- Sep 5, 2019 at 4:52 am #3609028
John BrownBPL Member
@johnbrown2005Locale: Portland, OR
Re: Patagonia provisions, have you had good luck cooking in bag, or bringing water to a boil/dumping in contents/letting sit? Or do you find you have to simmer? I had the chili and liked it, but seemed like it really needed simmering for the beans to soften up fully. Thinking about trying more, but looking for experience before shelling out.Sep 5, 2019 at 6:18 am #3609033
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
I have never used Patagonia provisions, but I have used a few other brands. I suspect, due to the drying process, that you will ALWAYS need to do just a little simmering to get the food really rehydrated. So? That’s fine by me.
Also search on ‘dutch oven’ here at BPL.
CheersSep 5, 2019 at 11:54 am #3609035
I have tried Patagonia’s Tsampa Soup. It is absolutely delicious and it definitely requires some simmering.Sep 5, 2019 at 2:26 pm #3609055
Ken LarsonBPL Member
@kenlarsonLocale: Western Michigan
Had this meal for three of us two weeks ago on our packrafting trip to Isle Royal National Park. Did not simmer (used a cozy) with NO leftovers!!
0.9 lbs Total Weight of Meal and 486 cal/servingSep 5, 2019 at 11:48 pm #3609107
Greg MihalikBPL Member
If I’m interpreting your post correctly –
0.9 lbs x 16 oz/lb =14.4 ounces for Three servings which comes to 4.8 oz per serving, and
486 calories/ 4.8 ounces = 101.25 calories per ounce
Did you add the Goldfish and/or the cheese to the chile? Or eat them separately?
Did you add the peppermint bark to the chili (peppermint molé?) or treat it like dessert?
(I’m scrutinizing my meals, adapting whatever seems useful.)Sep 6, 2019 at 11:04 pm #3609217
Jeffs ElevenBPL Member
I had the pata red beans and rice. Cant cook in the bag for lack of volume. I let mine boil for 2 min (one min was recommended) and simmer for like 15-20 before it was fully rehydrated… beans. The flavor was ahite. Almost ate the whole thing even after snacks. IMO not enough for two for dinner.Sep 9, 2019 at 4:22 pm #3609535
So I missed in the article, why are you fasting? I skimmed the article and watched the video, but you didn’t really discuss the reasons for doing this. You look plenty slim to me. Is it some new fad, like keto or something?
My son worked as a barista at Starbucks this summer. He tells me many customers come in and order “keto” coffee. They don’t have this as a product, so he suggests black coffee! Sugar free.Sep 11, 2019 at 4:57 pm #3609812
Tom MBPL Member
The tent reminds me of one i bought a long long time ago made by Todd Bibler.Sep 16, 2019 at 7:14 pm #3610451
Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
Ryan, thanks for posting this trip and the gear list. It’s great to see you with your kids on a backing trip.
As for that tent…
Well, in the ’80s I had likely one of the very first wedge tents, a Jansport. I hated how it let rain and snow in as soon as I unzipped the door. To me this type of door is a “failed design”. Re-designing the door with a single or double strut bar holding a canopy over the door is the best answer. I had a 3 man Eureka dome tent that used two struts to hold a canopy over the door that very well protected it and the inside of the tent. Elegant solution.
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