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    When you're not on the trail, do you eat trail food (noodles, rice, granola bars, gorp, etc.)?

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    when your not on the trail??

    what ???
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    I still eat oatmeal...ramean...pop tarts and Liptons. But it took a loooonnnngggg time before I could eat peanut butter again.

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    Off the trail, I gag just thinking about pop tarts. Two days on the trail, I start to think, "damn I wish I had some pop tarts".

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    Default trail food or NOT?

    Quote Originally Posted by TankHiker
    When you're not on the trail, do you eat trail food (noodles, rice, granola bars, gorp, etc.)?

    Yo TankHiker:

    off the trail...i still eat SNICKERS bars....other than that....my desire for anything dehydrated is quite LOW!



    good luck with your hike.
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    I don't eat it at home but when we hike it's mac & cheese, PBJ's and dehydrated spag. Always, unless we are out west then we catch and eat fish all the time.

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    I'll start eating oatmeal and hot chocolate after a few months, but I rarely touch ramen noodles or mac & cheese at home. I still like my tunafish though.
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    at home I still eat the organic rainbow veggies noddles ....the only change is instead of useing the POKE SALAD as the green I use swiss chard. so that dish is very popular at home.

    the organic multi grain pancakes with the cranberries are also popular with my friends at home and of course the organic fair trade coffees are served at home.

    and I do eat the black bean soup and sautted sun-dried tomatoes with the cilantro corn fritters at home all the time. YUM

    so I guess it depends upon what food you make on the trail...I would never consider eating a pop tart or ramen noodle at home or on the trail unless I was starving.

    the taboule with brook lettuce is served at home but I use the organic field mix lettuce (which I grow) instead of brook lettuce that I pick on the trail as the brook lettuce is not avaliable in town,,,,Hummus is also served at home,,,and chapatis are good on the trail or at home ..so there is not much difference in my diet at home or on the trail.
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    You do poke salad on the trail?
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    yes inthe spring ...you pick young poke salad and saute in olive oil and garlic or a few ramps....boil your rainbow sprial noodles in a small amount of water so that they cook but are not real wet...enough water that it all absorbs...then toss together the poke salad/ramps with the noodles and top with parmesean chesse (or the vegan variety) YUM YUM...very good along with a corn fritter since the frying pan is greasy and hot already from cooking the poke salad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock
    You do poke salad on the trail?
    No but I poke sally.

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    Don't you have to boil the crap out of Poke leaves before eating them?
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    No..not if you only pick the young and tender tops...
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    Maybe you know how to make sassafrass tea too.
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    course I do...you use sassafras root to make the tea...it an ingredient in sasparilla..
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    And root beer as well. You Vegans, I need to get one of y'all to fix the sides to my steak LOL.
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    if youare worried about the POKE SALAD..you can always use some young fiddleheads sauted in the olive oil garlic and combine them the noodles.

    I suggest a onion corn fritter as the bread choice....

    maybe for dessert a rehydrated poached pear with honey over a multi grain scone. perhaps followed with a night cap of warm cranberry flavored soy milk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock
    And root beer as well. You Vegans, I need to get one of y'all to fix the sides to my steak LOL.

    I am not a total vegan ..I do eat fish..however no other flesh and no flesh of an warm blooded animal.

    but I quite enjoy my corn chowder with cilantro salmon on the the trail.

    and the tuna fish with grits, chives, olive oil and sundried tomaotes is tasty also..as a matter of fact I had it for breakfast at home this morning.(spice it up with a few red pepper flakes)
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    To Chef or Not to Chef...That is the Question.

    Hell Yeah I still eat trail food...Then again I try to be on a trail atleast once a week. One thing I learned on the AT is that my trail menu was lacking.
    I am constantly trying new things and ideas.
    All experiments are tested at home...cooked in the backyard on a trail stove...
    I still haven't found the perfect tasting, lightest weight, nutritional, all around perfect meal...but I am still trying and have found some great trail food.
    I dehydrate a lot....I buy bulk freeze dried stuff and I buy off the shelf grocery stuff. I am planning another thru and this time I'm gonna have to pay some serious postage for my maildrops....but I'm gonna eat like a king.
    Ideally I don't want to have to cook anything for more than 7 minutes.

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    Geez, I don't even cook that good at home. If anything, my cooking and eating provide for good trail training: oatmeal glop, bean glop, rice glop, angel hair pasta, instant spuds, stove top, etc.

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