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Garand-Thanks for the link I subscribed to her channel as well.

Here's some of what's available locally in picture form. My choices below reflect my "Poor Man's MRE" concept and more towards heat n eat or eat cold if need be. Just some samples pulled out of the storage box.
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Don’t forget the foil pouches with Tuna, Chicken, and Spam.
Vienna sausages in cans, deviled ham, etc.

You can put together a decent meal plan with decent shelf life.

I do a mixture of mountain house, grocery store, and bulk food buys. A dehydrator can also prove useful. There’s plenty of YouTube videos of people dehydrating all kinds of meals, including spaghetti.
 

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Personally I like any dehydrated items that have a minimum 5-10 year shelf life before any possibility of spoilage. Yes lots of water is required, but you are not spending vast amounts of money, year after year on the same items. This gives you the opportunity to use your discretionary income on other preps.
 
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I think there’s different approaches for different uses. For backpacking I’m not as worried about shelf life, as I intend to eat the stuff on the trip. I also try to vary my menu selections each trip, with the exception of o few comfort food items.
 

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I just use Koolaid, powdered milk, oatmeal, almond butter and jerky for long hikes. I detest having to cook even at home. I'm a soup, sandwich and salad guy. I can carry more food, or be 1-2 lbs lighter, by not having to bother with cooking gear.
 

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I just use Koolaid, powdered milk, oatmeal, almond butter and jerky for long hikes. I detest having to cook even at home. I'm a soup, sandwich and salad guy. I can carry more food, or be 1-2 lbs lighter, by not having to bother with cooking gear.
When's the last time you took a long hike? 1970?
 
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I just use Koolaid, powdered milk, oatmeal, almond butter and jerky for long hikes. I detest having to cook even at home. I'm a soup, sandwich and salad guy. I can carry more food, or be 1-2 lbs lighter, by not having to bother with cooking gear.
What do you consider to be a long hike? Day trip or overnight?
 

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He's no concept of it in reality.
Besides probably no clue on using a map and compass much less something like a pace counter.
That’s funny, I just found a set of Ranger (pace) beads I made last year. They were in one of my gearboxes. Gonna have to go out and check my stride again.
 
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