I made a video to show how to prepare one of my favorite backpacking dinners. I call it White Trash Beef Stroganoff. Click the link below, and please share your thoughts with me. https://youtu.be/E6bGr3SgcGU
That looks incredibly tasty and nourishing. But for me I prefer to utilize my pack space and weight with life saving elements. I'm not much for the home cooking path when I do the remote pack in thing. I like to keep it as simple and and light weight as is possible, I also don't like to use up space in my pack for bulky pots and pans that I'll also have to wash. I have done some stews and such with back straps or small game meat by adding to the MRE meals. And big meals simmering on the fire attracts bears, they can smell the tasty meal simmering from miles away. I'm also not one pack in cans of alcoholic beverages or other drinks, water is more important.
What I usually do for pack in meals is go with MRE's, and often times I'll include a pound or two of game meat, a large bag of elk or deer jerky. MRE's are super light weight, so I'll pack in enough MRE's to provide 2 meals per day for at least 4 days. I use a large high quality back pack, which has a large water bladder just in case I find myself spending a couple days packing my game out, so preventing dehydration is my first area of preparation. I've been in a number of survival situations over the decades, in which I had packed in 10 or 12 miles into remote country most wouldn't even consider to attempt. When this happens I'm always fully prepared for an extended stay, which is often the plan anyway. I either bring a small handgun with me so I can harvest cotton tail or squirrels if necessary or desired, and of course my high powered rifle. Including the water bladder, my pack probably weighs 40 lbs. or so, but it loses a lot of that weight when it's time to pack out.
I broke down couple years ago in some extremely remote public land country. Cell service was at least 50 -60 miles away, and I didn't see any other hunters the entire day, not even a tire track to suggest anyone had been there in a long, long time. I humped up to a high point to glass with my spotting scope in hope of spotting a camp, but the only sign of human activity was a camp that was at least a day and a half away, so that was wasted work. But when everything went bad, we were fully prepared. In that situation my nephew and I had a a good 5 pounds of back straps, a gallon zip lock baggie stuffed with deer jerky and plenty of water, and there were natural water sources also available. My nephew and I ate really well, and if need be, we could have probably survived for a week or more without worry.
Thanks for the excellent presentation though, this recipe will be added to my menu for camp meals.
None of this applies to me, or my friends, Magnus, because we CHEAT! We use horses ;0) That means, luxury camps (comparatively), better food, and more remote locations. But you did a proffie job on your presentation, and I actually like the recipe. I might could use it up top, on a sheep hunt, once we had our sheep down. Use his tenderloins for the "add-on" meat ;0) Wieder zehen!
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