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Wyatt Carson

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I took the salami you suggested and really enjoyed it. No problems with it in canyonlands in Aug.
Had that with some hard white cheddar GF crackers, raisins, and peanuts.
Best lunches we have had backpacking in a long time.
We now live very close to a Whole Foods market and further away from all the others. We were in need of a good hiking salami and gave their Gusto Napoli, Applewood smoked salami a try. It is not inexpensive at 10 bucks for 6 oz but one can see where that money went. It is the best salami I’ve ever eaten by far. I’m spoiled now and doubt I’ll go back to anything else. We had it with a nice grass feed cheddar to accompany it but will find a good Gruyere to go with it. That is one of the top recommendations for hiking/backpacking cheeses by the cheese sellers in Europe and a cheese we already like and use.

Give this one a try and see what you think. I think everyone on this forum might like this salami.

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fossana

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My all-time favorite preserved meat is Tyrolean speck (I prefer the leaner cuts, speck senza grasso), which I discovered in the Dolomites. I built a smoker to make my own at home from pork loin, but you can find it sometimes at Whole Foods or Trader Joes.
 

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My all-time favorite preserved meat is Tyrolean speck (I prefer the leaner cuts, speck senza grasso), which I discovered in the Dolomites. I built a smoker to make my own at home from pork loin, but you can find it sometimes at Whole Foods or Trader Joes.
Similar to speck, bresola is a wonderful thing to take camping: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bresaola
it's sort of like beef jerky from heaven.

Going back to the Good-to-Go dehydrated meals, they're generally quite good, I definitely recommend trying. They take 20 minutes to rehydrate so you obviously need to wrap them in a hat or puffy jacket or similar, if you don't want to eat lukewarm food.
 

DaveS

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You could try Soylent or Huel if you haven't already. I can't find the word "gluten" on the Soylent site, but Huel says it has some gluten-free products. I've tried Soylent, with added powdered milk + butter.

As for repackaging meat, I'd do it only if starving, facing certain death otherwise.
 

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Similar to speck, bresola is a wonderful thing to take camping: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bresaola
it's sort of like beef jerky from heaven.

Going back to the Good-to-Go dehydrated meals, they're generally quite good, I definitely recommend trying. They take 20 minutes to rehydrate so you obviously need to wrap them in a hat or puffy jacket or similar, if you don't want to eat lukewarm food.
Or you could do like I do and rehydrate them IN your pot or rewarm them in your pot. I know I know that messes things up and makes a dirty pot but I can't ever eat out of aluminum foil pouch ever again after that Bolivia experience so that is what I do when I eat freeze dried commercial food like when someone gifts me some.
 

Wyatt Carson

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Or you could do like I do and rehydrate them IN your pot or rewarm them in your pot. I know I know that messes things up and makes a dirty pot but I can't ever eat out of aluminum foil pouch ever again after that Bolivia experience so that is what I do when I eat freeze dried commercial food like when someone gifts me some.
That is what we’ve done for years, rehydrate in our pot. We don’t do store bought meals, dry our own. After bringing it to a boil, just shut the stove off and stick the pot in a cozy made from reflectix, super light and keeps the meal steaming for an hour if you need that, a great fuel saver.
 

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