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Trail Food: Drying and Cooking Food for Backpacking and Paddling Paperback – February 22, 1998
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A nice feature is the chart of drying temperatures and times for different foods. Also, the chart of calorie and protein content of different foods is important to making sure you get enough calories to keep going in the field and enough protein to keep your body from consuming your muscle tissue for fuel. There are also plans for building your own dehydrator for the do-it-yourselfer. The suggested one week meal plan is a good guide to get you started on packing for a trip.
The emphasis of this book is on drying individual ingredients and then rehydrating and combining them at meal time. This allows you to be more flexible in your meals, but takes a little longer at meal time. However, it also tells you how to use your own recipes to prepare a conmplete meal and then dehydrate it. Precooked spaghetti, rice or beans rehydrate and cook faster in the field. The book recommends having both types of meals with you for variety and flexibility. You can also dehydrate canned foods like vegetables or canned chicken, tuna or salmon and use them in your recipes.
This book is concise and a fast read, but packs a lot of information. This means that you need to pay attention to pick up all the important points.Read more ›
No more. This is an excellent introduction to drying, and you don't need to be an expert to start either. Wanna dry? Get this book.
In other words, if you have a husband as I do with high blood pressure this book will give you options that others don't. :)
There are extensive tables explaining what texture your finished dried food should be at, tips for storage and many recipes. Some of them are vegetarian and many of them could be easily adapted to being vegan as well.
He also includes plans for building your own food dehydrators, one heated by a light bulb, the other, solar.
A wonderful inspiring book for finding new ways to pack nutritious and good meals.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While there are wonderful, in-depth informative tips and lots of recipes, the book is wordy, and some of the recipes are less than our standard of "healthy. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Angela S. | Dancing With My Father
Good book! Very informative with many excellent ideas and suggestions.Published 3 months ago by English W Stone
great book - I am going to get more books by this author. easy read but informative. Healthy alternatives for trail foodPublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
This this wonderbook has a great deal of good ideas. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because, unlike me, the author enjoys cooking. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Beth