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    Quote Originally Posted by DuneElliot View Post
    Agree with you on this. I am going to look at some of the suggestions made by Puddlefish, esp the Pita bread suggestion and the pepperoni/salami. I love crackers but they crush so easily. Got some great ideas in here.
    The Dr. Kracker ones, if you can find them, are like 1/4 inch thick bricks, they're fairly large to start with, not easily crushable. Sometimes a corner will break off. So much of my standard trail food is mushy, I appreciate having to crunch into something. The Sesame sticks, I expected to crumble, and they did break, but still into useful sized pieces. From a pure envious looks of other hikers value, these rated high.

    Fritos, I tried to save to mix in with my meals in the evening, again, just for some texture.

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    To go with the cheese, get dehydrated refried bean flakes. These rehydrate fine in cold water. Put on a tortilla with cheese, and some taco bell sauce for a bean burrito. If pre-made in morning using hot water, the cheese will be a bit melty. If time, I suggest making them in the morning, and add the cheese right into the beans as they rehydrate in the boiling water. The cheese incorporated into the beans is great. Beany-cheesy goodness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by russb View Post
    To go with the cheese, get dehydrated refried bean flakes. These rehydrate fine in cold water. Put on a tortilla with cheese, and some taco bell sauce for a bean burrito. If pre-made in morning using hot water, the cheese will be a bit melty. If time, I suggest making them in the morning, and add the cheese right into the beans as they rehydrate in the boiling water. The cheese incorporated into the beans is great. Beany-cheesy goodness!
    my post is where Venchka would likely post a picture and a link to Sante Fe instant refried beans. They must be damn good as much as he promotes them!!!

    Wayne?

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    Once or twice. They’re everywhere in Texas. Often on sale cheap cheap.
    Nowhere near as often as Knorr, Tuna, Spam and myriad other things I find unpalatable.
    To each his own.
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    I can dig it...I have never tried them, but I imagine them to be quite good!

    I will buy some off amazon soon enough...

    Haven't been back to Texas since 2005 after living in College Station for 5 years...

    I already have a dinner recipe in mind for them...dehydrated ground venison burritos with dehydrated sour cream

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    There are several brands of instant beans available. Surely you don’t need Amazon.
    Andrew Skurka has a Beans & Rice recipe online. Try it.
    I paid my dues. 10 years in Houston courtesy of Hurricane Katrina.
    All the best!
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    If not another protein bar, I do Peanut Butter or Tuna on a tortilla... or bagel ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    Surely you don’t need Amazon.
    well, no, I don't "need" Amazon...but at this point I can't imagine life without it!
    as far as online backpacking beans and rice recipes go, I'll go with Hungry Hammock Hanger's (who I believe is a Texas boy too)
    Gig 'em

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    My favorite lunch is tortilla wrapped Genoa or hard salami and babybel cheese with a good brown mustard.

    Genoa is fermented pork while hard salami is usually smoked beef. Genoa is a bit more oily and spicy while hard salami is drier and often has a smoky flavor. Babybel cheese now come in a lot of varieties. I usually use a couple in each tortilla.

    Both the Salami and Babybel's do pretty well unrefrigerated.

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    You can also dry soak any dehydrated meals you may like and eat them for lunch. When I do some of my shorter hikes I usually plan one or two of the lunches to be rehydrated noodles, vegetables, and whatever else I decide to throw in. Start cold soaking before I leave in the morning and by lunch time it is more than ready. Can also be done with oats. There are also some dehydrated soup bowls I get from World Market for lunch at work and stuff that could easily be repackaged into a bag and cold soaked.

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    INstant hummus is hard to find. I"ve been searching unsuccessfully in my area, except for one package at a canoe outfitter. I just learned that within the same chain of supermarkets, one store might stock it, while other locations don't. Also, try Co-ops, "health food" stores, etc. Brands: The one at the canoe outfitter was the same brand as a lot of their other dehydrated food, but I don't remember the name. Other brands are Fantastic Foods, OUtdoor Herbivore, and Camp Cuisine. If you find a store stocking one of these brands, maybe they'll have it on hand or be able to order it for you.
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    Moosejaw sells Alpinaire Hummus. Or order from Moosejaw with the Walmart app.
    https://www.moosejaw.com/product/alp...ummus_10342126
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    I think I'd be asking myself what it is that I normally eat for lunch when not hiking...and build from that.

    Seems like mixing in a FD meal or similar that you like for dinner now and then for lunch might make some of the things you listed that you don't want a little more palatable on the other days.

    Or maybe another paradigm is needed...stop thinking about three square meals a day. Supposed to be healthier to eat small "mini-meals" often throughout the day anyway.

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