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[pct-l] Re: PCT-L digest, Vol 1 #55 - 12 msgs

>soup. Ultra lights with alcohol stoves? Better stick with the rip and 
>Mac and Cheese, and Liptons. Eating is just a perfunctuary chore anyway,
>right? Might as well go all way and not cook at all! ( a very viable option 
>I'm hooked on hot meals right now but certainly open to suggestions).

Maybe I've got an incurable Epicurean streak, but I can hardly endure a 
three-day hike on cold food alone; especially if it rains all three days...  
I prefer to go without a hot breakfast, though, if only because it saves 

Here's a fairly lightweight alternative to the "rip and stirs" which I 
really like and which doesn't require much more in the way of time or fuel.  
Put about a cup-and-a-half of water in a pot.  Add a few pieces of jerky, 
broken into small pieces, and a bouillon cube.  Bring to a boil.  Toss in a 
generous handful of dried vegetables.  These I can get in bulk at the 
supermarket; a few dried tomatoes, though pricey, add a lot to the flavor.  
Cover the pot and shut off the heat, if you really need to conserve fuel.  
Otherwise let simmer a few minutes until the vegetables have reconstituted.  
To add bulk, dump in some instant mashed potatoes or couscous.

Next time I'm out I want to try combining the teriyaki jerky with instant 
rice, etc, to see if it makes a good chow mein.
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