In This Issue
Paleo Meals To Go- Palisade Pineapple and Mango
A healthier freeze dried meal you can take anywhere. You only need boiled water and six minutes to prepare. h3 The Specs
- Freeze dried
- Gluten free
- Milk free
- Soy free
- Grain free
- Shelf stable
I was excited to try this meal. It looked very promising, and I really love coconuts and mangos. I wasn’t sure about how substantial it would be as a meal on it’s own, and I wondered if it would give me enough energy. It did give me adequate energy, and it was very filling.The meal weighed 145 grams on my scale. The pouch was quality construction and could be reused to carry refuse after you eat the meal. The meal was easy to prepare. I did give it an extra two minutes on the rehydration time (8 minutes). The taste was enjoyable, I could taste little chunks of pineapple and bits of mango, there was a bit of vanilla flavor. The texture of the meal was pretty thick, I think this was in part to the flaxseed meal, almond flour, walnuts, pecans, and bananas. If the taste of the Palisade Pineapple and Mango is any indicator of the other flavors I would be happy to use them regularly. The nutrition information was interesting for the meal that had no meat, no dairy, no gluten etc. There are 680 calories per serving, 450 of them from fat. Total fat was 50 grams, I was very surprised upon reading that information. The nutrition facts on the label went as follows:
- Serving Size 1 pouch (128 g) Dry
- Servings per Container 1
- Calories 680 Calories From Fat 450
- Total Fat 50g
- Saturated Fat 17g
- Trans Fat 0g
- Cholesterol 0mg
- Sodium 90mg
- Total Carbohydrate 58g
- Dietary Fiber 14g
- Sugars 23g
- Protein 13g
- Vitamin A 30% Vitamin C 210% Calcium 15% Iron 20%
- Calories Per Gram: Fat 9, Carbohydrate 4, Protein 4.
Good Wipes- For Down There
A small single use body wipe marketed toward Women. h3 The Specs
- pH Balanced
- Alcohol Free
- Fits in your wallet
I received these wipes for testing and to share my thoughts on them. These wipes are offered in two sizes. One is a body wipe size, and the other is smaller for personal wiping (meant to replace the toilet paper or for personal cleaning). The wipes that we are looking at are the personal size. They have a version marketed for both men and women. This review will discuss the version marketed to women. They are a great size and weigh only six grams per pouch. The product worked as stated as a replacement for toilet paper. The website for the wipes says that they are biodegradable. However the wrapper of the pouch does not appear to be biodegradable, so it looks like you would have to pack those with you. Improvements could be made to this product. Instead of being scented with they should be unscented for anyone that wants to use them backpacking.
Lite Trail NyloPro Bags
Tied closed, still room for more.
Packed with five meals.
Storage bags with a scent barrier intended to be used as a liner for a stuff sack or bear canister.
- ASTM F1927 Odor barrier tested
- FDA approved food grade plastic
- Lightest weight solution available, 70% lighter than the alternative
- Made In the U.S.A
This bag can be used for a pack liner for packs up to 16 liters, it was a pretty close fit to my 18-liter pack. You can also use it for a bear bag or canister liner. I wanted to try this out as an odor barrier, so I wrapped up some Chicken Tikka Masala that was nearing the end of it’s prime. I rolled the bag down like a roll top bag, then twisted it closed and wrapped the provided polyester twist tie around it. I set the bag outside on my porch (off the ground) and waited for my neighbor to let his Dachshund out. About an hour later I heard the neighbor’s door open, seconds later the motion detecting light was activated, so I looked outside to see the little Dachshund standing there nose pointing directly to the bag of chicken. I realize this was not anything near a laboratory test, but before I go taking a bag into the woods of Montana counting on it to keep Bears from coming over for a taste of food, I want to know that it will work. In defense of the bag’s odor blocking capabilities, there is a big difference in odor in Chicken Tikka Masala and G.O.R.P. and prepackaged freeze-dried meals. I like everything else about this bag. It is simple in construction, durable, and very light. The bags are still available from Trail Lite. Here is some information from Trail Lite.
- NYP0004 Medium-Plus 18×25
- Bear Canister/Bag: Sized to fill a BearVault food canister to 100% capacity and to roll over the outside for easy packing with food.
- Pack Liner: Sized to fit most day pack size backpacks in the 1000 cubic inches or 16-liter volumes.
- SKU: NYP0004
- Weight (each): 0.6 oz (20 g)
- Size: 18 wide X 29″ tall
- Tolerance: +/- 1/8″ wide, +/- 1″ tall
Included: (3) 18×25 bags, (3) 6″ Polyester Twist Ties