Dehydrator Meal tips

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Dehydrator Meal tips

Postby kevin_t » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:51 pm

Do any of you dehydrate your own meals ? I dehydrated a lot of Elk chili before the last trip, and it worded terrific, and rehydrated easily. Eggs on the other hand didn't work so well.
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Re: Dehydrator Meal tips

Postby AK Troutbum » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:21 pm

I played around with dehydrating stuff years ago but never for a hunt. Kevin, would you mind elaborating a little bit in regards to how you dehydrate your chili meals? Also, what do you use to package it in for rehydration in the field?
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Re: Dehydrator Meal tips

Postby kevin_t » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:44 pm

For my last trip I dehydrated the following

Bananas
Onions and peppers
Chili
Eggs
Lunch meat
Salmon candy

Onions and peppers pretty strait forward and actually very tasty . I ate raw

Bananas just what you expect

Lunch meat just broke in part and was sort of like a jerky substitute

Salmon candy tasty but took a lot of time

Eggs I made a big omlett like 10 eggs or more and broke in pieces ... Did not rehydrate well but wasn't awefull eaten dry. I sort of made soup of it in a cup ... Not horrible not great

Chile ... I made regular chili and spread it on paper real thin and dehydrated it with a few times flipping it. I carried about 2500 calories of it in zip locks and simply added it to hot water in a bowl and let sit 5 minutes or so and it turned out real well . In fact ill make more and save it for next trips.

Salmon candy was decent not great

Ill work on improving the others a bit
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Re: Dehydrator Meal tips

Postby kevin_t » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:45 pm

Btw Angie was the one with the chili idea ... So props to her she has a lot of good ideas
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Re: Dehydrator Meal tips

Postby Nathan C » Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:59 am

I'm making pemmican this year. I got the beef lard from US Wellness Meats, and will make venison jerky to grind and add to the heated fat. Supposed to be shelf stable for years and be very calorie dense.


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Re: Dehydrator Meal tips

Postby jetmom2 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:55 am

I dehydrated some kiwi last summer when I found it on sale. Tasted like candy.
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Re: Dehydrator Meal tips

Postby BBAddict » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:47 pm

I'm a big fan of dehydrating for lots of reasons--skipping some of the additives of store bought stuff and better starting product and more options. Pemmican, on the other hand, good luck with that. it is very shelf stable. I would leave it there forever and avoid eating it at all expenses!
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Re: Dehydrator Meal tips

Postby kevin_t » Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:59 pm

BBAddict wrote:I'm a big fan of dehydrating for lots of reasons--skipping some of the additives of store bought stuff and better starting product and more options. Pemmican, on the other hand, good luck with that. it is very shelf stable. I would leave it there forever and avoid eating it at all expenses!


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