After packing the backpack with the trusty Trangia spirit cooker, my spork, fuel and DRIED meat and veg, along with normal wildcamping gear we set off to the Derbyshire Peak District.
After a long days trek, the temperature dropping and the light fading, it's time to eat. Very often this can be quite an effort especially when you are tired and weary.
Just boiling a quick packet soup or dried noodles is not a problem but cooking a real trekkers hearty meal takes a lot more work. Normally!
So, I filled a Trangia saucepan with water, tipped in some dehydrated chicken, a bit if dried beef and a good quantity of my dehydrated vegetables. Then stirred in a spoonful of powered chicken stock and waited a couple of mins until it came to the boil.
Once at the boil bring the flame down on the Trangia with the restriction ring and tip in the noodles from a cheap instant noodle pack. I also added the flavour pack too.
That's it, leave to gently simmer for a couple of mins. Dish up into two/three big hiker sized bowls, spork to the ready and get stuck in.
This was the first trial using our own dehydrated foods and well impressed we were too. But this is just the start and now we know how good the resulting re-hydrated food is, it will only get better.
But of course the main reason for doing it in the first place, IT IS VERY LIGHT !!!
So all in all we are very impressed with the dehydrator and really looking forward to our next backpacking / wildcamping trip and trying out new recipes.
If you have any good dried food recipes please feel free to lets us all know :)