Loc: NorthGA to LowerAL
LOL, not exactly three months worth. I'll have about three weeks or two and a half of mashed potatoes and . . . Then the person I'm hiking with for 145 miles will be fixing the meal for all of us. Then for three weeks I'll be hiking into nearby Trail Towns every two or three days to stock up on whatever I want.
Small packets of meat (tuna, shrimp, salmon, clams, chicken breast) are really good.
So's anything smoked.
I found individual packets of Idahoan brand mashed potatoes recently in a great size (4 oz mix, 2 cups of mashed potatoes when done). Several flavors - really good. I add in a bit of butter or olive oil, and usually the meat or other veggies as fillers.
Instant black bean soup mixes are nice, and any kind of gravy or sauce makes them much more palatable. My cold/wet weather lunch staple is mashed spuds and mushroom gravy, it warms you up on the inside. Try to make the gravy separately and pour it on top, it will look and taste more like "real" food than if you just mix up all the powders before rehydrating.
Good idea matt, I like mushroom gravy too. You can put all manner of dried spices and seasonings in to make a 'different tasting' meal every night. Personally I would get bored eating the same thing day after day <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
The BEST brand of instant mashed potatoes i have EVER eaten are....PARADISE VALLEY! ....'ALL NATURAL CREAMY MASHED POTATOES' <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif" alt="" /> All you need to do is add warm water for less than 10 minutes! The Butter and Russet potatoes are in there as is negligible salt. SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
8) 2/3rd cup servings per 6.4ounce package! Comes in boxes of 36 packs too economical! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />