Amazon.com
Backpacking Forums
BackcountryGear.com
backcountry gear

---- Our Gear Store ----
The Lightweight Gear Store
 
 ULTRA-LIGHT 

Ultralight Backpacks
Ultralight Bivy Sacks
Ultralight Shelters
Ultralight Tarps
Ultralight Tents
Ultralight Raingear
Ultralight Stoves & Cookware
Ultralight Down Sleeping Bags
Ultralight Synthetic Sleep Bags
Ultralight Apparel


the Titanium Page
WM Extremelite Sleeping Bags

 CAMPING & HIKING 

Backpacks
Tents
Sleeping Bags
Hydration
Kitchen
Accessories

 CLIMBING 

Ropes & Cordage
Protection & Hardware
Carabiners & Quickdraws
Climbing Packs & Bags
Big Wall
Rescue & Industrial

 MEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 WOMEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 FOOTWEAR 

Men's Footwear
Women's Footwear

 CLEARANCE 

Backpacks
Mens Apparel
Womens Apparel
Climbing
Footwear
Accessories

 BRANDS 

Black Diamond
Granite Gear
La Sportiva
Osprey
Smartwool

 WAYS TO SHOP 

Sale
Clearance
Top Brands
All Brands

 Backpacking Equipment 

Shelters
BackPacks
Sleeping Bags
Water Treatment
Kitchen
Hydration
Climbing


 Backcountry Gear Clearance


 WINTER CAMPING 

Shelters
Bivy Bags
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
Snow Sports
Winter Kitchen

 SNOWSPORTS 

Snowshoes
Avalanche Gear
Skins
Hats, Gloves, & Gaiters
Accessories

Stay Healthy--Eat Well

MARY JANES FARM ORGANIC MEALS

Mary Janes Farm Organic Backcountry Meals

NATURAL HIGH GOURMET MEALS

Natural High

 

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#160573 - 01/17/12 11:46 PM Suggestions book dehydrating food
spwhite24 Offline
member

Registered: 03/11/11
Posts: 20
Loc: Bucyrus, OH. USA
Hey everyone,
I was just wanting some suggestions on a good book about dehydrating food. I am looking for something more on the preparing ahead end of things rather than the cooking end. Does anyone have any ideas?
Thanks,

Top
#165203 - 04/23/12 12:51 PM Re: Suggestions book dehydrating food [Re: spwhite24]
stefcho Offline
newbie

Registered: 04/23/12
Posts: 1
Food to Go:
- over 160 pages is a lot of content and that means lots of recipe ideas logically broken up into chapters
- five day menus in table format. They are easy to follow and a no brainer for those in a hurry;
- high quality of the photos accompanying the recipes; and
- international contributions that introduce food ideas I wouldn’t have considered.

http://ourhikingblog.com.au/food-to-go

http://www.backpacking.net/forum/images/icons/default/smile.gif

Top
#165219 - 04/23/12 03:59 PM Re: Suggestions book dehydrating food [Re: spwhite24]
OregonMouse Offline
member

Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 6371
Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
Freezer Bag Cooking by Sarah Kirkconnell ("Sarbar" on this forum). She also has a wonderful website, trailcooking.com, with lots of recipes, food preparation hints, dehydration instructions, etc. Her website is the first place I go when I have questions!

Her method is really rehydrating, not cooking, meals in a freezer bag--i.e. you pour in hot water and let the bag sit inside a cozy until it's ready. Sarah is my heroine, because I hate washing dishes! With her method, the only item needing washing is the spoon! Of course if you prefer to rehydrate your meals in your cooking pot (better for groups), she describes how to do that with each recipe, too.

Your state Agricultural Extension Service is also an excellent source for information on dehydration, although not necessarily as related specifically to backpacking meal preparation. If you have no experience at all with dehydration, I'd start there.


Edited by OregonMouse (04/23/12 04:05 PM)
_________________________
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey

Top
#165226 - 04/23/12 06:51 PM Re: Suggestions book dehydrating food [Re: spwhite24]
DTape Offline
member

Registered: 11/23/07
Posts: 654
Loc: Upstate NY
Linda Yaffe's books are a fantastic start, The Backpack Gourmet, and High Trail Cookery.

Also A Fork in the Trail by Laurie Ann March. I think Laurie Anne's new book is out now too.

Between these two authors, you will have plenty of recipes for meals to dehydrate for the trail.

A non-book resource is Babelfish5 on youtube, he also goes by Hungry Hammock Hanger. Great recipes from a good ole cajun boy.
_________________________
http://ducttapeadk.blogspot.com

Top

Shout Box

Highest Quality Lightweight Down Sleeping Bags
 
Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags
 
Lite Gear Talk - Featured Topics
Bivvy Sack combo Arrangement
by Jim M
01:58 AM
what is the lightest framed backpack around 40L
by toddfw2003
10/16/17 07:23 PM
a worthy challenger to the msr pocket rocket2
by the-gr8t-waldo
10/16/17 01:28 PM
Backcountry Discussion - Featured Topics
Napa Fires
by balzaccom
10/11/17 07:43 PM
Backpacking the Ouachita Trail thanksgiving
by toddfw2003
10/05/17 11:54 PM
Rockfalll on El Capitan in Yosemite
by balzaccom
09/28/17 09:47 AM
Make Your Own Gear - Featured Topics
alcohol stove comparisons
by Bike_packer
10/03/17 08:56 PM
Can footprint plasticizer harm tent ground-sheet?
by Weston1000
09/10/17 02:24 AM
Featured Photos
Breakneck Ridge, New York
May 2012 Eclipse, Lassen Park
New Years Eve 2011
Trip Report with Photos
Seven Devils, Idaho
Oat Hill Mine Trail 2012
Dark Canyon - Utah
Who's Online
1 registered (), 28 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Weve, Tones21, Pasquale, Rahultravel, Tated
12422 Registered Users
Forum Links
Disclaimer
Policies
Site Links
HOME
Backpacking.net
Family Hiking
Lightweight Gear Store
Backpacking Book Store
Lightweight Zone
Hiking Essentials

Outdoor Gear Daily Deals
Outlets, Sales, Bargains

Our long-time Sponsor, BackcountryGear.com - The leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear:

Backcountry Forum
 
 

Since 1996 - the Original Backcountry Forum
Copyright © The Lightweight Backpacker & BackcountryForum.com