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Egg Backpacking Food

Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
edited 6:40AM in EggHead Forum
Howdy!
Looking for ideas for dehydrating egged food for rehydrating in the wilderness. I will be on two 6-night backpacking trips, and normally carry store bought deydrated camping food. My friend lent me his food dehydrator...which I have never used.[p]I was thinking of cooking brisket, and cutting up and dehydrating to make chili. Also some smoked bell peppers and vidalia onions, and other veggies. Making a big batch of jerky too. Chicken?? Pork?? Hopefully we will have some fresh caught trout to accompany...though we aren't counting on it.[p]If anyone has dehydrated foods before, o has any tips or suggestions how to bring egged food with me, I would appreciate it.
It will help a lot to get me thru the 16 days of witdrawal[p]Thanks
NB

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  • ZipZip Posts: 372
    Nature Boy,[p]I would use a little TQ when dehydrating any meat just to be on the safe side. As far as thing to make, peaches are in season right now and pretty good dried.[p]Zip

  • FritzFritz Posts: 179
    Zip,[p]What's TQ?[p]Fritz
  • ZipZip Posts: 372
    Fritz, [p]Sorry about that that. TQ is Tender Quick a meat cure by Morton Salt. It just ensures that you don't get any botulism. [p]Zip
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
    Zip,
    Thanks Ash. Where an I get the stuff?? How much to use??
    Dried peaches are a fab idea!
    Thanks
    NB

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  • ZipZip Posts: 372
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    <p />Nature Boy,[p]You can get it at some grocery stores and usually at WalMart if they sell groceries(Supercenters). It will either be in the canning section or in the salt section. You can buy it online from Allied Kenco and at
    American Spice . American Spice has a pretty good price and pretty good spices as well. [p]This should get you going in the right direction.[p]Zip

  • ZipZip Posts: 372
    Nature Boy,[p]Take a look this these pages for additional ideas and info on drying fruits, veggies, and meats. These links are the FAQ's from rec.food.preserving. There is six pages in all and can be accessed from the front page at the top.[p]Zip [p]

    [ul][li]rec.food.preserving - FAQ's[/ul]
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
    Zip,
    Thanks!

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  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Nature Boy,all fruits do good,tomatoes,pineapple,pears and so on.A book and movie came with my dehydrator,i will look tonight and let you know what else is good,i make a lot of jerkey using hamburger.
    YB

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
    Zip,
    Thanks again. You are a huge asset to this forum!!
    NB

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
    YB,
    I thought I responded to this, but I don't see it!
    Thanks a bunch. Should be fun to give this a try. [p]Hamburger for jerky????[p]NB

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  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Nature Boy,
    I use hamburger,i have a gun that looks like a caulking gun,you fill it up with hamburger and pull the trigger and put it on the dehydrator trays,in about 6 hours great jerkey.I have my recipe at home,i will send it to you tonight.Check out the site below,you can see the gun,i think Wal-Mart sells the gun also.
    YB

    [ul][li]Jerkey gun[/ul]
  • MaryMary Posts: 190
    Nature Boy,
    Since your stores won't have sat on a shelf for 2 years, I would think you could dry grilled onions, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant and such, then dry them in the dehydrator. Could make some pretty tasty stews in combination with your dried meats and jerky - all prepackaged and ready to reconstitute. The egg smoke flavor would be good in them. Don't forget to pack some herbs and spices - take up almost no room and weigh almost nothing, yet they provide a lot of flavor on the trail.[p]Mary

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