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[pct-l] Re: gourmet light

I'm interested in the gourmet light thread...

My personal eating interest is quality without long-cooking anything, and my 
stove doesn't simmer. I try to carry light but good stuff--pine nuts, capers 
in a film container, sundried tomato slivers to boil with the pasta, anything 
that provides good crunchy texture (crushed tortilla chips, round melba 
toast)--to accessorize the bland staples. 

I've borrowed a dehydrator and have been skimming a book lately called "The 
Hungry Hiker's Book of Good Cooking" by McHugh. This book has many good 
ideas, but the author is more willing to do long-cook meals (and massive 
preparation at home) than I. I'd welcome specific recipes that use the 
dehydrator successfully but fairly simply. Anyone have a good curry recipe? 
How heavy are such home-dried meals? What else is worth making at home for 
reasons of quality (as opposed to buying?)  jb
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From:          Jeffrey Olson <jjolson@uwyo.edu>
Date:          Sat, 22 Jul 2000 23:20:26 -0700
Subject:       [pct-l] Snoqualmie - Canada, bear cannisters...
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The only place you might encounter a bear trained to respond to human presence
by looking for food is between Suiattle Pass and Rainy Pass.  Bears are hunted
fairly intensely in Washington, and do a good job of avoiding humans.  I spent
ten years wandering around the Cascades and not once had the pleasure of being
bugged by a bear.  This of course doesn't mean that you won't encounter one
that wants your food.  I just don't think you need to carry a cannister for

Jeffrey Olson
Laramie Wyoming...

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