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How To Make Dehydrated Foods For Camping Trips

Discussion in 'Food' started by 2sweed, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. 2sweed

    2sweed Natural Camper Staff Member

    If you have the time and energy and of course want to save a bit of money try dehydrating vegetables and meat for your camping or hiking needs. Dehydrated foods weight less and are less likely to attract wildlife searching for a free food source. This video shows clearly how to put together your own meals for your next camping experience. Please post comments or your own meal plans below.

  2. campforums

    campforums Founder Staff Member

    Do you have a food dehydrater @2sweed?
  3. ashley0323

    ashley0323 Novice Camper

    It's ideal to have a food dehydrator, but we have made tons of dried fruits with just our basic old oven at home. We especially do this with sliced strawberries, sliced banana, and even pineapples. All you do is thinly (not too thinly) slice the fruits (or veggies) you are wanting, spread them out on a baking sheet, not over-lapping) and cook on 220 degrees for 3 hours or so.
  4. scrapper

    scrapper Novice Camper

    Make Pemmican is quite neat for those pretty long trips; when you are planning to go outdoors for months and need as much as non perishable food as you can afford. "Pemmican" is a concentrated mixture of animal fat and meat's protein used as a nutritious food. It is part of Canadian cuisine actually.

    The ingredients used ase usually whatever was available + chunks of dehydrated meat; the meat was often bison, deer, elk, or moose. Fruits such as cranberries and saskatoon berries were sometimes added. Blueberries, cherries,chokeberries,
    strawberries, chili, etc. You can add to the meat whatever you fancy.

    The meat is cut in thin slices and dried, either over a slow fire or in the hot sun, until it was hard and brittle. (About five pounds of meat are required to make one pound of dried meat suitable for pemmican.) Then it was pounded into very small pieces, almost powder-like in consistency, using stones or a hammer. Then you can add mashed berries, potatoes,
    herbs, whatever. The final result might be something that pretty much resembles a brownie :thumbsup:

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