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#92852 - 03/18/08 05:35 PM Hungry Jack Pancake mix
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I have been using this on the last three trips and so far it has been great. I measure enough out in a baggie for 6 pancakes (3 for me 3 for Rooty). Just add water and shake the heck out of the baggie. I bite off one corner and use the baggie like a cake decorating bag - just squeeze some out. They brown up very well and are not super heat sensitive - they don't burn easily. I have been using honey as my syrup. I need to get some maple syrup ( my fav).
I have used the mix that comes in a plastic bottle in the past, but there are too many limitations and cost with that type.

Oh yeah- I used Sarbars husbands advice on putting my olive oil in a regular plastic bottle and using teflon tape to seal the threads -DUH, why did I never think of that. The oil has been in that bottle for three weeks and I have kept it a baggie - there is not one bit of oil on the inside of the baggie - meaning not the least little leak. And it has been upside down, sideways, whatever, just packed in my food bag. This is a fantastic solution to taking oil. Thank you.

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#92853 - 03/18/08 07:24 PM Re: Hungry Jack Pancake mix [Re: hootyhoo]
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So glad his idea worked for you <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

And pancakes.....how I love them <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> Carry some maple syrup or you could get maple sugar!
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#92854 - 03/24/08 08:04 AM Re: Hungry Jack Pancake mix [Re: hootyhoo]
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Hash brown pancakes. Yesterday was end of 3 day trip and I had packed just enough food so every bit counted. I was preparing to make the pancake batter and, being lazy, I tried to pour water from a full 2 liter platy. Too much water went into the mix and I had a baggie of pancake soup. I took my idahoan potato flakes (four cheese) and mixed then in until I got a good consistency. but after sittting for a minute the potatos rehydrated and absorbed so much moisture that the mix got really thick. Anyhoo, I squeezed some out and pressed it flat like a pancake and cooked it. To my surprise it tasted very good - it actually tasted just like a hash brown.
I will keep this in mind for a day when I am bored with pancakes and want something different.
I wonder if there is a good recipe for hashbrowns that is made from potato flakes. I really enjoyed these. I guess its my Irish coming out- I think I could live on potatos.

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#92855 - 03/24/08 05:15 PM Re: Hungry Jack Pancake mix [Re: hootyhoo]
chaz Offline
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Registered: 10/22/07
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Loc: Tennessee
Yeah! Pancakes are great in the woods with Maple surple. Have you ever tried putting dry cereal in the mix? It's great. I use Wheaties. Ummmmmmmmm

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#92856 - 03/25/08 08:52 AM Re: Hungry Jack Pancake mix [Re: hootyhoo]
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Any estimate on how long real maple syrup can go without being refrigerated, especially in 3 season conditions (temps from 50 degrees to 80's). If the maple syrup is a problem because of the lack of refrigeration, then any alternatives to suggest?
thanks,.
Gerry Magnes
Schenectady, NY

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#92857 - 03/25/08 10:20 AM Re: Hungry Jack Pancake mix [Re: gmagnes]
Paddy_Crow Offline
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Maple syrup is good for about a year unopened at room temperature, six months in the fridge after opening. Not sure how long in the pack, but I'd guess it to be pretty safe for 3-4 days.

Honey is also good on pancakes.

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#92858 - 03/25/08 12:20 PM Re: Hungry Jack Pancake mix [Re: hootyhoo]
sarbar Offline
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Btw...Minimus has mini jars of the real stuff!
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#92859 - 03/25/08 05:49 PM Re: Hungry Jack Pancake mix [Re: gmagnes]
hootyhoo Offline
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I used to carry it in spring and summer on fishing trips. I nver had a problem for up to five days and since I was unaware that it could go bad I just left it in my basement between trips. I guess if you don't know it can go bad it won't hurt you.

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#92860 - 03/25/08 05:56 PM Re: Hungry Jack Pancake mix [Re: gmagnes]
Keith Offline
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Well, the Indians used maple syrup and I don't think they had refrigeration . . . <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Keep in mind that sugar-curing was a method to preserve food back in those days. As long as the sugar concentration in the syrup is high enough it shouldn't be too good of an environment for life forms to grow in. Of course if you thin it down enough you have a great culture medium . . . <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

My opinion on time before spoilage??
-- for sure 1 month.
-- probably 6 months.
-- maybe longer.

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#92861 - 03/25/08 07:57 PM Re: Hungry Jack Pancake mix [Re: gmagnes]
chaz Offline
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Refridgerated or not it won't last very long around me, I'll eat it.

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#92862 - 03/28/08 03:32 AM Re: Hungry Jack Pancake mix [Re: gmagnes]
robi Offline
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Registered: 05/29/03
Posts: 312
Loc: budapest, hungary
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Any estimate on how long real maple syrup can go without being refrigerated, especially in 3 season conditions (temps from 50 degrees to 80's). If the maple syrup is a problem because of the lack of refrigeration, then any alternatives to suggest?
thanks,.
Gerry Magnes
Schenectady, NY


it is sugar, it iwll no spoil.. I say if you do not eat it it will last long erthan you1!!!! I never, ever put the stuff in the fridge!! EVER!!!

Robi

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#92863 - 03/28/08 04:07 PM Re: Hungry Jack Pancake mix [Re: robi]
OregonMouse Offline
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Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
I like the Kodiak Cakes pancake mix which is made with whole-wheat and oat flour. Tastes far better than the white stuff. Tastes even better with wild huckleberries!

That being said, the only time I do the pancake thing while backpacking is when the grandkids are along in huckleberry season.

I usually take brown sugar to make syrup, but of course maple sugar would be far better.
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#92864 - 03/31/08 08:52 AM Re: Hungry Jack Pancake mix [Re: OregonMouse]
dkramalc Offline
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Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 1070
Loc: California
One can buy maple flavoring (homemade Mapleine syrup was all I ever had as a kid), so I suppose you could take a small dropper bottle of that and add to your sugar syrup.
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