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Food on 10 day hunt

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by jim in Anchorage, Jul 19, 2009.

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  1. jim in Anchorage

    jim in Anchorage Member

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    Weight no object[no coolers though] I hate MREs[although the self heaters can be nice for lunch] I just wondered if some of you had favorites.
     
  2. Ty7940

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    Bologna, Lots and Lots of bologna. It wont spoil if cold, and can fill you up quite quickly. I also boil ramen noodles if camping, and last but not least, PICKLED SAUSAGES!
     
  3. wankerjake

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    Poppyseed bread and apple pie are staples at hunting camp for us...God I can't wait for elk season! Oh, and Copenhagen!
     
  4. Marlin 45 carbine

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    grits and freeze-dried canned butter is a good hot breakfast with canned sausage gravy and dried eggs.
    hormel is putting out several different packaged meals that don't need refrigeration, fairly good stuff. about 2$$ for a supposedly 2-serving package but a hungry fella can easy polish one off.
    summer sausage and hard salami are good with crackers.
    make sure you carry potatoes along even dried to have if you take a deer for camp meat. canned milk does fine to make mashed 'tater's with.
    canned sausage is good with pancakes from instant mix for breakfast with reconstituted scrambled dried eggs. 'beverly' brand is about the best with hormel close. sliced fried 'spam' is good with fried 'taters and onions. of course large cans of chili and beef stew, chicken dumplings, spaghetti and such are classic fare.
    there is instant biscuit mix available now if you're hauling a d.o. along.
    there are dried veggies available from some camping supply outlets in bulk, green beans, tomatos and such, even sweet potatoes. most salt pork will keep awhile w/o refidgeration and is good to simmer dried veggies with a slice of.
    since you are in Ak bologna would keep for awhile in that cool climate.
    as said canned apple pie filling will make a good cobbler useing the biscuit mix for 'crust' in a d.o.
    haul the stuffs required for a fish fry - onions and taters also. watch out for bears though because they can smell a fish fry from miles away if downwind of it. or actually about anything fried draws 'em. I have no experience w/grizz but blacks come a'running to a fish fry around here. big rascals too.
    try to talk the best cook in your group to do the cooking even if that is his/her only camp chore - you won't regret it.
     
  5. jim in Anchorage

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    Great responses guys, been doing this hunt for 15 years but knew I would get some new ideas here.
    He goes into the pot. 3 a year, season year round.
     
  6. BENELLIMONTE

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    Most of my hunting is backpacking in and setting up camp. Therefore I have to consider weight; Potato flakes (dehydrated), ramen noodles, dehydrated soup mixes can all be found at Winco, Wallyworld or Costco. Oh yeah I forgot to mention take a sound suppressed .22 cal pistol (Tactical Solutions) for camp meat i.e grouse, ptarmigan & bunnys.
     
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  7. MCgunner

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    I used to carry Dinty Moore and Wolf Brand and such on extended hunts. Gave me motivation to shoot something for camp meat. :D It ain't bad, but you get tired of it fast. On my extended west Texas or New Mexico hunts, I normally got a rabbit pretty quick, one or two every day, occasionally scaled quail, until I finally shot a deer. I carried a revolver for the rabbits. I hardly ever went out to that lease in west Texas when I didn't get a deer, nice ones out there, too, mulies AND whitetail if you went during the mulie season. That was a great lease, a day's drive, but a great lease.

    At times, I'd spend lunch time shaving "nopalitos" and cutting them up for supper. Lots of prickly pear out there.
     
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  8. mokin

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    Camp food, one of my favorite subjects.... But I'll make this short. Recently I've been eating a lot of Lipton rice/noodle "side" dishes mixed with a package of tuna or salmon "Creations" or a chicken equivalent. It's not great but not bad for backpacking food. It's generally fast, lightweight, and doesn't require much fuel to prepare or refridgeration. Have fun out there and remember the words of some great camp cook "If all else fails, get'em drunk and feed them in the dark."
     
  9. Lou McGopher

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    Nightcrawlers.....

    For the rod and reel, of course!
     
  10. 351 WINCHESTER

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    Peanutbutter.
     
  11. rcmodel

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    Salt & Pepper, a few onions, taters, and some biscuit mix.

