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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    A useful trick with the backcountry meals is to wrap them in a jacket or sleeping bag to keep them warm while they rest, and rest them for about twice as long as it says on the packet. They may be edible after 10 minutes, but they're far nicer and closer to real food after 20.
    With Back Country when possible we add the water to the bags in the morning and let them soak all day, then just heat at meal time. Makes them a lot more edible
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    I honestly don’t mind backcountry. Moroccan lamb being a fav
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROKTOY View Post
    With Back Country when possible we add the water to the bags in the morning and let them soak all day, then just heat at meal time. Makes them a lot more edible
    Hmmm - now there's an idea - I must try one with it reheated in the bag in the billy i.e. double boiler as the water can then be a brew . . . . but if you already do it you can have all the credit haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tentman View Post
    Hmmm - now there's an idea - I must try one with it reheated in the bag in the billy i.e. double boiler as the water can then be a brew . . . . but if you already do it you can have all the credit haha
    Yep thats how we reheat them, but happy to share the credit especially if there are royalties

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROKTOY View Post
    Yep thats how we reheat them, but happy to share the credit especially if there are royalties

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobba View Post
    +1 wilderness stew is my favorite and take a bit off mashed potatoe to go with it.
    Their Eggs and bacon for breakfast is delicious.
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    I've only tried Back Country. Seemed nice enough. Especially the roast chicken and mash one.

    Must try Wilderness though.
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    I've found the backcountry fish pie to be surprisingly good, I was expecting to be deeply disappointed the first time I tried it but it hit the spot.
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    back country cooked breakfast FOR TWO..... two different flavours both good...agree 100 % if you can add some water and let rehydrate then top up with the boiling stuff its an improovement.... stir shite out of it and let it rest so all gets rehydrated...its come a long way in last few years.
    continental mashed spud is a far cry from the old waitak spud of old.
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    IF you are hungry enough, I guess BC will work. But as for flavour......forget it.
    I would rather go Bear gryls
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    The nicest dehy meal I have ever had was Mountain House (USA company).
    Back in 2017 we cleared out a food store in a hut we frequent and found this meal in the bottom of the drum, Carried an expiry date of 11/98. Gave it a soak for the day and tried it for tea. Bloody fantastic, couldn't tell it wasn't the real deal.
    Found out later that their products used to carry a 7 year shelf life claim.
    $24.95 in the early 90s says it wasn't cheap to buy at the time.
    I took great delight in telling my daughter, who was 18 at the time, that the cow that made the mince died before she was born.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allizdog View Post
    I've only tried Back Country. Seemed nice enough. Especially the roast chicken and mash one.

    Must try Wilderness though.
    Agree... we use BC but I will only eat the roast chicken which is tasty, or the cottage pie... not as nice but edible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    IF you are hungry enough, I guess BC will work. But as for flavour......forget it.
    I would rather go Bear gryls
    Road kill?
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    Back country mash spud is the ducks nuts....better than making your own.
    Stroganoffs and stews are ok, as above time to rehydrate is key.
    I wouldn't buy or try anything chicken, vegetable or pasta based so cant comment on those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    anything without vege in it !!
    What's wrong with vege @gonetropo?

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