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FOOD

On the trail....

Peanuts are light and are a good source of protein to nibble as you walk.

Please leave only your footsteps along the trail, NOT your wrappers & containers.

 

At the campsite....

HIKERS' COOKBOOK

It is important that the food you select is quick & easy to prepare, yet nutritious. Since you probably don't want to carry a fridge on your back, it needs to be lightweight, nonperishable and non-bulky.

However, you don't need to be limited to peanuts & pasta!

You can still enjoy cooked food that at least resembles home cooking.

We will provide a wide range of interesting recipes for your edification and your delight that won't break your back, spoil or force you to use a giant's backpack.

An example of a simple recipe from our database that will feed 4 - 6 people is....

 

MEXICAN MINCEMEAT

6 Cups (1 ½ Litres) water.
200g dehydrated meat, presoaked for 2 - 2 ½ hours
2 x 200g packets of Buffalo Mexican Dinner

AT HOME:
Dehydrate the meat by placing it on a plate in a microwave on high power for 30 - 50 seconds (depending on the type of microwave - you will need to experiment.)

When the meat has been dehydrated, allow it to cool and then seal it in a plastic bag.

AT THE CAMP:
Rehydrate the meat by soaking it in water for 2 - 2 ½ hours.

Bring the 6 cups of water to the boil, then add the meat, the pasta, vegetables and seasoning, while stirring.

Cover & simmer for 15 - 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

VARIATION:
Add ½ cup (125ml) dehydrated peas (presoaked for 15 - 20 minutes) to the mixture, then simmer.

 

 


If you have any favourite recipes or tips to share, please either use the FEEDBACK FORM or simply e-mail us...

E-MAIL
Ray Ray Wood rayw@telkomsa.net
Alan Alan Holm alanh@ainet.co.za

We really look forward to hearing from YOU.