    I plan to have fresh meat in the coolers after the first day. :D

    rc
     
  12. jim in Anchorage

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    Bump.keep it up,good stuff. geting close!
     
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    Go check out the freeze dried meals at a decent backpacking store, or look at www.mountainhouse.com. Great taste. While hunting plan on double servings per person to fill up and have enough that you won't be hungry. I've been using them for years and reccommend them to everyone.
     
  14. emerson

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    Not necessarily in the same meal: oatmeal, onions, apples, beans, peanut butter, honey, bread, rice, nuts, bananas. I do not prefer pasta, but I would shy away from too much sodium in the packaged meals.
     
  15. dagger dog

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    BACON, BACON, BACON, just like that dog on the the TV commercials. It is smoked and salted so it won't spoil for a good while, besides being good to eat you can use the grease for cooking and flavoring other things. A couple pound slabs, and a roll of tin foil, divide the roll of tin foil in two, wrap each slab in the original plastic packaging and in 1/2 of the roll of tin foil. this saves space.

    When you get ready to cook use the tinfoil to cook in. If you pack a few spuds,put a slice of bacon into a foil pouch of diced pommes de'terra, and toss 'em into the campfire coals. Tear open the pouch and eat 'em outta the tinfoil. ( pack out your trash!)

    If your lucky enough to spear, arrow, shoot, hook, some flesh, cut a portion of flesh, into the foil with a srtip of that nice greasy bacon, on each side, and throw that into the fire with the spuds. You can hear it sizzle in the tin foil wrap, it'll fry right there in the pack.

    Try it you'll like it!
     
  16. federalfarmer

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    This is my verison of trail mix!!

    chocolate covered coffee beans - cashews - peanut M&M's! :D

    Are you ready to take over the world Pinky? Narf! Yes Brain!
     
  17. AStone

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    I'm also a backpacker.

    Years ago, after getting thoroughly disgusted with freezed dried cardboard :barf:, I found a book called The Well-Fed Backpacker.

    Highly recommended. Teaches you how to make your own light weight, but good, hearty backpack food.

    My favorite, especially at the end of a long day of switchbacks or when it's pouring rain: Cheesy Baco Spuds.

    Package at home the following into a baggie (can't remember exact proportions, but its hard to go wrong):

    * potato flakes/buds
    * milk powder (1/3 as much as potatoes)
    * parmesian or other dry cheese
    * bacon bits (just a couple of shakes)
    * butter buds (or in cool weather, use real butter)
    * salt, pepper

    In camp, add boiling water, stir, eat.

    Awesome.

    Add a can of sardines and some cookies, all is good.

    Can eat it for multiple days.
     
  18. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Since you said weight is not an issue, don't forget tuna-mac. Best camp food (or home food) ever. Get the premium mac & cheese with the melted cheese pouch (but the 'generic premium' is fine). Add a can of tuna fish and some onions (a few jalapenos works too); maybe also add a can of green beans or sweet peas - delicious complete meal. If you put in a can of vegetables, then adding a bit of extra cheddar cheese helps.

    Smoked turkey meat for sandwiches also makes an excellent substitute for tuna in this dish.
     
  19. HB

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    Um, Moon Pies. You're set if you eat about one of those :D
     
  20. Fat Pat210

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    Beef jerky,lots and lots of beef jerky.
     
  21. JImbothefiveth

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    If you aren't backpacking you can probably carry a bit more weight, If you're returning to a camp you can just leave it there. If you're alone peanut butter might actually be a choking risk. (I know it's not likely, but if you choke 20 miles away from the nearest person, it could be bad)
     
  22. jim in Anchorage

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    Great ideas guys, I never thought of most of this stuff. No-weight is not a issue, it gets flown in and left in base camp. Actually reading this made me hungry-maybe except for the moon pies:confused:
     
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    Weight is always the primary issue on my hunts now as I pack on foot into the back-country. Back when we hunted from a cabin, campsite, or out of the camper-trailer, the sky was the limit and we brought and ate anything & everything we'd like. Steak, salads, lasagna, wine, beer, everything. I just didn't like getting up so much earlier and hiking for hours each morning, just to get to the same place where I wake up from now.

    I take noodle dinners, oatmeal, etc. since they are light and just need boiled water added. Ramen, macaroni, etc.
     
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