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    Cool Well now...

    On a simple "day-hike" I take a full MRE pouch Otherwise I camp from my car so I take all kinds of stuff! If it were a Backpacking trip I'd take "freeze-dried" food to cut down on the weight.
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    oh man that's foul. nothin' like constipating MREs and mountain house to motivate me to find some real food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canid View Post
    oh man that's foul. nothin' like constipating MREs and mountain house to motivate me to find some real food.
    You're starting to sound like my wife! Us old guys are tough! I even drink from a Nalgene bottle!
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    Thumbs up Wow!!!

    Oh look honey! A real live campfire! I guess they let people have those in California, unlike where we live. Such a thing here would invite a visit from the local "PO-PO" and a stiff fine! Maybe that's why California is being plauged with all those Wildfires! That MRE looks delicious though! YUM!
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    Really depends on what time of year. In the fall, tea bags, jerky, nuts, some kind of bread, I can forage for black, hack, rasberries and muscadines and persimmons. I have caught trout and eaten them for lunch, but with a pole it's no gaurantee.

    In the winter, tea bags, jerky, nuts and dried fruit, throw in some grits or oat meal, try to take smoked meat or fish. I have tried fishing with a pole to no use so I mainly depend on what I take in. Also, depending on hunting, in this day and time will leave you hungry, well in my part of the woods. Yeh, a squirrel, rabbit, hog, deer season is usually over when I go in the woods. But, hunting is no gaurantee.

    Did have a good meal of bobcat years ago, gent shot one making his way to camp.

    Ya'll can keep those mre's, I've eaten my share in life and care not to anymore.


    Oh yeh, and with the drought, don't get caught making a fire.

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    Still no rain FVR?

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    Claifornias always low on water there about to start "reclamin" are water here in Orange County, basicly gettin old water already used and put alot of chemicals in it and put it in are taps!
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    We've had rain alright, but we are still in very bad drought conditions.

    It's not the water used in day to day consumption, but rather the water being used in the elec. plants throughout the state. Cut back on the elec. helps more for saving water than taking a quick shower.

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    We use to sneak up to a water hole, high fenced in area off El Toro rd. and fish for catfish back in the 80's. They actually had police guarding it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FVR View Post
    We've had rain alright, but we are still in very bad drought conditions.

    It's not the water used in day to day consumption, but rather the water being used in the elec. plants throughout the state. Cut back on the elec. helps more for saving water than taking a quick shower.
    We have gotten alot of rain recntly too,rain that normally would have left us pretty flooded,but no flooding this time,as the ground is so dry,it has soaked it all up,still well under the normal rainfall,maybe next year will be better.

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    Thumbs up Wet lands!

    We got about 3-4" of snow a few days ago, but it's melted off quite a bit. If we keep getting snow & rain then in April/May the Morel crop should be pretty good!
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    I would love to get some snow. It usually does not snow here until late Feb., and March. Matter of fact, I met my wife Caren during the snowstorm of 93 in Ga. It snowed close to two feet, started friday morning and snowed until Sunday.

    I remember taking my blue chow Ashley running in the woods. I would take here off lead and we would go at it. She dissapeared. The snow had frozen to her coat and she looked like a snowdog.

    Miss that dog.

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    For a day trip i take mostly preserved foods like beef jerky (Made In The USA ) or a MRE, also i take dried fruit and vegitables with a bottle of hot sauce (The good stuff)
    Also the dried fruit packets you can get from any shop are good snacks. also dried soup powder is great (I eat it cold if i need to, its refreshingly cool but tastes better hot)

    I take freeze dried coffee, hot choco, tea and screech (A kind of orange drink, search it on google its included in british MREs) all are nice to have at the end of a cold day

    I like freeze dried American style rations, when you out in the wilderness they make a really tasety meal thats lightweight and nutritious
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    I just tried pine needle tea for the first time....yum!
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    What kind? I like Red Spruce better than White Pine but I'll take either one.

    I usually carry some home made trail mix, my old stand by Ramen noodles, some quick rice and tea or coffee bags. I found a package of Bumble Bee chicken breast in a foil pouch and I'm going to take it on my next trek (this week-end if we don't get a flood). It's fully cooked in the pouch.

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    Question Backwoods menu. . .

    Whatever I trap, snare, shoot, or catch (fishing) and all the edible greens I can find. I cook my meat/fish with wild sage and blue camas (usually). . .YUMMMMMM!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FVR View Post
    We've had rain alright, but we are still in very bad drought conditions.

    It's not the water used in day to day consumption, but rather the water being used in the elec. plants throughout the state. Cut back on the elec. helps more for saving water than taking a quick shower.

    People think we get a couple of days of rain and that ends the drought. I drive by Lake Lanier every day, it looks the same as it did before the rain we got this week. We need months of none stop rain to get us out of this drought. For a month our county was banning all outside fires except BBQ grills.
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    uhmmm, i miss camas. have you had camas mead?
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    What kind? I like Red Spruce better than White Pine but I'll take either one.
    I've only tried white pine thus far, but I'll keep my eyes out for some red spruce! Do you find the tea tastes better when the needles are fresh or after they've been sitting around for a while?
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