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Homemade Dehydrated Backpacking Food ( MREs)

Mark’s Backpacking Menu Homemade Dehydrated Food ( MREs) Meal, Ready-to-Eat – commonly known as the MRE – is a self-contained, individual servings in lightweight packaging ( Wikipedia) Protein Dehydrated Cooked Ground Beef Dehydrated Canned Chicken Biltong ( South African dried beef ) Wild Sardines in Marinara sauce ( canned ) Trout Mark will catch Block […]

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Protected: Part 4 Camping Trip 2011 (Oregon)

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Favorite Health Links

You can glean lotsa good information from each diet & tailor it to your health needs. They each have their merits. There is no one for all, all for one diet. We all have different needs so tweak accordingly.

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Black Garbanzo Salad

This recipe is a twist to Indian Chana Chaat in that it has all the added goodness of tomatoes, potatoes, mangoes, cucumber, corn, cilantro, green onions and spices .This is a hearty vegetable salad that can serve as a main meal for vegetarians and vegans. Black garbanzo , also known as bengal gram or kala chana never gets mushy no matter how long you pressure cook it. This makes it ideal for using in salads because it will always hold its shape and has a strong, earthy taste, with thick skin & soft nutty inside. It has a low glycemic index and good protein option for diabetics.

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Raw Brine Pickled Watermelon Rinds or half-sours

These naturally fermented brine pickled rinds became an instant favorite in our household. I just love how they aren’t sweet-sour or salty-sour , like most pickles are. These rinds just had a hint of salt too , and when fermented for about a week at room temperature, it’s gets just a little tangy, just the way I like it. My hubby first made this awhile back and I just loved it. It’s kinda chewy yet still a little crispy and it’s not sour like regular pickles. I was addicted to them and couldn’t get enough of them.

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