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Dehydrating123: How To Dehydrate Meat For Backpacking Meals

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Dried meat is light in weight and rich in protein, making it an important staple for hikers, paddlers and other outdoor enthusiasts to take in their food packs. It provides us with energy, play a vital role in metabolism process, help repair body tissues (skin, bones, muscles) and boost the immune system. Meat also is rich…

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Dehydrating123: Why And How To Dehydrate Pasta

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Pasta is a great base for healthy, nutritious and satisfying backpacking meals. It provides our body with glucose – the “fuel”, to power muscles and brain. As a complex carbohydrates, pasta digested more slowly that ensure a steady release of energy to keep you going throughout the day. Very low in sodium and cholesterol-free, pasta…

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Dehydrating123: How To Dehydrate Whole Meals and Leftovers

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Drying your own food for the trail is a great way to save money, reduce weight of your backpack and enjoy quick, tasty and comforting meals throughout your adventure. There are two ways to prepare dehydrated backpacking meals: when you make the meal, by assembling the powdered and/or dried ingredients or by cooking the entire…

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Dehydrating123: Why and How To Dehydrate Citrus Fruits

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Why Dehydrate Citrus Fruits Sour or sweet, juicy and colorful, citrus fruits such as grapefruits, oranges, tangerines, limes, and lemons, are very well-known for their high content of vitamin C or ascorbic acid. The vitamin C is something we need on a daily basis, especially when we are out for hiking or backpacking. A diet rich…

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Dehydrating123: How To Make Pumpkin Powder

Pumpkin powder is the best form of preserving this humble but tasty vegetable for backpacking meals. It weighs nothing, takes very little space and can be added to so many recipes. Creamy soups, spicy curries, pies and hot drinks – we’ve found a plenty of ways to use pumpkin powder for: Curried Pumpkin Soup Pumpkin…

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Dehydrating123: How To Dehydrate Zucchini for Backpacking Meals

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It’s zucchini time now. Why not preserve them for later use in upcoming hiking trips? Dehydrating zucchini and summer squash is very easy and do not require much preparation – just wash and lightly scrub them in  a cool, clean water. There are 3 forms of dehydrated zucchini I usually use to create my backpacking meals: slices, shreds…

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