What would you put in your 72-Hour food bag? (1 Viewer)

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As for beans, do any of you bring dehydrated beans? Or the ones in a can?

I cook with dehydrated beans sometimes, but can never get them soft enough, so I was wondering: How do those of you who bring them out in the wilderness fare with them?
 

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you have to put them in water before boiling them, or you have to cook them with a lid on and with lots of water, no way they will be soft if you cook them right away with rice or something.
 

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If I ever eat tortillas with tuna or peanut butter again, I will fucking die. It's been 3 months and I still can't do it.
Now that I have a cookset (very light, but only really good for boiling water.. its just a 24oz ti mug and some esbit fuel tablets) and EBT i am thinking more along the lines of: oatmeal, tea, a few apples, and either some ramen or bread/salami/cheese.
 

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well what you do (or atleast what ive seen done) is just find an empty 2 liter or 16 oz water bottle depending on how much beans you want, throw the dry beans in there with water, tighten cap, toss in your pack and youll be good to go. but as for me I just roll with canned beans I like Pinto beans in pork gravy
 

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bannock (irish flat bread)
dehydrated potatoes
peanut butter
baked beans
spam
jerky
chocolate
honey
sardines

really fatty or sweet foods that don't go bad basically. i would pack enough so that i can snack on things constantly for 3 days. when i'm wandering i don't eat meals really... i just constantly graze.
 

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Logan Bread (tip of the hat to oldmanlee for having it on his list as well)
Tuna
Peanut Butter
Trail Mix
Soup/Chili (depending on length of trip and size of can)
Usually have apples throughout the trip as well, might not start out with any though
Hot Sauce
 

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I would take....

clifbarz

oodles of no egg noodles

lots of baked pita chips and lots of good hummus.

pita bread.

falafel mix.

braggs.

mixed veggies in a can.

and no milk bread.
 

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I do mostly short trips, so my food looks like this, typically:

ziploc bag of almonds (almonds <3)
apple or two
POPTARTS (i think they get better when they get smashed up)
various chocolatey/energy bars. they're nice to eat when it's really really cold.
 

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adding a tbsp of olive oil with each meal will give you more calories also, so you don't have to pack as much food. whenever i pack for a week or more, i try to make sure that my food has at least 100 calories per ounce of food. keeps your pack-weight down and provides you with energy that you'll need.
 

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Johnny Cake mix is really nice to have, cookin' it over an like the ole rebels did in the civil war.
Rice
Oatmeal
a few small cans of those $.50 black beans
as many Cliff Bars as you can fill you pockets with at you local store
Pita Break and Hummus
and a tin of oysters for the royal nights on the rails, even a veg like me eats um'

But thats way to much for 3 days, just some variant of that is what I always try to have on me. call it my staples.
 

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flour never goes bad as long as you keep it dry. just add water and cook you've got bread
 

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