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yogi clyde
03-20-2003, 15:13
Does anyone pack along a couple of cloves?

Not only does it taste good, and is good for you, it supposedly
helps to keep the bugs away.
What about the bears?

03-20-2003, 15:17
a couple of cloves won't take you very far....try garlic powder. Fine for the flavor but I don't know if it has the same health properties as raw garlic... As for bears....who wouldn't like a little garlic with their hiker!!!

yogi clyde
03-20-2003, 15:27

The powder just isn't the same.

Actually I was wondering how bear was with garlic :)

Blue Jay
03-20-2003, 16:13
It's also very good for the good bugs in your stomach. It's called a probiotic. It feeds the good mycobacteria, and if they are strong enough they can fight of Gardia, even if you drink some spores. The key word here is "some". Drink enough and the bad mycobacteria win and more than cover the point spread. So it is still a good idea to filter or treat.

03-20-2003, 18:52

03-27-2003, 10:42
Towards the end of my trip last year, I had garlic cloves and an onion in my food bag. It makes the Lipton meals more edible.

01-12-2011, 08:29
Ive carried a whole bulb of fresh garlic on a 2 week trek before. Its more intense than powdered ---dice up a clove off the bulb for a great addition to most dinner meals. Good for the heart.

01-12-2011, 12:51
I love garlic and do bring a clove with me while hiking. Some people bring salt and pepper or hot salt to make bland backpacking dishes taste good. I think garlic makes anything taste good, especially instant mash potatoes.

Not only does it taste good, and is good for you, it supposedly
helps to keep the bugs away.
What about the bears?

You think it really keeps the bugs away? I always thought that was just an old wives tale.

01-12-2011, 13:03
I usually carry it.
Good stuff.
Even just nibbling it while you are waiting for your food to be done.

01-12-2011, 13:13
I carry a bulb and add a clove or 2 to each night's dinner. No problems from bears or fellow hikers!

01-12-2011, 13:16
Plus, no one will notice garlic breath over hiker B.O!! :0

01-12-2011, 13:20
Garlic, onions, swiss chard, broccoli. Lots of fresh stuff carries well and improves your food.

01-12-2011, 13:20
If you are using dry garlic get the granulated garlic, not garlic powder. It is freeze-dried garlic juice giving a much more intense taste and smell.

01-12-2011, 14:04
Yep, I carry a bulb too. Incorporate a couple cloves in every dinner. Use the top of my peanut butter jar as a cutting board to dice and slice- Yum!

01-12-2011, 23:32
...granulated garlic, ... much more intense taste and smell.

No joke. Do not use as liberally as garlic powder. Made that mistake on Day 3, couldn't eat my dinner, never made the same mistake again. Use with caution!

01-13-2011, 08:56
learn to spot wild garlic. good stuff...

01-16-2011, 11:28
learn to spot wild garlic. good stuff...

Yes I will agree. It has a much better taste and is great with a tuna wrap. Most all of you folks out this year will pass so many wild plants to eat. I liked the wild mint too. The mint goes good in water and tea.

01-16-2011, 13:21
Ramps - the more the better

Northern Lights
01-16-2011, 13:38
I love garlic in everything, so at home and in my pack I carry freeze dried garlic. Light and tastes great.

01-16-2011, 14:08
Ramps - the more the better

You just made my mouth water. Ramps cooked in butter is one of the finest things I have ingested. Ever.

01-16-2011, 18:21
This is a good (and very old) thread, and I obviously use garlic--I don't leave home without it--but I wish this thread would go away so I won't keep seeing my trailname on the summary page.

I also love ramps, and there's nothing like the smell of walking through them before you notice them.