chili powder
Raisins, preferably golden

Roger Smith
(thewoodrow) - MLife
Zen Party Mix, chx ramen, hot sauce,PB on 08/07/2014 22:41:56 MDT Print View

Good for an afternoon hike.

Archer farms Zen Party Trail Mix
Chicken flavored Ramen
Crunchy peanut butter

Total heaven in a cup.

christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
Zen ramen stuff on 08/07/2014 22:51:55 MDT Print View

Do you add hot water? Just eat it dry?

I love sriracha, but can't seem to find the huy fong brand in portable packets.

Roger Smith
(thewoodrow) - MLife
Mix it all together. on 08/08/2014 00:09:12 MDT Print View

Sriracha in a gotoob is the best. Dried is good too. But dry it outside. Whew!

Put it all together in hot water. . The nuts keep the crunch alive. Different types of crackers soften at varying rates.

I'd never heard of anyone else putting peanut butter in ramen besides me. Works great. I have tried mixing sriracha and PB to save space. Don't.

I've never tried it dry. I'll do so tomorrow.

Edited by thewoodrow on 08/08/2014 00:11:23 MDT.

Mercedes Clemens
(motorlegs) - M

Locale: Mid-Atlantic & Southwest
Louisiana Purchase rice cups on 08/08/2014 10:56:09 MDT Print View

- Louisiana Purchase Jambalaya Rice Cup -or- Pinto Beans & Rice Cup ($14.01 for 12 on Amazon; I take the contents out of the cup)
- Freeze dried sausage crumbles (Rancher's Cut)
- Freeze dried scrambled egg (Rancher's Cut)
- Dehydrated veggie/veggie mix of choice

Works for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Melanie Stephenson

Locale: Northern PA
Two easy freezer bag recipes on 08/09/2014 20:26:00 MDT Print View

Hi! This is my first post.

Two of my favorite easy meals are:

Instant refried bean flakes+instant brown rice+taco seasonings+dried veggies. Rehydrate and eat in a tortilla with a packet of hot sauce


Bean thread noodles with dried veggies plus a packet of peanut butter, a packet of soy sauce, and a couple of packet of's not gourmet, but it is good.

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Two easy freezer bag recipes on 08/09/2014 21:48:55 MDT Print View

Idahoan potatoes, bacon, chives, corn.

Add hot water- munch.

...and Secret Aardvark hot sauce, but y'all ain't privedged enough to have it near you.... Prolly not, anyway.

But one day, Pinky, one day Secret Aardvark will take over the world!


jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Two easy freezer bag recipes on 08/09/2014 21:55:02 MDT Print View