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“So reading BS comment how many people don't eat just the bagged dehydrated meals. I just take Mountain House or Enertia Meals and some power bars. What do the rest of you do for food.”
“No 1 rule: Don't eat freeze-dried food.
I buy stuff in the grocery store that takes less than 10 min. to cook. I would rather cook and clean up than eat freeze-dried food.
I also dehydrate my own stuff.”
“Flasher...I make all of my food. I use freeze dired vegetables and fruit, but otherwise nothing else freeze dried. My website is www.freezerbagcooking.com if you haven't been to it :-)”
“My worst spoon was with a Canadian man, 1 week into a 2 month expedition. Shared a singlesleeping bag ontop of coiled ropes in about 6 inches of freezing water at 13,000+ after sharing a dinner of reconstituted refried beans.
It wasn't pleasant. But we lived.”
“I was near an outlet mall today that had three or four kitchen gadget stores. I went from one to the next looking for the now infamous telescoping spoon. Finally at the very last store, they had them. So I picked up two. I was wondering: If you cut the handle in half, it seems as if the weight would be halved and then it would still be a very long handled spoon. Any thoughts?”
“I could not find my lexan spoons this weekend. I had bought a pack of Wal-Mart spoons, because they were on sale for a dollar so I packed one of those. It is stamped metal, suprisingly light and a little oversized. It was perfect.”
“I wouldn't cut it in half---you're liable to pull the whole thing apart. (each internal section depends on the other when telescoping. You could probably cut one or two section off the end and achieve the results you want. I plan on trying that with my telescoping fork if you want to wait and see how it goes.”
“BS why is not eating freeze dried food the number one rule. I've been eating them for sometime not problem. I also dehydrate my own fruit for trail snacks.”
“You know a telescoping fork would be awesome-I could poke my fellow campers across camp in the dark-and they wouldn't know who was doing it..lol!!”
“Sarbar - COOL SITE. Just checked it out...I am always on the market for neat home made camping food. I spent the weekend camping. We took NO cooler. Breakfast was the Mountain House eggs and grits with some summer sausage. Lunch was pb and j. Dinner was a bag of the Zuppa Toscana mix with dehydrated peppers, the remains of the summer sausage and some parmesian cheese...KILLER.”
That is my rule for myself. I just don't like freeze-dried stuff. I would rather clean up a cooking mess than eat it. And, you can eat better for less money if you just get stuff from the grocery. Most of my meals are noodles/rice/pasta/couscous and foil pack meat and boulioun made into somekind of soupy stew. Most of the cook times are less than ten minutes. Everything cooks thouroughly with no crunchy meats or veggies like some of the freeze-dried stuff. I just like it better.
To each his own.”
“Gotcha. I just don't like cleaning pots and pans in the back woods. less to carry. Just boil water and pour into bag.”
“Prosecutor and the smell of his cooking has made a convert out of me. I bought a dehydrator and am working my way up to cook food on the trail. I still have a box of dehydrated or freeze-dried food to work through but I am thinking I'll try someting new for a while...
That food smelled good!”
“Well maybe I'll grow out of the freeze dried meals someday. But they still taste pretty good (IMHO) and are easy. But I see the joy in making your own meals. Ya don't have to be regulated to what the companies put out on the market.”
“I hear you loud and clear on the "no dishes" thing. My food plans have always focused on eating what I want while not having to do anything but wipe my cup with a bandanna and lick my spoon clean...”
“The perfect spoon just got 33% lighter...
...these won't last long.”
“They're truely for fanatics!
(I'm not a fanatic)”
“looks like I'm gunna have to get it...”
“like the color...must have!”
“"There is no spoon . . . "
“Sorry but I am a Spork kinda guy.”
Speaking as a Canuck ...
“I judge everything by its winter utility and metal spoons of any kind are out (who wants to spend the day with a spoon stuck to his face?).
I use the lexan one that you buy at any outdoor sports shop.
I have become really lazy and eat freeze dried out of the pouch in warm weather and out of an insulated mug in the cold.”
“sorry by my MRE spoon works just fine for me”
“Did not know this....
The spork has been around since the 1800's”
“mre spoons melt”
“"who wants to spend the day with a spoon stuck to his face?)."
Gremlin, I can see that actually happening to you.”
“MRE spoons deform in boiling water but after adding the water to the ziplock bag the water is no longer boiling - that is to say I have not deformed my MRE spoon yet because I don't stick it into boiling water”
“what good is a spoon if you can't stick it in boiling water”
“f it - it works for me and I don't give a flying f if it works for anyone else”
“Sigh,my reputation precedes me everywhere.”
““f it - it works for me and I don't give a flying f if it works for anyone else”
Hog On Ice
LMAO! Very well said, buddy!”
“I am now done with plastic spoons.”
“i got my new spoon and it's all azz kickin'”
“I am sorry but having eaten a few old C-Rations in my time I would prefer if you would not combine the words SPOON and Ass in the same statement (LOL)”
the perfect spoon
female, early-mid twentys about 5'9" long red hair, and bright green eyes....”
“yeah, but she won't cost under 20 bucks, at least not on this continent”
That leaves me out. I'm too tall, too old, and blonde. ;)”
“And if she does... you DON'T want any!!!!
Don't get too disappointed Ruby. It said "perfect" and trust me, I haven't had that yet. Tall is good, and the first woman I dated afer my divorce was 15 years older than me. But I also don't play with other mens women. Sorry Sweety. All in fun anyway, I know. ;-)”
Look what REI carries now! $8.95 for the perfect spoon.”
“oh...just a long handled spoon...yeah great...not exactly PERFECT yet.”
““oh...just a long handled spoon...yeah great...not exactly PERFECT yet.”
I'll tell ya what is NOT perfect. And that is sporks. Worthless. Can't use it for a fork and ya can't use it to get everything off the bottom of the pot like a spoon. It's more like the worst of both spoon and fork rather than the best of both. Plain old lexan spoon is best.”
“I melt lexan.......with my mind!
no all the tines on my lexan forks are...stubbed, and the spoons are burnt...lol”
“Sass I think I ahve that one...
thanks, I'll go take a look see at my perfect spoon stash”
“yep pretty much the same as the ealier one that was posted from Backpackerlite”
“Yeah, we've already established it's the ONE. But now it's $3 less expensive and easier to get. =)”
“Nigal I have one of the Titanium sporks...never had a bit of problem..Granted the tines on the fork part are a bit longer than normal, but it works great.”
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