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Food for a 3 day trip to the backcountry


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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas – Part 1

Canoe Lake Circuit – Part 2



WEIGHT: 258g

–          Dehydrate carrots

–          Dehydrate peas

–          Dehydrate corn

–          Dehydrate ground beef

In freezer bag place:

–          1 tbsp of dried carrots

–          ¼ cup of dried peas

–          ¼ cup of dried corn

–          ½ pound equivalent package of ground beef

In a Ziploc bag place ½ package of Club House Shepherd’s Pie mix along with 1 ½ tbsp of crispy onion.

1 packet Club House brown gravy

In a Ziploc bag place 2 servings of mashed potatoes (2/3 package of Betty Crocker instant mashed potatoes (73g) + 1tbsp butter buds + 1 ½ tbsp Nido whole milk powder) to be rehydrated with 1 1/3 or 1 ½ cups of boiling water.


At camp:

1)      Boil water. Add water to gravel and veggies. Allow to rehydrate.

2)      Boil water. Add to mashed potatoes. Place in cozy.

3)      In a cup, mix seasoning with just over 1/3 cup of water from rehydrating the gravel/veggie mix.

4)      In pot, mix a little bit of olive oil with the gravel/veggie mix. Add seasoning mix and bring to a boil.

5)      In frying pan, mix gravy powder with 1 cup of water.

6)      Take pot off the heat as soon as the water has boiled off and place frying pan. Bring to a boil. Stir constantly until cooked.

7)      Take bag of mashed potatoes and cut corner of bag. Pipe the mashed potatoes over the meat and veggie mixture. Keep in cozy until ready to serve.  Serve with gravy on the side or over the pie.

Canoe Lake Circuit – Part 1

Backcountry food: cooking Shrimp Pasta

SHRIMP PASTA ( 2 servings)

Dehydrate shrimp
Dehydrate asparagus
Dehydrate mushrooms

In separate ziplock bags place:
– 200g of pasta
– 90 g of dried shrimp cut in halves or thirds
– 12g of dried mushrooms
– 16g of dried asparagus with a little bit of salt
– 20g of dried tomatoes

In another ziplock bag place:
– 2 tbsp. of dried fried onion;
– Freshly ground pepper;
– 1/2 tsp of garlic powder;
– 1 tsp of chives;
– 1/2 tsp of oregano;
– 1/8 tsp of erbe per spaghetti;
– 1/2 a bay leaf.
In another ziplock bag place about 200g of pasta.

Place all the bags and the following instructions in a bigger ziplock bag.

At camp:
– Boil water. In one cup, rehydrate shrimp. In another cup, rehydrate asparagus. It will take at least 30-45 min.
– Boil water, add salt and cook pasta. Drain and place in bowl.
– In another bowl, rehydrate mushrooms and dried tomatoes (the latter just slightly).
– In pot, pour some olive oil. Turn the stove on as low possible. Add drained tomatoes and mushrooms. Stir.
– Add onion and spice bag contents. Stir.
– Add the drained shrimp. Stir.
– Add the drained asparagus. Stir. Check salt.
– Add the pasta and toss.