Dehydrating food for camp/hike meals

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  1. Bushman5

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    easy way to make your own nutritious, cost effective camp / hike food.

    DEHYDRATE!

    maybe you have an abundance of veggies from the garden, or if your stuck in the city like me, the frozen food section Sales are a goldmine. (plus the frozen veggie are a uniform size and no need for blanching)

    I use a Nesco dehydrator currently, but plan to build a large 20 tray unit soon.

    this weeks dehydrate: Onions, hash browns, and mixed veggies. These will be mixed together,along with dehydrated cooked sausage and seasonings, instant rice or dehydrated macaroni, for a simple quick boil meal for camping, hiking etc

    mixed veggies (still dehydrating)

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    still need to dehydrate the hash browns and sausages....
     
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    Good stuff bushman load up when you can, how long does it take roughly to dehydrate the veggies you have in there.
     
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    not too bad timewise, about 14 hours. Would go faster if i had the mesh liner sheets to prevent the veggies in the upper trays from falling thru the grids onto the bottom tray ......
     
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    I have only try'd it a few times. My favorite was believe it or not a can of chilli spread out on different layers. Rehydrated super well and was great.

    I need to get more into it . freeze dried meals are too pricey.
     
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    This would be fun to try... for hashbrowns though I buy this at Walmart for$1.25 and it fills my 10” cast iron skillet after hydrating....

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    yea thats why i got into it.......sometimes the supermarket has bagged veggies and other stuff freezer foods on sale.......
     
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    oooh i like that........i'll have to try to find some here.
     
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    They are cheap and good! The first time I tried them I was impressed when I dumped them out they smelled like fresh cut potatoes and the crisp up great! If you can get in Canada hit me up I’ll mail you some.
     
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    I gotta check out walmart soon...although ours up here are waaaaaaay smaller than the ones in the US...lol
     
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    The closer you get to Bentonville, Arkansas the bigger they get. Some of the Wal-Marts around here have their own zip codes.
     

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