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And so it begins...

Postby JBRanger » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:49 pm

Since I've got some time til my next trip, I'll be researching info on making my own meals. I'm thinking buying a dehydrator and making my own faux-MH meals. We'll see though. Any tips are appreciated.

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Re: And so it begins...

Postby irrationalsolutions » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:43 pm

its a great and cheaper idea. just test everything at home before its all you have to eat on the trail.
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Re: And so it begins...

Postby zelph » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:34 pm

I purchased a hardly used dehydrator 2 years ago at thrift store. Havn't taken the time to use it. :oops:

My wife purchased a large quantity of dried goodies for FB meals and we vaccum packed our meals thatta way. I'll try and do better this year on drying my own. :) Good luck on your new adventure.
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Re: And so it begins...

Postby Ridgerunner » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:18 pm

Dehydraters are a great tool for making DIY MH type meals. American Harvester makes a great dehydrater. I have one with 12 trays and adjustable thermastat along with their GardenMaster Dehydrater that can hold up to 20 trays and is larger in diameter. I think I only have a dozen or so trays for the GardenMaster. They are designed so the air flow will travel across each and every tray for fairly even drying times. I have dried soups, chili, jerky, stews, fruits, etc. I have not utilized it nearly as much as I would like. Realityguy has also done a lot of dehydrating. I believe you can see some info in the cooking forum. I recently bought a nice box type dehydrater with sliding trays at a church sale for a reasonable coin. :DP:
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Re: And so it begins...

Postby realityguy » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:14 pm

Realityguy has also done a lot of dehydrating.


??..Only when I run out of beer.. :lol:

Then I buy more and rehydrate... :mrgreen:
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Re: And so it begins...

Postby Ridgerunner » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:28 pm

realityguy wrote:
Realityguy has also done a lot of dehydrating.


??..Only when I run out of beer.. :lol:

Then I buy more and rehydrate... :mrgreen:


My bad, cuz! Oldtimers hit me again! :roll: :lol: Drink another brewsky on me! It was actually Brother Daren that was getting into the dehydrating! You can check out some info in the following thread:
http://www.bplite.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=822
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Re: And so it begins...

Postby realityguy » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:47 pm

O figured it was Daren you were talking about...I think you've been sniffing too much turkey poop personally.. :mrgreen:
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Re: And so it begins...

Postby Ridgerunner » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:08 pm

Put a gobbler to bed tonight just on the other side of my propety line next to the house. If I wasn't going to the Kiwanis pancake breakfast and then hitting the yard sales tomorrow, I would fill my second tag. I still have three weeks to fill it. ;) There you go cuz, getting us off topic. Let me tie it in though. I love making wild turkey jerky in my dehydrater. ;) :lol: :DP:
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Re: And so it begins...

Postby cadyak » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:47 pm

JB,
Did you ever get around to making some dried grub? Ever get down to Albany?

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Re: And so it begins...

Postby JBRanger » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:24 am

Most I've done was beef jerky and some fruit leathers. Of course my wife was pregnant then, so the smell was killing her. Now that the kid is out, I wanna try out some more.


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