Feb 27, 2013 at 7:11 am #1299764
What's your favorite meat to take when backpacking?Feb 27, 2013 at 7:32 am #1959204
Stephen MBPL Member
@stephen-mLocale: Way up North
Normally salami and summer sausage as it keeps well.Feb 27, 2013 at 7:42 am #1959207
@aromankoLocale: Great Lakes
Uncle Mike's beef sticks from walnutcreekfoods.com or sopresatta salami. Both keep well and don't stink too much.Feb 27, 2013 at 7:55 am #1959209
I almost always take a couple Slim Jim Beef n Cheese's. I like the single serve packages.Feb 27, 2013 at 9:47 am #1959245
Justin BakerBPL Member
@justin_bakerLocale: Santa Rosa, CA
I sometimes carry fresh meat for shorter trips. Sausage cooked over a campfire is amazing.
But yeah, dry salami is a great backpacking food. Beef jerkey is pretty low in calories.Feb 27, 2013 at 10:21 am #1959258
…Feb 27, 2013 at 11:26 am #1959288
I'm starting to put together my menu and prepare my meals for the JMT this summer. I'm new to all this, and I have a few books that seem to be good references. I was wondering if anyone uses these freeze-dried meats from Costco (or similar) when putting these meals together.
Any other suggestions would be welcome.
(I have to put these all together to be included in my resupply packages and the initial load before I leave home the middle of May, even though I won't begin the JMT till July 3. I'll be hiking in southern Utah and Washington state for the 6 weeks leading up to the JMT, so it has to be done early.)Feb 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm #1959321
Thanks everyone. I've decided on salami, I think.Feb 27, 2013 at 12:55 pm #1959339
…Feb 27, 2013 at 1:07 pm #1959347
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
Hormel bacon pieces. It is all pre-cooked and the pieces are smaller than my fingernail, so it goes good cooked with rice and other things. There is a similar generic product in my supermarket, also sealed in a plastic bag, for $2.50, and most of the packages hold 2.4 to 2.6 ounces.
Sometimes people see me eating it out of the bag and think that it must be chewing tobacco.
–B.G.–Feb 28, 2013 at 11:38 am #1959744
@tomlikeLocale: Pacific Wonderland
I go for the good stuff, and since I live in Portland, anything from Olympic Provisions
paired with Dubliner cheese and crackers…Feb 28, 2013 at 11:46 am #1959745
David NollBPL Member
@dpnollLocale: Maroon Bells
Homemade venison jerkyFeb 28, 2013 at 12:43 pm #1959757
Duane HallBPL Member
@pkhLocale: Nova Scotia
Damn, this stuff does look good. I often take a French dried sausage that holds up very well on the trail.Mar 4, 2013 at 8:10 am #1961198
Phillip AsbyBPL Member
@pgasbyLocale: North Carolina
That sopressata looks outstanding. If I'm going to go with some sort of cured meats I tend to agree it is worth getting good stuff.Mar 29, 2013 at 1:34 pm #1970859
tom laknerBPL Member
Homemade emu jerky !!!!Mar 30, 2013 at 3:36 am #1971004
@m-lLocale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
Salami with white mold casing is the best. Must have a decent knife. Individual wrapped cheese and a stack if whole grain tortillas never gets old. Throw some deltaco hot sauce on it if you dare!Apr 1, 2013 at 8:47 am #1971650
Rodger- Wow bud those are some difficulties your having with your salami. I think the source of your issue is not your salami but your choice of knife. Any decent knife should very easily open a vacume sealed package. Slicing a the salami can be done on a log(cutting board)and again with a decent sharp knife should be really easy. If your hands get greasy just wash them or use hand sanitiser, if your backpacking you should have soap or sanitizer.Apr 1, 2013 at 8:48 am #1971651
I love the stuff! that and just about anything honey stinger makes. The chews are amazing and so are the waffles.
Oh meat hmm. Bacon and tender loin. Only some times in the summer but every time in the winter.
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