[pct-l] Simplifying Meal Preparation
barnumbaileypdx at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 19 15:44:26 CDT 2006
I make my own granola for my cookless breakfast. I make sure to add in a
couple different nuts for more protein and some dried fruit for sugar/carb
boost. I also make my granola with molasses instead of honey, but it makes
it much darker in color and a little more tart in the taste. But it keeps me
going until snack time!
I make lots of the granola and freeze it, then have it put in the supply
boxes and sent, it tastes like I just made it. I don't get tired of it, but
this is the stuff my mom made and sent me off to school with every day for 4
years of high school!
As I enjoy a nice hot meal at dinner after hiking! I don't know that I would
do without that on a daily basis.
>From: Jim Keener <jlkeener at yahoo.com>
>To: pct-l at backcountry.net
>Subject: [pct-l] Simplifying Meal Preparation
>Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 21:37:15 -0700 (PDT)
>I noticed that I have much less energy left at the end
>of a hiking day than others appear to have. And that's
>not surprising, as I'm 62. So I'm experimenting with
>ways to simplify the hiking day - trying to eliminate
>as many activities as possible apart from the joy of
>walking. And the thing I'm looking at now is food and
>food preparation. One of the ways to simplify food
>prep is to eliminate cooking.
>I tried Pop-Tarts in 2004. Wretched. Cardboard with
>sweetened spray paint. But I have no ideas at all for
>What, you might say, is my point? I'm looking for
>breakfast and dinner ideas which require no cooking,
>none at all. Please let me know what your experience
>has been. Have you tried no-cooking-required meals?
>And if so, would you do it again - and for an extended
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