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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Yes! Vegetarians Can Eat Jerky

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    Order vegetarian jerky online. This is a stick-to-the-ribs vegan jerky for high-energy outdoor sports.

6 ounces teriyaki flavor vegetarian/vegan  jerky
4 cups bite-size shredded wheat
1 teaspoon powdered vegetable bouillon
4 cups square corn cereal 
2 cups broken cashews, unsalted
2 cups dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, pineapple bits, etc.) 

    Snip jerky into small bites and combine in a big bag with remaining ingredients. Close bag and shake gently to mix thoroughly. Package by the cupful in individual snack bags. Makes 12 to 14 one-cup servings.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Have Hot 'n Bracing Russian Tea with That Snack

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Russian Tea 
To Go With Your Gorp
    Anywhere you can get hot water–-airlines, the office, the campfire-- you can have a bracing cup of Russian Tea to complete your gorp meal. A small plastic snack bag will hold about ½ cup  of mix (enough to make six or more cups of tea) and a plastic spoon. Keep it cool and dry for up to a month.

1 cup powdered orange drink such as Tang
2 cups instant sweet tea mix with lemon
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

    Mix well and divide into small packages with a plastic spoon.  Put a teaspoon of this mix in a cup, add very hot water, stir and serve.


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Thursday, December 28, 2017

People Kibble

Eat this dessert gorp anywhere, any time.  It works with any square cereals, regular or gluten free. 
12-ounce package chocolate chips
1 stick butter
½ cup peanut butter
12-ounce box Chex squares
Powdered sugar

In the microwave or a double boiler, melt chocolate chips, butter and peanut butter. Toss with cereal. Spread in a sheet pan or on a sheet of waxed paper. When it's cool and hardened, break up and put in a bag with powdered sugar. Shake to coat.   Put in a bowl or package in portions for the trail or lunchbox. Makes about 1 ½ pounds.  

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Let it be your guide too for provisioning a boat for a long voyage or a cabin in the woods for long-term cocooning. 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Good Gorp Starts with Oyster Crackers

Homemade snacks save money, let you control ingredients and portions

Oyster Cracker Gorp
 This old classic is still a good choice for a salty trail snack or party. Make it by the bowlful for New Year’s Eve.

16-ounce package oyster crackers
1 stick butter
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese.

 Melt butter and stir in dressing mix. Remove from heat and toss with crackers. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Toss lightly to mix well. Spread in a baking pan and bake at 250 degrees, stirring every 10 minutes,  until it’s golden brown.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Homemade Snacks for Hiking, Camping, Commuting

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Hot Brownie Popper Gorp
This is a rich, energizing snack or dessert gorp with a gotcha. Cut it in small blocks and be sure to warn the family that it’s peppery. Like brownies,  they are moist and fudgey, easy to wrap, carry in a pocket and eat on the go.  

3 sticks of butter
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 ½ cups each flour and unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon each salt,  cayenne pepper
Grease a 9 X 13-inch baking pan. Line the bottom with parchment if you want to turn brownies out on a cutting board. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Using an electric  mixer beat butter, sugar and eggs until light. Beat in vanilla and dry ingredients. 
Put batter in the pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes or until springy to the touch and pulling slightly away from edges of the pan. Cut in squares and package for the trail or lunchbox. 

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Chex This Snack Recipe

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Classic Chex Cereal Snack

In case you haven’t tried it lately, the Chex snack craze began with a simple recipe like this one. It’s even more popular now that so many square cereals are gluten free.
This makes a high-carb snack for the trail. To make it a meal add an apple and a string cheese.

10 cups mixed square cereals, the more different kinds the better
2 cups mixed nuts
2 cups popped corn or small pretzel sticks (gluten free if necessary)
2/3 stick butter
1 teaspoon garlic salt
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce.

Put dry ingredients in a large container. Melt butter with garlic salt and Worcestershire. Drizzle slowly over ingredients, tossing lightly to mix well. Measure by the cupful into snack bags or serve in a bowl. Makes 14 cups. 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Healthy Snacks for the Trail

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Thumbelina  Gorp
To add carbs and fiber to make this gorp a more complete trail meal, add 4 to 6 cups of regular or sweetened bite size shredded wheat. 

1 packet fruit flavored gelatin dessert, regular or sugar-free
I pound whole, pitted dates 
1 pound whole, unsalted almonds
1 pound shelled, whole Brazil nuts
1 bag of marshmallows 

Put the gelatin mix in a  large, clean bag. Stuff each pitted date with a whole almond. Place in the bag. Shake gently to coat dates with gelatin mixture. Add Brazil nuts and marshmallows and shake again. 
         Package gorp by the cup or half cup in snack bags and keep it cool and dry.

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