backpacker breakfast

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Re: backpacker breakfast

Post by Wandering Daisy » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:13 am

I bought a #10 can of fd scrambled eggs (plain). It is now available at WinCo at a reasonable price. I tried it this last summer and was pleasantly surprised. Quite good if spiced up enough and a little butter. Eggs and instant potatoes were a nice change from oatmeal. Only down side is that the fd eggs are bulky so do not fit in a bear can for longer trips. If you squish the eggs they become powder; chunks that come right from the #10 can reconstitute more like real scrambled eggs.








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Re: backpacker breakfast

Post by neil d » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:22 pm

Thanks for the tip on the fd eggs at Winco! I love Winco for just that sort of thing...I will look for them next time I'm there.

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Re: backpacker breakfast

Post by gary c. » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:38 pm

Thanks WD, I buy a lot of my BP food from Winco also. I'll have to look this weekend to see my local has eggs in the #10 can also.
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Re: backpacker breakfast

Post by gary c. » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:56 pm

Speaking of instant grits, Amazon has a great price on a jumbo variety pack. .

https://smile.amazon.com/Quaker-Instant ... spons&th=1
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Re: backpacker breakfast

Post by wsp_scott » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:35 pm

You might check out OvaEasy https://www.amazon.com/OvaEasy-Powdered ... 007MC6F1C/
You add a little water and it looks like uncooked scrambled eggs, they cook up like real scrambled eggs. I add some dried vegs (tomatoes, onions, potatoes all from harmony house) and it makes a great breakfast either just like that or as a burrito filling. For easy cleanup I will do a version of omelet in a bag.
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Re: backpacker breakfast

Post by robow8 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:02 pm

WD, what brand were those fd eggs?

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Re: backpacker breakfast

Post by Wandering Daisy » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:14 pm

Oops! I mislead. The eggs were Mountain House and I got them from my local Ace Hardware. Evidently Ace Hardware stores are independently run and the one near me, has a small section of "survival" food. My local Winco has #10 cans of pineapple, green beans and a few other fruits. I too am impressed with what Winco offers. Next time I go I will write down what they have and the brand names.

Those powdered dry eggs used to be very common and reasonably priced and I could get them at Walmart and REI but not now.

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Re: backpacker breakfast

Post by wildhiker » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:47 pm

Just came across this thread.
I have pretty simple food tastes for backpacking. For breakfast, I eat about a cup of some commercial granola with some extra dried fruit and about 1 oz of powdered milk (preferably powdered whole milk) mixed up with cold water. I check the ingredients on the granola packages at the store and buy the one with the most protein and fiber. I heat up enough water for one hot drink. I used to bring hot cocoa mix, but now generally just take some tea bags and brew up a strong black tea. Lighter and less volume than the cocoa.
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Re: backpacker breakfast

Post by bobby49 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:22 pm

If we humans are eating this stuff for our breakfast, then what about Man's Best Friend? Does the dog get stuck with plain old dog food? Can't I share some of my own summer sausage with the dog?

Somebody suggested to give the dog warm water to drink instead of cold water if the weather is really cool.

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Re: backpacker breakfast

Post by rlown » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:27 pm

a little oatmeal and some summer sausage isn't going to hurt Lucy. I don't think dogs care about the cool temps of the water they drink.
Besides, I sleep with a poly bottle in my bag. Pretty sure it is warm enough.

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