Home dehydrating your tramping meals...I haven't posted for awhile as I have not been for any tramping trips over the last couple of weeks. The weather combined with study, the kids school camps and work have curtailed my tramping considerably.
|Sunbeam home food dehydrator|
So Jon, what can I dehydrate?The world is your oyster really, you can literally dehydrate just about everything.
Things that dehydrate well are; any kind of fruit, onions, celery, mushrooms (all available commercially), capsicum, courgettes, pumpkin, beans, corn and cabbage. I was surprised how well cabbage and sauerkraut dehydrate. I have a nice recipe for sauerkraut and sausages.....mmmmmmm!
|Dehydrated Sauerkraut - delicious!|
|This is 500gms of Sauerkraut after dehydration|
Meat does not dehydrate easily, it takes a long time and has a limited shelf life outside of the freezer. Better to use freeze dried or commercially produced versions if you can. Eggplant, it is tough and leathery with an off putting colour when dried. Parsnip...not good! Tofu....just don't do it...styrofoam is the closest thing I can think of...yeeruucckkk!
Do try this at home...
|The Backpacking Chef website...an awesome source of meal ideas!|
Both of the following recipes are from the BackpackingChef website, adapted for my personal preferences.
|Delicious un-stuffed peppers!|
|Curried mince with cabbage and rice|