Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Armored farmer, Nov 1, 2021.
Our deer hunting areas aren't exactly "walking distance" from the house, but they're only 15 to 45 minutes away by pickup-truck. So we generally eat breakfast at the house, or on the drive over.
As for our lunches, we mostly just snack all day - granola bars, GORP, an apple, some hard candies, and as much water as we can comfortably carry. If we figure we're going to be gone from the truck all day, we'll usually include a small roll of summer sausage, a chunk of cheese, some crackers (in a Pringles potato chips can so they don't get broken) and some dried apples in our daypack(s). We usually have a small, half-melted candy bar in one of our coat pockets - sometimes it's a leftover from last year.
Don’t get me wrong, some of the best deer I’ve taken have been with a smoking cigar in my teeth.
I like cheese and French bread. Maybe summer sausage. Pecans, raisin bread. Coffee of course. That's for hunting on the back 20.
If I'm feeling fancy and expect to be away from the truck I'll make a full pot of rice and a whole can of spam worth of musubi (8), If I'm expecting to be near the truck I'll do the same thing but I won't wrap it and just leave them in tupperwares.... usually scramble eggs to fo with it.
If I'm being lazy and have spare money I'll stop by the gas station and pick up fried chicken and musubi.
If I'm being lazy and don't have spare money its crackers and Vienna sausage.
I usually drink two or three cups of coffee before I leave in the morning, carry two or three energy drinks, And have at least a couple of energy drink powder packets And my hunting bag. Also carry a gallon plus of water and enough granola bars to feed a small army........
The shortest hunt I go out is about 3 mi round trip and the longest about 6-7, So quite honestly water is more important than anything else.... besides my caffeine supply.........and poo tickets, im too old and fat for muscle shirts.....
Uncrustables are a favorite of our crew as well. Pre made PB&J, taken in frozen in the morning and they are thawed by lunch time. Mre's or Mountain House on occasion as well. Really just depends on what kind of mood I am in. Bottled ice tea, Gatoraid, water are musts. Have to stay hydrated yanno. And need the wide mouth bottles to pee into.
That's why you pair it with a bag of chips......
I'd have to try them don't think I've seen them on the self here, what type off fish is it.
personal policy about eating spicy food
while out away from home. Need for antacids and squatting in the woods with
a burning rear exit, etc.
I will take the regular ones and squeeze up
a few crackers in the fish oil to get a few
more nibbles per can.
And they pocket carry really good
The Beach Cliff fish steaks are herring
( or they used to be)
has where he heats up some oil packed
fish steaks in the can during one of his
bicycle stealth camping trips
I tried hunting with a pipe in my mouth, once. It went fine until I spotted a good boar. Somewhere between that point and the point where I took the shot, the pipe disappeared. I have absolutely no recollection of taking it out or dropping it or I-dont-know-what. I'm just glad that it was a five dollar corncob, and that I didn't set the place on fire.
Fish is great frozen, boiled, fried and baked.
In summer, black coffee and leftovers from whats laying around go's in my boating box. I keep some salt and spices along too.
I've seen guys shoot with pipes, they kinda hold it with the pinky and ring finger to there Palm and uses there thumb pointer and middle around the forend. I don't smoke but I love the smell of a pipe.
You guys up there have that nice smoked salmon, it always looks good wish I had some lol.
A cabin or camper would be luxurious. So would an open fire.
Anyway...I've tried to get away from Mtn. House, but just haven't been able to make it work. I don't find them all that costly. They're no more expensive than eating at a fast food restaurant. Of course, they're great and light weight if you have access to water. If you have to haul your water, not so much. The other benefit is virtually no clean-up. I like that a lot. The biggest problem I see with freeze dried meals, and many other hunters have confirmed this, is that, after about the second day, they tear your innards up. Perhaps it's the rapid change in diet, perhaps it the freeze drying process. In any event, after 5-6 days on those things...you're ready to be done hunting.
My typical pack-in hunt food meal plan is a Mtn. House breakfast and dinner with a no-cook lunch. I prep 1500 calorie lunch packs in quart zip lock bags. Typically, that means a 5 oz foil pack of tuna or smoked salmon, a packet of beef jerky, a cliff bar (or similar), 2 discs of Pilot Bread, some various dried fruits/raisins, etc. and a packet of various dried nuts. That will weigh about one pound or a bit more.
I usually throw in at least one packet of Top Ramen per day that I'll be out as "back up" food. (To be used if I'm stuck in camp due to weather or have to stay longer than planned. It's also just good as a between meals "warm-up" when one is wet and cold.)
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