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    Pemmican Making Guide!



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    a can of coconut milk??

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    What about fresh fruit, i know I can bring dried fruit. anyone have any luck with different fruits.
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    Has anyone mentioned cheese yet? BabyBel cheeses will easily survive for several days with minimal chilling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by souter26 View Post
    What about fresh fruit, i know I can bring dried fruit. anyone have any luck with different fruits.
    Possibly some bananas that are a few days from being ripe? An apple or two? Citrus fruit? They all keep fairly well at room temperature for a few days.

    I'm not going to bring any fruit, but if I did I would definitely go for dried. I know it's not the same flavor/texture but considering the mileage we plan on putting out, every single pound of weight matters.

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    Grapefruits are one of my favorite fruits to take backpacking/climbing. They should keep just fine for several days. I don't usually bring bananas on long trips because they get squished easily.
    I also like to take a big bag (size depends on length of trip) of mixed nuts -- almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans.
    Homemade trail mix is also good (I say homemade because you can get dried fruit with no added sugar) ... pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flaked coconut, dark chocolate chips...
    One thing you can do (this will only work for dinner on the first day/breakfast the second, depending on where you are and how cold it is) is get some kinda meat and get it REALLY frozen, then just take it in your pack (put it in a plastic bag because it will sweat like crazy), and it should be thawed by dinner time.
    I usually bring butter/coconut oil (for cooking stuff in) in a seal-able tupperware container, and it keeps for several days in a moderate climate.
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    true, I forgot about the weight of stuff, so if I go do the tuna route I should get the pouches instead of the cans, less weight/trash (is that correct,) its been a few years from backpacking, I am totally excited, but have no idea where to start with packing, etc. I guess I need to do some research. thanks for all the help guys.
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    I like the idea of frozen meat to cook when i arrive, great idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by souter26 View Post
    With Pemmican does that contain any grains, or soy. Any store bought stuff I can find contains those, and my body doesn't like grains or soy product anymore (sadly). Also the potato idea is great, if I liked them. Any other ideas. I too am going backpacking in oregon as well. No placed decided on yet, no one can make up there minds, and ideas on a good location, somewhat of a beginner to intermediate hike in would be great, as I still am overweight and just had emergency open heart surgery less then 11 weeks ago. We are hoping to go to a lake or river (we all love to fish).
    Having hiked the PCT in Oregon, I recommend Shelter Cove or Elk Lake Resort. Both are very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by souter26 View Post
    true, I forgot about the weight of stuff, so if I go do the tuna route I should get the pouches instead of the cans, less weight/trash (is that correct,) its been a few years from backpacking, I am totally excited, but have no idea where to start with packing, etc. I guess I need to do some research. thanks for all the help guys.
    This is a good source for backpacking information:
    http://www.whiteblaze.net/

    And when you finally get tired of sleeping on the ground (as I did in my late 40s) this site may be of interest:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/

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